From the School

The University of New England (UNE) is an independent, coeducational, comprehensive university committed to academic excellence and the enhancement of the quality of life for the people, organizations, and communities it serves. The university fosters critical inquiry through a student-centered, academic environment rich in research, scholarship, creative activity, and service while providing opportunities for acquiring and applying knowledge in selected clinical, professional, and community settings.

UNE's 5,587 students are enrolled in a wide variety of academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional levels in four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Westbrook College of Health Professions, the College of Pharmacy, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine (housing Maine's only medical school). The College of Dental Medicine, UNE's newest college, is scheduled to welcome its first class in 2013. At the undergraduate level, we have approximately 2,790 students enrolled from 35 different states and several foreign countries in over 40 undergraduate degree programs.

UNE traces its history to 1831 with the founding of Westbrook College, one of Maine's oldest institutions of learning. Today's university represents the joining of three unique higher education institutions through the combining of St. Francis College and the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1978, and Westbrook College in 1996.

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From The School

The university welcomes applications from prospective undergraduate students who are seriously pursuing an education of high quality. UNE has a February 15 freshman regular application deadline, and a December 1 (non-binding) early action application deadline with a December 31 notification date. Transfer and international students have a Dec 1 application deadline for January admission, and a March 15 application deadline for September admission. Applications received after deadline dates are reviewed on a space available basis.

Students applying for admission are expected to submit a completed application, a $40 nonrefundable application fee, transcripts of all academic work (high school and college), two letters of recommendation, a written essay and scores on either the ACT or SAT (TOEFL is required of students whose primary language is not English). International students must also complete an International Student Supplemental Application. Students applying for admission should have completed a curriculum that includes English, mathematics, science, and social sciences. Those considering majors in the life or health sciences should show strength and preparation in mathematics and science. All prospective students are strongly encouraged to visit the campuses of the University of New England for an information session and tour. Tours are held week days and on select Saturdays. Appointments may be requested by letter, online at our website, or telephone.

Overview

Applicants
2,055
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 570
SAT Math
470 - 580
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

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Academic Programs

All undergraduate programs at UNE have a core curriculum as a common thread. Designed to provide a foundation in the liberal arts, the core reflects the values of the college and is designed to prepare students for living informed, thoughtful, and active lives in a complex and changing society. It provides an innovative common learning experience for all UNE undergraduates. It invites students to explore four college-wide themes (1) Environmental Awareness, (2) Social and Global Awareness, (3) Critical Thinking: Human Responses to Problems and Challenges, and (4) Citizenship. Skills of communications, mathematics, and critical thinking are taught throughout the core.

Student Support Services provides a wide-range of services to assist students with psychological and emotional health, academic support, educational and career planning, and equal opportunities during their academic experience. The Office of Career Services provides academic and career exploration assistance, assistance in applying to graduate schools, self-assessment and personal interest exploration, resume help, job listings, and job fairs. Learning Assistance Services, another department within Student Support Services, offers a comprehensive array of academic support including placement testing, courses, workshops, tutoring, and individual consultations.

Majors and Degrees Offered

UNE offers highly competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of areas. The university confers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, Master of Social Work, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Pharmacy, and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees along with several post-graduate and graduate certificate programs.

Bachelor degrees are offered in: animal behavior, applied exercise science, aquaculture and aquarium science, art education, athletic training, biochemistry, biological sciences, business, chemistry, communications, dental hygiene, elementary education, English, environmental science, environmental studies, health wellness and occupational studies, history, liberal studies (including pre-law), marine sciences, mathematics, medical biology (health and medical sciences tracks for pre-dental, pre-medicine, and pre-veterinary), neuroscience, nursing, political science, psychology, psychology and social relations, sociology, and sport management.

Various minors, a pre-physical therapy designation, an accelerated pre-physician assistant program, pre-pharmacy, and secondary education certification (Teacher Certification Program) is also available at the undergraduate level.

Masters degree programs are offered in biological sciences, education, medical education leadership, nurse anesthesia, marine sciences, occupational therapy, physician assistant, public health, and social work. Doctor degree programs are offered in education, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy. Graduate certificate programs are offered in medical leadership and public health.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
241
with Terminal Degree
116

121
Women
120
Men
9
Minority
6
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
86%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Steve Shannon, D.O.
President, AACOM (Am. Assoc. Coll. of Osteo. Med.)

Peter Makuck
Poet

Marjorie Sharmat Weinman
Children's Book Author

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For 2011-2012, full-time (12 to 18 credits) undergraduate comprehensive annual costs are $42,520. This includes:
Full-time tuition $29,430
Room and Board $12,020 (traditional double occupancy)
General Services Fee $1,070

Financial Aid

In 2011-2012, 98% percent of all full-time freshmen received some form of financial assistance including scholarships, grants, loans and employment. The Financial Aid Office uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as its primary application for institutional, federal, and state aid programs. The University of New England has a generous scholarship program based on academic performance with scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $18,000 per year.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,382

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,475

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,227

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,507

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,933

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,940
Required Fees
$850
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,150
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

Both campuses offer a variety of cultural and social events. The Student Senate plays a vital role in the student life at both campuses and supports various events and programs through funding derived from the General Services Fee.

The university encourages students to become involved in activities, clubs, and sports. Popular interests include scuba diving, skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, music, theater, photography, and community service. There are over forty student clubs and organizations between the two campuses as well as an extensive student leadership development program.

UNE's Athletic Department operates an NCAA Division III varsity athletics program. Varsity sports for men are basketball, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and; varsity sports for women are basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball. Intramural teams in basketball, floor hockey, softball, skiing, and volleyball are popular. The new $20 million Harold Alfond Forum is a 106,000 square-foot facility featuring an ice hockey rink, basketball court, classroom and lab space, a fitness center and multipurpose indoor practice courts.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,736
Out of State
59%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

76% female
24% male
59% are out of state
88% are full time
13% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

The University of New England has two campuses located in the picturesque southern coastal beach communities of Maine. The 540-acre Biddeford Campus in Biddeford, home to the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, is situated on a beautiful coastal site where the Saco River flows into the Atlantic Ocean and includes more than 4,000 feet of water frontage. Located 20 miles to the north is the Portland Campus, home to the Westbrook College of Health Professions, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Dental Medicine, set on 41 acres in a quiet residential setting in Portland. Students at both campuses can enjoy the vibrant social life offered in nearby metropolitan Boston (located 90 miles to the south of Biddeford) or Portland and the dynamic outdoor recreational activities that have made Maine a prime tourist destination. Southern Maine is conveniently serviced by a number of airlines at the Portland International Jetport and by bus and train service with stations in Biddeford/Saco and Portland, making our campuses very accessible to all areas of the Northeastern United States and beyond.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Both the Biddeford and Portland Campus feature 45 buildings with a variety of uses to support the needs of the university community. The $8 million Marine Science Education and Research Center on the Biddeford Campus is the only facility of its kind on any university campus. It features flow-through seawater laboratories and a marine mammal rehabilitation center. The Pickus Center is a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility on the Biddeford Campus. Laboratory space in the Peter and Cecile Morgane Hall includes two biology labs, two chemistry labs, two physics labs, one biochemistry lab, one genetics lab, and several small research labs with associated prep rooms. The George and Barbara Bush Center houses The Windward Cafe, The Bush Legacy Library, The Bush Memorabilia Exhibit space and a President's Board Room. The College of Pharmacy building houses classrooms, a pharmacy practice lab, a sterile products lab, a pharmaceutics lab, a drug information center and six research labs. The Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences on the Biddeford Campus is a state-of-the-art science education facility and a major medical, health and natural sciences resource for the region. The collections of the Jack S. Ketchum Library (Biddeford Campus) and Josephine S. Abplanalp Library (Portland Campus) provide access to over 150,000 volumes and print journals, more than 22,000 print and electronic full-text journal titles, and 6,000 electronic books.

Computer laboratories are conveniently located throughout each campus and in each library (also providing access via the Internet to many computer databases) along with campus-wide wireless technology service. Other academic facilities include Decary Hall, Gregory Hall, Marcil Hall, and Stella Maris Hall on the Biddeford Campus and Alexander Hall, Alumni Hall, Blewett Science Center, Coleman Dental Hygiene Building, Hersey Hall, Parker Pavilion, and Proctor Hall on the Portland Campus.

Both campuses also provide a variety of facilities in support of community life. The 55,000 square-foot Campus Center on the university Campus houses both a sports complex and student union. The sports complex includes a gymnasium with indoor track, collegiate swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center, racquetball courts and athletic training room. The student union provides multipurpose rooms, snack bar, University bookstore, and offices. UNE's Big Blue Turf Field (one of only a handful at colleges in the US) is home to UNE's Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. The new $20 million Harold Alfond Forum is a 106,000 square-foot facility on the Biddeford Campus featuring an ice hockey rink, a basketball court, classroom and lab space, a fitness center, and multipurpose rooms and administrative offices. The Finley Recreation Center on the Portland Campus provides a variety of fitness, health, wellness, and recreational programs and includes a gymnasium, fitness center, and multi-purpose room. Both campuses provide residence halls and dining halls for residential students. The Biddeford Campus has ten residence halls, including the recently completed Sokokis Hall.

Off-Campus Opportunities

UNE is committed to supplementing the traditional learning process with practical applications. All students are encouraged to participate in cooperative education programs, field placements, and practicums. These experiences provide valuable learning situations and increase a student's exposure to job-related opportunities, and they are required for graduation by most majors. Students also have the opportunity to arrange a study-abroad experience. For the same cost as a semester on campus in Maine, students can enroll in the UNE semester in Seville, Spain; take courses in Spanish and intercultural communication; and choose from a variety of courses in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and the arts taught in English by the host university. Faculty-led short-term travel courses are another way to study abroad. Students and faculty meet throughout the term to prepare for travel academically and practically through readings, lectures, and coursework

Student Organizations & Activities

Both the Biddeford and Portland Campus feature 45 buildings with a variety of uses to support the needs of the university community. The $8 million Marine Science Education and Research Center on the Biddeford Campus is the only facility of its kind on any university campus. It features flow-through seawater laboratories and a marine mammal rehabilitation center. The Pickus Center is a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility on the Biddeford Campus. Laboratory space in the Peter and Cecile Morgane Hall includes two biology labs, two chemistry labs, two physics labs, one biochemistry lab, one genetics lab, and several small research labs with associated prep rooms. The George and Barbara Bush Center houses The Windward Cafe, The Bush Legacy Library, The Bush Memorabilia Exhibit space and a President's Board Room. The College of Pharmacy building houses classrooms, a pharmacy practice lab, a sterile products lab, a pharmaceutics lab, a drug information center and six research labs. The Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences on the Biddeford Campus is a state-of-the-art science education facility and a major medical, health and natural sciences resource for the region. The collections of the Jack S. Ketchum Library (Biddeford Campus) and Josephine S. Abplanalp Library (Portland Campus) provide access to over 150,000 volumes and print journals, more than 22,000 print and electronic full-text journal titles, and 6,000 electronic books.

Computer laboratories are conveniently located throughout each campus and in each library (also providing access via the Internet to many computer databases) along with campus-wide wireless technology service. Other academic facilities include Decary Hall, Gregory Hall, Marcil Hall, and Stella Maris Hall on the Biddeford Campus and Alexander Hall, Alumni Hall, Blewett Science Center, Coleman Dental Hygiene Building, Hersey Hall, Parker Pavilion, and Proctor Hall on the Portland Campus.

Both campuses also provide a variety of facilities in support of community life. The 55,000 square-foot Campus Center on the university Campus houses both a sports complex and student union. The sports complex includes a gymnasium with indoor track, collegiate swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center, racquetball courts and athletic training room. The student union provides multipurpose rooms, snack bar, University bookstore, and offices. UNE's Big Blue Turf Field (one of only a handful at colleges in the US) is home to UNE's Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. The new $20 million Harold Alfond Forum is a 106,000 square-foot facility on the Biddeford Campus featuring an ice hockey rink, a basketball court, classroom and lab space, a fitness center, and multipurpose rooms and administrative offices. The Finley Recreation Center on the Portland Campus provides a variety of fitness, health, wellness, and recreational programs and includes a gymnasium, fitness center, and multi-purpose room. Both campuses provide residence halls and dining halls for residential students. The Biddeford Campus has ten residence halls, including the recently completed Sokokis Hall.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
66%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
84

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Susan McDevitt Church

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational/Neuropsychological evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Psychoeducational/Neuropsychological evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
36
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Nor'Easters)
5 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Women's Sports (Nor'Easters)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.une.edu/studentlife/glbtq/info.asp

Minority Support Groups: www.une.edu/studentlife/multi

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UNH

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
75

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Ingram Micro

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
MaryAnn Caret
Administrative Assistant

Address
Admissions Office
11 Hills Beach Rd.
Biddeford, ME 04005-9599

Phone
207-602-2297

Email
admissions@une.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Marine Science and Research Center
Alfond Health Science Center
UNE Beach (on Atlantic Ocean and Saco River)
The Point Picnic Area
Campus Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Portland City Old Port - Shops and Entertainment
Portland/Cumberland Civic Center
Maine Mall
Kennebunkport Center
Boston City

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday. Open selected Saturdays.
9pm-4pm
207-602-2297

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10am-1pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@une.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
1-night stay for accepted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Portland International Jetport is 17 miles from campus. Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport. The Amtrak Downeaster operates four round-trips daily between Portland (POR) and Boston North Station (BON), serving 8 communities in between. Corcord Trailways, Greyhound, New England Transit and Maine Lines buses serve Biddeford and Portland.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-95 (the Maine Tpke.), take Exit 32(Biddeford) and turn left at the end of the toll gates onto Rte. 111. Follow Rte. 111 (Alfred St.) through the intersection with U.S. Rte. 1, and at the next light turn right onto Rte. 9/208 (Pool St.). Follow Pool St. approximately 4 miles to the university on the left.

Local Accommodations
You have 2 hotel choices near the campus. The Comfort Suites in Biddeford and Hampton Inn in Saco. Information for both hotels can be found on our accomodations website. There are also several bed and breakfast lodging in the area. The Hobson House Celtic Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in historic Saco (207) 284-4113.
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Key Stats

2,055
Applicants
1,736
Size
92%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

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