University of Southern Maine

country rank  650
world rank  1693

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University Overview

Founded in 1878, University of Southern Maine is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Portland (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Maine. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Gorham, Lewiston. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, University of Southern Maine (USM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Southern Maine (USM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 142 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym USM
Founded 1878
Motto Connecting You with Tomorrow

University Location

Address 96 Falmouth Street
Portland
04103-4864 Maine
United States
Tel +1 (800) 800 4876
Fax +1 (207) 780 5640
Other locations Gorham, Lewiston

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are neither required nor recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 37 College Avenue
Gorham 04038
(207) 780 5670
800 800 4876

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Southern Maine's Library
University of Southern Maine's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 496,255 physical volumes, 9,207 physical media, 85,244 digital/electronic medium and 291 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Southern Maine's library has 4 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Southern Maine provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,334 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1960


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Maine System (UMS)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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