Our goal is to be Maine's premier rural public university; educating students to become responsible citizens committed to environmental stewardship through experiential learning. "Our faculty members are here because they love to teach." That's what our students said about us according to The Princeton Review when they selected UMFK as a "Best Northeast College" for the sixth year in a row in 2011.The Town of Fort Kent is a friendly community of 4097 people. In 2014, the St. John Valley will host the World Acadian Congress. Many of the families who reside here are of Acadian and French-Canadian heritage and French is commonly spoken in town. If a small caring environment where you know all of your professors and your classmates sounds good to you, check out this site and learn more. Then come and visit. We'd love to show you around!