We offer 50+ majors, 70+ minors, and a variety of ways to learn through hands-on experience. At the University of Southern Maine (USM), we aim to provide you with an excellent, affordable, and meaningful education.

Did you know?

  • Get personalized course selection and goal-setting support for your first semester
  • Our student body represents 37 states, 12 countries, and various stages of life
  • Portland is Southern Maine’s cultural and economic capital and the largest city in the state
  • The METRO Husky Line stops on our Gorham and Portland campuses — and USM Huskies ride for free
  • Internships and service-learning experiences connect you with surrounding communities
On the left, alternating diagonal mass timbers frame the portico of our new Career & Student Success Center. On the right, two wings of our Portland Commons residence hall are visible.

New buildings on our Portland campus

Our new eco-conscious McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success and Portland Commons residence hall are open! The new buildings offer student services, a dining hall, plenty of lounge and study areas, our University Store, and even a café and brewpub. Housing is available for ages 22+ with the option for 12-month contracts.

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Three vibrant campuses

Our welcoming community spans three dynamic campuses. Portland is our lively, urban residential campus. Gorham is our expansive, quieter residential campus. And Lewiston is centrally located for area residents interested in healthcare-related programs.

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Living on campus

We offer housing options on our Gorham and Portland campuses. Gorham is a quiet, suburban environment where you can build relationships. Portland is a busy, urban campus, which is great for internship access as a junior or senior.

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Career-building opportunities

Our faculty, alumni, and community partnerships open doors to real-world experiences. We foster connections with local and global businesses, Triple-A sports teams, teaching hospitals, performing arts venues, and various other options.

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Find an education that will offer challenges, inspiration, and introduce you to extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds who will help shape the way you view the world.
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