Tuition & Fees

$9,520

$22,780

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
48%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
49%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
31%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
6-11
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
44%
12-17
21%
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
54%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,622
Declined + 717
Total Received 4,339
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Public

6,110

undergraduate students

1,684

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 3691
ACT 1644

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,794
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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
58%
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
11%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
48%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
49%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
31%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
6-11
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
44%
12-17
21%
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
54%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
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

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,622
Declined + 717
Total Received 4,339

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
admitusm@maine.edu

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,493

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,130
Room & board $9,450
Additional fees $1,390
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $20,170
Average Financial Aid - $14,493
Total with Avg. Aid $5,677

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,739,535
State $2,542,275
Institutional $11,072,958
Other external $1,762,973
Total $27,117,741

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,484,464
Other external $431,970
Total $1,916,434
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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.
Accounting
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
Business Administration/Entrepreneurship/Small Business
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Risk Management/Insurance
Business Administration/Sustainable Business
Chemistry
Chemistry/Secondary Education
Communication
Composition
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Cybersecurity
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education/Counseling
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
Jazz Studies/Performance
Law
Leadership Studies
Leadership/Organizational Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies/Teacher Certification/K-8
Linguistics
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
Nursing/Education
Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy
Public Policy/Management
Recreation/Leisure Studies
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Special Education
Sports Management
Statistics
Studio Art
Studio Arts
TESOL
Technology Management
Theatre
Tourism/Hospitality
Women/Gender Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • 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

7,794

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

6,110
students

Female
57%
3,507

Male
43%
2,603

22%

1,684
students

Female
70%
1,172

Male
30%
512

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

3,901
students

Female
58%
2,258

Male
42%
1,643

37%

2,209
students

Female
57%
1,249

Male
43%
960

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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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