At a Glance

At a Glance


Student Enrollment Trend

Total 12-month student enrollment at the University of New England for the 2014-2015 Academic Year was 10,371, which includes all degree and non-degree seeking, full-time and part-time, and online students.

That includes 5,781 undergraduate students; 3,070 graduate students; and 1,520 professional students in D.O., Pharm.D., D.P.T. and D.M.D. programs.


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Princeton Review's Best 380 Colleges

The University of New England has been included in the 2016 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges guide. This highly selective list includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

UNE was selected based on its high-quality academic offerings, optimal locations in Maine and Morocco, competitive cost and size.

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Best Universities

The University of New England is ranked one of the "Best Universities" in the North that offer "a full range of undergraduate and master's programs" in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of "America's Best Colleges." UNE rose 15 spots in the top tier of this category since last year.

Best Graduate Schools

The U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Graduate Schools guide recognizes several University of New England health sciences and medicine programs. UNE’s programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nurse Anesthesia and Physician Assistant are cited, as is UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

UNE also claimed a spot in U.S. News & World Report's rankings for Best Online Graduate Education Programs.​

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UNE’s Online College of Graduate and Professional Studies also made the Best Masters Programs list of the 50 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees.

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College matching site College Raptor inc. named UNE top hidden gem for the state of Maine for its "academic rigor and student success."

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Brookings Institution


UNE's ranking among Maine universities and colleges for its ability to increase students’ career earnings, according to the Brookings Institution.


Forbes magazine placed UNE in the top 650 American degree-granting institutions that provide the highest investment return—high honors considering there are approximately 4,500 colleges and universities in the nation. Forbes compiled the list based on the output and return on investment each institution offers.


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