The University of Maine at Fort Kent is a liberal arts based university offering quality baccalaureate and associate degree programs responding to the needs of northern Maine. The UMFK academic experience provides close interaction with faculty, small classes and the use of leading technology to prepare students for lifelong learning and success as professionals and engaged citizens of a democracy.
Our curriculum emphasizes the special challenges of rural communities in America. The university preserves and fosters an appreciation of the Acadian and Franco-American heritage and culture while welcoming students of all ethnic and racial heritages. We celebrate our proximity to the wonder of Maine's wilderness and the joys of outdoor sports. UMFK contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the St. John Valley and we believe that a diverse student body enriches the learning experience of all.
Date Established: February 21, 1878
Location: Fort Kent, Maine
Date of First Classes: September 30, 1878
Original Enrollment: 46
Current Enrollment: 1109
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields