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University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine

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Overview

Student Population
8,140
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
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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 4,996 prospective students applied, and 4,042 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 893 enrolled in the school.  4,707 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,433 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,868 plus fees of $1,358. University of Southern Maine is ranked 751 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 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 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
University of Southern Maine overview
SAT 950/1160
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.01
Applications Accepted
80.9% 
University of Southern Maine overview
Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Maine Resident Tuition
$7,868
In State Costs for University of Southern Maine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$1,358
Room and Board $9,956
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$22,782
Out of State Resident Tuition
$20,692
Out of State Costs for University of Southern Maine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$1,358
Room and Board $9,956
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$35,606

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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.

Current students may use the University of Southern Maine GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.