University of New England

University of New England

Biddeford, ME
location
Private
type
Small
setting
75%
25%
student ratio
4,247
total students
Tuition Cost $35,240 | $35,240
in-state | out-of-state
February 15
fall application deadline
83%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
529
sat math
523
sat reading
510
sat writing
23
act composite

Overview

Innovation for a Healthier Planet

The University of New England is a private, top-ranked university offering flagship programs in the health and life sciences, as well as degrees in business, education, the social sciences, and the liberal arts. UNE's three beautiful campuses are home to an active and close-knit student community engaged in rigorous academic experiences.

Innovation drives the University each day. In state-of-the-art facilities in Maine, Morocco and beyond, hands-on learning, interdisciplinary engagement, and global awareness empower the next generation of leaders for New England and the world.

Education that Goes Beyond

An education at UNE goes beyond training and beyond the classroom. Professors include world-class researchers, authors and scholars who help students reach further, working side-by-side with them in the lab, in the field or across the globe.

UNE offers more than 40 undergraduate and 32 graduate/professional academic programs in needed, fascinating fields. UNE is home to Maine's only medical school and the only college of dental medicine in Northern New England. UNE is one of a handful of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission including medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing, and an array of allied health professions. In addition to 27 health sciences disciplines, the full range of liberal arts classes and majors makes UNE a unique participatory, educational environment.

Academic programs ensure that students have plenty of opportunities for extensive fieldwork, clinical experiences, research, internships, and global experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Waterfront Learning on the Coast

Biddeford Campus

UNE's waterfront campus in Biddeford, Maine, offers more than 4,000 feet of scenic shoreline where the Saco River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The local area has a long history as a coastal vacation destination. UNE's campus includes undergraduate student housing, graduate and undergraduate classrooms and labs, a library, cafés, gathering spaces, various athletic facilities and fields, including an NHL-size hockey arena and a basketball arena, and much more.

Portland Campus

A rustic brick port sets the stage for a thriving buy-local economy and hip cultural scene -- with outdoor adventure all around. UNE's Portland Campus, a classic, century-old New England quad just a short drive from the waterfront, anchors UNE's tight-knit, engaged community within this exciting city.

Tangier Campus

UNE set a new study abroad standard with its Tangier, Morocco campus, which features state-of-the-art labs and modern accommodations, as well as easy access to beaches, downtown and cultural attractions. Students can enjoy a semester abroad at our Morocco campus or with partner universities in Spain and France for about the same cost as a semester in Maine.

Adventure at Your Doorstep

On any given weekend at UNE, thrilling adventures await. Students can ride countless miles of mountain bike trails and scenic rural roads, kayak and sail on Casco Bay, camp and hike at hundreds of great parks, or just take in some rays at UNE's own Freddy Beach. With more than 70 clubs and organizations on UNE's campuses, students discover many opportunities to get involved. Whether an academic club, an arts club, student government, a cultural organization, or an outdoor recreation group, like-minded people are ready to welcome new students aboard.

Taking the Field by Storm

UNE athletes -- called Nor'easters after one of the nastiest storms in Mother Nature's arsenal -- strive for success on and off the field. With 11 conference championships in the last five years, 87 percent of the university's teams average a GPA of 3.0 or higher. UNE's intercollegiate teams compete at the Division III level in men's basketball, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Football will see its first action beginning in 2018. Varsity women's sports include basketball, cross-country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball.

A Sound Investment

According to "U.S. News & World Report," UNE is one of the 'Best Regional Universities in the North.' UNE was included in the 2016 edition of "The Princeton Review's" Best 380 Colleges guide. In addition to recognition for academic quality, UNE is receiving attention as an outstanding educational investment. The prestigious Brookings Institution recently ranked UNE the Maine college or university most likely to increase students' career earnings, and Forbes magazine listed UNE as one of the top American institutions for return on investment.


Location & Contact

11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005-9526
USA

Peter Heeley

Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: 800-477-4863
Fax: 207-602-5900
Email: admissions@une.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Aquaculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Animal Behavior and Ethology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Corporate Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

83% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,883
    • Accepted4,056
    • Acceptance Rate83%
    • Enrolled4,247
    • Female Applicants3,523
    • Females Accepted2,948
    • Female Acceptance Rate83%
    • Male Applicants1,360
    • Males Accepted1,108
    • Male Acceptance Rate81%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$40
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.33
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 523 470 570
    • SAT Math 529 470 580
    • SAT Writing 510 460 560
    • ACT Composite 23 21 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,240
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,240
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,290
    • Room and board *$13,580
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,247
    • Male Student Percentage25%
    • Female Student Percentage75%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.12%
    • Black or African American2.68%
    • White or Caucasian65.72%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.57%
    • Asian4.57%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.12%
    • Two or more races.8%
    • Unknown or International Student25.15%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.28% representing 6 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students70% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 65%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Student Government, Outing Club, Campus Programming Board, Earth's Eco, Dance Team
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes Division 3 No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty568
    • Full-time Percentage48%
    • Part-time Percentage52%
    • Female Percentage59%
    • Male Percentage41%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 2,360 students to 183 faculty


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