Husson University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Downtown Bangor, Maine
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Husson University Admissions Overview:

Husson University has an acceptance rate of 80%, making it largely open. Students with good grades, test scores, and a strong application have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, students can fill out an application with the school, or through the Common Application (more information on that below). Interested students will also need to submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation, and a personal statement.

Admissions Data (2016):

Husson University Description:

Husson University is a small private university with the feel of a liberal arts college. Located on a 208-acre campus in Bangor, Maine, the university gives students easy access to outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, camping and boating. The University of Maine is a few miles away. Founded as a business school in 1898, Husson University is now a comprehensive university with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Professional fields in business, health and criminal justice are some of the most popular with undergraduates.

Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. Tuition is significantly lower than most similar private institutions, and the majority of students receive some form of grant aid. The university fields 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The Husson Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,671 (2,833 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $17,035
  • Books: $1,150 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,220
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $29,405

Husson University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,523
    • Loans: $7,456

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Husson and the Common Application

Husson University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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