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University of New England

The University of New England is an independent university with campuses in Biddeford, Maine and Portland, Maine. Its motto “Great Questions. Great Answers” serves as the foundation for a stimulating learning experience, where students benefit from small class sizes and exciting research opportunities.

The university’s 7,300 students are well prepared for careers in collaborative care. Grounded in liberal arts, the University of New England is home to world renown undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs across health, humanities, medicine, and the sciences. Many of its programs, including the Westbrook College of Health Professions' Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant and Nurse Anesthesia programs, are ranked among the best in the nation.


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The university’s 540- acre oceanfront Biddeford campus includes Maine's only medical school in addition to the Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences, the Pickus Center for Biomedical Research, and the Marine Science Education and Research Center. Students can join their choice of more than 50 campus clubs, and participate in annual activities, such as a semi-formal dance. Students were also excited by the recent opening of the campus’s 100,000 square foot recreation center with its own ice hockey rink, basketball court, fitness center, sports courts, and more.

The 41-acre Portland campus is home to the school's College of Health Professions, College of Pharmacy, and Dental Hygiene Clinic. The UNE Portland campus has nearly 20 student organizations as well as its own special events, such as trips to Canada.

The university competes in the NCAA Division III sports, including men's basketball, cross country, golf, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, and women's basketball, cross country, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, and volleyball.