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Reviews 841 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UNE is the most supportive college I could imagine. I spend a lot of one-on-one time with my professors, even in my freshman year. The campus is in a beautiful place and a good mix of laid-back and fun. Some people say there's not a lot to do, but they're wrong. Just sign up for one or two clubs and you have a ton to do. People are really nice and it feels very safe here. I love how our labs go outside and use the campus's environment to help us learn. Food is good. I'm so glad I chose to come here!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The community of students is very close and supportive, which really helps in the difficult curriculum.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everyone has been pleasant and willing to help; technology is up to date so it is straight forward and meets the need for the end user.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: One must remember that this school is very much in new england and by that I mean that rain, shine, snow, blizzard, etc classes will continue so be prepared!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I could do it all over, I would definitely pick my school again. I have gone to school for one year so far and have already learned so much, built many new relationships, and learned life lessons. My school has a very strong program for what I am majoring in, and I am proud to be a student there.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: UNE focuses highly on research positions and furthering your career through work with teachers. The class sizes are very small and the ratio allows for a great personal relationship with your peers and professors. The location is beautiful on the Saco river, however there is not very much to do in Biddeford and it isn't a very inviting town.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My overall experience at the University of New England thus far has been incredible, I've seen how much I have changed, developed, and bettered myself since my arrival on campus. I grew to be more independent, I stepped out of the shell I had been hiding in for years and tried clubs, sports, and activities I never had the confidence to try before. My favorite experiences here at UNE are tricky to pick because they're all so great. I've made everlasting friendships here, established connections with the professional staff, and have seen my leadership skills greatly improve. If it came down to picking three experiences that have impacted me the most and had to choose as my favorites I would choose: becoming an New Student Orientation Leader, becoming elected as an Executive Board Member for our Activities Programming Board, and being chosen to work as an Undergraduate Admissions Tour Guide for the university. Those three positions and opportunities have greatly impacted me and have taught me lessons that I don't think I could learn anywhere else, they've also shown me that my passion is working with students and have steered me towards wanting to go to Graduate school for Higher Education or Student Affairs. What makes University of New England unique is our strong and caring community, since the minute I first stepped onto campus back in fall of 2013 I could feel the friendliness and the closeness of the campus. I hear the same thing from prospective students I work with to people from the local community who visit campus for its facilities. We're lucky to have such an amazing student body who all care so deeply for each other and for incoming students, we welcome everyone with a big smile and a friendly face. I would choose UNE all over again. I knew from the beginning that this was the place I needed to be and the place where I belong and nothing has changed since that day.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school just has a charm that I can't describe. Everyone there is incredibly helpful and friendly and the experience is really uniquely you and what you make of it!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the University of New England! It's not too far from home, and its not too close either. It's the perfect size for me and I've made a lot of new friends. I can't wait to start another semester!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: While expensive, UNE is a place which offers many opportunities for me to explore an aquaculture major, which is not offered at many other schools. It also has allowed me to meet with many other people whose interests are similar to mine, and who are also interested in studying aquaculture.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food from decary had a bad name for itself considering how often students felt ill after eating it. windward had great sandwiches, salads, and smoothies which I got whenever I had lunch on campus! the hang had good easy foods like different kinds of fried foods if you're into that kind of stuff.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is lots of variety in Biddeford. Most places are relatively cheap, or chain restaurants. Not a lot of ethnic cuisine, but there is Tin Tin Chinese Buffet, and Casa Fiesta for Mexican food. There are no student discounts, but some restaurants accept flex dollars. Portland Pie Co. has fantastic pizza, but it's a little pricey.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is generally respectful and courteous. Policies regarding alcohol and drugs are enforced strictly on campus. Overnight dorm visitors need to be checked in, but brief visits do not. Parking even temporarily without permission results in 10-20$ tickets and sometimes towing, which I'm told adds 60-100$ fines to student accounts.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Merit scholarships are offered to nearly all students. However, the merit scholarships are not enough to bring the cost of attendance down to a reasonable level. The minimum offered is 8000$/year and the maximum is 18000$/ year. It was a bit of a hassle to receive a renewed scholarship, but it was received anyway. Students need to stay above a 2.5 to receive aid, but if they fall below for a semester, they are given a probationary period.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Sodexo provides all food options on campus. Plates and utensils in Decary are often visibly dirty when they are placed out for student use. Winward has excellent smoothies, but it's about 4.30$ for a medium, which is about 12 oz. The hang provides acceptable food, but it's over-priced and often has a wait. The forum is by far the best food on campus, and rarely has a wait. However, the forum is overpriced as well, and is a relatively long distance from the main part of campus. Flex dollars must be used by the end of the year- many students opt to buy a gift card from Panera Bread to use the remaining amount.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are fairly average in terms of quality. Freshmen dorms are within 2 minutes of most undergraduate buildings. However, Sokokis is about a 15 minute walk from any buildings aside from the Alfond Forum. Social atmosphere in the dorms is typically rather dysfunctional and rowdy. Some rules housing gives seem unnecessary. Students are required to have all-metal trashcans, are not allowed any decorations within 2 feet of the ceiling, and are not allowed to plug anything directly into sockets, but rather into a surge-protected power strip. I understand that these were implemented for student safety, but some seem a little excessive nonetheless. I highly recommend Siena for incoming freshmen, and West for upperclassmen.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many local restaurants that very good! Most places accept Nor'easter Dollars.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are rarely any parties. If there are they are not over the top. Just friends hanging out.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is very good. If you respect them, they will respect you.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I only received one scholarship this year, which is okay. But that won't last for four years of payment for an expensive private school.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is fantastic at UNE. Freshmen housing is close to everything. West and East dorms are amazing single suites. Champlain and Sokokis halls are very warm and homy.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some spots that are really bad around here if you want to be close to school and other things. If you want to travel a little bit and spend more money, there are some really good places that people like.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of off-campus dining option, but it is really expensive and there is not a lot of student discounts. It is nice to go out with friends every once in a while, but we can't do it all the time because it is so expensive.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus allows a lot of things, but they really want you to know what is right and what is wrong. They are very strict with underage drinking and drug use because this is a dry campus, but with others things they are really lenient with.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There aren't too many parties at this school. It is mostly quiet on the weekends unless you know an upper classmen. You would have to go off campus or to other people's dorm rooms in order to find a party, if you're lucky.


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