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University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine

96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103
Phone: (207) 780-5670

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is a multi-campus, public university located in the state’s largest metropolitan hubs. As an active and engaged member of our surrounding communities, USM prepares students to play vital roles in the diverse economic, civic, social, and cultural fabric of Maine and beyond. Each of USM's three distinct, environmentally friendly campuses, located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston, allow you to experience the very best that Maine has to offer from classic New England towns to bustling cities, as well as the extensive resources of the university. USM offers a robust selection of on-campus and online courses and degree programs in liberal arts; STEM disciplines including a new cyber security lab; business; and visual and performing arts; as well as an exceptional Honors Program. Our 22 nationally recognized Division III athletics programs offer student-athletes the opportunity to compete at conference, regional, and national levels. Our teams win their regional championships, including baseball, women's basketball, and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track teams, and our student-athletes regularly earn All-American and Academic All-American honors. The university mascot is Champ, the Husky. USM’s faculty members include Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellows, advisors to state and local government, and acclaimed authors all dedicated to putting classroom theory into real-world practice by involving students in community issues. Their commitment to excellence and innovation is one way in which USM fulfills its mission of learning, engaging, and giving back to the communities it serves, often providing a strong foundation to community members looking to solve complex challenges regionally, nationally, and even globally. USM students bring curiosity, a strong work ethic, intelligence, and a desire to succeed. This close-knit collaboration of talent has created and supported an in-depth network of alumni and community partners across Maine and beyond. A USM education emphasizes connections for active learning through internships, service learning, and volunteership. Internships help students transition from their college experience to using their professional skills in a work environment. Students also benefit by gaining experience in chosen career paths and exploring different career choices. These experiences have become a valuable part of many graduates' resumes: In the year 2015, 1545 students completed academic for-credit internship experiences, completing a total of 170,075 hours with over 300 area employers and non-profit organizations. Because of the University of Southern Maine’s prime locations, students have access to a wide range of opportunities with state and local government, triple-A sports teams, leading teaching hospitals, and a variety of music and performing arts venues—opportunities not readily available in larger or more populous states.

Quick Facts

School Type:
4-year; Public; Co-ed College
Campus Setting:
Small/Medium City
Total Enrollment:
Incoming Freshman:
Religious Affiliation:
No Religious Affiliation
Applicants Admitted:
Application Deadline:
Not Reported See Admission
Highest Degree Offered:


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