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Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

Welcome to Husson University where, for more than 100 years, we have been preparing leaders for the challenges confronting today's global economy. As a university we offer high quality undergraduate and graduate degrees on our Bangor campus and off campus satellite education centers in Presque Isle and South Portland, Maine. Our programs involve hands-on-learning on and off campus. From clinical hospital and pharmacy settings to business opportunities our students develop skills that allow them to transition from the classroom to the work world. Husson's New England School of Communications also serves the needs of professionals for training. Evening and online studies, our off campus sites and individualized programs also serve adult learners. The lives and careers of our 20,000 alumni are a testimony to our success.

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Overview

Applicants
2,460
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 530
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
376
with Terminal Degree
155

197
Women
179
Men
14
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Broadcast Journalism.
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.
  • Network and System Administration/Administrator.
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Computer Software Technology/Technician.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
  • Legal Studies, General.
  • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Ben Sidaway, Ph.D.
Professor, Physical Therapy Program

Erin Owen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology

Marie Hansen
Dean of College of Business, Legal Studies

Sandip Wilson
Associate Professor, Education

Prominent Alumni


Woodrow Cross
President, Cross Insurance

Arthur D. Fuller
Ret. President, Bowater Newsprint Inc.

Joseph F. Dooley
Fmr. President, Duracell

Leo Loiselle
Past President, Institute Management Accountants

James S. Carlisle
CEO, CArlisle Enterprises

Deborah C. Johnson
President, Easter Maine Medical Center

Robert D. O'Donnell
Chairman/CEO, Comm. Bank & Trust, N.J.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,452

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,302

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,248

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
88%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$9,088,119

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,085

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$16,530
Required Fees
$480
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,150

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,498
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,834
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

3.82%
African-American
1.84%
Hispanic
86.42%
Caucasian
1.87%
Unknown
2.83%
International

55% female
45% male
22% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
39%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
OASIS

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Sharon Wilson-Barker

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
1

3% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

7% participate in intramural sports
18% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Eagles)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Eagles)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Maine

Sustainability

86/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
33%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Computer store at the University of Maine at Orono

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Trudy McLeod
Office Manager, Admissions

Address
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401

Phone
800-448-7766

Email
admit@husson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Swan Fitness Center
Campus Center
Student Lounge
Newman Gym
Gracie Theater and Atrium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Bangor Mall
Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park
Hero's Sports Bar
Water Front Concerts
Mountains for skiing

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
March and November Open House events

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
tudorg@husson.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Monday through Thursday only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City bus for local transportation 1 1/2 miles to Bangor International Airport 1 1/2 miles to Concord Trailways, Greyhound Taxi

Driving Instructions to Campus
Interstate 95, Exit 185 to Broadway Broadway to Husson Avenue Husson Avenue to College Circle

Local Accommodations
Contact the Admissions Office for a list of area motels


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