University of Southern Maine (USM)

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University of Southern Maine can be found in Portland, ME, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. USM has an enrollment of about 10,000 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at University of Southern Maine. A score between 1330 - 1650 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the USM average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. This school has an acceptance rate of 83% with 27% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at usm.maine.edu.

Overall USM Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

82.8%

The overall acceptance rate for University of Southern Maine was reported as 82.8% in Fall 2012 with over 3,900 college applications submitted to University of Southern Maine. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • USM SAT Scores: 1330 - 1650
  • USM ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • USM Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Southern Maine?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Southern Maine, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Southern Maine has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 83.5%
  • 2009-2010: 78.3%
  • 2010-2011: 78.3%
  • 2011-2012: 79.6%
  • 2012-2013: 82.8%
  • Projected USM Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 80.7%

How Does USM Compare?

82.8%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Southern Maine is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of New England85.8%
Saint Joseph's College of Maine77.8%
Bowdoin College15.0%
Bates College24.2%
Thomas College72.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants3,90241.8%58.2%
Admitted3,23141.3%58.7%
Enrolled86844.5%55.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to USM (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 550
Math440 - 560
Writing440 - 540
Total Score1330 - 1650
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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