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 Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

SAT / ACT Scores Due February 15
Priority Application Due February 15
College Will Notify January 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 1,742 2,366 4,109
Accepted 1,369 1,899 3,286
Acceptance Rate 79% 80% 79%
Enrolled 324 386 710

USM Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.06 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(93% of Students Admitted to University of Southern Maine, Portland Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 440 to 570
  • Math 440 to 560
  • Writing 440 to 520
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 570 560 520
Bottom 25th Percentile 440 440 440

ACT Scores

(6% of Students Admitted to University of Southern Maine, Portland Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 18 to 24
  • Math 18 to 23
  • Composite 19 to 24
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 24 23 24
Bottom 25th Percentile 18 18 19

University of Southern Maine, Portland Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
History 2 3
Math 3 4
Science 2 3
Social Studies 2 3
Lab 2 3
Electives 1 1

University of Southern Maine, Portland Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 9,255 (92%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 801 (7%)

University of Southern Maine, Portland Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 12)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Important
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Important

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