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UMFK AGAIN NAMED "A BEST NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE" BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW

August 22, 2006

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been named to "The Best Northeastern Colleges" for 2007 by The Princeton Review. It is the second consecutive year that UMFK has received the prestigious recognition of its academic excellence.

"I am absolutely delighted that the UMFK campus has once again received the distinctive recognition from The Princeton Review," said University President, Dr. Richard W. Cost. "The recognition shines a spotlight on our excellent faculty, our committed staff, 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," Dr. Cost added.

"This particular publication is a bit different in that selection is based upon student inputs. It means a great deal to all who work here to know that our students have expressed such a high degree of satisfaction. UMFK is accessible, affordable and a great place to get a high quality education focused upon your individual needs," Dr. Cost said.

UMFK is one of 222 schools to receive the "Best in the Northeast" designation by PrincetonReview.com. The listings may be viewed at: (www.princetonreview.com/college/research/regional

According to the site, the listed schools uphold the standards of PrincetonReview.com's "Best in the Northeast" distinction and provide students with a wide breadth of excellent schools to consider.

The Princeton Review surveyed 58,000 students at the 222 schools on several matters including the teaching ability of their professors, to their opinion of the campus food. They also were asked about themselves, their fellow students, and campus life. Comments from the survey are contained within the individual school profiles.