The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is a liberal arts college and founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. It is also part of the University of Maine System.
The university is located in the foothills of the Western Maine Mountains, making it convenient for students to partake in outdoor activities such as skiing, the Appalachian Trail, and a variety of lakes and streams for canoeing and kayaking.
The university offers a wide variety of courses to students, which include: computer science, environmental planning and policy, political science, rehabilitation administration, mathematics, theatre, and women's and gender studies.
There are a variety of music clubs, theatre clubs, dance clubs and improv comedy clubs, as well as political, activist, literary and science clubs.
Athletic teams at UMF are known as the Beavers and they compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference. There are 12 NCAA varsity teams, which include: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, and softball.
Notable alumni include Steve Clifford, an American basketball coach, John Frank Stevens, an American engineer who is famous for building the Great Northern Railway in the United States and was chief engineer on the Panama Canal between 1905 and 1907, and Robert Cochrane (Bob Marley, Jr.), an American comedian who has appeared on The David Letterman Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.