University of Maine at Farmington Profile

The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is one of the finest state-supported universities in the entire northeastern United States. It is Maine's selective public liberal arts college, offering high quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences.

The University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The Teacher Education Unit at the University of Maine Farmington is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting institution.

Ranking Profile:

- University of Maine at Farmington has been named one of "America's Best Colleges" for 15 consecutive years (1998-2012), ranked 16th in the category "Regional Colleges (North)" (USNWR 2012).

- According to the Washington Monthly's 2010 college rankings that rate higher education institutions based on their contribution to the public good, University of Maine at Farmington receives some of the highest rankings among private and public baccalaureate colleges for the number of students participating in community service and the total number of service hours performed, relative to school size.

- It is one of just 20 colleges and universities across the nation featured in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter. Schools featured include the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of Michigan, the University of Kansas, George Mason University, Gonzaga University, among others.

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