University of New England


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine


Founded in 1831, the University of New England has two primary locations -- a 540-acre campus in Biddeford, Maine, and a 41-acre campus on the outskirts of Portland. The Biddeford campus is home to the College of Arts and Sciences while the Portland campus houses the College of Pharmacy and the Westbrook College of Health Professions. The Biddeford campus has over 4,000 feet of ocean front property. Undergraduates can choose from more than 30 majors, and the university has notable strengths in biological and health-related fields. Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the UNE Nor'easters compete in the NCAA Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC). The university fields six men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Dental Hygiene, Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Marine Biology, Medical Biology, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4267
Total Grad Students: 1826
Undergraduate Students: 2441
Faculty: 176

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 31%
Percent Female: 69%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford Maine 4005


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 20 25
Math 19 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 470 570
Math 490 590

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 82%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -82%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1400

Other Expenses: 2750

Room and Board: 12020

Tuition and Fees: 30500

Total Cost: 46670

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 10060

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 86%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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