Location
Portland, ME
Undergrads
4,551
Tuition (in-state)
$18,488 ($7,776)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 460 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are always safety services and security posts all over campuses. I have never heard about a sexual assault on campus or any other crimes. Counseling services are available for everyone if they ever feel like they need some about anything.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is as easy as it gets. As with most colleges some dorms are better than others, but overall they are pretty good.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There is some strictness in drugs and alcohol and visitation. you can only have 4 people per room and you have to sign in your guests. If you are caught drinking in some dorms it is an automatic write up, only a few buildings are considered 'wet,' in which you can have alcohol in your room only if you are over the legal age.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have never had an internship here at USM. They do have some available that I am aware of, but I do know that they are program specific.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really enjoy my program. I would definitely reapply if I had to. I want to go to medical school to become a Doctor and my program is helping me with just that. I am taken classes that will be on the entry exam (MCAT), and other classes that expand my knowledge as a person.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a big diversity on the campus and i am always meeting new people and learning about new points of views on every subject. It is very enlightening.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is nothing special about the sports. They are there and they are sometimes attended - if that's what your interested in. Intramurals and gym facilities are there if you would like to use them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The reason why I chose this school was for the Human Biology degree program. I absolutely love it, it is exactly what I wanted, the teachers are great and I am diving in to exactly the classes and information I need to succeed in the MCAT and Medical School.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are only a few Greek organizations at the University and most people could care less about them. The Greek organizations are great and do wonderful things for the campus and the community and are on the rise from the negative image that the town has put on them. If you want to get the most out of your college experience, join a greek organization.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a little bit of everything in the city. The choices are endless.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: From 7 pm to 12 am during the week if you bring someone who doesn't live in your dorm back with you they have to be signed in and you can only have 4 people per room occupant. Thursday through Sunday the hours are 7 pm to 3 am.

A lot of professors will drop you a whole letter grade if you miss three classes, its rough. If you get caught with drugs or alcohol you have to attend a class on alcohol abuse or drug abuse one time and you get a strike. Three strikes you get kicked out of the dorm, but if you have a strike it is wiped from your record after one year.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a great variety of looks and dress and interests on this campus.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Portland, Maine is a beautiful city with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of things to do. Portland has been said to be the "nicest city in America" because of its low crime rates and pleasant atmosphere. The town council of Gorham is generally not very fond of the college because the state of Maine is run primarily by grumpy old men who think everything is a bad idea. This does not affect the quality of life at all. Portland is great. There is a local ice Hockey team, the Portland Pirates, and a baseball team The Sea Dogs. Their games are very exciting.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is pretty safe and crime is not a significant problem.

5 College Junior

Diversity: This school has every thing and everyone.

3 College Junior

Athletics: University of Southern Maine is a division III school so sports are not that important to campus life and no one is going professional from this school.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I just filled out my fafsa and that was it.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Being near the city means that there are available apartments everywhere. If you are looking to live in Portland then the possibilities are endless with apartments and there is even a building "Bayside" that offers apartments to any students of the University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College. There are even options for off campus living in the town of Gorham if that is where you prefer to stay, from apartments to renting out houses. The University of Southern Maine is predominantly a commuter college so more people live off campus than live on campus.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The University of Southern Maine has three campuses, the two main ones are in Gorham and Portland. I love being in the city, but I also love being able to come back to the quiet town of Gorham every night. There is a bus that runs between the Portland and Gorham campuses for students (free) and the Portland campus is just a short walk from the beautiful downtown area where they hold the Art Walk every first Friday of the month.

At the University of the Southern Maine we have a program called "The Russell Scholars" which I am a part of. This is not an academic degree, but a living learning community that offers classes to satisfy the core requirements within the program itself. This is a way to meet people and make stronger connections your first year of college and the five professors who teach within the program are some of the best I have had. This program is unique to USM and I would highly recommend joining.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The dining hall is tolerable for the first year of college here at the University of Southern Maine, but after that it is very easy to get sick of it. Breakfast every morning is really great though because they will make you whatever you ask for on the grill, from omelets to scrambled eggs and french toast to a banana pancake and a bacon egg and cheese sandwich. The quesadillas are also good.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Nothing major happens on campus because there are security who enforces the rules and makes sure there is a safe environment provided to us students.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Portland have a good variety of places that are good for nightlife activities.

3 College Junior

Majors: I applied which was probably the longest process and now it is easy sailing with the help of my advisor!

3 College Junior

Majors: I havent yet finished all my core classes however have talked to many students who say that they like the campus program for nursing. It is a hard program however the advisors and teachers work to help you make it as easy as possible.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Hello Portland! There are so many options around. Streets are lined with a variety of restaurants and small diners.

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