University of Southern Maine

Gorham, ME

University of Southern Maine

Gorham, ME

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Tuition & Fees

$10,600

$25,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
488
75th
570
25th
470
75th
24
25th
18
75th
25
25th
18
75th
25
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,695
Declined 702
Total Received 5,397
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Public

5,956

undergraduate students

2,040

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,996
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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
no
Students are not required to live in school 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
488
75th
570
25th
470
75th
24
25th
18
75th
25
25th
18
75th
25
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,695
Declined 702
Total Received 5,397

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School GPA

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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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Financial Aid

69%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,634

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,640
Room & board $10,290
Additional fees $1,960
Books & supplies $600
Total $21,490
Average Financial Aid - $7,634
Total with Avg. Aid $13,856

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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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Little East Conference, Great Northeast Athletic Conference, New England Hockey Conference, Pilgrim Wrestling League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance.
Accounting.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other.
Anthropology, General.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Chemistry, General.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
Conducting.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminology.
Cultural Anthropology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
Health Services Administration.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Immunology.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Montessori Teacher Education.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Education.
Nursing Practice.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Organizational Leadership.
Painting.
Philosophy.
Photography.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign).
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
School Psychology.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Sciences, Other.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Statistics, General.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations.
Women's 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

7,996

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

5,956
students

Female
59%
3,536

Male
41%
2,420

26%

2,040
students

Female
75%
1,524

Male
25%
516

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

60%

3,566
students

Female
61%
2,170

Male
39%
1,396

40%

2,390
students

Female
57%
1,366

Male
43%
1,024

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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
77%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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