University of New England Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

University of New England College of Pharmacy in Portland
University of New England College of Pharmacy in Portland. BMRR / Wikimedia Commons

University of New England Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,263 (4,247 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 25% Male / 75% Female
  • 56% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,630
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,250
  • Other Expenses: $2,750
  • Total Cost: $53,030

University of New England Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 84%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,329
    • Loans: $12,056

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Dental Hygiene, Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Marine Biology, Medical Biology, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Swimming, Field Hockey, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of New England Mission Statement:

mission statement from the UNE website

"The University of New England provides students with a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service."

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