The two main campuses of mid-sized, "cost-effective" University of Southern Maine are about 10 miles apart, and they bridge "a country town and a city." (There's also a satellite campus in the Lewiston-Auburn area—Maine's twin cities.) Highlights at USM include a "very reputable" and "very demanding" nursing program as well as "extremely strong" business programs. Lectures can be "big" at the lower levels, but "smaller classes" "and one-on-one time with professors" become more readily available as you get into higher-level courses. The faculty here is a mixed bag. "Some professors are fantastic while others are atrocious," sums up a biology major.
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