Location
Portland, ME
Undergrads
4,551
Tuition (in-state)
$18,488 ($7,776)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 381 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Portland is a great little city where everything is right near each other and there is always something to do if you look for it. There are art walks in the summer, shopping at local shops and so many great places to eat that is non chain. There are places to play sports, watch minor league sports, and well the city is great but I wish it was easier to meet people. Then again, maybe I am just a hermit.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have had no issues other than not taking into account the amount of aid I needed and I opted to get a set amount that was not enough. So this semester I am partially paying for it out of pocket, which I guess saves me on interest, but I do still have bills.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I am not into the social life on campus, as much as I would like to, but I am an adult student so the parties that include underage kids are not for me.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I do not live on campus or see any problems with drugs or alcohol since I am a non traditional student.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I have my own car, but there is a bus shuttle between the two campus locations. It comes at about every hour or so but I hear it is very convenient. The Portland campus also has a bus stop at the parking lot along the public street, so public transportation is always there.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The wireless network can be great most of the time, but there are times where it will be lagging for you to securely connect to it. The computer labs are available in a few of the buildings and there is not a shortage of computers. Overall, its good to have your own laptop to be on the go, but you do not need to have one.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The campus I am talking about is the Portland one. I am a resident of this little and great city and my neighborhood is only minus 10 minutes driving distance to campus. Staying at home is the best option as I have the best of everything here. But off campus housing is available if you are willing to have off street parking with few open parking, rent for at least 1000-1200 near town for 2 people and among other things.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I do not live on campus or even off campus housing in the area, but this is a safe campus. There is no violence or safety concerns that would make me feel that I need to not trust those around me.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Going to class four days a week I have one class every day. During that I am out and about walking around campus and do not see much diversity in ethnic students. Every class I am in, I am the only ethnic person. It can be hard at times but I do think there needs to be better opportunities for people of every ethnic/race, financial situation, etc to be at this university.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Would be fine if I were 21

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Wide use; no strict enforcement

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Shuttle buses run regularly but have limited stops

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They show up due to noise complaints and check for alcohol and drugs

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of reasonably priced apartments to share in Portland

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of good restaurants in Portland

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Campus is like a ghost town on weekends

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Portland is home to so many good food choices.

College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't dealt with them directly

College Sophomore

Transportation: I drive my own car.

College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I'm not on campus for anything besides class.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone and anyone is welcome.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's congested easily and annoying to always go to the very top of the parking garage

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many resturantes within distance and are fairly good. It all depends on what you like. I prefer to eat at home, one its cheaper and I like to maintain a healty diet.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are nonstop shuttle busses from one campus to there other. There are also parking passes for students who live on campus. There are also taxi companies and other oganizations which help to provide transportation for students.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are two campuses the USM the Groham campus is isolated and more fore underage kids. The portland campus has no dormatory life. Most people live off campus, but there are drugs and alcohol at every school in america. Its just a fact.

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