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University of Southern Maine
University of Southern Maine 96 Falmouth St Portland, ME 04103 Phone: (207) 780-4141
  • General Information
    About University of Southern Maine

    Mission Statement * The University of Southern Maine, northern New England's outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service. Distinguished for their teaching, research, scholarly publication, and creative activity, the faculty are committed to fostering a spirit of critical inquiry and civic participation. USM embraces academic freedom for students, faculty, and staff, and advocates diversity in all aspects of its campus life and academic work. It supports sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and community involvement. As a center for discovery, scholarship, and creativity, USM provides resources for the state, the nation, and the world. * This Mission Statement was passed by the USM Faculty Senate on October 3, 2008. Although it has not yet been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, the University of Maine System agrees to its inclusion in the ongoing work of strategic planning at USM.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,139
    Percent Admitted 84%
    Men Admitted 83%
    Women Admitted 84%
    Full Time Retention Rate 65%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 450 560
      Math 440 550
      Writing 440 540
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 24
      English 17 24
      Math 18 24
      Writing 20 27
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 13,158
    Native American 151.0
    Asian 178.0
    African American 220.0
    Hispanic 138.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,830
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 820

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