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University of Southern Maine Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,716 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 58 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Little East Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $48,411)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,860)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 138 86 - -
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 16 14 - -
Field Hockey - 27 - -
Golf 10 - - -
Ice Hockey 26 25 - -
Lacrosse 25 16 - -
Soccer 24 24 - -
Softball - 15 - -
Tennis 10 10 - -
Volleyball - 9 - -
Wrestling 21 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.7%
Hispanic 1.4%
Non-resident alien 0.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.4%
White/non-Hispanic 93.4%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 29
Liquor Law Violation 84
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jenae
  • 5
  • i love living on campus. the dorms are in good conditions, and while the atmosphere isn't always the best for studying, there is plenty of social life and fun to…

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  • Meghan from Wells, ME
  • 3
  • They're not the nicest dorms we could have and they're pretty expensive but the atmosphere is great. Everyone is very nice and involved. That's what I was hoping for in…

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  • Shannon from Auburn, ME
  • 4
  • The dorm life here is great, you get to meet new people. A couple dorms have a close living community, allowing you to make better friends faster.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Connor from Bethany, CT
  • I am a current student here

    Really terrible. The meal plans are good, but more often than not, either myself or my girlfriend will make the choice to forgo a meal

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  • 2
  • Aisy
  • I am a current student here

    Sodexo dining is not such horrendous food that you will transfer immediately but don't think you are going to be excited about going to the caf. The dining hall food is all over salted and lacks much taste. There are both healthy options and stress eating options at all times of the day. The two food centers that you can use your dining crack dollars at are over priced, be careful not to spend your dining dollars all at once! Biggest Pro: Giffords Ice Cream in the caf at all times (except when they run out..) Biggest Con: $7 jerky at the Cafe (seriously?!)

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  • 3
  • Matt
  • I am a current student here

    Big choices, but my schedule on two days does not allow me to catch dinner time early. Towards the end of dinner time not much is appealing, but there is always good soup, fruit, and some type of salad. Not bad for school food.

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  • 3
  • Margaret from Londonderry, NH
  • I am a past student here

    USM food is your average college food. There is one cafeteria on the Gorham campus and several dining options on the Portland campus that you can use your dining points/dollars on. There is a variety of foods to choose from -- pizza, sandwiches, hot meals, stir fry, etc.

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  • 4
  • Pedro
  • I am a current student here

    The meal plan is all you can eat. I would prefer more variety of fruits and vegetables. They do try to accomodate as best they can.

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  • 3
  • Erin from Manchester, NH
  • I am a current student here

    The dinning hall is not great, I'll admit it. It's a lot of salad, soup, pizza, fries, and sandwiches. There are many gluten, dairy, and vegetarian options though, which is great. They try to bring new things in but it isn't always the best. The student center has a grill which although not healthy, is good.

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  • 3
  • Alanna from Gray, ME
  • I am a current student here

    The dining hall has a huge number of options for meals, and the building and seating areas themselves are very convenient and spacious. There are also small snack kiosks in academic buildings on both campuses.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Joe from Gorham, Maine
  • I am a current student here

    With 5 fraternities (Sigma Nu, Delta Chi, Phi Mu Delta, Kappa Delta Phi, and Alpha Phi Omega) and 2 sororities (Kappa Delta Phi NAS and Alpha Xi Delta), USM has a growing Greek life. Only the first two fraternities listed have houses, while none of the sororities do. Gorham ordinance has halted the creation of new fraternity houses in the future, meaning most activities are on-campus in a safer environment. Members of Greek life fill positions in Student Senate, Residential Life, Athletics, Health and Counseling, and other crucial areas on campus. Greek life may not be for everyone, but the groups at USM are evenly divided between more social ones and those focused on philanthropy and community.

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  • 0
  • Ryan from Winslow, ME
  • I am a current student here

    I know of a couple frats on campus but I am not in one. A couple of my friends just started one up this year and they are loving every minute of it. The frats are also pretty easy to get into. They advertise it everywhere and they put on events all the time. So if that's an attraction for you USM has it!

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