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 5,700 students are enrolled at UNE.

Most of the students accepted into University of New England got an SAT score within the range of 950 to 1150, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 26. We were able to estimate the UNE average GPA (3.13 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 86% of all those who apply are accepted to University of New England, from which 17 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNE Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of New England was reported as 85.8% in Fall 2013 with over 4,230 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 - 26
  • UNE Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of New England 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of New England has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 80.3%
  • 2010-2011: 84.8%
  • 2011-2012: 81.6%
  • 2012-2013: 86.1%
  • 2013-2014: 85.8%
  • Projected UNE Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 84.7%

How Does UNE Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of New England is fifty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Southern Maine82.8%
Saint Joseph's College of Maine77.8%
Bowdoin College15.0%
Bates College24.2%
Gordon College43.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNE (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math22 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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