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Enrollment & Advancement Center • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

UMFK named a Best Northeastern College for ninth consecutive year by "The Princeton Review"

August 14, 2013

Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.


The University of Maine at Fort Kent is batting 1.000 having been named a Best Northeastern College by the prestigious publication, The Princeton Review, for a ninth successive year among colleges and universities in the 11-state Northeastern region.

UMFK is one of 226 outstanding colleges and universities that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in its 2014 print and online editions. The colleges and universities selected are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

“The recognition bestowed upon our campus with this, the ninth-consecutive Best Northeastern Colleges ranking by The Princeton Review, is particularly rewarding because it is a student-based selection. The distinction of The Princeton Review's recognition only serves to reinforce what so many already know -- that UMFK has a dedicated and professional faculty and staff; enjoys and encourages an engaged student body; and prepares graduates for careers and a lifetime of learning,” said UMFK President Wilson G. Hess.

The Princeton Review is a nationally-recognized and highly-respected publication used by students and parents alike, when selecting an institution of higher learning. It reflects well on everyone on the campus when our students express such a high degree of satisfaction with their experience here at UMFK,” President Hess added.

The Princeton Review's Best Northeastern Colleges are chosen based upon institutional data it collects from several hundred schools in each region, from its visits to schools over the years, and from the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations are solicited.

The Princeton Review also takes into account what each school's customers – its students – report to them about their campus experiences in an 80-question survey. The survey asks students to rate their schools in several categories, from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of the campus food. It also asks questions about themselves, their fellow students, and campus life.

Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is a privately held education services company, headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. The company has long been a leader in helping college and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc.