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August 11, 2008


The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been ranked a “Best Northeastern College” for 2009 by the prestigious Princeton Review.  The honor marks the fourth consecutive year that UMFK has been designated among the top schools in the 11-state region. 

UMFK is one of 212 outstanding colleges and universities in the northeast that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in the 2009 edition of its book, "Best Northeastern Colleges."   The colleges and universities selected are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont and the District of Columbia.   

“I am absolutely delighted that the UMFK campus has been selected for this distinctive recognition from The Princeton Review for a fourth consecutive year,” said University President, Dr. Richard W. Cost.  “The recognition shines a spotlight on our excellent faculty, our committed staff, this wonderful community, and our outstanding students.  The Princeton Review publication is nationally-known, highly-respected, and is used by students and parents alike when selecting an institution of higher learning,” he added.    

“The Princeton Review selection is based upon student inputs. It means a great deal to all of us who work here to know that our students have expressed such a high degree of satisfaction with their experience at UMFK.  This truly is a campus with a friendly community atmosphere and a global perspective,” President Cost said.  

The Princeton Review surveyed students at the 212 colleges and universities included in its 2009 edition.  The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools in several categories, from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food, and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and campus life.  

The Princeton Review ( is a New York-based company known for its test preparation, college admission and other education services.  It is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.