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University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine

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Overview

Student Population
8,022
University of Southern Maine overview
Location Portland, Maine
Online maine.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Southern Maine overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Portland, Maine, University of Southern Maine is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 4,774 prospective students applied, and 4,198 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 808 enrolled in the school.  4,435 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,587 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $8,064 plus fees of $1,464. University of Southern Maine is ranked 658 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

University of Southern Maine is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Southern Maine within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
University of Southern Maine overview
SAT 958/1160
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.28
Applications Accepted
87.9% 
University of Southern Maine overview
Applications Due May 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Maine Resident Tuition
$8,064
In State Costs for University of Southern Maine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$1,464
Room and Board $10,124
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$23,252
Out of State Resident Tuition
$21,532
Out of State Costs for University of Southern Maine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$1,464
Room and Board $10,124
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$36,720

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Southern Maine students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 17%
Social Sciences 17%
Business 16%
Communication 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161554 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern Maine.

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