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Study at University of Southern Maine

Founded in 1878, the University of Southern Maine, commonly called USM, is a multi-campus public university. It is part of the University of Maine System. The three primary campuses of the university are located in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. According to the Princeton Review's 2006 listings, USM is among the “best Northeastern colleges”. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Lewiston-Auburn College
  • School of Applied Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • School of Business
USM's athletic teams are nicknamed the Huskies. The university participates in the NCAA Division III in the Little East Conference.

Profile of University of Southern MaineThe campus of University of Southern Maine is in Portland, ME, which is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of Southern Maine include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

University of Southern Maine Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 540.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Southern Maine is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 10, 453 students enrolled (7, 752 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
A lot of students at University of Southern Maine attend part-time. The school offers students meal plans. University of Southern Maine values student athletics, and belongs to the Little East Conference.

University of Southern Maine Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts353social studies, English, sociology, creative writing, political science, history, liberal arts and sciences, economics, . . .
Education and Teaching255teacher ed, special ed, reading teaching, school Counselling, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, music teaching, adult education, . . .
Business and Management247business management, accounting and finance, accounting, business administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine173registered nursing, nurse practitioner, mental health nursing
Media92communication studies, mass communication
Family and Social Work86social work, public policy analysis, social service professions
Therapy and Counselling80psychology, school psychology
Science76biology, exercise physiology, immunology, physical sciences, geology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement43criminology
Art Studies36art studies
Engineering35industrial engineering, electrical engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33recreational therapy, health and physical education, occupational therapy, athletic trainer, exercise science
Conservation and Resource Management21environmental science, environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering16computer science
Music15music performance, music, music theory and composition
Mathematics14mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Medical Support and Technology11health diagnostic professions
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy
Medical administration9health care administration, environmental health
Engineering Technician0manufacturing tech
Contact: University of Southern MaineUniversity of Southern Maine

96 Falmouth St

Portland, ME 04103

General Phone: (207) 780-4141

http://www.usm. maine.edu

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