University of Southern Maine

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The University of Southern Maine offers Associate, Bachelor's,
Master's, Doctoral, and First Professional Degrees. The school is small
to medium in size, having 7,879 undergraduate students and a graduate
enrollment of 1,861.
 
Admissions Information
 
The University of Southern Maine does have an application fee that is
charged for applying. The fee is $40. If you do apply, you should know
that 81% of the applicants are admitted as students. If you choose USM
as your university of choice, then there is a 67% chance that you will
be back at least for a second year.
 
College Majors
 
Area, Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies

  •  French Studies
  •  German Studies
  •  Hispanic-American Studies
  •  Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  •  Women's Studies

Arts, Visual & Performing

  •  Acting
  •  Art – General
  •  Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  •  Arts – General
  •  Arts Management
  •  Directing/Theatrical Production
  •  Drama/Theater Arts
  •  Drawing
  •  Fine/Studio Arts
  •  Jazz Studies
  •  Music – General
  •  Music – General Performance
  •  Music – Piano/Organ
  •  Music – Voice/Opera
  •  Painting
  •  Sculpture
  •  Stringed Instruments
  •  Theatre Arts Management

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

  •  Biology
  •  Biotechnology

Business, Management & Marketing

  •  Accounting
  •  Accounting/Finance
  •  Business – General
  •  Business Administration/Management
  •  Finance/Banking
  •  Management Information Systems
  •  Marketing Management
  •  Organizational Behavior Studies
  •  Real Estate

Communications & Journalism

  •  Communications/Rhetoric
  •  Mass Communications/Media Studies

Computer & Information Sciences

  •  Computer Programming – General
  •  Computer Programming – Specific Applications
  •  Computer Science
  •  Computer/Information Sciences – General

Construction Trades

  •  Construction Site Management

Education

  •  Art Teacher Education
  •  Elementary Education
  •  Mathematics Education
  •  Music Teacher Education
  •  Technology/Industrial Arts Education

Engineering

  •  Electrical/Communications Engineering
  •  Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technologies

  •  Electrical Engineering Technologies
  •  Manufacturing Technologies

English Language and Literature

  •  English Composition
  •  English Language & Literature – General

Foreign Language & Literature

  •  Classics
  •  Foreign Language & Literature – General
  •  French
  •  Linguistics

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

  •  Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  •  Environmental Health
  •  Medical Radiologic Technology
  •  Nursing (RN)
  •  Nursing – Pediatric
  •  Nursing – Preoperative/Surgical
  •  Nursing – Psychiatric
  •  Predentistry
  •  Premedicine
  •  Preveterinary Medicine
  •  Recreational Therapy

History

  •  History – General

Law & Legal Studies

  •  Prelaw

Liberal Arts & Sciences

  •  General Studies
  •  Humanities
  •  
    Liberal Arts & Sciences

Mathematics

  •  Mathematics – General

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

  •  Behavioral Sciences

 Global Studies

  •  Mathematics/Computer Science

 Natural Sciences

  • Natural Resources & Conservation
  •  Environmental Safety and Health
  •  Environmental Science
  •  Environmental Studies

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

  •  Exercise Sciences
  •  Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General

Philosophy & Religion

  •  Philosophy

Physical Sciences

  •  Chemistry
  •  Geology
  •  Physics

Psychology

  •  Psychology – General

Public Administration & Services

  •  Social Work

Social Sciences

  •  Anthropology
  •  Criminology
  •  Economics
  •  Geography
  •  International Relations
  •  Political Science/Government
  •  Social Sciences – General B
  •  Sociology

 
Online Degrees
 
Undergraduate
 BS in Business Administration, General Management, Generalist Track
 BA in Liberal Studies, Humanities Track
 BS in Applied Technical Leadership
 BS in Leadership and Organizational Studies
 BS in Leadership and Organizational Studies, Integrative Professional Studies Track
 BA in Communication
Graduate
 MS in Adult and Higher Education
 MS in Special Education
 MA in Leadership Studies
 
Accreditation

The University of Southern Maine is accredited through the Commission
on Institutions of Higher Education. The assessments for this are done
every ten years. The last review for the university was in 2011. These
assessments are helpful to keep steering schools in the direction of
having standardized education that is the best for the students.
 
Financial Aid

As you look into what school you will attend after you graduate from
high school, the cost is something that you will likely consider
critical. Financial aid will be an important part of your
decision-making process.
 
USM accepts financial aid from the government. Along with government
aid is the scholarship option. There are many scholarships available
that you can find online as you research. USM offers their own set of
scholarships, including the following:

 The USM Pioneers Program
 Adams Family Scholarship
 Aileen M. Carroll -65 Scholarship
 Alfred Clarke Memorial Scholarship
 Augusta Montaine Scholarship
 Blackwood Family Scholarship
 Dorothy L. Snowman Scholarship
 Dr. Francis L. Bailey Scholarship
 Elizabeth B. Woodwell -75 Scholarship
 Ethel Noyes Mortensen nursing Scholarship
 Gertrude L. Stone Scholarship
 Hervey A. Hanscom Scholarship
 John R. Babine Memorial Scholarship
 Lucille Laliberte Working Mother Scholarship
 Lunder Scholars
 Mabel Stuart and Mary Daveis Scholarship
 Madelyn Ulmer Scholarship
 Mary L. Hastings Scholarship
 Nora and Grace Nason Scholarship
 Pond Family Scholarship
 Ralph Rusty Willis Scholarship
 
 Student Housing
 
At USM there are a variety of options available for housing. Every room
has cable, high  speed Internet, micro fridge/freezer/microwave,
desk, chair, dresser, twin bed, and closet. Some rooms will have more
than this. Apartments and suites have a few more options available.
 
You can feel secure in the housing at USM because they have campus card
access and there is security at each building's desk at 7 pm every
night.

General Information

Admission Office

37 College Avenue

Gorham, ME 04038

(207) 780-5670

(800) 800-4876

Fax: (207) 780-5640



Contact: Scott Steinberg

Director of Undergraduate Admission
Main Address

37 College Avenue

Gorham, ME 04038

(207) 780-4141

www.usm.maine.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 7,879

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,027

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,483

Graduate enrollment: 1,861

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 67%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

French Studies B
German Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Arts Management B
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Painting B
Sculpture B
Stringed Instruments B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting/Finance B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Real Estate C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer Programming – Specific Applications B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Construction Trades

Construction Site Management B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering

Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Linguistics B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Environmental Health B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Pediatric B
Nursing – Preoperative/Surgical B
Nursing – Psychiatric B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Recreational Therapy B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Global Studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Saftey and Health B
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the
accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to
change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions
officer.

University of Southern Maine Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(207) 780-4141
Website:www.usm.maine.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://beech.unet.maine.edu/eapp/pls/eaMenu.logon_index_page
Address:96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,855
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):34%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,019 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,796
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,508
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,385

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Southern Maine Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Southern Maine.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services13193
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services231
Education14511
Engineering3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs155111
History1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Natural Resources and Conservation12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences4
Psychology1121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions3121
Social Sciences29
Visual and Performing Arts285
Grand total60166423

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Southern Maine.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services221
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education112
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Social Sciences1
Grand total463

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Southern Maine and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,796
Out-of-state$18,508
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,670
Out-of-state$19,298

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid62194%
Grant or scholarship aid58088%$7,385
Student loan aid46270%$6,900

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,38155%$6,939
Federal student loans3,17752%$6,724

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Southern Maine. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Southern Maine students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,1111,6692,442
Percent admitted100%77%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%19%20%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Southern Maine Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment7,855
Undergraduate enrollment6,189
Graduate enrollment1,666

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Southern Maine Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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