University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
88%
Acceptance Rate
4,774
Students Applied
67%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
542
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1
Fall Regular Decision August 15
Spring Regular Decision December 1
Other
Summer
May 1
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
US States Represented
38
Countries Represented
23
3%
Submitting ACT
73%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1058
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
470
75th
570
Reading
25th
488
75th
590
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
15
Top 25%
43
Top 50%
75
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
164
$30k - $48k
86
$48k - $75k
102
$75k - $110k
96
$110k+
113

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-800-4876
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.25 Average Rating
life on campus is great, the meal plans are a bit over-priced, but in the long run you do save money.
Jenae
Professors are hard but the material is important. They're understanding, especially with sports. (It's an athletic school) Just get your work done and put in the effort and ask for help if you need it. You should be fine, though it's nothing like high school work!
Meghan from Wells, ME
get to know people right when you get to school.
Jessica from Manchester, NH
Get your paperwork done before starting, especially if your going to participate in sports. Get to know who is going to be your coach. Work Study Students apply early for jobs, as student employemnt opportunties go fast.

Study, play sports or belong to some clubs and you will do well.
Matt
Make sure you know which campus your major is housed on. Always keep your eyes peeled for opportunities for involvement that arise unexpectedly. Through keeping myself in the loop, I have been involved with a local shootings of commercials and films, campus scholarships, work study opportunities, and other campus events. Take at least one class from each campus, so as to get a taste of each of them.
Jasmine from Gray, ME
Take a long look at the offered majors. Find three that call out to you then narrow it down to one or two. To often students try to take on to much at school, knowing what you want to do going in will help keep that from happening.
Complete your fasfa on time every year for that is the best way to get the most financial aid for your year.
Get to know your professors and don't be afraid to ask for help
Melinda from Portland, ME
Contact the school and make sure the school offers everything you won't before making your final decision.
Phoebe from Raymond, ME
Visit the campuses without your parents. Sit in classes during the school years, and participate in a weekend event.
Rinette from Belfast, Maine

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