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Colleges / University of New England

University of New England

Biddeford, ME 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

About University of New England

University of New England Overview

University of New England is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Biddeford, Maine. University of New England was founded in 1831 and the school currently enrolls around 6,642 students per year, which includes 3,671 undergrads. University of New England provides housing for up to 1,619 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to University of New England for Fall 2023 is February 15.

Student Activities at University of New England

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of University of New England's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of New England students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

University of New England does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? University of New England has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of New England on the Student Life page.

2022 University of New England Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 94%
Tuition $39,510
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,036

Is University of New England a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what University of New England offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of New England

It is moderately difficult to get into University of New England. Around 90% of applicants get into University of New England each year. Last year, 4,765 students applied to University of New England and 4,288 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New England

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 76% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of New Englandreturn for the next year. Around 66% 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 for University of New England Grads

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

Check with University of New England directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of New England's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of New England's endowment was $52.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, University of New England spends about $13,298 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of New England

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

First-year students that attend University of New England full-time are awarded $27,036 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $51,160 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.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of New England.

Based on this information, is University of New England the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of New England a good school for you?

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Where is University of New England?

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

If you would like 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of New England and Biddeford are like without leaving home.

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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

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

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

University of New England is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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University of New England Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of New England is like? There are approximately 2,971 students enrolled at University of New England, including 3,671 undergraduate students and -700 graduate students. 60% percent of students attend school full-time, 24% percent are from ME and 76% percent of students are from other states.


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