University of New England

Biddeford, ME 04005
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University of New England is one of the eleven private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Maine. The campus is located in a suburb, in Biddeford.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,281 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 651 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 508 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 78%). Every year 59% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of New England's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $35,240, and fees were $1,290. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $35,240 and $1,290 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students8,281
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 7 90
Master's degree 3 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1966 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1989 - 05/31/2013
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1984 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
09/01/1970 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1030 to 1210
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,240/credit
In State Students$1,240/credit
Out of State Students$1,240/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$740/credit
In State Students$740/credit
Out of State Students$740/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $55,800 $55,800 $55,800
ADN 70 $86,800 $86,800 $86,800
BSN 125 $155,000 $155,000 $155,000
FNP 50 $37,000 $37,000 $37,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of University of New England's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 24% $3,968
Other Federal Grant 10% $1,300
State Grant & Scholarships 10% $1,484
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $18,118
Federal Student Loans 83% $6,123
Private Loans 28% $17,717


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$26,789
$30,001 to $48,000$27,606
$48,001 to $75,000$29,442
$75,001 to $110,000$36,717
Over $110,000$36,044

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maine state board of nursing.
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005

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