Guidelines and pricing

For local businesses interested in advertising with The Free Press, read our Local Rate Card 2019-2020 for information on submission guidelines and pricing. For national advertisers, read our National Rate Card 2019-2020. For USM student groups, read our Student Rate Card 2019-2020.

To place an advertisement or to request more information, e-mail [email protected], or call (207) 780-4084 Ext: 3.

We reserve the right to reject advertising. We do not accept discriminatory ads.

About USM

The University of Southern Maine is the largest of the seven campuses in the University of Maine System. USM has three campuses, Portland (pop. 67,067, Gorham (pop. 17,381) and Lewiston-Auburn (pop. Lewiston 36,102 and Auburn 22,940)

The Free Press prints 2,200 issues each edition, which are delivered on the Portland and Gorham campuses as well as several off-campus locations in Portland and Gorham.

USM By The Numbers

(As of Spring 2018)

7,263 Total Enrollment
5,562 Undergraduates
1,457 Graduate Students
244 Law Students

60.9% Female
39.1% Male
83.3% Maine Residents
16.7% Non-Maine Residents
Average Student Age is: 27
1,023 Live On Campus
7,405 Live Off Campus