President's Office

U N E president Danielle Ripich Welcome to the University of New England!

If this is your first visit to our website, we hope you will explore the University in depth. While there is no substitute for physically visiting our campuses, you can get a fair idea of what we are all about by touring our "virtual campuses." These capture the beauty of our seaside campus in Biddeford, Maine, our historic campus in Portland, Maine, and our trailblazing campus in Tangier, Morocco.

The University of New England is an exciting, growing and dynamic institution of higher education. We have flagship degree programs in the health and life sciences, and the only medical and dental schools in Maine. We also offer strong degree programs in social sciences, management, education and the liberal arts.

The University has  been ranked one of the"Best Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News & World Report, and our College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized for educational excellence in primary care, geriatrics and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

The character of the University is best reflected by the students we attract. UNE students are idealistic, compassionate, physically active and hardworking. These traits serve them well as they go on to become well-educated health care professionals, osteopathic physicians, marine and environmental scientists, social workers, teachers, business managers and other highly-valued professionals.

As you can see from our website, we offer our students a unique blend of academic rigor, a lively social life, and diverse recreational opportunities on distinctive, attractive campuses.

Again, thank you for your interest in the University of New England. We hope that what you see here piques your interest and leads you to further exploration.

If you live in the Northeast, or are planning a trip this way, we encourage you to visit us in person. Every season in Maine has its distinctive charm and beauty. 

If you have any questions about UNE, or would like more information, please contact our Admissions Office. Our professional staff look forward to talking with you.


Danielle N. Ripich, Ph. D., President