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UMFK AGAIN RANKED A "BEST NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE"

August 22, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent has again been ranked among the best northeastern colleges for 2008 by the prestigious Princeton Review.  It marks the third consecutive year that UMFK has received the honor. 

“Learning while enjoying the northern Maine living experience is what the University of Maine at Fort Kent is all about.  In addition to its rural location that gives unlimited opportunities for all things outdoorsy, UMFK provides a small, close-knit academic community that features students and faculty of varying ideas and cultures,” says the profile of UMFK in The Princeton Review profile. 

UMFK is one of 222 outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in the 2008 edition of its book, "Best Northeastern Colleges." 

“I am absolutely delighted that the UMFK campus has been selected for this distinctive recognition from The Princeton Review for a third 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,” Dr. Cost added.    

 “The Princeton Review 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.  This truly is a campus with a friendly community atmosphere and a global perspective,” President Cost said.   

The Princeton Review surveyed 62,000 students at the 222 colleges in the 2008 edition of the book (about 275 students per campus).  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 answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.