University of New England

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Hills Beach Road

Biddeford, ME 04005

Phone: (207) 283-0171
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 15
application deadline

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#87 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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University of New England is a private institution that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,637, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 540 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of New England's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 87. Its tuition and fees are $33,145 (2013-14).

The University of New England (UNE) has two different campuses in Maine. One campus is located in Biddeford, where the Saco River flows into the Atlantic Ocean, and offers the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The UNE campus in Portland is home to the College of Pharmacy and the Westbrook College of Health Professions. Students at the University of New England can choose from more than 30 undergraduate majors and graduate programs including medicine and health.

University of New England students who live on the Biddeford campus can participate in more than 50 clubs and attend the school’s many annual events, such as a semi-formal dance and a Thanksgiving dinner. Students at Biddeford can also play recreational sports or try out for the UNE Nor’easters varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference. The UNE Portland campus offers about 20 student organizations and events, such as an overnight trip to Canada.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of the University of New England is to educate men and women to advance the quality of human life and the environment. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is Maine's only medical school and New England's only osteopathic medical school. The College of Health Professions is organized around an innovative model for integrated, interdisciplinary health care education. UNE educates more Maine students in the health professions than any other college or university. The College of Arts and Sciences features a unique Marine Science Center that combines education, research and marine animal rehabilitation in one facility.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1831
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $27,113,621


When applying to University of New England, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at University of New England is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 86.1%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of New England is 13:1, and the school has 48.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of New England include: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Psychology; and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 52%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 30%
Health Professions and Related Programs 25%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 15%
Psychology 6%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5%

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Student Life

University of New England has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,637, with a gender distribution of 30.7 percent male students and 69.3 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus. University of New England is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,666
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of New England offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. University of New England also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of New England, 44 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of New England.

Students who have cars on campus 44%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $33,145 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,000 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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