Students Say

Clarke University is a "close-knit" Catholic school where students and faculty are "one big family" and there are "opportunities for everyone." "I love the small, personal environment that Clarke provides," one mathematics major says.

Overview

Applicants
1,638
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
2.98

GPA Breakdown

9%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 590
SAT Math
440 - 560
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Clarke University is a "close-knit" Catholic school where students and faculty are "one big family" and there are "opportunities for everyone." "I love the small, personal environment that Clarke provides," one mathematics major says. "It is clear that faculty and staff care about me as an individual, and not just as another student." Here, students "constantly feel at home and supported," and walking around campus you "always see a familiar face and are on a first-name basis with everyone." However, "because Clarke is small, it cannot offer as wide a range of classes as larger universities," and "some majors are stronger than others." Among its strong programs are the "respected education program" and its "amazing nursing program." "Clarke emphasizes the importance of being involved in its community," and "everyone is learning from each other." Students love "the 11-to-1 student-teacher ratio" that allows professors "to give you one-on-one attention, which is really beneficial." Professors at Clarke are "accessible outside of class" and "hesitate [to] go on until everyone has grasped the concept being taught."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
185
with Terminal Degree
124

109
Women
76
Men
8
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John Stevens
Engineer Panama Canal

Freelan Stanley
Stanley Steamer, Dry Plate Photog

Bob Marley
Comedian

Wayne Mowatt
Commissioner Educ ME

Katy Luke Perry
Author

Harvey Scribner
Commissioner Educ NY, VT

Lt Col Louise Sharko Holthaus
Ret. U.S.A.N.C.;

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,406

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,672

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,962

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,776

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,352
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,440
Required Fees
$815
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$840

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,062
Transportation for Commuters
$690

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Although Clarke "used to be very female-dominated," a larger number of men have been attending, and the gender balance is "evening out." Thus the stereotype of "a white Catholic girl who dates boys from Loras or UD" is becoming less common at Clarke. "All students are very different at Clarke," suggests one student, "however everyone is accepting of differences, and all students are accepted." Students get "involved in campus life through activities and clubs or athletics," and the school is simply "too small…for students not to fit in." Clarke is "a very open place," and "you never hear of any form of discrimination or harassment. It just doesn't happen here."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,901
Out of State
15%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

1.39%
African-American
1.82%
Hispanic
84.65%
Caucasian
8.24%
Unknown

66% female
34% male
15% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Clarke is like its own small town, one student explains. "Everyone knows everyone else's business. It's also a little boring to see the same people every day, but that's what you get at a small school." Some students wished "there was a Greek life with sororities and fraternities" at the school, but most just wish for "more fun things to do!" Because there are a large number of commuter students at Clarke, a significant portion of the student population does not spend much time on campus. "The main social activity for Clarke is drinking on the weekends, and if you do not enjoy doing that, then it is hard to find things to do besides a movie or going out to eat." "Drinking is a popular social activity, but bowling and the movies are popular as well," suggests another student. However, the "activities board tries to provide a variety of activities every weekend. We can see comedians and musicians pretty regularly." Students also "receive a ‘weekend update' e-mail message every week provided all the activities going on campus and around town," although students caution that the nearby town of Dubuque "does not have much of a night life toward college students so many just stay at the dorms bored."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
47%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
99

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
53
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Beavers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Snowboarding
Soccer
Women's Sports (Beavers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Snowboarding
Soccer
Softball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
14

Average Number of PC's per Lab
16

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Computer Connection Orono, ME

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Receptionist
Admissions Receptionist

Address
Office of Admission
246 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938

Phone
207-778-7050

Email
umfadmit@maine.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation and Fitness Center
Landing
Computer Center
Education Center
Student Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Business Dist--Small New England Village
Narrow Gauge Cinema
Rangeley Lake State Park and Mt Blue State Park
Area waterways, lakes, trails, mountains
Sugarloaf USA/Sunday River Ski Areas
A rapidly expanding mall in Augusta, 35 miles away. UMF is located near major ski areas (Saddleback, Sugarloaf and Sunday River) and summer vacation spots (Rangeley and Belgrade lakes).

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Academic Year: 10:30; 12:30; 2:30 Summer 10, 2
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Following Campus Tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
umfadmit@maine.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Automobile Portland Jetport Shuttle Bus

Driving Instructions to Campus
Near the junction of US Route 2 and State Route 4 in downtown Farmington. UMaine Farmington is located on Main Street (Routes 4/27).

Local Accommodations
Comfort Inn -- 207-645-5155 Mt. Blue Motel -- 207-778-6004 Farmington Motel -- 207-778-4680 Colonial Valley Motel -- 207-778-3391
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Key Stats

1,638
Applicants
1,901
Size
84%
Acceptance Rate
1020
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists