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About UNE

On the Coast of Maine,
A Leader in Health Sciences Education

Providing Comprehensive Liberal Arts Programs along with Opportunities for Student Research, Internships and Global Experiences

The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts, with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses and unique study abroad opportunities. 

UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the sciences, health, medicine and humanities; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maine’s only medical school.

It is one of a handful of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission including medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing and an array of allied health professions. UNE's interprofessional education initiatives prepare future healthcare professionals to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care. 

Both graduate and undergraduate students engage in research and scholarship alongside dedicated faculty who are committed to their academic and professional success.

The Biddeford Campus  is located on a beautiful oceanfront site in Biddeford, Maine, where the Saco River flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Portland Campus in Portland is designated a national historic district and is quintessential New England, with a central green surrounded by classic brick buildings.

From its College of Osteopathic Medicine and Westbrook College of Health Professions to its recently established College of Pharmacy and College of Dental Medicine, UNE is recognized as a leading educator of healthcare professionals. 

In addition, UNE offers a comprehensive liberal arts education, with more than 30 undergraduate majors in its College of Arts & Sciences, such as environmental science, marine science, English, history, business, communication and education.  

Academic programs ensure that students have plenty of opportunities for extensive fieldwork, clinical experiences, research, internships and global experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

U.S. News & World Report has recognized UNE once again as one of the top tier universities in the North that offer “a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.”  The College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized for its national leadership in primary care training, family medicine and geriatrics; the Westbrook College of Health Professions' Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant and Nurse Anesthesia programs are also ranked among the best in the nation, as well as UNE's online M.S.Ed programs.

UNE Fast Facts
  • Founding Date: 1831
  • Total enrollments for 2012-13 Academic Year: 9,681
  • UNE educates more Maine students in the health professions than any other institution in the state.