University of Southern Maine Overview
University of Southern Maine is a public institution located in Portland, Maine. The location of University of Southern Maine is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is University of Southern Maine Known For?
- The highest award offered at University of Southern Maine is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Southern Maine Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Southern Maine.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards University of Southern Maine has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Southern Maine?
Contact details for University of Southern Maine are given below.
|Address:||96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103|
How Do I Get Into University of Southern Maine?
You can apply to University of Southern Maine online at: https://beech.unet.maine.edu/eapp/pls/eaMenu.logon_index_page
Admission Requirements for University of Southern Maine
|High School GPA||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Southern Maine?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.
Average Test Scores
About 92% of students accepted to University of Southern Maine submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 460 and 570.
Can I Afford University of Southern Maine?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of Southern Maine, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,833 a year. That adds up to $27,332 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at University of Southern Maine is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,754 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,062 full-time undergraduates at University of Southern Maine, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Southern Maine students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||292|
|Hispanic or Latino||134|
Maine students aren't the only ones who study at University of Southern Maine. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 35 countries are represented at University of Southern Maine. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Canada, and China.
Online Learning at University of Southern Maine
The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Southern Maine has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Maine for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of University of Southern Maine
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Southern Maine was 6.4%. This is the #1,571 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Southern Maine regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Southern Maine majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||11%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||6%|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||21%|
|Communication & Journalism||10%|
|Communication & Media Studies||10%|
|Mental & Social Health Services||50%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||44%|
|Other Social Sciences||18%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||11%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Southern Maine ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Southern Maine.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Social Sciences||#6|
|Other Health Professions||#24|
|Teaching English or French||#40|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#51|
|Communication & Media Studies||#71|
|Communication & Journalism||#103|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#137|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#142|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#185|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#336|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#336|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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