University of Southern Maine

96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME

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University of Southern Maine provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Portland, ME and publically funded. Approximately 9,700 students are enrolled yearly at USM.

Areas of study offered at University of Southern Maine include:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores between 19 - 22 on the ACT or 1320 - 1650 on the SAT are required to greatly increase the chance of acceptance. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at this school, with 25 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay close to $9,800, while nonresidents pay $23,000 per year. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs about $5,500 annually. This school may provide financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at University of Southern Maine through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students University of Southern Maine accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of Southern Maine has a total student population of about 7,700, where graduate students make up roughly 9% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $6,600-$7,900
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$20,750
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $250-$300 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $670-$800 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$6,450
Receiving Student Loans66%$7,097

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Southern Maine may offer services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of Southern Maine is approximately 34%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years10%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: University of Southern Maine

  • Art and Design Program
  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)

Campus: University of Southern Maine - Lewiston Auburn College

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Southern Maine is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Little East Conference)
  • Basketball (Little East Conference)
  • Track and Field (Little East Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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