University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005
Office of Admissions:
Fax 207/286-3678


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V 500 M 510
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University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005

College Description
The University of New England has two campuses: the 425-acre University Campus located on the southern coast of Maine, in Biddeford, 90 miles north of Boston and 20 miles south of Portland, Maine's largest city, and UNE's 40-acre Westbrook College Campus in Portland. Both campuses are geographically placed in areas that afford a high-quality lifestyle. It is only natural that the University of New England consistently engages itself in providing its students with quality programming and quality education. The University has chosen as its primary fields of education the biological sciences, health (both mental and physical), psychology, education, and business management. ð The University of New England's philosophy of education and student life places emphasis on the quality of instruction, and on the practical application of academic material.

Academic Life
The University of New England has three colleges. The College of Arts and Sciences is home to humanities, physical and occupational therapy, management, life sciences, American studies, psychology and social relations, and education. Nursing, dental hygiene, and developing programs in cardiopulmonary and rehabilitation therapy are in the College of Health Professions along with a number of graduate programs. The College of Osteopathic Medicine grants the professional degree of Doctor of Osteopathy. The global studies program, in the Department of Humanities, provides a semester abroad enabling students to immerse themselves in another culture. The University in conjunction with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Studies provides local and world-wide internship and research opportunities. The Management Department on UNE's Westbrook College Campus uses the banking and business industries of Portland as an extended campus. Each program at UNE includes the opportunity for learning in a community-based setting. Internships, co-ops, clinicals, student teaching-all add up to the practical experience that allows students at UNE to apply the skills learned in the classroom to real job situations. The academic year is set on a traditional fall and spring semester calendar, with some programs utilizing the summer.

Campus Life
The University of New England offers a wide range of services on both campuses. Special features include a full health clinic, a dental hygiene clinic, a children's center that operates a kindergarten, career counseling, personal counseling, learning support services, and an extensive student leadership development program. ð Both campuses offer a variety of cultural and social events. The Campus Center at the University Campus and the Finley Recreation Center on UNE's Westbrook College Campus provide a setting for many recreational and sports activities. Student housing is coed on the two campuses, with the exception of one residence hall on the University Campus. Due to its coastal location, many of the upper-classmen on the University Campus rent beach houses during the school year.

Facilities and Resources
The Josephine S. Abplanalp Library located on the University's Westbrook Campus and the Jack S. Ketchum Library on the University Campus provide the students with over 140,000 volumes and 1,300 periodicals. Students on both campuses have access to computer support, which includes IBMs and Macs along with a full range of software packages. The University Campus also has a computer store offering educational discounts, and services all equipment sold through the store. The Blewett Science Center on the University's Westbrook College Campus includes classrooms and science laboratories. Also providing academic space on this campus are Coleman and Proctor Halls. Facilities on the University Campus include the Petts Health Center, Decary Hall (administrative, faculty, classroom, computer and science labs) and Marcil Hall, a classroom building (also houses the physical therapy and nurse anesthesia programs' classrooms). The Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences, a $20-million state-of-the-art science facility, services the health and life science programs, and the medical school on the University Campus.

A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division III, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Division II, the University of New England fields intercollegiate teams for men (including soccer, cross country, basketball, lacrosse, and golf) and women (including volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, cross country, and lacrosse). UNE belongs to the Maine Athletic Conference. There are a number of intramural sports programs run on both campuses. UNE's Westbrook College Campus has cross country running and skiing trails, tennis courts, and the Finley Recreation Center, which has a full gym and fitness facilities. The University Campus Center, on the University Campus, houses a gym seating 1,500 for home games and indoor running track, two racquetball courts, pool, general fitness area with state-of-the-art weight machines, free weights, and aerobic equipment. The waterfront of the University Campus is host to a variety of activities.

Financial Aid
Every effort is made to provide financial assistance to qualified students who enroll at the University of New England. Approximately 90 percent of matriculated students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is based on need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University also awards scholarships based on academic achievement. Students wishing to receive financial assistance should submit their financial aid materials by April 1. While this is not an absolute deadline, it is a priority date.

Admission Requirements
Students applying for admission should have completed a curriculum that includes four years of English and three years each of mathematics, science, and social studies. Those applying for programs in the health and life sciences should show particular strength in the math and science areas, including chemistry, biology, physics, algebra I and II, geometry, and preferably an advanced math. Physical and occupational therapy applicants must show evidence of job shadowing or volunteer work in the profession. Most important in the application review is the academic coursework, and the degree of difficulty of that work. Class rank, recommendations, SAT or ACT scores, and the personal essay are also factors in the decision process. Interviews are not required but highly recommended, as is a campus visit. Review of applications begins in November and continues on a rolling basis. Students are usually notified of decisions within three weeks of completing the application process. The physical therapy program has a February 15th application deadline. Early Decision applications must be received by November 15th and all supporting documents must be in by December 1st, with notification December 15th.

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