University of Southern Maine

Gorham, ME

University of Southern Maine

Gorham, ME

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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
20%
500-599
44%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
30-36
12%
24-29
17%
18-23
56%
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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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,429
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational

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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Portland International

University of Southern Maine
37 College Avenue
Gorham
04038

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25.72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Outing and Ski Clubs
  • Gorham Events Board
  • Commuter Student Group
  • Circle K

Top Events

  • Spring Fling
  • Husky Fest
  • Theatre and Music Performers
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • security lighting, preventive programs within residence halls

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
71%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
44%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
30-36
12%
24-29
17%
18-23
56%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.25

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,042
Declined 954
Total Received 4,996

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,430
Room & board $9,826
Additional fees $1,420
Books & supplies $600
Total $20,276
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Racquetball, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Football, Racquetball, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Rugby, Skiing (downhill)

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Rugby, Skiing (downhill)

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Technology/Technician
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, Other
Social Work
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,429

total students

85.35%

in-state

14.65%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 69%
Student 4 year graduation rate 20%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

624

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • On-campus employer recruitment

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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