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The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts, with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses and unique study abroad opportunities. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the sciences, health, medicine and humanities; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and 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. 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.

UNE's 6,429 students are enrolled in a wide variety of academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in six colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine, the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, the Westbrook College of Health Professions, and the online College of Graduate and Professional Studies. At the undergraduate level, UNE has approximately 2,749 students enrolled from 35 different states and several foreign countries in more than 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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Students applying for admission should submit a completed application, a $40 nonrefundable application fee, transcripts of all academic work (high school and college), and scores on either the ACT or SAT. Students who do not use English as their primary language must submit TOEFL scores. Students applying for admission should have completed a curriculum that includes English, mathematics, science, and social sciences. International students must also complete an International Student Supplemental Application.

The undergraduate freshman admission application deadline is February 15. Applications received after this date are reviewed on a space-available basis. There is a nonbinding December 1 early action application deadline with a December 31 notification date. Applications for the spring term are accepted through December 1.

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 daily Monday through Friday, and Saturday tours are also available. For more information about visiting UNE, visit www.une.edu/admissions.

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Applicants
Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA
3.30

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 580
SAT Math
490 - 590
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

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Academic Programs

UNE's 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. 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 University and is designed to prepare students for living informed, thoughtful, and active lives in a complex and changing society.

UNE's Student Academic Success Center provides a wide range of services to assist students with 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, and information and access to job listings and job fairs.

Majors and Degrees Offered

UNE offers highly competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of areas.

Bachelor degrees are offered in animal behavior, applied exercise science, applied mathematics, applied social and cultural studies, aquaculture and aquarium science, art and design media, 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, laboratory science, liberal studies, marine sciences, medical biology (pre-dental, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre–physician assistant studies, and pre–veterinary science), neuroscience, nursing, ocean studies and marine affairs, political science (including pre-law), pre-pharmacy, pre–physical therapy, psychology, public health, secondary education, sociology, and sport and recreation management.

Master's degrees are offered in biological sciences, education, marine sciences, medical education leadership, nurse anesthesia studies, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, public health, and social work.

Doctoral degrees offered include dental medicine (D.M.D.), education leadership (Ed.D.), osteopathic medicine (D.O.), pharmacy (Pharm.D.), and physical therapy (D.P.T.).

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
499
with Terminal Degree

288
Women
211
Men
25
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
87%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
61%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
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 2014-2015, full-time (12 to 18 credits) undergraduate comprehensive annual costs are $46,750. This includes: Full-time tuition $32,880
Room and Board $12,670 (traditional double occupancy)
General Services Fee $1,200

Financial Aid

Approximately 98% percent of full-time undergraduate students received some form of financial assistance. The average package was $26,000, including scholarships, grants, loans and employment. The University of New England has an extensive academic scholarship program with awards ranging from $3,000 to $18,000 per year. The Office of Financial Services uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as its primary application for institutional, federal, and state aid programs.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,880
Required Fees
$1,200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,350

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

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

Direct Lender
No

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UNE's campuses offer a variety of cultural and social events and students are encouraged to become involved in activities, clubs and sports. Popular interests include scuba diving, skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, music, theater, photography, community service, and student leadership development programs.

UNE's Department of Athletics operates an NCAA Division III varsity athletics program. Varsity sports for men are basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse and soccer. Varsity sports for women are basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,749
Out of State
67%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

3.08%
Asian
1.58%
African-American
74.63%
Caucasian
18.95%
Unknown

71% female
29% male
67% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

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Location

The University of New England has two campuses located in picturesque southern Maine communities and a third campus in Tangier, Morocco.

UNE's Biddeford Campus is located on a beautiful site in Biddeford, Maine, where the Saco River meets the Atlantic Ocean. With more than 4,000 feet of water frontage, enjoying the ocean comes naturally to students. The campus is home to the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, which offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree. With more than 540 acres, the Biddeford Campus is also home to the Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences, a modern 80,000-square-foot science education facility, the Marine Science Center and the Harold Alfond Forum. UNE's quintessential historic New England campus in suburban Portland is home to the College of Dental Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, and the Westbrook College of Health Professions, which offers undergraduate programs in Dental Hygiene and Nursing and graduate programs in Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Social Work. The College of Dental Medicine, which opened in the fall of 2013, is the only one of its kind in Northern New England and is housed in the state-of-the-art Oral Health Center. The 41-acre Portland Campus is also home to the Center for Global Humanities, the Art Gallery and the Maine Women Writers Collection.

UNE's third campus is in Tangier, Morocco, and offers students the opportunity to spend a semester or academic year abroad, taking English-language classes in their regular courses of study while discovering the culture of Morocco and the city of Tangier at no additional cost. UNE's campus location offers easy access to downtown, the main beach, and the major cultural activities the city has to offer.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Both the Biddeford and Portland Campuses feature buildings with a variety of uses to support the needs of the University community. On the Biddeford Campus, classroom and office spaces are housed in several facilities across campus. Several research facilities are on campus, including the Marine Science Center; the Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences, with biology and chemistry labs as well as lecture halls, classrooms, a gross anatomy lab, and UNE's medical school facilities; the Pickus Center for Biomedical Research, and the Peter and Cécile Morgane Hall, a science center providing additional classrooms and an undergraduate teaching laboratory. The Department of Creative and Fine Arts offers a dedicated building that provides faculty offices and studio space for drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting and photography.

On the Portland Campus, Ludcke Auditorium is used for a variety of academic programs. Coleman Dental Hygiene Building houses classroom, clinic and faculty space. The Blewett Science Center, home to UNE's nursing program, consists of science labs and classrooms, and the Clinical Simulation Program (CSP), which provides customized training and education for students and health professionals. Proctor Hall is also a classroom building and is home to the Proctor Learning and Career Center. The Josephine S. Abplanalp Library houses study space and computer labs, as well as the Maine Women Writers Collection. The College of Pharmacy is a LEED-certified academic and research facility with teaching and research laboratories and a lecture hall. The College of Dental Medicine has its administration offices in historical Goddard Hall, and the Oral Health Center is a teaching clinic and simulation facility.

Both campuses also provide a variety of facilities in support of community life. The 55,000 square-foot Campus Center on the Biddeford Campus houses both a sports complex and student union. The student union provides multipurpose rooms, snack bar, the University bookstore, and offices. The sports complex includes a gymnasium with indoor track, collegiate swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center, racquetball courts and athletic training room. The Harold Alfond Forum, a 106,000 square-foot facility on the Biddeford Campus, features an ice hockey rink, a basketball court, classroom and lab space, a fitness center, and multipurpose rooms and administrative offices. UNE’s Big Blue Turf Field (one of only a few at colleges in the country) is home to UNE’s field hockey and lacrosse teams. The Finley Recreation Center on the Portland Campus also provides a variety of fitness, health, wellness, and recreational programs and includes a gymnasium, fitness center, and multi-purpose rooms.

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 are required for graduation by most majors and provide valuable learning situations that increase a student’s exposure to job-related opportunities. Students also have the opportunity for vibrant study-abroad experiences. For the same cost as a semester or academic year on campus in Maine, students can study at UNE’s Tangier, Morocco campus or in Seville, Spain and take courses in Spanish and intercultural communication as well as 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 offer other exciting opportunities 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

UNE's campuses offer a variety of cultural and social events and students are encouraged to become involved in activities, clubs and sports. Popular interests include scuba diving, skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, music, theater, photography, community service, and student leadership development programs.

UNE's Department of Athletics operates an NCAA Division III varsity athletics program. Varsity sports for men are basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse and soccer. Varsity sports for women are basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
63%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Suburban
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)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
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
6

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
Dell/Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lisa Peron
Staff Assistant

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

Phone
207-602-2847

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
Harold Alfond Forum (Athletics)
A virtual tour of our campus is available: http://www.youvisit.com/tour/une/80248

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

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday. Open selected Saturdays.
8.30 - 4.30
207-602-2847

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
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

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.
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Key Stats

Applicants
2,749
Size
Acceptance Rate
1070
SAT Scores

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