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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 in Biddeford and Portland, Maine, and Tangier, Morocco, 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.

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Overview

Applicants
5,087
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.35

Test Scores


Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
599
with Terminal Degree
338

361
Women
238
Men
46
Minority
13
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Aquaculture.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Animal Behavior and Ethology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Corporate Communications.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Education, Other.
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Human Nutrition.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other.
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
  • Dentistry.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Medical Informatics.
  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.


Students Say

With its prime location on the southern coast of Maine, the University of New England is known for preparing students for careers in healthcare and the sciences and for “creating socially, environmentally, and intellectually aware students to effectively change the world around them through liberal arts education.” A small school with less than 5,000 undergraduates (roughly 75 percent of the student body is female), students say that around UNE, things are mostly “studious, not too many party animals around here.” Despite the university’s continued growth in recent years, students still appreciate small class sizes when they can get them, with one student saying that “the class sizes are small enough to have one-on-one interaction with your professor, but they are not too small.” With “high-intensity courses to prepare you for the future” and “internships, research, and job [opportunities],” students praise the connections they develop at UNE. The school’s location is a boon for marine biology and other similar science majors, with one student noting that the “location of campus with all ecosystems available” was a key reason for choosing UNE. Professors at UNE “truly care about their students and their dreams to succeed”; they are “enthusiastic about teaching and excited to teach.” Some students do note that “the higher-level classes are more meaningful,” and some “professors are rarely available out of the classroom.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
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 Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


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

Peter Makuck
Poet

Marjorie Sharmat Weinman
Children's Book Author

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,285

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,278

Average Need-Based Loan
$1,056

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
96%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$45,393

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,300
Required Fees
$1,320
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,790
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,423
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

75% female
25% male
70% are out of state
53% are full time
47% are part time

Students Say

As one student puts it, “UNE is definitely a melting pot. People of all races, ethnicities, genders, [and] personalities” come together in a single school. Not all students agree with this assessment, though, seeing their peers as “mostly white [and] mostly upper-middle class.” UNE students generally are “super friendly and supportive,” while still being “very driven students who put academics before anything else.” The school “foster[s] a student body that tends to be passionate about the environment,” which makes sense for a university that, as one student describes it, is “mostly science majors.” One student sums up the atmosphere on campus by explaining, “Every university has students that come to college for athletics or the social atmosphere, although at UNE many of the students are academics first and student involvement second.” Even so, the prevailing opinion of UNE students is that “everyone is extremely friendly and always willing to help you out no matter what.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

While there are school-sponsored events on campus, such as the popular Bingo Night, many students gripe that UNE “is not a very lively campus” and that there’s “not much to do here in terms of fun” unless there’s an athletic event going on. “Most people focus mainly on their studies,” students agree, and the vibe is “definitely focused on academics as opposed to partying, though there are definite social offerings as well.” Those students with cars often make the twenty-minute drive to nearby Portland “for shopping and restaurants” and in general “spending time in Portland and at the beach is common.” Sports are a big draw, both playing and watching, and “a lot of people participate in Division III sports.” Even so, some students feel as though their peers “seem primarily focused on school and then leave on the weekends.” As the school continues to expand, parking needs grow, too, as do the need for more dorm space.

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Hahna Patterson

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

guidelines listed on our website

Documentation Required for ADHD

guidelines listed on our website

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

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
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
70
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

19% participate in intramural sports
9% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Nor'Easters)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Women's Sports (Nor'Easters)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UNH

Sustainability

93/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
17%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell/Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jeff Croteau
Administrative 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 Center
Alfond Health Science Center
UNE Beach (on Atlantic Ocean and Saco River)
Danielle N. Ripich Commons
Harold Alfond Forum (Athletics)
A virtual tour of our campus is available: une.edu/admissions/undergrad/virtual-tour

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Portland Old Port - Shops and Entertainment
Freeport - LL Bean and Outlet Shopping
10 Big Mountain Ski Resorts
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: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
dates vary, visit une.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit

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
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

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 round-trips daily between Portland (POR) and Boston North Station (BON), serving 8 communities in between. Visit the Amtrak Downeaster website for the UNE ShuttleBus schedule to from the Saco Transportation Center. Concord Coach Lines and Greyhound 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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