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University of Southern Maine

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1878
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 8,287
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $20,513,000
Admissions Address

37 College Avenue
Gorham, ME 04038

Website

http://www.usm.maine.edu

Admissions E-mail

usmadm@usm.maine.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Deborah Daeris
Admissions office telephone: (207) 780-5670
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: N/A
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://apply.maine.edu Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $75 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 0
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 3
History 2 3
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 16 0

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 78%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 78%
Total applicants: 3,642
Total acceptances: 2,830
Total freshman enrollment: 965
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,532
Male acceptances: 1,179
Male freshman enrollment: 403
 
Female applicants: 2,110
Female acceptances: 1,651
Female freshman enrollment: 562
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 17%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 9%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 70%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 78%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 29%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 94%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 550
Math: 440 – 540
Combined: 880 – 1090

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 1.0%
600-699 11.0% 8.0%
500-599 37.0% 38.0%
400-499 42.0% 44.0%
300-399 8.0% 9.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 7%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 33
Math: 18 – 26
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% 1.0% 11.0%
24-29 16.0% 18.0% 23.0%
18-23 67.0% 57.0% 43.0%
12-17 13.0% 24.0% 23.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

 



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