University of Southern Maine

96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103

About University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate7,618
Student Age% Under 2557%
 % 25 and Over42%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time58%
 % Part-time42%
Race/Ethnicity% White93.1%
 % Black1.9%
 % Asian1.4%
 % Latino1.4%
 % Native American1.4%
 % Race Unknown0.0%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted78%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled25%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800550 / 800
 SAT Writing440 / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math440 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3622 / 36
 ACT English18 / 3623
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math17 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$65
 In-State Tuition & Fees$8,538
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,898
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid89%
 % Undergraduates with Loans77%
 % Undergraduates with Grants60%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,232
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,860
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,860
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,724
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,724
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,724

Neighborhood Data for the Portland Area

Median Age37.3
Median Household Income$45,153
Total Population66,240
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.6% 51.4%
 Age 0-954.0%46.0%
 Age 10-1748.3%51.7%
 Age 18-2449.9%50.1%
 Age 25-2950.0%50.0%
 Age 30-3952.3%47.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White86.2%
 % Black6.2%
 % Asian4.1%
 % Latino3.4%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,860
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,860
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$814
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50026.7%24.7%7.2%
 $500 to $74949.9%19.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9997.4%43.9%32.7%
 Over $100016.0%11.7%46.9%
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