University of Southern Maine

576 reviews
  1. Portland, ME
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
University of Southern Maine is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
96 Falmouth St
Portland, ME 04103

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
880-1110
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$16,484/ 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
    $13,893/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,019/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,412/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,340/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,700/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,985Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Average
    50%
  • Non-traditional
    30%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Movtivated
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.32 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Helpful
    33%
  • Small
    33%
  • Dedicated
    22%
  • Great!
    11%

After University of Southern Maine

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

576 reviews
  • Excellent
    62
  • Very Good
    188
  • Average
    258
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    29
I've attended many colleges and USM has offered the best experience I've had. As a non-traditional student, I've always felt like an "outsider". That is not the case at USM where my professors know my name, my advisor is always available to me and the department members are eager to assist.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
I was incredibly unsure of which graduate program I wanted to attend. I am originally from Massachusetts, so choosing to go to a school that was out of state was a big decision. However, as soon as I drove up for the interview I was certain that if I got accepted to the program I would attend. The attitudes of the professors at USM were amazing and it was clear from the start that if I went to USM I would be surrounded by individuals who want me to succeed and would prepare me to do so.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
I just transferred to USM this past semester so far and it's great! The teachers are very helpful in answering any questions I have, as is the rest of the staff. They have many options for courses depending on what your interest are and they are easily available.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago