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At a Glance

At a Glance

Academic Excellence

U N E has more than 70 academic programs, more than 40 undergraduate and 32 graduate in 6 colleges and 39 minors

We are Maine's largest private university

13:1 student-faculty ratio

We are the No. 1 provider of healthcare professionals in Maine

We have Maine’s only medical college and physician assistant program and northern New England’s only dental college

The average class size at U N E is 21

92% of our undergraduates participate in clinical rotation, fieldwork, or internship

41% of our undergraduates engage in research with faculty

93% of graduates are employed or continuing higher education within a year of graduating (based on 2016-2018 graduate surveys).

Inspiring Locations

We have 3 beautiful campuses in Maine and Morocco, plus online programs

Our Biddeford, Maine campus offers more than 4,000 feet of scenic shoreline

Portland has been ranked the top New England city to live in by U.S. News & World Report

There are 24 beaches within a 50-mile radius of our campuses

Ram Island, our own private one-acre living laboratory right in Saco Bay

We have 363 acres of contiguous forest

Student Life and Community

Our students provide more than 10,000 community service hours/year

We have 17 NCAA teams

Students have more than 22 intramural sport opportunities

U N E students study abroad at 5 times the national average

68% of our undergraduate students and 81% of our graduate students are from out of state

Students come from 52 states and territories plus 26 countries

We have more than 90 student clubs and organizations

72% of students are in a club or organization

92% of graduates would recommend UNE to family and friends (Class of 2016 survey)

Financial Prudence

Our students receive an average total award package of $26,000

$40 million awarded annually in institutional scholarships

98% of U N E undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid

Our tuition is 16% below the average tuition for private universities in New England

$100 million re-invested into campus and program enhancements in the past five years

UNE's annual economic impact in Maine is greater than $1 billion 

U N E's student loan default rate of 2.5% is significantly lower than the averages in Maine (9.7%) and nationally (10.1%)

We have an A3 rating from Moody's Investor Services and an A+ credit rating from Fitch Ratings

Recognition badges

Academic Quality

  • Princeton Review: Best 382 Colleges
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Graduate Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best National Universities 2020
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Regional Universities of the North 2019
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Medical Schools: Research
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Nursing-Anesthesia (CRNA) Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Occupational Therapy Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Pharmacy Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Physical Therapy Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Physician Assistant Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Public Health Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Social Work Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report: “Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • College Raptor: Hidden Gem for academic rigor and student success
  • College Raptor: Hidden Gem for Women in STEM
  • College Magazine: “Top 10 Of Best Colleges For Marine Biology” 2018  
  • Nonprofit Colleges Online: Best Online Doctorates in Education Programs

Return On Investment

  • Forbes: America's Top Colleges
  • MONEY Magazine: Best Colleges for Your Money
  • Zippia: No. 1 in Maine for graduates getting jobs
  • The Brookings Institution: No. 1 Maine college or university for its ability to increase students’ career earnings
  • Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch Ratings: A-Rated
  • Affordable Colleges Online: 50 Most Affordable Master’s Degree Programs Online
  • College Affordability Guide: Top Online Schools for Public Health


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