University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine

The University of Southern Maine (USM), northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. Through our undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, our faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law, and public service. Distinguished for teaching, research, scholarly publication, and creative activity, our faculty are committed to fostering a spirit of critical inquiry and civic participation.

Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

USM is now SAT/ACT test optional! Undergraduate degree applicants are no longer required to submit SAT/ACT test scores to be considered for admission. We now offer Early Action for students interested in an earlier admission decision. Students who apply by November 15 and submit all supporting materials by December 1 will be guaranteed an admission decision by January 15. We no longer require an application fee for undergraduate, non-international applicants.

International students have a $50 non-refundable application fee to cover the additional costs of processing international documents. To pay that fee please go to the USM Undergraduate Application Fee webpage.

Transfer

Over 40% of USM students are adults. We understand the limited time you have available and recognize that the process of transferring credits can seem overwhelming and complicated. We are prepared to help you every step of the way. Our Admissions Officers can provide you with unofficial transfer credit evaluations to give you an idea of which credits will transfer. Official credit evaluations are completed and sent to admitted students several weeks after admission. Contact a Transfer Counselor at (207) 780-5670 or admitusm@maine.edu or visit usm.maine.edu/transfer.

International students have a $50 non-refundable application fee to cover the additional costs of processing international documents. To pay that fee please go to the USM Undergraduate Application Fee webpage.

Additional Information

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All the way up until the time you graduate, you have somebody who has your back and is there to help whenever you need it.

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Address

P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104, United States of America

Phone number

(207) 780-5670

Region

New England

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