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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.

Website: usm.maine.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,675
Undergraduate
Students
(57.3%) 3,828 Women
(42.7%) 2,847 Men
1,754
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 4,996 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.25
SAT Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
480-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,276
Out-of-state: $34,016
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,850
Out-of-state: $23,590
Room and Board
$9,826
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$14,477
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
295
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Portland Population
66,318
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Husky
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
3.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.9% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
68.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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