University Of New England

University Of New England

The University of New England, also known as UNE, is an independent, private, coeducational university located in Biddeford, Maine, United States. It was established in the year 1938 as New England University College. It became independent in the year 1954. The main campus spreads across an area over 540 acres. It operates campuses in two Maine coastal cities. UNE offers a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in diverse areas of study. The university offers classes through the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • College of Pharmacy

The sports teams of UNE are known as the Nor'easters. The college offers various athletic programs and opportunities. It is a member of the NCAA and competes in the Commonwealth Coast Conference and the ECAC.

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University of New England
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford , ME 04005
General Phone: (207) 283-0171

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University of New England Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching248education, curriculum and instruction, educational admin and supervision, elementary school teaching, art education, education courses
Medical Support and Technology143health service and sciences, dental hygienist, physician assistant, clinical and medical lab science
Medicine137gerontology, osteopathic medicine, public health
Nursing and Emergency Medicine95registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Science76biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, marine biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy73sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Therapy and Counseling71psychology, psychobiology, psychology courses, substance abuse counseling, physical therapy
Family and Social Work54social work
Liberal Arts20American studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management9business management, organizational behavior
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies, environmental science
Agricultural Science and Management2aquaculture
Medical Administration2health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for University of New England in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29332
Master's degree4039
Post-master's certificate101
Postbaccalaureate certificate72
Associate's degree992
First-professional degree1261

University of New England Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of New England had a total enrollment of 3,792 students (3,067 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 30%
First Professional 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 20%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 25%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%

University of New England Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

University of New England Room and Board (2007)

University of New England offers campus housing for 1,066 of its 3,067 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Biddeford, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of New England Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480570
SAT Math470590
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT10%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of New England Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,980
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,980
Room and board $ 10,500
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,475

Financial Aid:
University of New England participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 205000)

University of New England Faculty

University of New England has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*2*
Associate professorcalendar year7$88,1304$79,950
Assistant professorcalendar year3$74,9573$67,038
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year12$89,85811$75,691

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$83,3216$83,873
Associate professoracademic year13$64,47717$66,584
Assistant professoracademic year25$54,48731$54,742
Instructoracademic year13$43,03217$42,778
All faculty totalacademic year68$61,41571$57,174

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of New England Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Commonwealth Coast Conference
Track Commonwealth Coast Conference

University of New England Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Physician Assistant

Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (DO)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets University of New England Apart:

Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%University of New England Female % of student body
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%University of New England % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%University of New England % of degrees in medicine
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%University of New England Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%University of New England % of degrees in science
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 18%University of New England % of degrees in family and social work
Number of students
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Top 19%University of New England Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%University of New England Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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