UNE At a Glance

Take a quick look at statistics and accolades that tell the UNE story.

Academic Excellence

13:1

student to teacher ratio

70+

academic programs

21

Average class size

  • 92% of graduates are employed or continuing higher education within a year of graduating (based on 2016–2020 graduate surveys)
  • We are Maine's largest private university
  • We are the No. 1 provider of health care professionals in Maine
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41% of our undergraduates engage in research with faculty

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

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

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

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We have 363 acres of contiguous forest

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

student life and community

  • Our students provide more than 10,000 community service hours per year
  • 27 new student clubs and organizations added in the 2021–2022 academic year
  • More than 90 student clubs and organizations
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NCAA teams

5x

our students study abroad 5x above the national average

22+

intramural sport opportunities

Financial Prudence

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$40 million awarded annually in institutional scholarships

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Our student loan default rate of 2.5% is significantly lower than the averages in Maine (9.7%) and nationally (10.1%)

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

Recognition We've Received

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Best Colleges: National
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U.S. News & World Report
Year
2022
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Best Colleges
Source
Princeton Review
Year
2023
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Best Colleges
Source
Money
Year
2021

Academic Quality

  • Princeton Review: Best 382 Colleges
  • U.S. News & World Report
    • Best Graduate Schools
    • Best National Universities
    • Best Nursing (B.S.N.) Programs
    • Best Regional Universities of the North
    • Best Medical Schools: Research
    • Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
    • Best Nursing-Anesthesia (CRNA) Schools
    • Best Occupational Therapy Schools
    • Best Pharmacy Schools
    • Best Physical Therapy Schools
    • Best Physician Assistant Schools
    • Best Public Health Schools
    • Best Social Work Schools
    • Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • College Raptor:
    • Hidden Gem for academic rigor and student success
    • Hidden Gem for Women in STEM
  • College Magazine: “Top 10 Of Best Colleges For Marine Biology”
  • Intelligent: Best Online Universities and Colleges in Maine of 2023
    • Best for Prerequisites
  • 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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