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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 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, France and Iceland 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 90 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, people here 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 13 conference championships in the last five years, UNE’s student athletes have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25. 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 varsity action in fall 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 2018 edition of "The Princeton Review's" Best 382 Colleges guide.

Location & Contact

Address 11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME  04005-9526
United States
Contact Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@une.edu
Phone: 800-477-4863
Fax: 207-602-5900

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan December 1st Not reported Yes
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 567 520 610
SAT Math 556 510 600
ACT Composite 24 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 0.14%
Black or African American 2.44%
White or Caucasian 67.47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.52%
Asian 5.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 0.9%
Other 22.81%


Male (25.14%)
Female (74.86%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 65%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Jam Fest and Winter Fest

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government, Outing Club, Campus Programming Board, Earth's Eco and Dance Team

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark Division 3 No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 285
Part-time - 314