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Undergrad Profile

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 the 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.
• Over 50 majors and 60 minors and concentrations
• Credit-bearing service-learning projects
• 650+ online courses, taught by outstanding USM faculty
• More than 2,000 courses available throughout the year
• Multiple study areas and options

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 manu
facturers, 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 that 71% of USM graduates fall in love with Maine and decide to stay. It’s time to join the determined, the high achievers, and those who succeed—find yourself here at the University of Southern Maine. Visit to make plans for a visit to one of our beautiful campuses soon.




Average class size: 25

Academic programs: 50+ majors and 60+ minors and concentrations

Full-time faculty: 245+

Courses taught annually: 2,000+

Students receiving financial aid: 85%

Online degree programs and certificates: 15+

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