The University of Southern Maine: The University of Everyone


USM By The Numbers

Average class size: 25

Academic programs: 47 undergraduate majors with 60+ concentrations and 80 minors

Full-time faculty: 265

14:1 student-faculty ratio

Students receiving financial aid: 85%

Nearly $30 million in grants and scholarships

Opening Doors through Community Partnerships



TD Bank

Texas Instruments

Portland Sea Dogs

Maine Red Claws

State Theatre

Port City Music Hall

Merrill Auditorium

Allagash Brewing Company

Unum Insurance

Local and state governments

Top-rated teaching hospitals

Statewide social service agencies

Local and regional nonprofit organizations

NCAA Division III Athletics



• Baseball

• Basketball

• Cross-Country

• Ice Hockey

• Indoor Track & Field

• Lacrosse

• Outdoor Track & Field

• Soccer

• Tennis

• Wrestling



• Basketball

• Cross-Country

• Field Hockey

• Ice Hockey

• Indoor Track & Field

• Lacrosse

• Outdoor Track & Field

• Soccer

• Softball

• Tennis

• Volleyball



• Golf

The University of Southern Maine: The University of Everyone
When you stroll across one of the University of Southern Maine’s (USM) three campuses—in coastal Portland, historic Gorham (residential), and culturally active Lewiston— there are two things you are sure to see: people just like you and people quite different from you.

USM prides itself in its rich mix of students. We are a place where no matter your background, age, or experience, you will fit in and feel welcome. And you’ll greatly benefit from learning in such a diverse community located in one of
most dynamic locations in
the country. Welcome to the University of Everyone.

Study what you love, apply what you learn
At the University of Southern Maine, you’ll apply what you learn in the classroom from inspiring professors and fellow students straight into real-world situations. You’ll find exciting opportunities to put your skills to work around every corner—through professional internships, shared service learning, and volunteering in the community. You may also have the chance to participate in impactful academic research as an undergraduate—a rarity at most universities.

Plus, USM offers you endless chances to specialize your education to suit your distinctive goals and try out new directions along the way. 

• 47 undergraduate majors with 60+ concentrations and 80 minors 

• Credit-bearing service learning projects 

• 14:1 student-faculty ratio 

Maine’s community-engaged university
You’ll have the opportunity to get involved at a level that’s hard to match at larger public universities. USM’s active, engaged faculty provide invaluable access to global financial companies, medical research firms, cultural institutions, high-tech manufacturers, teaching hospitals, federal and state agencies, and national sports franchises. Our students work on environmental issues facing Casco Bay, health care for island fishing villages, food security issues, and early education for pre-schoolers. Through this experience you can gain skills and contacts to further your education and career opportunities.

Keeping college affordable
The University of Southern Maine is one of the best values in the North-east. With over $21 million in grants and scholarships available for our students, one of the lowest tuitions in New England, and a knowledgeable Financial Aid staff ready to help you build a plan that’s right for your family, we’re committed to providing you with a quality college education that’s affordable and accessible. 

Come make Maine yours
There’s a reason why 71% of USM graduates fall in love with Maine and decide to stay. Find yourself here, at the University of Southern Maine—the University of Everyone! Visit to make plans for a visit to one of our beautiful campuses soon.