University of Southern Maine: Statistics

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#1653 of 14,131 In the World
#478 of 2,597 In North America
#432 of 2,496 In the United States
#6 of 19 In Maine
#1 of 3 In Portland
#339 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 14 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
88%
Average SAT
1059
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
6,098
Graduates
1,924
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
usm.maine.edu

University of Southern Maine Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 88% 83% 91%
Applicants 4,774 1,805 2,969
Admissions 4,198 1,505 2,693
Freshmen enrolled full time 776 309 467
Freshmen enrolled part time 32 10 22

2,998 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,081 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
592 or 73%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 958
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Southern Maine are 958-1160 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
28 or 3%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Southern Maine are 20-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 6291 (79%)
Black or African American 476 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 442 (6%)
Hispanic 266 (3%)
Two or more races 225 (3%)
Asian 183 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 67 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 30 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,882
Students receiving aid
97%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,064$7,776
Tuition in-state $8,064$7,776
Tuition out-of-state $21,532$21,348
Fee in-district $1,464$960
Fee in-state $1,464$960
Fee out-of-state $1,464$960

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,092
Combined charge for room and board $10,230
Room charge $5,350
Meal charge $4,880

University of Southern Maine Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 147
Business Administration and Management, General 88 21
Law 77
Social Work 29 47
Social Sciences, Other 69
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 66
Psychology, General 55
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 44 2
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 25 20
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 45
Creative Writing 38
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 36
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 34
Public Policy Analysis, General 21 11
Accounting 30
Political Science and Government, General 30
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 29
Criminology 28
History, General 28
English Language and Literature, General 25
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 25
Computer Science 24
Mass Communication & Media Studies 23
Finance, General 22
Linguistics 22
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 21
Educational Psychology 19
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 18
Economics, General 17
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 16
Mechanical Engineering 16
Special Education and Teaching, General 16
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 15
Environmental Science 14
Public Health, General 1 13
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 13
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 12
Music Teacher Education 10 2
Industrial Technology & Technician 10
Athletic Training & Trainer 9
Environmental Studies 9
Mathematics, General 9
Therapeutic Recreation & Recreational Therapy 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 8
Sociology, General 8
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 7
Curriculum and Instruction 7
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 7
Music Performance, General 7
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 6
Philosophy 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 6
Tourism and Travel Services Management 6
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 6
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse & Nursing 5
Art & Art Studies, General 4
Chemistry, General 4
Fine & Studio Arts, General 4
Music, General 4
Reading Teacher Education 4
Statistics, General 4
Women's Studies 4
Art Teacher Education 3
Biochemistry 3
Cultural Anthropology 3
Health Services Administration 3
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 3
Painting 3
Physical Sciences, General 3
Conducting 2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 2
Adult Health Nurse & Nursing 1
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 1
Music Pedagogy 1
Music, Other 1
Nursing Practice 1
Photography 1
Physics, General 1
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) 1
School Psychology 1
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 1,074 419 90
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 36% 30% 40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 30%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,122
Citations
66,782

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
806 / 29,678
Medicine
562 / 19,259
Psychology
388 / 13,770
Biology
273 / 11,552
Business
262 / 5,383
Environmental Science
236 / 7,048
Sociology
215 / 16,138
Computer Science
196 / 4,222
Economics
164 / 3,107
Mathematics
143 / 2,581
Demography
138 / 4,468
Political Science
135 / 2,778
Art & Design
115 / 714
Engineering
105 / 2,003
Nursing
100 / 2,899
Public Health
94 / 4,844
Social Psychology
92 / 3,958
Education Majors
86 / 1,649
Health Science
83 / 2,274
Healthcare Management (MHA)
82 / 3,172
Ecology
79 / 2,750
Chemistry
77 / 2,734
Communications and Public Relations
67 / 2,799
Child Psychology
65 / 2,880
History
61 / 79
Physics
55 / 1,500
Gerontology
52 / 1,325
Environmental Management
52 / 1,858
Philosophy
48 / 290
Development Studies
47 / 1,312
Geography and Cartography
47 / 313
Gender Studies
45 / 13,629
Statistics
41 / 1,046
Law
40 / 896
Geology
39 / 1,707
Molecular Biology
39 / 1,587
Oncology and Cancer research
38 / 2,829
Clinical Psychology
38 / 1,621
Family medicine
37 / 1,123
Math Teachers
37 / 513

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 36 145
1992 42 245
1993 48 276
1994 52 374
1995 41 371
1996 52 541
1997 43 618
1998 47 748
1999 64 826
2000 67 871
2001 58 950
2002 72 1090
2003 79 1296
2004 64 1324
2005 87 1551
2006 109 1916
2007 77 2285
2008 88 2577
2009 104 3023
2010 123 3698
2011 107 3936
2012 104 4558
2013 84 5313
2014 101 5411
2015 56 5486
2016 81 5447
2017 69 5342
2018 81 5103
2019 82 5396
2020 128 6102
2021 148 6574

University of Southern Maine alumni

  1. Tony Shalhoub

    Tony Shalhoub
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    dub actorfilm actorfilm producervoice actortelevision producer
    Biography

    Anthony Marc Shalhoub, is an American actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including five Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, six Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Tony Award, and a Grammy Award nomination.

  2. messi

    messi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    children's writerjournalistwriternovelistphotographer
    Biography

    Lois Ann Lowry is an American writer. She is the author of several books for children and young adults, including The Giver Quartet, Number the Stars, and Rabble Starkey. She is known for writing about difficult subject matters, dystopias, and complex themes in works for young audiences.

  3. Chellie Pingree

    Chellie Pingree
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the University of Southern Maine
    Studied in 1973
    Occupations
    businesspersonfarmerpolitician
    Biography

    Chellie Marie Pingree is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Maine's 1st congressional district since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, her district includes most of the southern part of the state, including Portland and Augusta.

  4. Luke Robinson

    Luke Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    erotic photography modelprofessional wrestler
    Biography

    Luke Barry Robinson is an American professional wrestler.

All 25 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names USM
Founded 1878
Motto Connecting You with Tomorrow
Academic Calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff 1,226
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 96 Falmouth St
Portland, Maine, 04103
United States
City population 68,000
Phone 2077804141
Fax +1 (207) 780 5640

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