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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE, PORTLAND, MAINE

Portland, MaineLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1878Established Year
  7794Enrollment

University of Southern Maine: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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University of Southern Maine is a public university that was established in 1878 with three campuses in Lewiston, Portland, and Gorham. Regarded as a reputed institute in the US Education System, the university was initially founded as Gorham Normal School and University of Maine at Portland and currently comes under the University of Maine System.

The institute offers nearly 100 diverse programs for its aspirants at both undergraduate and graduate level and observes a student to faculty ratio of 13:1. Admission at University of Southern Maine is offered on a rolling basis and requires an application fee of 40 USD. However, the institute does follow an international students application deadline of May 1 and requests all its applicants to apply prior to this date.

With an acceptance rate of nearly 85%, the university is a very lightly selective institute in the country. The average salary 10 years after graduating from the organization is around 43,000 USD whereas the national average is 35,000 USD which makes it one of the coveted choices for international students to study in the USA.

Rankings

  • On the regional level the institute has been ranked in 129 to 170 band by US News and World Report.
  • Forbes magazine places the university at 467th place in the US.
  • Times/WSJ ranks it in the 401-500 band in the US.
  • Washington Monthly ranks the organization in greater than 800 bands in the US.

Highlights

Typepublic
Campus Settingurban
EndowmentUSD 34.2 million
Campus Housing Capacity24%
Application Fee40 USD
Acceptance rate85%
Season of IntakeRolling
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Work-study programAvailable for International Students
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Admission Helpdesk207-780-5670

Programs, Campus and Accomodation

Campus

  • The University of Southern Maine has three campuses. These are the Portland campus, Gorham campus and the Lewiston campus.
  • The Portland campus has only the academic and administrative buildings. The schools related to business, nursing, history, economics, etc. are located here.
  • The Gorham campus is where most of the dormitories as well as the competitive athletic facilities are located. The institutes related to industrial technology, engineering, art, music, etc. are located at this campus.
  • The newest campus of the university is Lewiston-Auburn Campus which conducts classes on Arts and Humanities, Leadership and Organizational Studies along with other programs.
  • The university has 6189 undergraduate students and 1666 graduate students and an academic staff of 265.

Housing Facts/ Residence

At University of Southern Maine, there are 6 residence halls with all modern amenities and are naley, Anderson Hall, Philippi Hall, Robie Andrews Hall, Upton Hastings Hall, Woodward Hall and Upperclass Hall for in-campus students all of which are discussed in details as follows:

  • The Anderson Hall can accommodate 100 students and comes with all the necessary utilities along with a ping-pong table, a flat screen TV and a small study lounge.
  • The Philippi Hall can house 200 students in single, double, triple as well as quadruple suites for the upper-class students.
  • The Robbie Andrews Hall can accommodate 200 upper class students in single and double rooms.
  • The Upton Hasting Hall is capable of accommodating upto 350 first year students with a floor dedicated to transfer and returning students.
  • Upto 80 students can stay in double-roomed co-ed floors in the Woodward Hall. It is also the home to first year Living Learning Communities: Social Justice, Rainbow, and Creativity.
  • Upperclass Hall can accommodate upto 300 graduate and upper class students who can choose between suite and apartment style living.

Courses

  • The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes bachelor’s, master's and doctoral programs.
  • The undergraduate programs are available in 24 fields of study and include BM, BA, BS, BFA, and other courses.
  • There are 13 fields that offer Masters programs that include MS, MFA, MBA, etc.
  • There are also 5 Doctoral programs that cover Law, Leadership, Nursing, Public Policy, and School Psychology.
  • Apart from the classroom programs, the university also offers online courses in various fields of study.
  • Some popular majors at the University are Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, General Management and Marketing.

University of Southern Maine Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: Apply online at the official website of University of Southern Maine.

Application Fee: A fee of 40 USD needs to be paid for the application.

Application Deadline: Admissions at the institute follow a rolling deadline but international students need to apply before May 1.

Basic Admission Requirements

  • The university requires students to possess a diploma from and certification by an accredited secondary school.
  • These academic programs should have a minimum of 16 units and include English (four years), Foreign Language (three years), Laboratory Science (two years), Algebra and Geometry (two years and one year respectively), and History (two years).
  • It requires its candidates to submit their SAT or ACT score. However, their applications go through rigorous review before a candidate is selected.
  • SAT and ACT scores need to be submitted before 2nd August and the acceptance rate is around 85%
  • The international applicants need to appear for either TOEFL or IELTS if they come from a non-English speaking background.
  • Graduates candidates need to provide GMAT/GRE scores along with their resumes, work experience, statement of purpose, among others.

University of Southern Maine Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective students applying at the university in the upcoming session, estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US. Note that these expenses are general in nature for studying in the USA and not specific to the university.

The tuition fees at the university is 9,850 USD for in-state and 23,590 USD for out-state.

RequirementsExpenses
Tuition and Fees23,590 USD
Room & Board9,826 USD
Books & Supplies1,200 USD
Meals3,000 USD
Transportation1,500 USD
Personal Expenses3,000 USD

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute provides various kinds of awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The Average Scholarship Value for freshmen is 9,010 USD. About 72% of the new students receive financial aid in some way.

Some of the studentships offered by the institute are as mentioned below.

The promise scholarship: Awarded to around 100 scholars every year in order to support them financially, academically and socially. Eligible students include 100% first-generation university students who will fail to attend the institute without a scholarship amount and the ones who have shown great promise towards their community through their leadership skills.

Name of AwardEligibilityAmountDeadline
President's Scholar AwardMerit Award for all first-year students are with 3.5 or more GPA5,000 to 12,000 USDApril 1
Dirigo Scholar AwardMerit Scholarship for students with 3.0 to 3.49 GPA on a 4.0 scale3,000 to 10,000 USDApril 1
USM Scholar AwardMerit Scholarship for freshers with GPA between 2.75 and 2.992,000 to 8,000 USDApril 1

Alumni Network

There is a 50,000+ alumni network of the university around the globe. At the university, alumni also carry few benefits such as E-Newsletters, Alumni Events, Partner Benefits, Professional Benefits, Campus Benefits and many more.

Some notable alumni of the institute are Richard A. Bennett, who is the Chairman of Maine Republican Party, Kate Chappel, the founder of Tom’s of Maine, John Currier, the 28th Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Kevan Jones, a member of the British Parliament, among others.

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University of Southern Maine Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population10156
FAFSA Code009762
Application Cost$40
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$21,390 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10559501160 92%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540490590-
Mathematics515460570-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221925 8%
English221825-
Mathematics221925-

University of Southern Maine Acceptance Rate

83.5%

Acceptance Rate

4339

Total Applicants

10156

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.9%

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61.1%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program83.5%
Total Applicants9436
Total Enrolled7876
Graduate
Graduate Programs83.5%
Total Applicants2732
Total Enrolled2280

University of Southern Maine Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Southern Maine Enrollment10156
Undergraduate Enrollment7876
Graduate Enrollment2280
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate25.2%

Attendance Cost

$21,390

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$21,390 / Year
Post Graduate Program$33,000 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,774 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,000 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,774 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,000 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1020835276681110

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

7/10

7/10academic
5/10infrastructure
7/10placements
7/10faculty
10/10extracurricular
6/10accommodation

Reviews

H
Hailey, USA Undergraduate
University of Southern Maine
Current student , Batch : 2020
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STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE REVIEW

I wanted to get away from home but I didn't want to be too far away, because we also have a university in my home town. So I went to USM where I had friends and other family going as well. I also liked that it was near Portland which is one of our biggest cities in Maine and that I could have a lot of opportunities there.


Course Curriculum - 

I think the University of Southern Maine makes sure the curriculum follows the subject of the class closely. It never really strays. I am a freshman and every class I've taken (ex. World literature, women's gender studies, and more) have all only spoken about those topics.

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In the Know Shopping Tour1.75 Km
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Liberty Bolt2.33 Km
Maine Sign & Display2.97 Km
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Douglas Malcolm Publishing & Advertising1.29 Km
Coast City Comics Inc1.34 Km
Longfellow Books1.54 Km
Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop Portland1.82 Km
Discover Maine Magazine1.88 Km
Audiofile Magazine1.92 Km
Carlson & Turner Antiquarian1.92 Km
U.N.E. Bookstore at Westbrook College2.87 Km
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Southern Maine Community College Bookstore4.13 Km
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Portland International Jetport3.25 Km
Westbrook Cab Service5.62 Km
Portland jetport6.98 Km

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