B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A-
University of New England is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference
Address
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005
Website
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University of New England Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1150
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$32,962/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,594/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,594/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,942/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,705/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,821/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,268Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    28%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Athletic
    20%
  • Chill
    20%
  • Nice but naïve and immature; not cultured
    5%
  • Uptight
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.67 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    34%
  • Communal
    24%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Boring
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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Here at UNE you’ll find a very small campus with a friendly student body, staff, and professors. The freshman dorms are borderline claustrophobic, especially if you're a freshman in a triple. Not known for being a party school, this university is usually quiet on weekdays. There are plenty of clubs to sign up for but finding time to go to them can be challenging if you’re devoted to homework and studying. However, the campus does give students the opportunity to participate in some great weekend activities!
If one of your main concerns during a college hunt is the food, I suggest you look somewhere else. As someone who isn’t too picky about what they eat, I can’t say I’m happy with what I’m served. As for the safety of students living on campus I’m shocked at how easy it is for people to walk in and out of dorm buildings. On the flip side, there has never been a time I felt uncomfortable walking around campus by myself whether it be to the Alfond Forum or the beach.
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This school offers excellent academic programs, with teachers who are enthusiastic to help you learn. Drawbacks include difficult and\or uninterested financial aid staff, who are certainly unhelpful and often rude to students. The school also does not provide excellent food service, and despite being on the expensive end for schools opts for a 3rd tier meal plan from Sodexo out of 10 tiers.

Despite some complaints about the school's administration, this school is very much worthwhile to attend. Nowhere else will you find professors and academic staff so very eager to help the students learn, nor will you find such a good community of students and teachers that will allow you to grow as a person and realize your full potential.
At the University of New England we are a fairly small school, which gives the students the opportunity to connect with teachers on a more personal level. Extra help is always available when needed. There are also many fun things to do on campus in down time such as kayaking and going to the beach!