Southern Maine, University ofLogo Southern Maine, University ofLogo

Tuition & Fees

$9,220

$22,030

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
35%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
12%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
16%
18-23
45%
12-17
21%
6-11
7%
30-36
2%
24-29
36%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
30-36
2%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,299
Declined + 812
Total Received 4,111
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Public

6,189

undergraduate students

1,666

graduate students

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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 7,855
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: 66,937), 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
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
64%
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
11%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
35%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
12%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
16%
18-23
45%
12-17
21%
6-11
7%
30-36
2%
24-29
36%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
30-36
2%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
16%

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 or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,299
Declined + 812
Total Received 4,111

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

Andrew King
Director of Admissions
P: 800 800-4USM, extension 5670
F: 207 780-5640
usmadm@usm.maine.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,860
Room & board $9,200
Additional fees $1,360
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $19,620
Average Financial Aid - $13,894
Total with Avg. Aid $5,726

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,894

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,030,071
State $2,750,257
Institutional $6,992,396
Other external $1,772,730
Total $22,545,454

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $897
Institutional $729,280
Other external $374,673
Total $1,104,850

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

Athletic Facts

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

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Adult Education
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/Secondary Education
Communication
Community Planning/Development
Composition
Computer Science
Counselor Education/Mental Health
Counselor Education/Rehabilitation
Counselor Education/School Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminology
Cybersecurity
Economics
Education
Education/Educational Leadership
Education/Literacy Education
Education/Professional Educator
Education/Teaching/Learning
Educational Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis
Electrical Engineering
Elementary/Middle School Education
Elementary/Middle/Secondary Education
English
English/Elementary Education
English/Secondary Education
Environmental Planning/Policy
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Extended Teacher Education
Finance
General Management
Geography/Anthropology
Health Policy/Management
Health Sciences
History
Information Technology
Law
Leadership Studies
Leadership/Organizational Studies
Liberal 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 Health
Public Policy
Public Policy/Management
Recreation/Leisure Studies
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Sports Management
Statistics
Studio Art
Studio Arts
TESOL
Technology Management
Theatre
Tourism/Hospitality
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

79%

6,189
students

Female
58%
3,559

Male
42%
2,630

Graduate

21%

1,666
students

Female
70%
1,174

Male
30%
492

undergraduateFull-time

60%

3,750
students

Female
58%
2,171

Male
42%
1,579

undergraduatePart-time

40%

2,439
students

Female
57%
1,388

Male
43%
1,051

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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 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
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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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