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About University of New England

University of New England is a private, nonprofit school in an small town setting in Biddeford, Maine. University of New England was founded in 1831 and now enrolls around 7,208 students a year, including 4,065 undergrads.

University of New England offers housing for up to 1,619 students. The majority of students live on-campusand first year-students are required to live in on-campus housing..Each weekend, 0% of students stay on-campus..

As of 2021, the total market value of University of New England's endowment was $40,199,946 University of New England employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 University of New England Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $38,420

2022 University of New England Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at University of New England

University of New England does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to University of New England is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
University of New England admits 88% of students that apply early action.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of New England

It is moderately difficult to get into University of New England. The acceptance rate at University of New England is 87%. Last year, 4,843 students applied to University of New England and 4,229 were admitted. ### University of New England Waitlist

University of New England reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of New England?

University of New England is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of New England, applicants must submit the following items.

University of New England Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

University of New England Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of New England is 3.4 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of New England.

University of New England Waitlist 2021

University of New England reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Does University of New England Require the ACT or SAT?

University of New England is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Does University of New England Provide Student Housing?

Yes! University of New England provides on-campus housing for up to 1,619 students.

University of New England students are active in the school's Student Government, Outing Club and Campus Programming Board. Homecoming, Jam Fest, and and Winter Fest are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of New England.

Financial Aid at University of New England

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of New England a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New England

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of New England, around 75% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 535 students who started at University of New England as first-time freshman, 300 graduate within four years.

Around 62% of students who started at University of New England earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 54 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $40,683 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of New England sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of New England a good school for you?

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Where is University of New England Located?

University of New England is located in the small town setting of Biddeford, Maine.

If you want to see University of New England for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Biddeford, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International Jetport.

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College Info

11 Hills Beach Road Biddeford, ME 04005-9526

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of New England Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 20

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of New England is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of New England is Jul 20.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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University of New England Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$56,870

In State

$56,870

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$38,420
$38,420
Fees
$1,400
$1,400
Housing
$15,650
$15,650
Books
$1,400
$1,400

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of New England is like? There are approximately 7,208 students enrolled at University of New England, including 4,065 undergraduate students and 3,143 graduate students. 56% percent of students attend school full-time, 27% percent are from ME and 73% percent of students are from other states.

56%

Full Time

44%

Part Time

27%

In State

73%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,208

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$39,820

Out-of-State

$39,820

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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