University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME 04103

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 7,855
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,152 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

80%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Southern Maine is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,111 applications and 3,299 students were granted admission. University of Southern Maine is at the #78 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 8% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 92% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT870 to 1090
ACT19 to 25

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
$65
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Southern Maine charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $17,290 and in-state students paid $6,578.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$15,019
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,578
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$17,290
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 94% of University of Southern Maine's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 47% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,519 (which is 2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Southern Maine in 2016-2017, was 451, which is 68% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,743 (which is 8.3% above the national average.)

$4,519
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,743
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
94%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Southern Maine has enrolled a total of 7,855 students (4,396 students full-time and 3,459 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 7,855 students, 768 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 6,189 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,666 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 785 students for distance studies.

7,855
Total Enrollment
768
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 74%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Southern Maine.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Legal Professions And Studies 31% 258
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 119 61
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 12% 97
English Language And Literature/letters 6% 51
Education 5% 46 10
Health Professions And Related Programs 3% 29
Social Sciences 3% 29 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 28 0
Psychology 3% 27
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 2% 20 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

34%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Southern Maine full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

4%
Still enrolled
26%
Dropout rate
36%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$31,200
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Southern Maine graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,200. Last year, out of the total 2,442 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,271 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,785 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,507 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,200 $37,900
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 2,442 2,785

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of Southern Maine.

Granite State College
70.6 mile away
Plymouth State University
70.9 mile away
Salem State University
85.8 mile away
Maine Maritime Academy
88.6 mile away