You never know where a connection might take you. Our connections between faculty, students and alumni run deep; University of Southern Maine (USM) is everywhere you need it to be. If cost alone were the key measure of value, USM would be a great buy. But affordability, academic quality, range of undergraduate and graduate choices, and an unwavering commitment to your success all add up to make USM one of the best higher education values available in the Northeast region.
Courses that average 25 to a classroom are part of the equation for a great education. At USM, you’ll experience a mix of small classes, lectures, and seminars. And you’ll have opportunities to work with your professors both in and out of the classroom—on research and service-learning projects, for example. You’ll tackle big ideas and hatch innovative solutions as you get to know professors who are passionate about teaching.
'Affordable Colleges Online' rank University of Southern Maine #6 for a High Return on Investment.
AACSB and ABET accreditation, among many others.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) available.
Home to the largest public university in southern Maine, an economic driver for the region.
Nationally acclaimed dining ("Best small town food cities in America" - The New York Times and Bon AppétitMagazine).
An urban hub supportive of entrepreneurs, research and internship opportunities.
State public university, founded in 1878.
Located in New England, a region noted as a top educational hub.
Maine's largest city possessing historic charm with a cosmopolitan feel.
Considered one of the USA's Most Livable City – Forbes.com
Schools & Colleges of University of Southern Maine
Schools & Colleges
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
College of Management and Human Service
College of Science, Technology, and Health
Muskie School of Public Service
School of Business
School of Education and Human Development
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Environmental Health and Life Sciences
School of Music School of Nursing
School of Social Work
University of Maine School of Law