University of Southern Maine

96 Falmouth St, Gorham, United States
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Overview of University of Southern Maine

About this school

The University of Southern Maine, founded in 1878, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Applied Science, Business and Economics and Management, and Nursing; and Lewiston-Auburn College. Its 126-acre campus is located in Portland, 50 miles north of Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,189
    • Men:2,630 Men (42.5%)
    • Women:3,559 Women (57.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Southern Maine is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
3
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
Required
August 2
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
96 Falmouth Street
City, State, Zip
Portland, ME 04103
Phone
(207) 780-5670
Fax
(207) 780-5640
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 4,111 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 2,442 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 1,669 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,573 (48%) of 3,299 admitted students enrolled
Women
950 (47%) of 2,022 admitted students enrolled
Men
623 (49%) of 1,277 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.16
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,220|Out-of-state: $22,030 (46.99%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,200 (46.89%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (6.12%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Southern Maine accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009762
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
832 (93.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
688 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
688 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
272 (39.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$14,808
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 685 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,474
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 482 (70.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,303
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 57 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
111 (12.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,593

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,328 (85.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,781 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,781 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,369 (49.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$14,493
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,524 (90.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,010
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,195 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,595
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 159 (5.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
284 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,234

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


265

Part-Time Faculty


397

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


34%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 62% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
219
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Southern Maine provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


62.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


13.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


29.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


34.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Psychology

Master's Programs of Study (43)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Education
  • Adult Nursing
  • American Studies
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


66,318

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


144 acres

Weather


Temperature
11.4 average low in January, 72.7 average high in September
Rain
129 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Train Station
110 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Husky
School Colors
Navy, white, and crimson

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Southern Maine offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, outing and ski clubs, gorham events board, commuter student group, circle k

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,750

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,189
Women
3,559
Men
2,630

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 4.3% Black/African-American
  • 2.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 72.9% White
  • 14.7% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 16 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


1,666

Student Resources

Study resources