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 48 states, 30 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, a bucket truck is poised outside one of the Portland Commons residence hall windows.

New construction on our Portland campus

Located within walking and biking distance to the heart of downtown Portland, our Passive House residence hall and eco-conscious student center will open for our summer 2023 term. You'll have access to spacious study areas, a café and brewpub, our Career & Employment Hub, the University Store, and so much more!
A cluster of students ascending and descing an outdoor staircase on our Gorham campus on a bright autumn day.

Three vibrant campuses

Our welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff spans three dynamic campuses. Portland is our lively, urban campus. Gorham is our expansive, residential campus. And Lewiston is our close-knit, small-college atmosphere campus.

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Living & learning on campus

Our beautiful Gorham campus features six residence halls that house ten residential communities. Each themed community offers exclusive activities, events, and learning experiences to help you build connections with your classmates.

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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 a range of other options.

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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