At the University of Southern Maine (USM), you'll have exciting opportunities for engagement in the classroom, in the lab, and in the community. Wherever you are in your academic career, our goal is to make your admissions experience smooth and positive, every step of the way. Welcome to USM!
USM is committed to academic quality that is affordable, flexible, and meaningful. Choose from a broad spectrum of programs, with both on-campus and online options. Our three campuses are located at the heart of Maine's most vibrant region, creating exciting opportunities for community engagement, including internships, service learning, and undergraduate research.
Graduate education at USM is designed to be flexible and highly relevant to the economic, health, and civic needs of our region and the communities we serve. We offer master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as certificates of advanced study (post-master's) and graduate certificates (post-baccalaureate), some of which are offered completely online.
At USM, international students from around the world contribute to the growing multicultural environment of our region. We provide ongoing advising and support services to help our international students — both undergraduate and graduate — take full advantage of university and community resources, engage with the community, and achieve their goals while at USM.
If you aren't able to make it to campus for a visit or want to see a little more before booking your campus tour , take a virtual look around our three distinct campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. Our interactive 360º photos will give you a peek inside our dorms, classrooms, labs, and other spaces on campus.
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The Costello Sports Complex is a state of the art facility designed to meet the needs of USM students and staff, as well as the surrounding communities.
The University of New England prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world and, in so doing, empowers them to improve the health of people, communities, and our planet.
Our expansive, holistic vision of a healthier world goes beyond physical well-being. It encompasses emotional and intellectual fulfillment — as well as economic opportunity — for individuals, prosperous and supportive communities, and cooperative environmental stewardship across the globe. Bringing that vision to life requires the deep involvement of all of our programs , often working in novel cross-disciplinary combinations, including the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts , business, and policy — as well as the health professions.
As Maine's leading provider of health professionals, we build on a legacy of top-ranked health professions programs (including Maine's only medical college and physician assistant program , and Northern New England's only dental college ) and our national leadership in interprofessional health care education .
Students at our two beautiful seaside Maine campuses, and in our array of online degree and certificate programs, are supported by our exceptional commitment to experiential, on-site learning; the uncommon research opportunities we offer (especially to undergrads); our dedication to fostering an inclusive, welcoming community; and our belief in the importance of cross-cultural fluency. UNE students study abroad at five times the national average, participating in programs that include partnerships in Spain, France, and Iceland — and our one-of-a-kind jewel of a campus in Tangier, Morocco.
Our University has a proven reputation for financial stability and prudent management of resources. We have an A3 rating from Moody's Investor Services and an A+ credit rating from Fitch Ratings . We have re-invested $100 million into campus and program enhancements in the past five years, allowing us to grow and evolve while providing a valuable and enduring return on your educational investment.
UNE students engage in a lively, respectful marketplace of ideas, where they gain not only the knowledge of their chosen disciplines, but they also acquire the habits of mind (such as critical thinking) and general professional competencies (such as how to collaborate and communicate effectively in a variety of settings) that give them the lifelong skills and flexibility to meet the challenges of our world and to become active leaders in creating its future.
The University of New England offers a comprehensive health education mission including medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing, and an array of allied health professions. As a s tudent in the health professions at UNE, you are engaged in the transformation of global health sciences education, with unique interprofessional opportunities that prepare you to practice comprehensive, collaborative, team-based, and patient-centered care.
In addition to our flagship health sciences disciplines, we offer a full range of liberal arts classes and majors, with internationally recognized scholars in the sciences and humanities.
The University of New England has been included in the 2020 edition of The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges guide. This highly selective list includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. UNE was selected based on its high-quality academic offerings, optimal locations in Maine and Morocco, competitive cost and size.
U NE is recognized for its return on investment to its graduates, appearing on the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges for 2019.
We are also ranked as one of the "Best Universities" in the North that offer "a full range of undergraduate and master's programs" in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."