For the 15th Year, the University of Maine at Fort Kent has once again been named a “Best in the Northeast” college by the prestigious publication, The Princeton Review.

UMFK is one of 224 outstanding colleges and universities that The Princeton Review recommends in its 2020 print and online editions to college applicants. UMFK competes with other colleges and universities in eleven other states in the East,

The "Best Colleges" chosen by The Princeton Review is based on data collected from hundreds of schools in each region, as well as from visits to schools, and from the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisers whose recommendations the group solicits.

Interim UMFK President Tex Boggs explains why being listed as one of the Best in the Northeast by The Princeton Review is very important to the school. “The quality of our academic programs, in conjunction with the survey responses from our students are part of how we measure our success." UMFK is one of only two University of Maine System campuses on the list again this year.

Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief, answers why the Fort Kent school made the cut. “We chose UMFK and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics." He added that the Review also considers what students enrolled at the schools reported on its student survey about their campus experiences.