Student-to-Faculty Ratio

The University of Maine at Farmington’s great student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll work closely with professors who will know you by name. You’ll receive their full attention in a supportive, intellectually challenging, one-on-one basis.

  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11-to-1

Small Class Size

UMF prides itself on small classes where students receive individual attention and where ideas are exchanged and concepts explored in highly personalized settings: in classes, workshops, labs, studios and more. Here, we don’t do ginormous, anonymous lecture halls.

  • Classes with fewer than 20 students: 72.1%
  • Classes with at least 20 but less than 50 students: 27%
  • Classes with 50 or more students: 0.9%

Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate

The higher the proportion of freshman students who return the following year, the better a school is likely to be at offering the classes and services that students need to succeed. Farmington’s Freshman Retention Rate is among the best, if not the best, in the University of Maine System.

  • Retention Rate: 73%

Graduation Rate

The Graduation Rate indicates the average proportion of a class earning a degree in six years or less. The six year rate is the most commonly used Graduation Rate indicator. UMF’s Graduation Rate is typically among the best, if not the best, in the University of Maine System. Below is based on the 2011 cohort.

  • 6-year Graduation Rate: 58.4%
  • 5-year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 4-year Graduation Rate: 45.5%

Number of Students

  • Full-Time Undergraduate Headcount: 1,505
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Equivalent (FTE): 1,425

Women-to-Men, among those who identified

  • Women: 66.6%
  • Men: 33.4%

High School Class Ranking

  • Percent in Top Quarter of high school graduating class: 44%
  • Percent in Top Half of high school graduating class: 74%

Where They Live

  • First-Time students residing on campus: 95%
  • All students residing on campus: 53%

Where They’re From

  • Maine: 81.6%
  • Other US States: 18.37%
  • International: .03%

Where in Maine?

All 16 Counties. Can you sing the 16 Counties song?

  • Cumberland 196
  • Kennebec 191
  • Franklin 155
  • Androscoggin 134
  • York 132
  • Oxford 90
  • Somerset 81
  • Penobscot 48
  • Sagadahoc 38
  • Waldo 34
  • Lincoln 32
  • Hancock 28
  • Knox 24
  • Aroostook 20
  • Piscataquis 13
  • Washington 12

Top 5 Non-Maine States

  • Massachusetts 69
  • New Hampshire 65
  • Connecticut 41
  • Vermont 27
  • Rhode Island 15

Students Receiving Financial Aid

Nearly all full-time, first-year, degree-seeking University of Maine at Farmington students receive some form of financial assistance: scholarships, federal aid, merit scholarships, loans, institutional aid, student employment, etc. This is the norm here.

  • Percent of Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%

Faculty

  • Total  199
  • Full-Time Faculty – Women  73
  • Full-Time Faculty – Men  44
  • Faculty holding the highest degree in their field  82.9%
  • Tenured Faculty:  72