University of Southern Maine

606 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%
  • Tired
    0%

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%
  • Uncaring
    0%

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

606 reviews
  • Excellent
    65
  • Very Good
    202
  • Average
    267
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    33
My teachers have been really helpful when I need help with something I am struggling with and my advisor has been helpful with class schedule and figuring out what I need to do to be successful.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 days ago
This school has its ups and downs as most do. Some professors are very uncaring and expect much more out of students than they may be able to give. However, we do have many great professors who do care for the students and take time to help them whenever necessary. There have been classes I have loved because of my professor and classes that I have hated because of my professor. I think the USM campus has a nice, safe feel and I like that it's a smaller school. We have fun events regularly and it's very easy to get involved on campus, which I enjoy doing. The food is usually pretty awful though and there aren't many options for what to eat. That's probably my least favorite thing about the school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 18 days ago
This is a horrible University. I don't know if the rest are like this but it's full of retards. The teachers are Marxist. There are people going there wasting government money on degrees that will not get them a job in the future. The classes that are useful don't have good teachers, that care to TEACH.
  • College Sophomore
  • 25 days ago