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Academics

Boasting the “best known nursing program in the state,” the University of Maine-Fort Kent relies on “dedicated professors” and “a positive learning atmosphere” for its “very community-based learning system.” Because this “is not a huge school,” it is easy to have personal interaction with your professors. “Many will stop on the street and talk to you or sit at the lunch table and chat about life.” While most students find their teachers “academically and personally helpful,” some complain they “rely too heavily on students grasping the context without input or direction from their own lectures or plans.” Overall, though, the “incredible” academic experience is bolstered by professors who “make sure we are working hard to succeed in their classroom.” In addition to its strong nursing program, the school’s location makes study in the environmental sciences ideal. Overall, this is a school that “focuses a great deal on diversity and enriching student lives with culturally enriching experiences.”

Student Body

“There are not always a lot of things to do” when your school is “a little out of the way” – which is to say, “on the Canadian border” and well away from any large-town environment. That is, unless you enjoy outdoor activities. In that case, “the school in general is a beautiful campus with a community full of activities, if you are looking and open-minded.” Hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, camping and more are all easily within a student’s grasp. Sports are also popular on campus, along with fitness endeavors like “Zumba classes and yoga classes,” as well as “art nights,” “movie nights,” and “tons of amazing student activities.” There is a party scene, and being close to the Canadian border means some underage students take the trip north where drinking is legal for them – some complain about “the lack of enforcing alcohol polices by college personnel” – but just as many other students enjoy UMFK because it is “great for peace and quiet.”

Campus Life

The student body is largely local, though “we have many international students,” too, who are often “more easy to approach and interact with then some local.” Being an outsider is hard to accomplish. “There are not many cliques,” and because of the school’s remote location and small size, “almost everyone knows everyone or knows of everyone.” Students here tend to be smart, maybe a little reserved, but “helpful” and friendly. There is a strong Catholic undercurrent in this largely Catholic community, but “others couldn't care less.” And that’s fine, because “a typical student at UMFK usually gets a long with anyone.” While “there are a few people here and there who think it is like high school and they like the drama,” most find that “it is very hard not to find a good group of people that you relate to.”

Overview

Applicants
411
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average HS GPA
3.02

GPA Breakdown

4%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99
2%
Below 1.0

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
390 - 510
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
400 - 475
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
380 - 490

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
16 - 22

Testing Policies


Deadlines

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Non-Academic

Level of applicant's interest

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
114
with Terminal Degree
22

74
Women
40
Men
5
International
4
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
28%
Graduate in 6 years
31%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Behavioral Sciences

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences, Other


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


James Page
Chancellor, University of Maine System

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
28%
Graduate in 6 years
31%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,068

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,036

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,479

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,188

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,626

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,600
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$9,900
Required Fees
$975
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,910
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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 Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,904

Demographics

1.30%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.01%
Asian
4.76%
African-American
1.87%
Hispanic
74.78%
Caucasian
4.32%
Unknown
9.37%
International

69% female
31% male
17% are out of state
35% are full time
65% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
20%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
David Buckingham

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
25
Number of Honor Societies
0

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
0

1% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

5% participate in intramural sports
6% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bengals)
2 Sports

Basketball
Soccer
Women's Sports (Bengals)
3 Sports

Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability

67/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

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
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
UMaine computer store

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Brenda Plourde
Admissions Assistant

Address
23 University Drive
Fort Kent, ME 04743

Phone
207-834-7600

Email
plourde@maine.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bengal's Lair
The Lodge (res hall)
Library
Learning Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lonesome Pines ski slope
10th Mountain X-Country ski area
Al's Tastee Freez

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Contact Email Address for Visit
plourde@maine.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Presque Isle Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Fort Kent is a scenic 3 1/2 hour drive north of Bangor, Maine, via Interstate 95. Take exit 264 (Sherman Mills) and Route 11 North. This road winds through approximately 100 miles of woodland with beautiful lakes, rivers and abundant wildlife to Fort Kent. An alternate route follows I-95 to the Houlton exit then U.S. Route 1 north to Caribou and Route 161 north to Fort Kent. From Canada, follow the Trans Canadian Highway 2 to Edmundston, New Brunswick. Take NB 120 and 205 to Clair and cross the International Bridge to Fort Kent.

Local Accommodations
Northern Door Motor Inn (207) 834-3133 Track Down Lodge (207) 834-3612


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