High School Students

The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers 53 majors and 74 minors, with many exciting opportunities to learn through research, internships, and community engagement. We're committed to providing an excellent college education that is affordable and meaningful to you.

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a closer look at our three campuses through our interactive, virtual tour. You decide where to go, what to see, and how long to stay!


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Visits & Online Experiences

While our in-person visits and campus tours are limited, there are still many dynamic opportunities for you to learn about our thriving academic community from home. Attend an informational webinar about our university or a specific academic program, schedule a one-on-one video chat with a current student or an admissions counselor, and more. We’re excited to connect with you!

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Three Vibrant Campuses

Our university is a welcoming community of nearly 8,500 students — representing 48 states and 25 countries — spread among three dynamic campuses. Our lively, urban campus in Portland — Maine’s largest city and the region’s economic and cultural capital — is connected via the METRO Husky Line to our expansive, residential campus in Gorham, where students can choose a Living Learning Community that fits their lifestyle. Our close-knit Lewiston campus in Central Maine offers a small college atmosphere with lots of service-learning opportunities in the surrounding communities.

Students from a Living Learning Community

Living and Learning on Campus

Immerse yourself in the college experience by living on our beautiful Gorham campus. Choose from six residence halls and an array of Living Learning Communities, where you will be surrounded by peers with similar interests and have special access to professors and staff, exclusive programming and services, and invitations to targeted social events. You'll be at the center of the action — whether it's Husky athletics, music and theatre performances, student activities and community service events, or campuswide entertainment, there's always something fun and exciting happening.

Internship and career-building opportunities

Internship and Career-Building Opportunities

Gain valuable experience through USM's strong community partnerships. You'll have opportunities for hands-on learning, working with global businesses, local governments, Triple-A sports teams, top teaching hospitals, theatre and music venues, community service agencies, and more. Connecting with the community through internships is a vital part of the USM experience.

Huskies' baseball at USM

NCAA Division III Athletics

Realize your potential in the classroom, on the team, and in the community as a student-athlete at USM. We compete in 22 NCAA Division III men's and women's programs and are regular contenders in post-season play. For players and fans alike, Husky athletics is a big part of the USM experience. We value the lessons learned by being part of — and supporting — our teams.

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Online Information Sessions

Learn more about the USM academic experience — such as majors, internships, and other real-world learning opportunities — plus why we’re an affordable option, and the steps of the application process. Connect with an admissions counselor and a current student, and get answers to your questions through this 60-minute online event.

Early Study Aspirations Program

Early Study Aspirations Program

Get a head start on college and earn college credits with our Early Study Aspirations Program. It's an academic-year program for qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses at USM. Plus, you can gain college experience before you graduate from high school.

USM by the Numbers

19 average class size
295 full-time faculty
4 ways to access USM: 3 campuses + online

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