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Founded in 1878, University of Southern Maine. is a Public college. Located in Maine, which is a city setting in Maine, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,189 full time undergraduate students, and 1,666 full time graduate students.
The University of Southern Maine Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 249 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Southern Maine include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at USM are considered Less Selective, with ,18% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
31% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 5% were in the top quarter, and 1% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Southern Maine.
71 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
65 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
82 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated campus facilities 3.5 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated University of Southern Maine
Haven’t quite began classes yet, however, all the help I have received from my advisors has been next to none. Very kind and helpful people. Did visit the campus a few years ago while I was in high school, beautiful place.
I enjoy attending USM and have found it to be a supportive learning environment. All of my Professors have been accessible and helpful with any questions I have. The same goes for my academic advisor. While I do not live in the dorms, I do eat some meals in the school dining hall and have always found the food very good.
The University of Southern Maine is a great school with a high chance of getting in no matter who you are. It has many great fields of study and most of the teachers are really nice and help you out when you need it. I give them a four out of five star rating.
University of Southern Maine is one of the best colleges with professors and small class sizes that adhere to academic excellence. I strongly recommend it to students considering to puruse their degree programs, undergraduates, graduates and certificate courses. USM offers flexible services, students can take courses online, part=time and full-time.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Southern Maine is 80%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would encourage myself to look more deeply into what school I chose, as my last year's school was a horrible fit for me, and I ended up being miserable. Generally when I'm unhappy, I don't do too well in the school work department, and this had a bad effect on my grades last year, which was a huge waste of money that I don't have. Also, I would tell myself that closer to home is better, that way if I need a break I can have easy access to my friends from back home.
The majority of non traditional students brings an amazingly diverse range of experiences and views. This helps to shape your understanding of the workd and other professionals you will someday work with.
financial aid because the people working there are very rude and don't help
I would have to say the athletics, I love the teams here and how they do a lot of things for charities and communities.
It is a public university
My classmates were, generally speaking, a good mix of traditional and non-traditional students, who were friendly, school-oriented, and racially and culturally diverse.
The one thing I'm finding frustrating is finding help figuring out financial aid. I've contacted the office and for some reason the secretarial staff keep giving me the run around offering their advice and then telling me that should help and you only need an appointment with a counselor if my loans don't cover everything. I never end up talking to an actual financial aid advisor/counselor. I feel kind of lost in figuring out student loans and not sure if I'm covering my bases to be sure my tuition is fully covered.
Before I transferred to USM I was at another school in the University of Maine System. I wish that I had known before transferring that my core credits for my major wouldn't transfer. Had I known this before I came to the school I would have better planned out my class schedules so that I would still be on the traditional 4-year path.
There are some smaller classes, but also larger lectures, which give you variety, especially if you don't want the professor targetting you (which sometimes they tend to do). If you like variety, then come here, there is city life AND rural life to choose from, although living in a dormis always in Gorham. Student apartments are available in Portland for the city dwellers.
The art program at USM is top notch. The professors are accessible and full of good information. The Gorham campus is beautiful with lots of greenery and the students are friendly and full of energy. You can grow as an artist and teachers encourage you to go beyond your own expectations to really challenge yourself. Porfessional artists are invited to campus to view student's work and USM gives students the opportunity to make connections in the real world.
My program is very well developed, I like the facilities we have a lot.
A student looking for a school where they can party and have fun, passing their classes by staying inconspicuous would not find what they are loking for here. If the student is judgmental and close-minded of diversity they should stay away. If the student does not enjoy an urban setting full of opportunities for meeting new people and exploring new experiences the University of Southern Maine would be a poor choice for them.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
94% of students
attending University of Southern Maine receive some sort of financial aid.
47% were awarded federal grants.
While 68% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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