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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Our Biddeford Campus is open for a limited number of individual, in-person campus visits Mon-Fri. These visits last about 45 minutes and include a personal meeting with an admissions counselor and a campus tour. Our office is also excited to support future students with additional online opportunities. Click the link below for the most up to date information on in person and virtual opportunities. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
UNE is a private university located in Biddeford, Maine in the Portland, ME Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,367 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UNE acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine. Graduating 63% of students, UNE alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference

University of New England Rankings

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UNE Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1050-1240
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$34,445/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,199/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    53%
  • Online
    46%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,367Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,082
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    30%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Athletic
    18%
  • Chill
    18%
  • Nice but naïve and immature; not cultured
    5%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Uptight
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.71 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    31%
  • Communal
    22%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Boring
    18%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Unsupportive
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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A joyous & stimulating path to becoming a doctor! UNE has amazing faculty at both the undergraduate & professional level. UNE offers strong academics, research & volunteer opportunities while providing personalized support. We are now a 2nd-generation UNE family!
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My daughter is a freshman in the 2020-2021 academic year. She has a mix of in-person & remote classes. Even during the pandemic, UNE prioritizes hands-on learning for health professions (with thoughtful precautions). We appreciate this!
The only class I took was online. See my previous entry (below):
I only took one class but it was unnecessarily difficult, a fact compounded by the odd requirements of the institution. We were not allowed to go over tests, or even view them. We were not allowed to use scratch paper during the test. We were required to purchase an approved webcam FROM UNE, which was faulty and used when it arrived. The instructors blame the institution and the institution avoids the questions. The class itself, I believe to compensate for the online nature of the course, assigned a plethora of unnecessary and often unrelated tasks, such as discussions, multiple hands-on labs that were unrelated to the material, journal entries, online labs and multiple projects that were time-consuming and pointless. All this was in addition to the textbook readings and the recorded lectures. Overall, it was a poor experience for me.