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Colleges / University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine

Gorham, ME 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

About University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine Overview

University of Southern Maine is a public, state school in the urban setting of Gorham, Maine. University of Southern Maine was founded in 1878 and the school presently has around 7,996 students a year, including 5,956 undergrad students. University of Southern Maine offers on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

Student Activities at University of Southern Maine

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of University of Southern Maine's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Southern Maine students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? University of Southern Maine has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Southern Maine has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Southern Maine on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Southern Maine Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.3
In-State Tuition $8,640
Out-of-State $24,300
Percent of Need Met 78.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,441

Is University of Southern Maine a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what University of Southern Maine offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

University of Southern Maine Acceptance Rate 2022

University of Southern Maine is moderately difficult to get into. University of Southern Maine admitted 87% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 5,397 applications received in 2022, 4,695 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Southern Maine

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 66% of students who start at University of Southern Maine come back the next year. Around 34% of students who started at University of Southern Maine earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook University of Southern Maine Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from University of Southern Maine by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with University of Southern Maine directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Southern Maine

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Southern Maine meets 78.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,441 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Southern Maine.

Based on this information, does University of Southern Maine seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Southern Maine a good school for you?

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Where is University of Southern Maine?

University of Southern Maine is located in the urban setting of Gorham, Maine.

If you are interested in seeing University of Southern Maine for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Gorham, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Southern Maine and Gorham are like without leaving home.

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College Info

96 Falmouth Street Gorham, ME 04038

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Southern Maine Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Southern Maine is Feb 15.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Southern Maine is like? There are approximately 7,996 students enrolled at University of Southern Maine, including 5,956 undergraduate students and 2,040 graduate students. 60% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from ME and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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