Undergraduate Admissions

As a student at the University of New England's seaside campus in Biddeford and our suburban campus in the coastal city of Portland, you are given opportunities to thrive, not only while at UNE but beyond.

Again and again, industry experts have cited the value and return-on-investment (ROI) of a UNE degree. Forbes included us on its list of America's Top Colleges for 2017. U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the Best Universities in the North in its 2017 edition of America's Best Colleges. In 2014, according to PayScale, we ranked #1 in student ROI among public and private colleges and universities in Maine and in the top 15% nationally. 

UNE has also been included in the 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 382 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.

When you decide to attend UNE, you become a valued member of the close-knit UNE Community where people know your name. From your first days on campus through the day you graduate, and continuing into your graduate studies or career, your professors and classmates play an important role in your life. They encourage you to think in complex and ambitious ways about the work being done in your field. They challenge you to be more than merely competent, but to be exceptional.

Class of 2019 students stand in formation on the U N E softball field to spell 2019

Four students pose on U N Es Biddeford Campus

Athletic training students working with patients

Smiling students at commencement ceremonies

At UNE, you enjoy an active life beyond the classroom too. You learn and grow in important ways through your involvement in undergraduate research, internships and clinical rotations, international travel through our Global Education Program, and community service through our Citizenship Seminar and service learning programs.

You also find more than 90 student clubs to join, and a championship athletics program that brings together students, alumni, faculty and staff to cheer for the Nor'easters.

Two student pose on an oceanfront balcony

Two students ride bikes on a wooded trail

The U N E women's soccer team huddles at mid field

Student researchers remove a large fish from a net

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The University of New England does not discriminate in admissions or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disabling conditions in violation of federal or state civil rights laws of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Reprinted from the 2018 issue of The Princeton Review’s Best 382 Colleges. ©2017 TPR Education IP Holdings, LLC. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information about reprints from The Princeton Review visit PARS International Corp. at www.TPR-licensing.com.