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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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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 the International Student Supplemental Application.

The undergraduate admission application deadline is February 15. Applications received after that 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 University of New England at an open house or for an information session and tour. Information sessions and tours are held daily Monday through Friday; Saturday tours are also available on select weekends throughout the year. Prospective students can register for a tour at www.une.edu/visit.


Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA
3.33

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 600

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

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs


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.

Bachelor’s 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/middle education, english, environmental science, environmental studies, global studies, sustainability and business, health, wellness and occupational studies, history, laboratory science, interdisciplinary studies in the humanities (including pre-law), marine entrepreneurship, marine sciences, medical biology (pre-dental medicine, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre–physician assistant, and pre–veterinary medicine), neuroscience, nursing, nutrition, marine affairs, political science, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, psychology, public health, secondary education, social work, sociology, and sport and recreation management.

Master’s degrees are offered in applied nutrition, biological sciences, education, health informatics, marine sciences, nurse anesthesia, occupational therapy, physician assistant, public health, and social work.

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

Majors and Degrees Offered


An education at UNE goes beyond training and beyond the traditional. 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.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
568
with Terminal Degree
342

333
Women
235
Men
45
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Animal Sciences
  • Animal Sciences, Other
  • Aquaculture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Nutrition

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Public Health
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Public Health, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History
  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biopsychology
  • International/Global Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Outdoor Education
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work
  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Chemical Technology/Technician

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Sociology
  • Sociology


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
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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Steve 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
53%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


The costs for undergraduate students per academic year for 2016–17:
Tuition: $34,380;
Room and board: $13,250;
Fees:$1,250.

Financial Aid


In 2015–16, 98 percent of all full-time students received some form of financial assistance. The average package was $27,000, including scholarships, grants, loans and employment. The University of New England has an extensive academic scholarship program. Merit awards range from $4,000 to $20,000 per year.


Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,380
Required Fees
$1,250
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,250
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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 Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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UNE offers a variety of cultural and social events and encourages students to become involved in activities, clubs and sports. Popular interests include scuba diving, skiing, hiking, biking, varsity and intramural sports, swimming, surfing, music, theater, community service and student leadership development programs.

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, student athletes at UNE have a cumulative grade point average of 3.37. Our 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 beginning in 2018. Varsity women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball.

The personal attention students receive from faculty both in and out of class, and the quality of faculty as experts in their fields are key strengths of the UNE experience. Students appreciate their faculty members as mentors and trust them as accomplished scholars who impact their fields. From designing coastal trails and restoring wetlands on campus to caring for patients in need, UNE faculty members work side-by-side with their students and are recognized by their peers and other leaders for their expertise. UNE faculty members are national award recipients, Fulbright scholars, authors and world-class researchers, and they share their knowledge unselfishly with their students.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,247
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

75% female
25% male
70% are out of state
56% are full time
44% 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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Location


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. Within its 540 acres, the Biddeford Campus is the hub of undergraduate student life from its vibrant campus clubs and athletics teams, to its innovative study and living spaces.

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.

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, several research facilities are on campus, including the Arthur P. Girard 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. The Biddeford Campus includes undergraduate student housing, graduate and undergraduate classrooms, labs and a makerspace; cafés and innovative study and gathering spaces in the new Danielle N. Ripich Commons; and various athletic facilities and fields, including an NHL-size hockey arena, blue turf field, basketball arena, and much more.

The Portland Campus houses Maine's only College of Dental Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, and the Westbrook College of Health Professions, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in several allied health fields. The 41-acre campus also includes the Center for Global Humanities, Art Gallery and Maine Women Writers Collection. The Blewett Science Center, home to UNE’s nursing program, consists of science labs and classrooms. UNE’s Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center, which provides customized training and education for students and health professionals, is also on the Portland Campus.

Off-Campus Opportunities


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 sun 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, like-minded people are ready to welcome new students aboard


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

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
70
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

21% participate in intramural sports
8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Nor'Easters)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
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

92/99
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
No

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 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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

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
Yes

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 Perron
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 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: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

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
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 four round-trips daily between Portland (POR) and Boston North Station (BON), serving 8 communities in between. Concord 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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