University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Southern Maine, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Southern Maine Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Southern Maine was awarded 48 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is tourism and travel services marketing operations.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University of Southern Maine as #1,470 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

University of Southern Maine is also ranked #11 out of 23 schools in Maine.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Southern Maine?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Southern Maine is 83%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that University of Southern Maine is a good fit for you.

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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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Southern Maine  ( 460 to 570 )
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800
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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University of Southern Maine Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, University of Southern Maine is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Southern Maine is 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100
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100

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 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at University of Southern Maine is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100
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100

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University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,675 undergraduates at University of Southern Maine with 4,062 being full-time and 2,613 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Southern Maine Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Southern Maine is $12,339. 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 +
$8,753 $9,295 $12,684 $16,543 $17,027

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your 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 right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine is a public institution situated in Portland, Maine. The city atmosphere of Portland makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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 65 majors graduated from University of Southern Maine. Of these students, 1,128 received undergraduate degrees and 509 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
Nursing 147 $56,000
Business Administration & Management 121 $41,100
Allied Health Professions 75 $31,400
Other Social Sciences 70 $26,600
Communication & Media Studies 66 $30,100
General Psychology 57 $30,200
General Biology 44 NA
Political Science & Government 34 NA
Marketing 33 $38,400
Accounting 33 $44,300

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 3,393 students took at least one online class at University of Southern Maine. This is an increase from the 3,352 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,393 1,020
2017-2018 3,352 959
2016-2017 2,954 779
2015-2016 2,836 785
2013-2014 2,874 762

Learn more about online learning at University of Southern Maine.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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