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University of Maine at Fort Kent: Narrative Description


23 University Dr.
Fort Kent, ME 04743-1292
Tel: (207)834-7500; 888-TRY-UMFK
Admissions: (207)834-7600
Fax: (207)834-7609
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Maine System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1878. Setting: 52-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2500. Educational spending 2003-04: $2928 per student. Total enrollment: 1,076. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 394 applied, 81% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 60% from top half. 10 National Merit Scholars, 4 valedictorians, 20 student government officers. Students come from 30 states and territories, 12 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 27% international, 36% 25 or older, 30% live on campus. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; health professions and related sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: interview, SAT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $3960 full-time, $132 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9600 full-time, $320 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $554 full-time, $16.50 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5600. College room only: $3460. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 12 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Performing Arts Club, Student Teachers Educational Professional Society, Student Nurses Organization, Diversity Club, Dorm Council. Major annual events: Quebec City Carnival Field Trip, Open Mic Nights, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, 8-hour night patrols by security personnel 11pm-7am. 300 college housing spaces available; 250 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Waneta Blake Library plus 1 other with 69,189 books, 335 serials, 4,254 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $246,483. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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