High School Students

The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers over 50 majors and 100 areas of study, 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.


Portland's Old Port

Three Vibrant Campuses

Explore our three dynamic campuses, where you'll have exciting opportunities to get involved in the intellectual, economic, and cultural life of our surrounding communities. Our expansive residential campus in Gorham is the hub of undergraduate life and is closely connected via shuttle to our lively urban campus in Portland, Maine’s largest city, and the region’s economic and cultural capital. Our friendly, close-knit Lewiston campus is accessible, too, and engaged with the surrounding communities of Central Maine.

Living and learning on campus

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 Living Learning Communities, where you will be surrounded by peers with similar interests and have special access to USM 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 going on.

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.

Summer 2014 South African Trip

Cross-Cultural Experiences and Study Abroad

Study for a year, for a semester, or for a summer in exciting locations around the world. You can earn credit toward your academic program with options that help make study abroad more affordable. No matter what your major is, or whether you speak another language, the Office of International Programs at USM will help you find the program that's right for you.

Huskies' baseball at USM

NCAA Division III Athletics at USM

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.

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

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

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