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University of New England Overview

University of New England is a private not-for-profit institution located in Biddeford, Maine. The suburban atmosphere of Biddeford makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is University of New England Known For?

533 Undergraduate Awards
$47,935 Avg Cost After Aid
81% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UNE have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UNE.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 52% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UNE makes roughly $46,300 a year. This is 13% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average UNE student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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University of New England Rankings

UNE is ranked #300 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. UNE also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Maine ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UNE has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#53 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#297 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNE.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Osteopathic Medicine Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Medical Illustration & Informatics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Most Popular Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNE has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#30 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search
#60 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#77 Highest Paid General Biology Graduates College Factual
#85 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of New England?

Location of University of New England

Contact details for UNE are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, ME 04005-9599
Phone: 207-283-0171
Website: https://www.une.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofnewengland
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/unetweets

How Do I Get Into UNE?

You can apply to UNE online at: https://www.une.edu/admissions/undergrad/how-to-apply

Admission Requirements for UNE

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNE?

81% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
93% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 81%, UNE may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to UNE submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of New England  ( 520 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of New England  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800
UNE received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of New England  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of New England  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of New England  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of New England?

$47,935 Net Price
96% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNE is $47,935. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNE, approximately 96% of students took out student loans averaging $10,248 a year. That adds up to $40,992 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNE is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of New England Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,425 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,275 undergraduate students at UNE, with 2,425 being full-time and 1,850 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNE

There are also 3,208 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,425 full-time undergraduates at UNE, 31% are male and 69% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNE

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of New England students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNE Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 81
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 2,139
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 147

Geographic Diversity

Maine students aren't the only ones who study at University of New England. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 16 countries are represented at UNE. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, France, and Spain.

Online Learning at University of New England

3,836 Took All Classes Online
3,967 Took At Least One Class Online
27.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at UNE. In 2017-2018, 3,967 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNE has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Maine for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNE

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of New England was 27.0%. This is the #743 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNE regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNE majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 17%
Educational Administration 29%
Health Professions 5%
Public Health 13%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNE ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNE.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Medical Illustration & Informatics #8
Other Education #13
Public Health #17
Social Work #20
Teacher Education Subject Specific #36
Public Administration & Social Service #46
Teacher Education Grade Specific #58
Educational Administration #58
Education #156
Health Professions #219

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of New England Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Social Work 0 0 288 0 288
Public Health 5 5 225 0 235
Osteopathic Medicine 0 0 0 177 177
Educational Administration 0 71 0 85 156
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 0 105 0 120
Nursing 100 0 15 0 115
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 50 58 108
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 92 92
Allied Health Professions 26 0 47 0 73
General Biology 65 0 3 0 68
Health Sciences & Services 68 0 0 0 68
Dentistry 0 0 0 63 63
Health & Physical Education 51 0 0 0 51
Dental Support Services 41 0 0 0 41
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 2 0 32 0 34
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 23 0 9 0 32
Zoology 24 0 0 0 24
General Psychology 23 0 0 0 23
Business Administration & Management 22 0 0 0 22
Natural Resources Conservation 20 0 0 0 20
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 3 8 0 11
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 9 0 0 0 9
Political Science & Government 8 0 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 0 0 0 7
Sociology 4 0 0 0 4
General Education 3 0 0 0 3
General English Literature 3 0 0 0 3
Maritime Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Agricultural Production 2 0 0 0 2
Business/Corporate Communications 2 0 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 2 0 0 0 2
International Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 1 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 1 0 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 533 79 783 475 1,870

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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