University of Maine at Fort Kent Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 81%, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is an accessible school for students with decent grades in college preparatory classes. Students will need to submit an application (the Common Application is accepted), high school transcripts, and a writing sample. SAT and ACT scores are not required. For guidelines and instructions about applying, be sure to visit the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

University of Maine at Fort Kent Description:

The University of Maine at Fort Kent is a public liberal arts college and one of the seven institutions that make up the University of Maine System. Students who hate winter need not apply -- Fort Kent sits on the northern edge of Maine along the Canadian border, and the town is home to the CanAm Crown Sled Dog race, an event in which participants can qualify for the Iditarod. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, hunting, camping, and kayaking opportunities in the area. The college's location has largely shaped the curriculum with its experiential approach to learning and its focus on environmental stewardship and rural communities. The town of Fort Kent is home to about 4,000 people, and French-speaking Canada is just a few blocks away. Student life at the college is active with clubs and organizations focused on music, gaming, religion, hobbies, and education. UMFK also has a small fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the UMFK Bengals compete in United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The school fields two men's and three women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,904 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 35% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,575 (in-state), $11,205 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,910
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $18,985 (in-state), $22,615 (out-of-state)

University of Maine at Fort Kent Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,250
    • Loans: $7,076

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Nursing, Social Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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