Facts and Figures

Academic Excellence
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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

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

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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

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

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

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Students have more than 22 intramural sport opportunities

Financial Prudence

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

$40 million awarded annually in institutional scholarships

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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

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

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

Recognition

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Money's Best Colleges 2020
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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