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University of New England
Biddeford, ME
The University of New England, founded in 1953, is a private, liberal arts institution. Its 550-acre campus is located in Biddeford, 18 miles south of Portland.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,247
   Women 3,174 (74.7%)
   Men 1,073 (25.3%)
Graduate Students 4,029
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 83% of 4,883 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.33
SAT Math 529 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 523 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $52,998
  Tuition and Fees $35,598
  Room and Board $13,250
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award Not reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 265
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Biddeford Population 21,297
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 62% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Nor'easter
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
0.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.9% White
25.2% Unknown
International Students 0.3% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 53.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported