As an American Sign Language Interpreting major, I have had some very rewarding but difficult classes. My professors within the Linguistics department have been incredibly knowledgeable and helpful to their students. I know that for required courses (often with larger classes), bring a less dedicated professor. If it were not for my major (not offered in my home state), I do not think that I would have chosen this school. Tuition is expensive for out of state students, the campus is mostly commuter, most dorms are disliked by students, and the food is terrible. The split life living between two campuses does sound nice in theory: both the city scene and a quiet residential area. But all live on Gorham and unless one has a car, the only way to get to Portland is by the shuttle (which is only at certain times during the day). Overall, I do love my major and classes at USM. I wish that there was a larger community on campus and that the school stressed the importance of community more.