University of Southern Maine

Gorham, ME

The University of Southern Maine, founded in 1878, is a public comprehensive university. Its campuses, totaling 142 acres, are located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston.

Tuition & Fees

$9,850

$23,590

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
48%
400-499
27%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
47%
400-499
32%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
24%
30-36
6%
24-29
27%
18-23
43%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,042
Declined + 954
Total Received 4,996
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Public

6,675

undergraduate students

1,754

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 3691
ACT 1644

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School Facts

The University of Southern Maine, founded in 1878, is a public comprehensive university. Its campuses, totaling 142 acres, are located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,429
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)

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Gorham, ME

Three campuses totaling 126-acres in Portland (population: 66,882), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
60%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
48%
400-499
27%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
47%
400-499
32%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
24%
30-36
6%
24-29
27%
18-23
43%
12-17
24%
30-36
2%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,042
Declined + 954
Total Received 4,996

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Rachel Morales
Director of Admissions
P: 800 800-4USM, extension 5670
F: 207 780-5640
admitusm@maine.edu

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,271

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,430
Room $5,200
Board $4,626
Additional fees $1,420
Books & supplies $600
Total $20,276
Average Financial Aid - $14,271
Total with Avg. Aid $6,005

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,191,745
State $2,613,836
Institutional $12,654,314
Other external $2,245,688
Total $29,705,583

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,841,672
Other external $723,164
Total $2,564,836
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 207 780-5250
F: 207 780-5005
fin-aid@usm.maine.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Keith Dubois
Director of Student Financial Services
dubois@maine.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

cycling, dance, ice hockey, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cycling, dance, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance, flag football, martial arts, pickleball, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer (indoor/outdoor), squash, ultimate Frisbee, walleyball, yoga, Zumba

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Athletic Directors

Al Bean (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Lisa Petruccelli (women's)
Assistant Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Little East Conference, Great Northeast Athletic Conference, New England Hockey Conference, Pilgrim Wrestling League
Mascot
Huskies
School colors
blue, gold, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Adult/Higher Education
Applied Technical Leadership
Art/Art Education
Art/Art History
Art/Entrepreneurial Studies
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Biotechnology
Biology/General Biology
Biology/Human Biology
Biology/Secondary Teaching
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/Secondary Education
Communication
Computer Science
Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology
Counseling/Rehabilitation
Counseling/School
Creative Writing
Criminology
Cybersecurity
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis
Educational Psychology/School Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary/Middle School Education
Elementary/Middle/Secondary Education
English
English/Elementary Education
English/Secondary Education
Environmental Planning/Policy
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
General Management
Geography/Anthropology
Health Sciences
History
Information Technology
Jazz Studies/Performance
Law
Leadership Studies
Leadership/Organizational Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies/Teacher Certification/K-8
Linguistics
Literacy Education
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Studies
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music/Composition
Music/Conducting
Music/Jazz Studies
Music/Piano Pedagogy
Musical Theatre Performance
Natural/Applied Science
Nursing
Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Education
Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Policy/Planning/Management
Political Science
Professional Educator
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy
Recreation/Leisure Studies
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Special Education
Sports Management
Statistics
Studio Art
Studio Arts
TESOL
Teacher Education
Technology Management
Theatre
Tourism/Hospitality
Women/Gender Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

8,429

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

6,675
students

Female
57%
3,828

Male
43%
2,847

21%

1,754
students

Female
72%
1,271

Male
28%
483

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

60%

4,062
students

Female
59%
2,392

Male
41%
1,670

40%

2,613
students

Female
55%
1,436

Male
45%
1,177

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
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 Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • 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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