Southern Maine Community College

282 reviews
  1. South Portland, ME
  2. 2 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    A-
Southern Maine Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$9,817/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,641/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,450/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,870/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,730/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,877/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,819Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Day Care Services
Yes
36%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.33 responses
44%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.32 responses
8%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.12 responses

After Southern Maine Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
19%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Reviews

282 reviews
  • Excellent
    41
  • Very Good
    118
  • Average
    106
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    4
There is a huge gym and we have athletic teams here. The library is housed in the Learning Center and at least one copy of every class's textbook is available to use on-site. This is really awesome for when people can't afford to buy their textbooks, yet, or simply don't want to buy them. The Learning Center also offers free tutoring (with several tutors available and good availability for a variety of subjects) and writing workshops. This is my third community college and SMCC definitely has the best Learning Center, so far. There are plenty of computers available for use (no time limits) with lots of printers for easy printing. The campus is small and easily walk-able. Paths are shoveled on snowy days and the school is located right on the beach. Very nice aesthetics! There are loads of campus activities and organizations hold bake sales and such almost every week.
  • College Senior
  • Mar 20 2014
I came to this school with a lot of transfer credit. I was grateful for being able to take more advanced classes through an exchange agreement with Maine College of Art. I also took one foreign travel class for fun! There is also an honors program. My final seminar instructor was great about letting me do an honors project - I could challenge myself while completing the course requirements. The add drop period here is really short, so people can get in trouble with that. Registering or dropping unwanted courses online is very easy.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Jan 12 2014
Southern Maine Community College is a school for everyone. It is a very diverse school, and is a comfortable learning environment for all ages. There are many clubs provided, the professors and other students are relatively friendly and approachable. This school also offers two campuses, which is great if you live locally, one might offer less of a commute. The South Portland campus is right on the ocean, so in between classes you can relax by the water, do some homework, or take a little hike to Bug Light. I would, and will, continue going to this school until I get my associates degree, and from then I will be transferring to continue my studies. If I could start over, I would potentially try to go to another community college to start my degree, only because my specific degree (nursing) has a very long wait period, and you cannot go onto the wait list until you have completed all prerequisites, so my associates degree that should only take two years will take 3. This school does however have higher standards and graduating nurses have a better success rate when moving forward in the field.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago