Innovation for a Healthier Planet


Be a part of the University of New England, a private, top-ranked university offering flagship programs in the health and life sciences, as well as degrees in business, education, the social sciences and the liberal arts. UNE’s three beautiful campuses are home to an active and close-knit student community engaged in rigorous academic experiences.

Innovation drives us each day. In state-of-the-art facilities in Maine, Morocco and beyond, hands-on learning, interdisciplinary engagement and global awareness empower the next generation of leaders for New England and the world.



Our education goes beyond training, beyond the classroom and beyond your comfort zone. Our professors include world-class researchers, authors and scholars who will help you reach further. You will work side-by-side with them in the lab, in the field and across the globe.

We offer more than 40 undergraduate and 32 graduate/professional programs in needed, fascinating fields. Whatever path you choose, you will make important connections and have life-changing opportunities.

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According to U.S. News & World Report, UNE is one of the "Best Regional Universities in the North." UNE was included in the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges guide. In addition to recognition for academic quality, UNE is receiving attention as an outstanding educational investment.

The prestigious Brookings Institution recently ranked UNE the Maine college or university most likely to increase students’ career earnings, and Forbes magazine listed UNE as one of the top American institutions for return on investment.



  • #2

    In the nation for alumni reporting high "Job Meaning," according to PayScale.

  • 90 %

    of 2014 graduates were employed or accepted into graduate/professional programs within six months of graduating.

  • 97 %

    of our graduates responsibly manage their student loan obligations.

  • #1

    was UNE’s 2014 ranking among public and private colleges and universities in Maine for 20-year student return on investment, according to PayScale. Nationally, UNE ranked in the top 15%.

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  • US News

  • Princeton Review 380 Best

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Take the Field by Storm

We call our athletes nor’easters after one of the nastiest storms in Mother Nature’s arsenal. Our athletics teams, a serious source of UNE pride, have a history of blowing through the competition. The Harold Alfond Forum boasts world-class athletic facilities. Nor’easters strive for success on and off the field – even with 11 conference championships in the last five years, 87 percent of our teams average a GPA of 3.0 or higher. #gonoreasters

Our intercollegiate teams compete at the Division III level in:

  • MEN’S basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse and soccer (coming soon: football).
  • WOMEN’S basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball (coming soon: rugby).



Are you inspired to join the community of students pursuing degrees in our bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional programs? Our Offices of Admissions are here to help you understand the application process and secure financial assistance. Find out more by visiting the admissions pages listed here.

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UNE offers prestigious programs at the graduate and professional levels.

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Discover our online-only graduate degrees, certificates, post-master’s classes, professional education opportunities and post-baccalaureate courses.

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UNE in the News

Karen Houseknecht works with students
Karen Houseknecht works with students

UNE opioid research featured on 'NECN'

On Friday, November 12 NECN aired a special report about addiction research at UNE. The cable news network interviewed Ed Bilsky, Ph.D., vice-president of research...

President Danielle Ripich will speak at a Business Breakfast in Portland on September 30
President Danielle Ripich will speak at a Business Breakfast in Portland on September 30

UNE President Ripich advises on keeping talent in Maine

University of New England President Danielle Ripich, Ph.D., is leading the effort to keep talented graduates in Maine through innovative programs and partnerships. She will...