Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-7000
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Husson University is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution in Bangor, Maine. The school was founded in 1898 and began offering Bachelor of Science degree programs in 1953. U.S. News & World Report categorizes Husson University in Regional Universities (North). The university has a student population of 3,157 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Programs Offered

Husson comprises the colleges and schools of business, health and education, pharmacy, science and humanities, the New England School of Communications, and the Division of Extended Learning. These academic schools offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in several areas, including accounting, biology, business, computer information systems, chemistry, criminal justice, educational studies, English, forensic science, health education, human relations nursing, pastoral counseling, physical education school counseling, secondary education, and software development. Husson also offers adult learning opportunities through the Division of Extended Learning. DOEL programs are offered through Husson’s three campuses — Bangor, Presque Isle, and South Portland — to accommodate adult learners and working professionals. Classes are available at night and allow credits to transfer from previously completed accredited courses.


Husson University has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 1974.


Husson University requires freshman applicants to submit a high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores, as well as an application with a $40 processing fee. Husson University accepts applications on a rolling basis with an August 15 deadline for the fall semester. According to U.S. News & World Report, Husson University had a fall acceptance rate of 75.1% in 2011. Applicants to the pre-professional physical therapy program are encouraged to submit earlier. Some programs, including physical therapy, require students to meet additional prerequisites.

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