About the University of New England

Comprehensive healthcare and liberal arts programs, student research, internships, and global experiences

Innovative and diverse education opportunities

The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts, with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses, unique study abroad opportunities and an array of top-rated online learning opportunities. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the sciences, health, medicine and humanities; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maine’s only medical school.

Preparing future healthcare professionals

From its College of Osteopathic Medicine and Westbrook College of Health Professions to its recently established College of Pharmacy and College of Dental Medicine, UNE is recognized as a leading educator of healthcare professionals. It is one of a handful of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission including medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing, and an array of allied health professions. UNE’s interprofessional education initiatives prepare future healthcare professionals to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care.

Comprehensive liberal arts education

In addition, UNE offers a comprehensive liberal arts education, with more than 30 undergraduate majors in its College of Arts & Sciences, such as environmental science, marine science, English, history, business, communication, and education.

We create knowledge

All UNE students engage in research and scholarship alongside dedicated faculty who are committed to their academic and professional success. Our academic programs ensure that students have plenty of opportunities for extensive fieldwork, clinical experiences, research, internships, and global experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Three physical campuses, online worldwide

UNE’s Biddeford Campus is located on a beautiful oceanfront site where the Saco River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The Portland Campus is just 20 minutes north and designated as a national historic district. The campus is quintessential New England, with a central green surrounded by classic brick buildings. The Morocco campus is our newest edition and provides UNE students an opportunity to study abroad while staying on track with their majors. And of course, our accredited College of Graduate and Professional Studies is online worldwide. More about the UNE Campuses.

Accreditation

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Accreditation is the review of the quality of educational institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that the public knows that an institution or program provides a high quality education. The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). NECHE is now the federally recognized regional accreditor for the six New England States after assuming the business functions of the Commission previously managed by NEASC. Click here to learn more »

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