The University of Southern Maine (USM) is a public urban comprehensive university located in southern Maine, a region cited as one of the most livable in the country. It is a member of the University of Maine System.

The University has the following academic units: College of Arts and Sciences; School of Applied Science, Engineering, and Technology; School of Business; College of Education and Human Development; College of Nursing and Health Professions; Lewiston-Auburn College; the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service; and the University of Maine School of Law.

The University of Southern Maine is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The nursing programs of the College of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the National League for Nursing. The athletic training program within the College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The College of Education and Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International.

Several departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Applied Science, Engineering, and Technology, and the Muskie School of Public Service are accredited through specialized agencies. The University of Maine School of Law is approved by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools.

Ranking Profile:

- University of Southern Maine is ranked 118th in the category "Regional Universities (North)" by US News 2012.

- Placed in Tier 3 in the Category "Universities-Master's (North)" by US News 2010.

- Listed among the “Best Northeastern Colleges,” according to The Princeton Review's 2007 listings.

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America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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