Tuition & Fees

$8,920

$21,280

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,284
Declined + 709
Total Received 3,993
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Public

7,098

undergraduate students

1,825

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3691
ACT 1644

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
32%
400-499
48%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
29%
12-17
26%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
29%
12-17
26%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
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School Facts

The University of Southern Maine, founded in 1878, is Maine and northern New England's public comprehensive university, mixing liberal arts and sciences programs with professional programs. Its campuses, totaling 142 acres, are located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,923
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Gorham, ME

Three campuses totaling 126 acres in Portland (population: 66,214), Gorham, and Lewiston. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Boston (150 miles). School operates transportation between Portland and Gorham campuses and to other locations in Portland. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Southern Maine
37 College Avenue
Gorham, ME 04038

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
61%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
36%
400-499
40%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
32%
400-499
48%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
29%
12-17
26%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
29%
12-17
26%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,284
Declined + 709
Total Received 3,993

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Rachel Morales
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 207 780-5670
F: 207 780-5640
usmadm@usm.maine.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,590
Room & board $9,200
Additional fees $1,330
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $19,320
Average Financial Aid - $13,008
Total with Avg. Aid $6,312

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,008

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,170,437
State $2,142,212
Institutional $3,980,075
Other external $2,289,114
Total $20,581,838

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $925
Institutional $441,634
Other external $295,807
Total $738,366

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC Hockey (Division III), ECAC Women's Hockey (Division III), Little East Conference (Division III), New England College Wrestling Association (Division III)
Mascot
Huskies
School colors
blue, gold, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult Education
American/New England Studies
Applied Medical Sciences
Applied Technical Leadership
Applied Technology Education
Art
Arts/Humanities
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Community Planning/Development
Computer Science
Counselor Education/Mental Health
Counselor Education/Rehabilitation
Counselor Education/School Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminology
Economics
Education/Educational Leadership
Education/Literacy Education
Education/Professional Educator
Education/Teaching/Learning
Educational Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis
Electrical Engineering
English
Environmental Planning/Policy
Environmental Safety/Health
Environmental Science/Policy
Exercise Science
Extended Teacher Education
Finance
French
General Management
Geography/Anthropology
Geoscience
Health Fitness
Health Policy/Management
Health Sciences
History
Industrial Technology
Law
Leadership Studies
Leadership/Organizational Studies
Liberal Studies/Teacher Certification/K-8
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Studies
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music/Composition
Music/Conducting
Music/Jazz Studies
Natural/Applied Science
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy/Management
Radiation Therapy
Recreation/Leisure Studies
School Psychology
Self-Designed Major
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Sports Management
Statistics
Technology Education
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

80%

7,098
students

Female
57%
4,053

Male
43%
3,045

Graduate

20%

1,825
students

Female
68%
1,241

Male
32%
584

undergraduateFull-time

60%

4,281
students

Female
57%
2,412

Male
43%
1,869

undergraduatePart-time

40%

2,817
students

Female
59%
1,641

Male
41%
1,176

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

30

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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