About University of New England

Founded in 1831, University of New England. is a Private college. Located in Maine, which is a city setting in Maine, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,247 full time undergraduate students, and 4,016 full time graduate students.

The University of New England Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 237 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of New England include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate83%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range940-1150
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at UNE are considered Less Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of New England.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
25%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
41%
“We bought the gear”
30%
“We live for the big game”
21%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
43%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
52%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
86%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
14%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
25%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
41%
“We bought the gear”
30%
“We live for the big game”
21%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
43%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
52%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
86%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
14%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
14%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of New England REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    70 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    53 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    72 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    73 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    73 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    73 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    73 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    74 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of New England?

37 Students rated University of New England

Matthew - 05/20/2024

Committing to and attending UNE was the greatest decision I ever made. I do not believe that I would be happy anywhere else and the education I am receiving is of great value. I have had my struggles and issues, of course, but that's to be expected at any school or university. I think UNE was perfect for me with its location on the water and the smaller class sizes.

Irma - 06/30/2022

I love the school, it is the literal definition of what I thought the college experience is. I have made so many friends on and off-campus. the community is great. There is also a lot of involvement with the school. I feel safe all the time, I have never felt like I needed help. People are always there to guide you and make you feel like you belong. There is no discrimination and the school is just amazing as it is.

Clara - 05/23/2022

UNE professors are committed and approachable. Multiple professors were very accommodating when I had a family emergency. The programs were good, but there were limited opportunities to participate in research. It was also difficult to work anywhere that was not on campus. My largest complaint stems from the Student Affairs department. The school required that students live on campus until senior year or until the age 22. Even if 22 or about to be, they made the process very difficult and financial aid was not understanding of the financial burden living on campus put on students. Being a RA provided some relief, but required a huge amount of attention and time that impacted the quality of my academic work. The housing staff also required RA's to log interactions every month, which was uncomfortable in some instances. Previous full time staff in the department had no issue throwing students under the bus if they themselves made an error. Academically this school is great, but the student affairs department is terrible.

Andrew - 05/21/2021

I knew I had to go visit when I met and the adm. staff at my high school. I loved UNE from the moment I step foot on the campus. It's a small school with a lot to offer. The dorms are clean, good size rooms and even as a freshman I had the opportunity to be in a suite. The professors as well as support staff are always available. It has not been easy during the pandemic but the school did a great job addressing many of the obstacles. Regular testing without penalties. If quarantined the extra support from professors as well the availability of mental health services. I also love the location. I can take a very short walk to the beach or be in town in minutes. It's a small town school but it's perfect for me. I look forward to returning for my sophomore year.

University of New England FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of New England?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of New England is 83%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Fill out your financial aid materials on time by your state's deadline. Make sure to get really good grades in high school and study, even if you don't have to. TRy to be more friendly and keep God on your side.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of New England has a lot of promise, has beautiful scenery, and offers its students a wide range of opportunities for studying, interships, volunteer work, and eventually job options and graduate school.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is outgoing, who loves the outdoors and who is willing to work hard should attend the University of New England. UNE offers great science program that provides any student planning to work in the field of medicine the tools he or she needs to continue on to graduate school. Every student attending UNE is, in one way or another, involved with campus activities. On the weekends there are kayaking and hiking trips , as well as, sporting events the majority of the school attends. Campus community is highly promoted at UNE making it easy for anyone to get invloved.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The options open to those who chose a Liberal Arts education. The departments are small and you get really close to your professors because they aren't as busy as those for the Sciences . Also, the students and faculty in general are very warm and open to other perspectives.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A student who is interested in a science field should attend this school. I also think that you should eba hard working student becasue these classes and assignments can be very tough.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    University of New England takes a personal interest in all of their students. Teachers, faculty and staff all take the time to get to know you personally. Everyone is on a first name basis with each other.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell my friends about my school I don't talk about parties or good food. I brag about the great education I am getting. My school is very challenging, and because of this, I know many people who are transfering after this year. However, I love the challenge. I find that this school is allowing me to find my learning styles and test me so I can work to the best of my abilities. Twenty years from now the excitement of college won't matter, my education will.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    They can be a bit silly sometimes but overall they are very serious.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Honestly there is nothing i found out after i started going here that would have effected my decision by nowing it beforehand.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the course requirements for freshmen and sophomores because I already know everything I am learning in these first 2 years from high school and none of those courses pertain to my major which is occupational therapy.

    Read all  10 answers
  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Sometimes people can be closed minded about money. Some people just assume since you go to that school that you can afford everything and anything your heart desires. But at the same time nobody is perfect and they just haven't experience poverty so you can't really blame them.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Being a very good college to go to. Highly recognized by Maine residents. Having the downtown close by and there are a ot of things to do.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most of my professors know my name except for my Chemistry lecture, where I am 7167. I love Mar 105, Marine biology, with David Guay. I least like Chemisty, where the professor could care less about any one student. The classes where teachers know your name, class participation is common. Students aren't very competitive, but there is some, but mostly jokingly about how they fail a quiz. The education is about getting a job, but also learning. I'm a marine Biology major. It is a very well run department, and the labs are very new and up to date.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best part about the school is the vicinity to the beach. It is right on the ocean, and the surrounding area is a summer beach house town. The town of Biddeford is very sketchy, and nothing happens there. I would change the food, I don't think there is one person that brags about the dining hall. There isn't anything that says college town about Biddeford, its an old rundown mill town. There is no school spirit, here and the sports are very sub par. I spend a majority of my time at the beach, and in the lounge.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I would say this school is for people who know exactly, what they want to major in during college. If you are not interested in Biological, and Heath science I would look else where. The students here study a fair, amount. Weekends here on campus are very dead. The students either leave or head off campus to house near by.

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Student Body

Students

75%

female

25%

male

4,247

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,016

Total Grad Students

76%

Out-Of-State

23%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

44

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

27%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
N/A
% White or Caucasian
66%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending University of New England receive some sort of financial aid. 26% were awarded federal grants. While 83% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$35,630

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$13,250

Room and Board

50,280

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$26,594
$30 - $48K
$26,594
$48 - $75K
$30,942
$75 - $110K
$32,705
$110K & UP
$35,821

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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