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University of Southern Maine

Portland, ME, USA
3.32 Average Rating

The University of Southern Maine is a public institution with three regional campuses. USM confers bachelor’s degrees in 54 academic majors and is one of two universities in the state to offer an ABET accredited Computer Science degree program. USM features Student Diversity Centers on two campuses, as well as offers a study abroad program with Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland to research dwindling wildlife population and environmental health. For athletically inclined students, USM fields 22 sports teams including men’s and women’s ice hockey squads.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
13%
0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 984
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
Other May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,794
Total Number of Undergrads
6,110
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
15%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,528
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,520
Out-of-State Tuition
$22,780
0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,363
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
50
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Portland
Boston
Lewiston
Bangor
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.32 Average Rating
usm is a great school that is often taken for granted. there are tons of opportunities available once you become involved in the community. usm is also known to have some of the best programs around, in certain majors.
Jenae
i love it here! the hills on the gorham campus are tough on your legs but it's worth it. the community is very accepting of everyone!
Jessica from Manchester, NH