The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is a nationally recognized Liberal Arts college in the United States. It was established in 1864 as Maine's first public institution of higher education.

UMF offers a wide variety of majors as well as minors and certificate program. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed).

The University of Maine at Farmington is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The University is a founding member of COPLAC, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Farmington offers the opportunity to participate in study-abroad opportunities to countries such as Australia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Hungary, Argentina, England, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Scotland, Ecuador, New Zealand and more.

University Rankings:

- University of Maine at Farmington is ranked 16th among top tier Regional Colleges (North) by US News 2012.

- Named one of "America's Best Colleges" for 13 consecutive years (1998-2010). It is ranked 20th in Tier 1 in the Category "Baccalaureate Colleges (North)" by US News (2010).

- It received accolades as a "College of Distinction" from the 2008-2009 national guidebook "Colleges of Distinction". Some of the schools recognized in the Northeast Region along with the University of Maine at Farmington include Hartwick College (NY), Hobart & William Smith Colleges (NY), Quinnipiac University (CT), Fordham University (NY), etc.

- It is one of just 20 colleges and universities across the nation featured in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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