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University of Maine at Fort Kent is a public institution located in Fort Kent, Maine. The rural area surrounding UMFK is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

178 Undergraduate Degrees
$21,339 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
97% Acceptance Rate

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University of Maine at Fort Kent Rankings

Out of the 12 colleges in Maine, UMFK is ranked at #2.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMFK.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is University of Maine at Fort Kent?

Location of University of Maine at Fort Kent

Contact details for UMFK are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743-1292
Phone: 207-834-7500

How Do I Get Into UMFK?

You can apply to UMFK online at:

Admission Requirements for UMFK

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMFK?

97% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
Since UMFK has an acceptance rate of 97%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 97%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to UMFK submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Maine at Fort Kent  ( 450 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Maine at Fort Kent  ( 450 to 530 )
UMFK received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 22. Math scores were between 18 and 21. Composite scores were between 17 and 22.

ACT English Scores for University of Maine at Fort Kent  ( 17 to 22 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Maine at Fort Kent  ( 18 to 21 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Maine at Fort Kent  ( 17 to 22 )

Can I Afford University of Maine at Fort Kent?

$21,339 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
8.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMFK is $21,339. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMFK, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,284 a year. That adds up to $25,136 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMFK is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Maine at Fort Kent Undergraduate Student Diversity

552 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,589 undergraduate students at UMFK, with 552 being full-time and 1,037 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMFK

Gender Diversity

Of the 552 full-time undergraduates at UMFK, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMFK

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maine at Fort Kent students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMFK Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 401
International Students 46
Other Races/Ethnicities 48

Geographic Diversity

Maine students aren't the only ones who study at University of Maine at Fort Kent. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at UMFK. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Jamaica, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at University of Maine at Fort Kent

226 Took All Classes Online
714 Took At Least One Class Online
-13.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 714 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMFK has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Maine for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMFK

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maine at Fort Kent was -13.4%. This is the #1,824 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMFK regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMFK majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 32%
Nursing Science 32%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMFK ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMFK.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #44

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Maine at Fort Kent Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Nursing Science 178 178
TOTAL 178 178


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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