University of New England (UNE)

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University of New England can be found in Biddeford, ME, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 8,200 students are enrolled at UNE.

Most of the students accepted into University of New England got an SAT score within the range of 1040 to 1230, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 27. We were able to estimate the UNE average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 84% of all those who apply are accepted to University of New England, from which 16 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNE Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of New England was reported as 84.4% in Fall 2020 with over 5,180 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNE ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • UNE Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of New England?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UNE is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of New England has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 83.1%
  • 2017-2018: 80.7%
  • 2018-2019: 79.8%
  • 2019-2020: 84.4%
  • Projected UNE Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 76.5%

How Does UNE Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of New England is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Southern Maine80.9%
Saint Joseph's College of Maine87.2%
Bowdoin College9.1%
Bates College12.1%
Gordon College74.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNE (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math520 - 610
Total Score1040 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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