University of Southern Maine: Review & Facts

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University of Southern Maine is a medium four-year, public school with 7,740 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1878 and is one of the 3 colleges located in Portland, Maine.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
113
Good
Several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are offered at University of Southern Maine.

University of Southern Maine deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 113 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Nursing, and Social Work. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
64%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at University of Southern Maine is relatively low at 64% (below Maine average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at University of Southern Maine is low: 37%. Approximately 43% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at University of Southern Maine is decent - 16:1. Learn more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,600
High
Average tuition charges are fairly high - about $17,300 per year. The additional fees at University of Southern Maine beyond tuition are around $1,300, which comes to $18,600 per year.

Read the details about University of Southern Maine additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
88%
Easy
As reported in recent data, 3,402 applications were submitted and 2,986 were accepted; so it is easy to become a student at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score info at University of Southern Maine in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,900
Medium
University of Southern Maine offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of Southern Maine, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
University of Southern Maine offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,100 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low: approximately $4,900 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at University of Southern Maine. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, University of Southern Maine appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of Southern Maine Location and Maps



Post Address: University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103, USA
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