University of Southern Maine, Portland (USM)

Portland, ME

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University of Southern Maine, Portland

University of Southern Maine, Portland

University of Southern Maine, Portland Student Essentials

University of Southern Maine, Portland Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Huskies
Nickname: USM
Website: www.usm.maine.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $7,776
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,488
Retention Rate: 64%
Enrollment: 12,050
Year Established: 1878

About USM

In Portland, Maine, students can earn a bachelor’s, master’s, certificate of graduate study, certificate of advanced study, or doctorate degree at the University of Southern Maine.

Programs available to study include subjects such as Applied Technical Leadership, Computer Science, Criminology, Environmental Planning and Policy, Health Science, Industrial Technology, Musical Theatre, Nursing, Sport Management, and Therapeutic Recreation, as well as many others.

The campus is filled with many different entertainment and activity options. The art galleries, planetarium, arboretum, and theater are available to visit and enjoy during the times you aren’t in class or studying. The campus newspaper, literary journal, and radio station are run by students and are the perfect way to join a fun activity and prepare for a career.

For academic help, students can use academic advising, assessment and testing, or the writing center. There is also a career exploration program which can help students find out what sort of job would best suit them.

Eligible students at USM can earn financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans.

USM Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave University of Southern Maine, Portland 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I think that it is great when you can work around people's work schedules. I work full time and trying to earn a second b.a. so it is great!!! It is nice to know there is a college out there that knows that people do have a life outside of school!


USM Map & Location

University of Southern Maine, Portland
96 Falmouth St
Portland, ME 04103


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Getting Around USM

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Portland, ME

Winter
Dec
37
20
Jan
31
13
Feb
35
17
Spring
Mar
42
25
Apr
53
35
May
64
44
Summer
Jun
73
54
Jul
79
59
Aug
78
58
Fall
Sep
70
50
Oct
59
39
Nov
48
31

USM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 9,255
Freshman Class 847
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 12,050

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 71%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 23%
Latino 1%
African American 2%
Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 23%

Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%
Full-Time 78%
Part-Time 22%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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