C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
The University of Southern Maine, founded in 1878, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Applied Science, Business and Economics and Management, and Nursing; and Lewiston-Auburn College. Its 126-acre campus is located in Portland, 50 miles north of Portsmouth, N.H.
Web Site
Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,189
   Women 3,559 (57.5%)
   Men 2,630 (42.5%)
Graduate Students 1,666
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 80% of 4,111 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.16
SAT Math 430-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $19,320
Out-of-state: $31,680
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,920
Out-of-state: $21,280
  Room and Board $9,200
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $14,337
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W   -   2
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 248
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Portland Population 66,318
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 63% of freshmen, 20% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Husky
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
2.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.9% White
14.7% Unknown
International Students 1.3% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning 62.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 13.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported