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University of Southern Maine Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Southern Maine ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Southern Maine Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Southern Maine was awarded 7 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, University of Southern Maine is ranked #1,155 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

University of Southern Maine also holds the #11 spot on the Best Colleges in Maine ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Southern Maine.

Is It Hard to Get Into University of Southern Maine?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Southern Maine is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 83%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Southern Maine  ( 490 to 590 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Southern Maine  ( 460 to 570 )
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University of Southern Maine received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Southern Maine  ( 19 to 25 )
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Learn more about University of Southern Maine admissions.

University of Southern Maine Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Southern Maine, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Southern Maine is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Southern Maine

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Southern Maine is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 13% for first-time, full-time students at University of Southern Maine, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at University of Southern Maine

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,110 undergraduates at University of Southern Maine with 3,901 being full-time and 2,209 being part-time.

University of Southern Maine Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

University of Southern Maine scored 54.85 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  54.85 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Southern Maine Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Southern Maine is $12,180. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Southern Maine

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,874 $9,350 $13,260 $16,311 $16,691

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Southern Maine, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,748 a year. That adds up to $26,992 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.

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How Much Money Do University of Southern Maine Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University of Southern Maine with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,700 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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See which majors at University of Southern Maine make the most money.

Location of University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine is a public institution located in Portland, Maine. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University of Southern Maine

Contact details for University of Southern Maine are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103
Phone: 207-780-4141
Website: www.usm.maine.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/USouthernMaine
Twitter: http://twitter.com/USouthernMaine

University of Southern Maine Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 82 majors graduated from University of Southern Maine. Of these students, 1,123 received undergraduate degrees and 508 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 144 $41,100
Nursing 143 $56,000
Allied Health Professions 82 $31,400
Communication & Media Studies 68 $30,100
Other Social Sciences 53 $26,600
General Biology 52 NA
Marketing 42 $38,400
Social Work 41 $27,600
General Psychology 39 $30,200
General English Literature 32 $23,500

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Southern Maine along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Southern Maine

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,352 students took at least one online class at University of Southern Maine. This is an increase from the 2,954 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,352 959
2016-2017 2,954 779
2015-2016 2,836 785
2014-2015 2,793 738
2013-2014 2,874 762

Learn more about online learning at University of Southern Maine.

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