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University of Southern Maine

576 reviews
  1. Portland, ME
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
University of Southern Maine is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
96 Falmouth St
Portland, ME 04103

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
880-1110
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$16,484/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,893/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,019/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,412/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,340/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,700/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,985Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Average
    50%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Movtivated
    10%
  • Non-traditional
    30%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
3%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.32 responses
Poll
2%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Dedicated
    22%
  • Great!
    11%
  • Helpful
    33%
  • Small
    33%

After University of Southern Maine

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

576 reviews
  • Excellent
    62
  • Very Good
    188
  • Average
    258
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    29
My courses are exactly what I need to pass my boards to become a Licenced clinical professional counselor in Maine. All courses are content rich and our professors are active in their fields, not just academic majors. They bring a variety of study styles to enrich our experience and are always empathic and caring.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago
As I stated previously, I have attended many colleges. This is the first time (USM) that I met and was interviewed by department chairs during the admission process. At USM, they want to make sure they understand your goals, the school requirements and how these fit together to make sure you're a match. My interviewers were very interested in my future aspirations and how the program I chose would help me achieve them.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago
I've attended many colleges and USM has offered the best experience I've had. As a non-traditional student, I've always felt like an "outsider". That is not the case at USM where my professors know my name, my advisor is always available to me and the department members are eager to assist.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago