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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNE.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UNE has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of New England?
Contact details for UNE are given below.
|Address:||11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, ME 04005-9599|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UNE?
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.
Can I Afford University of New England?
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
There are also 3,561 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,367 full-time undergraduates at UNE, 30% are male and 70% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of New England students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||29|
|Hispanic or Latino||6|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNE has changed over the last few years.
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|
|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|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#36|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#46|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#58|
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.
*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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