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  • 07/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 27 people found this review useful. 1 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students with rich parents, science majors (particularly biology)

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch the housing and make sure you get everything you can from the advisors because a lot of the courseload can be tricky depeding on your major. Also try and get as much financial aid possible, it's an expensive school that will inevitably take care of you if you are willing to work diiligently.

  • 12/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 2 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Science or health majors, those who want smaller class sizes, suburb dwellers,beach people, people who don't mind snow & wind-chill.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch out for housing, new dorms are being added but it is still pretty tight. Seniors must live off campus, and sometimes students still are put on waiting lists for housing. If you're a marine biology student, like me, don't count on being able to work at the Marine Science Center because a lot of kids want to work there and there is limited availability.

    Bang for the buck

    It's true that this school is pricey, but there are scholarships available. The teachers are usually of high quality, the food is pretty good, the dorms are liveable, and it's an all-around good school.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is an extracurricular activity for every major, athlete, or interest. If there is something that isn't offered that you want, the college is open to new ideas and programs. We are also 10-15 minutes away from shopping centers and a 5 minute walk from the beach.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are usually about the size of high school classrooms, the teachers will know your name and will make sure you know of office hours. Don't be surprised if they give you their home phone number!

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 3 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is for students who have an interest in medical fields or marine biology. If you work hard as a student, your hard work will pay off here, and you will not be just another number in the crowd.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to a school that is focused on the success of each and every student, UNE is a great place to be. You have to find a school that fits you. If you love the outdoors, the campus is beautiful. It is on the bank of the Saco River where it meets the Atlantic. I fish about 100 yds from my dorm! I would recommend that anyone whose academic interests meet what the school has to offer, come to the school and meet with the helpful and friendly staff and enjoy the sights of the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Although private colleges do cost more than state schools, the benefits are enormous. First of all, as I said, the classes are very small and personal. No huge lecture halls. The classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. I have a friend who attends a state school. She has to pay for her laundry services, I don't. And when we were comparing notes regarding the whole application and enrollment process, UNE was very communicative every step of the way. The state school doesn't seem to take the personal interest in each student that UNE does. In addition, as a reward for not bringing a car on campus, I received a brand new bike. UNE is helping the environment with this incentive. I love biking around campus and exploring the area.

    Am enjoying being here

    From day one, the welcome committee, made me feel like I belonged here. The students are very friendly and helpful. My roommate and I get along like we've been best friends for life. There is always something going on on the campus and now when I go home to visit, I can't wait to get back to school! There are lots of clubs and activities.

    Am learning a lot

    Like every new school year, I was a little nervous about what the classes would be like in college. At UNE, the class sizes are small, much like high school. The work is challenging, yet not daunting. I have great relationships with my professors, who all make themselves easily accessible in case I need to reach them. I am enrolled in the pre-physicians assistant program and I am proud to report I have made the Dean's list for the first semester.

  • 12/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 4 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, Athletic, and Challenge based students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study no matter what, if you like to party that's fine, just keep your grades up.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth. It makes you study hard and work hard. Every one's money goes for something better within the college, and the classes for you. We have the LAC, which if you need tutoring you can go there. They have almost all subjects there. There is the fitness center, Starbucks coffee, multicultural lounge, festivities, the poo, an athletics center, the marine science center, the medical building, and free printing.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really love it here, everyone is so nice and friendly, plus there is something to do every weekend in the campus center. There are many things on sale at the local box office, with major student discounts. There is plenty of school spirit on campus, and security. No, not security as in police, I mean as in you feel safe. It is an expanding campus, but its character is held by its staff and faculty.

    Am learning a lot

    The courses are designed to challenge you to every extent. Teachers use up the time they have to teach you new and exciting things, sometimes they do go over. The classes here do help you thrive in the real world, especially with getting job in your field or going to graduate school.

  • 10/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 5 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Science majors, ocean lovers, people that want to be in a friendly and safe community, but close to shops and city life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start planning early. Apply for as many scholarships as you can, and come visit the campus at least once on your own BEFORE accepted students day. Meet with a teacher from your desired major and ask current students what they think of the school while you're there.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships are available, and the money is spent very well. Definitely worth it if you plan ahead and apply for the scholarships. If you're willing to work, UNE will be there to help you get to wherever it is that you want to go.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, and there is always something to do on or off campus. I'm a commuter, but I've always got a place to go. Everyone is very friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    I've only completed the semester 1 course work of freshman year, but the first year is almost entirely review. The classes are well taught, but don't get used to teachers explaining every little thing. Most classes require you to actually read the chapter in the book that correlates with their lesson in order to do well on an exam.

  • 02/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Marine Biology majors, Medical students, students interested in a small tight-knit community

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit and if possible visit with your department chair. Spending time with someone in your prospective department really gives you a chance to see what's going on and what is expected of you as a student. Also if you are interested in doing research meet with a professor who is working on something you may want to help with.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is relatively expensive but a lot of people are offered scholarships, mostly for high school academics that are set up for four years. Being able to do research as an undergrad is really the biggest benefit to coming to this school. Sometimes some of the administrative decisions are not the best but the education is really what it's all about.

    Am enjoying being here

    The location of the campus is very enjoyable, you can't beat being on the beach. All lot of the time there are activities put on by clubs or sports games to attend. The housing situation is decent, at least once you get out of the freshman dorms. The biggest problem is the dining hall, there are not a lot of options and the food is usually not the best.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are usually small, even entry level courses. The small size allows for personalized attention from teachers and makes it easier to approach your professors for help. The required institutional courses allow for a more rounded education and gives you a chance to experience great classes that you never would have tried. Also there are lots of chances to do research as an undergraduate student, giving you real life experience.

  • 04/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is definitely for those students that want to get involved with over 100 different clubs and many opportunities to start new ones that interest you. The school is very open to the students and willing to take ideas and turn them into a reality. The school is very willing to help with classes but, like any college it is on the student to push to succeed, there are no free rides here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep informed, ask a lot of questions. Even if you think there isn't enough money to attend keep in contact with the financial office here at UNE. There are always options. The campus and school is very specific, by this I mean you either love it or you hate it. The campus is beautiful and the students are very trusting and welcoming.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the cost is more than many of us can afford, the campus life, the classes, the professors, and the help are all worth the cash.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is amazing! The view is beautiful. The campus sits on a variaty of beaches which are available for student use, and is directly on the Saco River. The campus center has a lot of programs to keep you entertained on the weekends. The campus is involved in the sport programs and there are great classes like Zumba and kick boxing available at no cost.

    Am learning a lot

    The school has a program called the LAC which is the learning assistance center and it is of great help. The professors are always willing to make a meeting but for that extra boost to your grade the LAC is there for tutoring, paper editing and any type of academic help you can ask for.

  • 01/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who can live on campus and do not WANT a car. Students who have money to throw around. Better for the younger students right out of high school.. not for students who are older and feel better living off campus (Unless its close enough to walk)

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not enter this school during spring.. there are no classes left and even if you do sign up for this school months ahead of time they will not allow you to sign up for classes or fix what you do have until the day before classes. I ended up in BIO 2 and all higher classes without having any BIO1s college lvs (same for the other higher class). Also plan to spend a lot of money.

    Bang for the buck

    For students who are driving a hour plus to go to this school their bill should cover parking and not charging students 90.00 bucks on top of everything else and if you can not get the permit right away you will be fined 100.00 each day. The bus trip for free parking adds an extra 40 mins onto my drive so that doesn't make coming to this school any easier

    Am enjoying being here

    hate to say it but with how much they are charging they offer little

  • 07/19/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Artsy, surfers, aquatic, animal lovers, healthcare focus

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for more money in your aid packet they will usually try to find it especially if your a strong student.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the education and contacts that I made. I was able to travel to another country to study corals in their natural habitat, go to international research conferences to present research, and act at the local theater with UNE's theater group. However UNE can be stingy on financial aid.

    Did enjoy being here

    The setting is gorgeous! My favorite time of day was breakfast in the upper cafe mostly because not many people were up yet and it over looks the water. In the winter time with the snow and some ice coating the water its like a Norman Rockwell painting,

    Did learn a lot

    I had many great teachers in three years that I spent here upon transferring. Some of the classes I got to take like gross anatomy are not often offered to undergraduate students, but they are here due to the medical school. I also had the opportunity to take classes outside my major like the art requirement that allowed me to explore my interests more in depth.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. This campus has a ton of different people, to the very studious type to people who tend to want to have more of a good time. Science majors mostly attend this school, but we do have a few art and English majors as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get as much help as you can with finding financial aid. The school is willing to help with quite a bit too, so make sure you apply for scholarships from the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the school is a bit pricey, it is worth it, the teachers are great and are always willing to help, whether it be with homework or with something non school related.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here! The campus is just the right size, not too small, but not too big. Its a beautiful campus too. There is the beach right on campus that you could take a walk on if you are having a bad day or just want to enjoy the scenery. There is also local Biddeford pool, and Downtown Biddeford where they are places to shop. Portlands also only about 30 minutes away.

    Am learning a lot

    Whether it be inside the classroom or out, there is always someway to learn. Even extra curricular activities help you learn, like the Ocean Club, and MARC.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    hard working, interested in medicine or marine biology

    What to do for fun

    there were tons of activities going on and theres buses into town and a beach on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    get as much financial aid as you can since its very expensive and keep your grades up so you can get their merit awards as well!

    In three sentences

    gorgeous, smaller school that is very focused on medical sciences and marine biology.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue lights and security are around at all times of the day. This is definitely the safest campus I visited on my college tours, and I have never once felt threatened at my time here.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life that I'm aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs ranging from knitting to rugby. Anything you can think of, you can find here at the University of New England.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in the health and science fields, especially in Osteopathic Medicine should definitely keep the University of New England in the back of their minds. As a Neuroscience major, I also find that the Psychology Department is one of the best around, as well as Marine Biology.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of New England is located right on the Saco River which opens down the street into the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches, points, and docks are all great places that are unique to our school.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition just increased, but I think as a private college where you're getting a great education, the price is fair. The school offers great financial packages, but room and board prices are a little high.

    What to do for fun

    Attend the events! Whether it be a sporting event, or an event put on by the Activities Programming Board, Resident Student Life Association, or any of the other clubs and groups including Outdoor Recreation, get out there and be active! There is always something to do to keep yourself busy.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo does a fantastic job supply food for the University of New England. We have multiple choices for meals every day, and they even offer multiple places on campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are comfortable and welcoming. Everyone is really friendly, and it is easy to make friends. The quality of the dorms are fantastic.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small, and focused. Professors challenge you as a student here at the University of New England. They push you to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the resources offered to you, they really help!

    In three sentences

    The University of New England is definitely a great college. The connections I have made in my one year are incredible. Everyone here is very helpful, and they offer many resources for you in order to make sure you succeed.

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The area is very safe and secluded from the town. Campus security patrols all night and there are call boxes all over campus. There is also a Safe Ride van that will pick you up and bring you anywhere you want to go on campus if you don't want to walk around in the dark. The campus isn't very well lit at night but UNE is in Maine so you'll be safe regardless of the dark.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life here!

    Clubs and Activities

    The only clubs there are are mostly attached to your major (Nursing Club, Pharmacy Club, etc). There are lots of club sports and intramural sports for those of you who don't have the time for the varsity sports teams.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're going into the medical field this is a great school. UNE definitely caters to its health professions students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Right on the beach. Bon fires all the time when the weather is warm.

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the facilities are sub par. The food isn't great and there isn't a ton to do on campus but if you're in it for the academic rigor then your getting 5 out of 5 stars.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't very many clubs, most clubs are associated with your major. The campus is right on the beach so it's awesome in the warmer months. Great walking/ bike riding trails and lots of work out classes to take at the campus center.

    Food and Dining

    Limited food options. Not a ton of fresh fruits or veggies available. People with dietary restrictions such as lactose intolerance or Celiac's Disease will have trouble finding something to eat in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year you live in a typical college dorm, bunk beds and all. But after that you live in upperclassman suites which are AMAZING.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and the number of classes you take you could be pulling out your hair during midterm and finals weeks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. Talk to current students in your intended major. UNE isn't for everyone.

    In three sentences

    UNE is a great school to attend if you are serious about your academics. There aren't a ton of extracurriculars because there is so much focus on academics. The coursework can be demanding at times.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security is amazing at UNE. The are always around if you need help, and just a phone call away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many great clubs for students at UNE.

    Bang for the buck

    The new facility will will definitely be upping the bang for your buck. All of the students are excited to get to use the new gym, really making it a plus at the school.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs to get involved with. Also if you do not want to play on a sports team there are a lot of intramurals. Plus there are always interesting shows and activities around campus.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part the food is good. Especially the pizza.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone working in the dorms are very helpful, and it is a great living space.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but that is what college is for. It is a learning based college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your teachers as an advantage. They are there to help you, so do not be afraid to ask them for help when you need it.

    In three sentences

    The campus has a lot of very helpful staff members. There is a great community atmosphere. Also, it is a great campus for all students in any study available.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Scuba club sailing club dance club volley ball sports intermerel sports movie nights dances plays lectures ocean club rugby game nights

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cliffs behind featherman, east and west dorms are amazing and everyone should take a walk out there.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is extremely expensive, but as for shopping in the area there are plenty of places to bargain shop.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do, you just need to find them. There are places to go bowling, watch movies, race go-carts and rock climb. Also if you are involved in a club or two they put on events along with the ones hosted by the university.

    Food and Dining

    Although there are a lot of places to eat on campus there is not much of a variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life could be better, there should be a better away to keep everyone connected and involved once they are no longer in the freshman dorms. Also they should pick residential advisers more carefully.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers are amazing at what they do and the material is usually always relevant to what you need and would like to learn about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to other students before attending to make sure you get the truth about all the little details. Join a club! Study abroad! Enroll in a faculty lead travel course

    In three sentences

    A great school for hands on majors and those who want to travel. The school offers many study abroad options and has a campus in other countries. The school is very hands on and has a lot to offer students.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    self motivated, interested in biology, looking for a quiet peaceful atmosphere

    Tips for prospective students

    Very small school, some professors aren't great at teaching you have to be self driven

    Am enjoying being here

    Small school, but it is full of great people

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is good, the security people are actually very nice.

    Greek Life

    None...

    Clubs and Activities

    There is everything, some things that are just plain strange,, but something for everyone. Nothing you like? They always are open to have you start something of your own.

    Great for these types of students

    If your not really into the crazy party scene, this place is good, if you are though..its good to. If your really driven, this is good, if you show that you are people will notice and offer you a lot of experiances you will not get anywhere else.

    Bang for the buck

    Its expensive, which makes me nervous. However, you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Go out, there is a lot to do. It's right on the beach, and there are cinemas, lakes, and the city is a 15minute drive. you can always find something.

    Food and Dining

    It's good, like all cafeteria food you become used to it.

    Dorm Life

    It is what you make it! Freshman dorms are not the best, but if you can deal with them for a year, wait till you see the suites!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very hard, but again ask for help, and the professors will work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! If you want to get in somewhere, open your mouth! ASK! Nobody will come to you, you have to do it yourself and then they will go out of their way to help you, as long as they know you want it.

    In three sentences

    This school is great. The professors are all so accommodating and really want to know who you are! The experiences you get to have while there are unbelievable, I am very lucky.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is actual police guards on campus that makes you feel real safe, plus panic buttons everywhere.

    Greek Life

    No sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything, and if there isnt one for that it is easy to start one!

    Great for these types of students

    Beach lovers will love it here.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pricy but the laundry, gym, printing, personal trainers, and many more things that come with the tuition not including the many amazing teachers!

    What to do for fun

    One thing that is amazing about this campus is that it is right on the beach!!!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options of places to eat, so if you don't like the main dining area there is plenty of other places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus so i wouldn't know.

    Academic Rigor

    As a predominate medical school it is not easy but the teachers are very approachable and there is also a tutoring building for needed help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come the the campus before you make your decision because that is when i fell in love with it. During the tours it is not just the good parts of the campus, it is everything you need to know!

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing school. It is expensive but it is worth it because the teachers are awesome and there is a lot included in the tuition that doesn't come out of pocket. I think the biggest thing is, it is easy to do good here because the teachers care.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. There's always a great variety of food and there are multiple places on campus to go and get something good to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are not the ideal situations, but there is a great spirit of camaraderie in the halls. Most people try to make the best of living in a triple and on a floor with 25 other people or so. The RA's are readily available to answer any and all questions, and they put on cool programs.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect a fair amount of students - so be prepared, no matter what major, to do work. After that, it all depends on your major. Some majors are more difficult in some aspects than others. For the most part, each major has its difficulties and its easy parts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be discouraged if you do not immediately perform as well as you did in High School. College does have a learning curve. But DO NOT wait until the last minute to change things. Go to the Student Success Center, get resources from your adviser, talk with your professors. Be proactive about your learning.

    In three sentences

    University of New England is a place that provides opportunities to all students to achieve greatness. From study abroad for all students (yes, even you science and nursing majors), to faculty willing to bring first-years into the research lab, the University is dedicated to making students realize and fulfill their potential.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNE is a very safe and low key school. Campus security officers are on duty 24/7 and cops make routine visits throughout the day. I can walk from my dorm to the computer lab across campus at 11:30 at night and not think twice about it.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life or fraternities at UNE (better off in my opinion).

    Clubs and Activities

    Has a wide range of clubs including club sports, event planning, environmental, gay straight alliance, etc. Pretty much all the clubs you would expect at a college.

    Great for these types of students

    sporty, athletic, preppy, hardworking (def not required though)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an ice dunk during the river in which people jump into the frozen lake or ocean.

    Bang for the buck

    UNE is very expensive with some ridiculous charges such as a $300 parking permit for residents.... yes, $300 just to park my car on campus. Even with the extremely high price, the education (in the science department at least) i think will be worth it in the end. Teachers have been great and I have learned a lot.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of outdoor and indoor activities are available including kayaking, going to the beach, working out (3 gyms total), basketball, long boarding, etc. You can generally find something to do almost any day of the week.

    Food and Dining

    UNE's cafeteria is well above many other school in Maine, especially the state schools. A lot of people i know seem to complain about the food but overall I think the food is great given it's college cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    The quality of the upperclassmen dorms (especially sokokis, east, and west) is extremely high. Single rooms, carpet or tile flooring, full kitchen, etc. Freshman housing is pretty crappy, like most schools, but not terrible.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major and the classes you take, but in my experience (a medical biology major), it took a lot of hard work and long nights to get A's and B's in bio and chem classes such as AP&P, organic chemistry, etc. The elective courses and other basic required credits are as rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as you possible can. Also, although you don't have to know what major your interested in when you first enter college, I would strongly recommend trying to focus your area of interest by your sophomore year.

    In three sentences

    UNE is a great choice for people that are interested in majors and careers in the health care industry or in the field of science. The teachers are generally very friendly and effective, and quality of education in the science departments is high. The Biddeford campus has a great location right on the water, I would recommend UNE to future college students.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is so out-of-the-way of mainstream traffic, you can feel pretty safe. They have or had a 'safe-ride' white van that would drive around the small campus and take students to and from dorms or parking lots. In the frigid Maine winter, it helps, but mostly the van is never around when you need it and the students hired to drive it go too fast and are high.

    Greek Life

    THERE IS NO GREEK LIFE.

    Great for these types of students

    Medical & science majors. Although UNE advertises as a 'liberal arts' school and offers arts, education, and English degrees, this is hardly a good pick for such majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you like the traditional homecoming, football games, and opportunities that Greek life can provide... Look for a different school. They have hockey, but the team is not very good (but that doesn't matter, they just spent a boat-load of money to build an on campus ice rink for them..).

    Bang for the buck

    At UNE, you are a dollar sign, period. Essentially, no matter your GPA in high school or even if you were involved in activities, they will send you an acceptance letter and a bill soon after... As a freshman, you will notice that they try to pack you guys like sardines in the dorms. Instead of accepting a reasonable amount of students that they can realistically house and support, they go WAY OVER. They squeeze three students in a room barely equipped to house two. This creates an almost guarantees a crappy experience for a majority of freshman and a large portion drop out, transfer out, or fail out before sophomore year... They will do and say whatever to get you to go to this remote school and will not give a hoot about you once you arrive.THIS UNIVERSITY IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY YOU PAY. The scholarship awarded to the average student is hardly help. You will end up deeply in debt by the time you graduate...

    What to do for fun

    NOTHING. If you have a car as a Freshman, you should probably thank your mom & dad or grandparents for paying for the EXTREMELY OVER PRICED FRESHMAN PARKING, right now... If you have a car, that means you can get off of that remote campus and explore the surprisingly decent Southern Maine area. L.L bean/ outlet shopping in Freeport, cool restaurants and shops in Portland, beautiful lighthouses up and down the coast, and you can take the Downeaster train to Boston (a two hour trip from the Saco train station). A lot of the beach activity and other lively things happen in the summer May-September. By the time school starts, the weather turns cold and the beaches are deserted... If you do not have a car, well, make friends with someone who does. Otherwise you can take the sketchy Biddeford bus to Wal-Mart.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is catered by Sodexo. The food is whatever, there will be good days and bad days. Everyone you will ever talk to will complain about it, including the staff. Annnd there is always a rumor that they put laxatives in the food (this is what they say at every college).

    Dorm Life

    Out of date dorms in the quad of weird names you cannot pronounce correctly. You could be a lucky freshman and get put in the one nicer dorm. The rooms are cramped, you do not have a closet, the bathrooms are bare and cold, the doors are heavy and lock you out easily, the shared living room is uncomfortable, and the kitchen is messy. It is a gamble whether or not you get a decent RA or floor of people. When I was there, floors could be coed or single sex. If you ever end up having a real issue with your rooming situation or you do not feel emotionally safe in your living space, the RA and area coordinator will not do anything for you. The end.

    Academic Rigor

    Science and math classes are difficult and competitive. Core requirements like English and intro to Environmental issues classes are never on the same level. By that I mean that the rigor of the course depends on the instructor. You could end up with a really chill, rational professor that does not think students (especially freshman) are below them. Or you could end up with really difficult (unreasonably difficult) professors who load you up with assignments regardless the base level of a class. There is no leveling of the playing field in regards to gen-ed's Scheduling is a headache, people fight over classes, upperclassmen hardly have first dibs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please visit this college if it is one that you are absolutely considering. If you a prospective student from a location of five hours or more, realize that this school is not a good 'far-away-from-home' school. By that I mean you will not feel comfortable there what so ever. If you are a student from nearby and want to go close to home, I can understand that your options are limited. I wish all prospective students the best of luck in their pursuit of higher education. I know what it feels like to have no clue and to just sort of put your finger on the map and want to 'go'. Look at the whole picture before you send that deposit!!!! PS, Lets just look at UNE's mascot... Its a cloud with a lightning bolt.... -_-

    In three sentences

    The University of New England or 'UNE' to those who go there, is an extremely over-priced college that is very remote in location. Students are dollar signs, not people with background, voices, and hearts. If having a relationship with your professors is important, then this is NOT the school for you.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 63

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    Greek Life

    There is no greek life. This school is not the typical depiction that you commonly see in movies....or perhaps in all your friends facebook pictures from other colleges.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    its become a Noreaster' tradition to find at least two parking tickets per semester under your windshield.

    Bang for the buck

    Debatable, cant really say that the cost of school is worth it until im out applying what I've learned.

    What to do for fun

    Thats all up to you. However, i must warn you that the area is patrolled and enforced by the towns police as if it were Eastern Germany in 1983.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is mediocre at best. The school works with sodexco (like every other college dining) so there is rarely any difference in between schools. Downtown does offer some pretty good places to eat if you have access to transportation.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone i have encountered with in the dorms seem like good people. However the enforcement from some of the superiors might make you deter from being yourself. don't let them change just take them as a grain of salt. Off campus options are unbelievable, if you have the ability to i would highly suggest off campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes it can be a handful but thats life. Im competitive and find the course work and exam preparation as an obstacle i want to overcome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to be deterred by the school's image at first. Not ever returning person that depicts the school at orientation is honest and truthful. Be open minded when you get there and as many strong connections as you can.

    In three sentences

    University of New England is incomparable to any other school of my knowledge; great location, good people, and a strong classes. The academics are challenging and enlightening, which hopefully develop me into a well-rounded person. However, UNE fails to recognize in some aspects that their students are adults and fails to allow/acknowledge the freedoms of being an adult.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there not that much fun things to do here during the weekend. school would sponsor some fun events such as, movie night on sundays, bingo, dances or other fun events the students organize.

    Food and Dining

    food is not that bad. there is a variety to choose from. there is also vegetarian selection, great salad bar and there are also two different dining places to go but it is usually food that you have to pay but students get meal plans and flex dollars, which are consider like real money but in a card. they also have a great smoothie bar and they also serve starbucks coffee which is located downstairs the library for late night studying.

    Dorm Life

    residence hall are old from the 60's but the school are making new residence hall. the room is usually shared by two or three roommates depending on the student when they apply.

    Academic Rigor

    school offers a lot of courses and you're adviser will help you through the beginning and recommend which classes to take for your major. adviser are so helpful and they will help through all four years, which is great so you won't ever be lost.

    Tips for prospective students

    most students are science based majors. if you are thinking in going into the health profession or interested in studying science then this your school to look at. professors are great here but you have to put your effort and hard work into it.

    In three sentences

    school is great. classes are usually small. food is not that bad.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 63

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    Campus Safety

    very safe, nice town

    Clubs and Activities

    100s of clubs to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working students, and rich

    Bang for the buck

    VERY expensive... be ready to pull out your wallet

    What to do for fun

    It takes about 5 min to walk down to the beach. Plenty of stores nearby

    Food and Dining

    STARBUCKS!!! gotta luv it...

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is really friendly and welcoming

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging course load. Be ready to study hard

    Tips for prospective students

    look into it more at their website

    In three sentences

    It looks like a great school. Small class size is a plus.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security people are always really friendly and helpful.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a decent amount of C&O on campus. Not every club that I wanted, but there are a lot none-the-less.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy med students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some great paths for walking right next to the river that is right on the ocean. :)

    Bang for the buck

    Most of our money is given back to us with free stuff and events it seems...

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor Recreation programs, events, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Few but good dining options. Have to watch out for some foods that just aren't good here.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms. Lots of space. Really pricey though.

    Academic Rigor

    With a marine bio major, the required courses are equal to that of a med student. I'm pretty busy most of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school. It has great facilities. There is a lot to do on campus.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Always take advantage of the opportunities that are available at the university.

    In three sentences

    University of New England is an excellent small private college that specializes in health care majors. The small class size allows the students to be able to engage in many in-class activities and also be able to see the professors outside the classroom. The opportunities are endless.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 63

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is ridiculously good at their jobs. I have security's number in my phone and if I need them for any reason, they are there within minutes. Every time our school newspaper comes out we see a security blotter. The most serious problem we have is that someone fell off of their skateboard. The campus is so secure that any student can walk around by themselves without being worried, any time of day or night.

    Greek Life

    We do not currently have any fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't think I could name our full club selection. We have the Activities Programming Board, Scuba club, Surf club, Longboarding club, Fitness club, Habitat for Humanities, Intramural sports, Cultural group, Volunteer opportunities, Student Government, Gardening club, Four-Square club (Tri-state champions), UNE PLayers (Our theater/drama club) and not to mention every club derived from majors (Pharmacy club, Dentistry Club, Chemistry Club...)

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for someone who is looking for a small to medium size school. Walking across campus you are likely to know/recognize 10 out of 15 faces. Students who are very serious about their learning would fit in here very well. Our study rooms in our residency halls and our library seats are always filled.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We do have our own private beach. And I literally mean beach, not the grassy knoll by the sea. We also have a very supportive network for students of different cultures and sexuality. We have a drag ball where a lot of students, homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual and transgendered all participate with a prize for the best drag. There are many different programs; lectures, shows, movie nights, dances and get-togethers focused on culture and acceptance.

    Bang for the buck

    I absolutely love my school and wouldn't want to leave, but they are very expensive if you don't have governmental or scholarship help. Having to make the choice over again, I would choose my current state. The living conditions, atmosphere, attention from your professors, academic challenge and programs available make it all worth it for me.

    What to do for fun

    We have scheduled events such as bingo, musical and entertainment performers, lecturers and so on, every week. We also have large events about every two months. At these events we give away thousands of prizes and free stuff and have things like exotic animals, mechanical bulls and massage therapists. We also have a spring concert (some recent performers were Cartel, Sammy Adams, Ying-Yang Twins and Hanson). Off campus, the (GORGEOUS) Biddeford City Theater provides musicals and movie screenings. During the nicer weather we have the on-campus beach or Old Orchard Beach with plenty of mini golf and an extensive ropes course. Trust me, there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately, there aren't many options when it comes to different dining halls. We have an all-you-can-eat cafeteria that offers a range in ethnic, southern and home-cooking; with always available burgers, pizza and sandwiches. They also are making larger strides with their vegetarian/vegan and special needs diets. We have three other dining sites on campus. One has a Panera Bread-like feel with soups, salads, frozen yogurt and Starbucks. Another is like fast food. It has burgers, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks etc. The third will make you your own salad or sandwich and has two choices of a to-go meal, already prepared. We also have Flex-dollars. We can use these like a debit card at some local restaurants (Panera Bread, China House, Thai Me, Papa Johns etc.)

    Dorm Life

    Once you get involved in sports or clubs, or just read the posters around campus, you can discover such a wide range of things to do around the Biddeford area or on-site. The freshman dorms are fairly good compared to many freshman dorms in other schools. The upper-class dorms are incredible. We have suites with little kitchenettes, our own bathrooms and a common space with couches and furniture. I would strongly advise any student to live on this campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of New England offers very rigorous courses dependent on the student's major. Our chemistry program is fairly intensive, comparable to chemical engineer programs. But the school also offers fun classes where the focus is learning, not necessarily the grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great for someone who is really looking to focus on their studies. As the Large Events Coordinator for the Activities Programming Board, I can tell you that there are thousands of things to do for fun that we organize, but the campus is generally calm. We have great exercise programs, such as free kickboxing, zumba, dancing, weight-training classes and more. But we are a very studies-focused community.

    In three sentences

    University of New England has a small community feel with a lot of individual attention from professors. This school offers a lot of opportunity for personal growth and community wellness. The campus is on the coast and is absolutely beautiful.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is EXTREMELY safe, and I say this as a former Resident Advisor. The University publishes a crime log every year that is viewable to anyone, and by and large the only 'crimes' committed on campus are those related to alcohol abuses. The campus is located in a quiet, residential area and reflects that environment for the most part, unless a residence hall is hosting a rowdy party, but RA's and Security are efficient at breaking those up.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life at UNE.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Student Government is effective at speaking for the students and has a solid relationship with the administration. The Activities Planning Boards puts on several can't-miss events throughout the school year that have become tradition including the Lock-In and the Spring Concert. The UNE Players has also put on several memorable plays and performs at the downtown City Theatre regularly in Biddeford. There are also a variety of academic clubs that are instrumental in putting on a variety of events relative to one's major including taking trips off-campus and inviting distinguished lecturers to campus.

    Great for these types of students

    UNE is great for students that are invested in their education, but still want to relax and meet great people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freddy beach is a common hangout on campus. Sokokis Hall has a pond that has a spouting fountain in the warmer months and can be ice skated on in the cooler months. The Spring Concert is one of the most popular events of the school year, and has featured bands such as Hanson, the Ying Yang Twins and Cartel.

    Bang for the buck

    UNE is expensive, but the experience is definitely worth it. The people are amazing, from the fellow students to the faculty. The university is also undergoing a physical transformation, building more residence halls, academic halls and sports facilities. The university also offers a semester-long study abroad program in Seville, Spain that is paid for by financial aid, which really can't be beat! There are also plenty of other travel-abroad opportunities incorporated into coursework to take advantage of.

    What to do for fun

    There are constant events around campus, including Open Mike Nights and

    Food and Dining

    To be honest, the food in the cafeteria wasn't that special while I was a residential student. I've heard its gotten a lot better, taste wise and that it has also expanded its menu to incorporate the preferences of vegans/vegetarians. The Windward Cafe offers great options akin to sandwiches and wraps and smoothies, and also includes a Starbucks. The Hang has fried/grilled food. The meal plan includes 'flex dollars' that can be used at food locations on campus other than the dining hall, as well as Noreaster dollars, which is money that can be used at a variety of businesses around Biddeford.

    Dorm Life

    Residence Halls are a great place to live. The Housing Office undergoes a thorough process in hiring RA's that are compassionate and committed to providing a positive living experience to residential students. The freshman living area consists of standard dorm rooms that hold up to three students and a bathroom/shower area on each floor. The sophomore and junior areas consist of very new buildings that provide a suite-style living experience, where each suite includes a bathroom, living room and kitchenette. Although UNE is exclusively a 'chem-free' campus, it is not uncommon to hear parties or smell marijuana wafting into the halls on the weekend, but most RA's are good at dispelling these issues. Many students go off-campus to beach houses to get their party fix and avoid being documented by the university.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not hard to be a student at UNE. The workload varies depending on how rigorous your major is and how much effort you put into your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't count UNE out due to it's location (Maine), or the fact that its small. The faculty and campus in general has a lot to offer, but what you get out of it all depends on how much you work for it.

    In three sentences

    The University of New England is great if you like the beach. It is excellent if you have a vested interest in the health sciences. It will provide you a cohesive college experience and a stellar education, depending on what you're looking for.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 63

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe on campus, there is never any disturbances or fights that go on, and security usually patrols around campus all the time.

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life whatsoever here.

    Clubs and Activities

    depending on what clubs you join there can be lots of activity and involvement or none whatsoever. I joined sailing club and did some volunteer work and there was no participation whatsoever, but you do need to realize that this is a small school and with a small school there are not as many choices as there would be otherwise. The clubs and activities that do well have to do with sports and some academic clubs like pre-pharmacy or pre-med club.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for kids who want to go into the health professions and are very serious about school. Also it is good for sports players.

    Bang for the buck

    You do not get what you pay for, the tuition just went up to 48,000 and although they give out a ton of financial aid, the school itself is definitely not worth what they are charging kids to go there.

    What to do for fun

    There is not really much to do for fun here unless you like nature, sports or just plain hanging out with people. The school is secluded and Portland is about 30 minutes away, so unless you have a car you're not going anywhere. There are not really any places around the school to go to on the weekends, so people usually just end up finding someone with car and staying friends with them.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UNE is awful, if anything since I have my car I usually go off campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a ton of fun, you get to know all the kids on your floor and they end up becoming some of your closest friends. I advise you to live on campus if you can, but try to get a double or a single because triples never work out the way they are planned to.. it will always be two against one no matter what.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are dependent on what your major is. Some classes are very hard, while others take little effort whatsoever. But overall you will be doing a lot of homework and reading because its college

    Tips for prospective students

    You will learn very quickly if youre a city person or not. If you want a small school where you are going to see people you know all the time then this is the school for you. Also this school is definitely not a party school, if you come here the only thing you will be doing is school work and hanging out in your dorm room.

    In three sentences

    The location is good for nature lovers, the beach is a five minute walk away. The teachers and academics are very good, the course load can be overwhelming sometimes depending on the major. The campus itself is very contained and small, so if you like small schools then this is the place for you.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNE Campus Security is very strict.

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    What to do for fun

    UNE spends LOADS of money on weekly entertainment. They often have a great Spring Concert, and continuously put on events every night and especially on weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is definitely the downfall of UNE. Decary Dining Hall is not the greatest; however, if you're a salad eater or am not a picky eater then you will be fine. The cafe's on campus (Alfond, Windward, & The Hang) are very good and often have great meals to supplement the horrible dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    First and second year residency on campus is required; but due to increasing student population more and more students have been allowed to live off campus in apartments and beach houses during their third and forth year. The first year experience in the quad buildings is required and it makes for a very fun and interesting year. THe suites for upperclassmen are beautiful and new. All come with furniture and all have a living room, a full or twin size bed, a kitchen (no stove), a fridge, microwave, and sink, and a full bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    UNE's health sciences programs are very rigorious. You will need to prioritize your workload accordingly and you must be prepared for weekly quizzes and exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself and branch out. Remember, everyone is in the same boat you are and everyone is looking to make new friends. The University of New England prides itself on its students being very well rounded and personable individuals. Be polite, respectful, and kind and you will see that the majority of individuals attending UNE will do the same.

    In three sentences

    The University of New England is beautifully placed in the Biddeford-Saco coastal area of Southern Maine. The professors are extremely personable and really want to see you succeed. Class sizes are relatively small, which provides for a very comfortable learning environment.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not many lights around campus

    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are interested in attending a small school. Also great for outdoorsy people!

    What to do for fun

    18+ clubs, movie theater, sledding places, hiking, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, white water rafting, etc.

    In three sentences

    The on campus food is awful. The professors are amazing. The campus is beautiful and a beach is walking distance from the dorm halls.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to major in biology, nursing, and sciences but other programs are also available.

    What to do for fun

    During the weekends the school offers different activities for students. You can go sailing, kayaking, skiing. There are also movie nights and Catching Up With Kate.

    Food and Dining

    I think the food is good and they always give different options. There are a lot of yummy desserts in Decary and they give great smoothies in Winward cafe.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are small, especially if you share a dorm with two other people but they are livable and you get to meet a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many classes that students can take. Some are harder than others but they teach you many important things.

    In three sentences

    UNE is a beautiful school with a small campus. Everyone is really nice and help out whenever they can. Classes are small and students have a a chance to get to know their professors well.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 63

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    Bang for the buck

    This school is too expensive for the kind of school it is. The student body has no say in where the money goes, $48,000 a year and where did it all go?

    Tips for prospective students

    The only problem with UNE is the price, yes it is a private school but everything is too expensive.

    In three sentences

    I'm on my second year at UNE and I love it here. The location is perfect. The teachers are a great help.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe, security is helpful and if you need help they are always around.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are mostly good but the dorms could be better.

    What to do for fun

    Portland is 20 minutes away and the beach is nice when it's warm but there aren't many activities at convenient times and a lot of people go home on weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Decary dinning hall food is not so good but the other places for food are good and you have money on your ID to buy the good food.

    Dorm Life

    The old freshman dorms are so old and tiny it's hard to be comfortable, the parking is far from the dorms and the freshman showers are tiny and dirty. The upper classmen housing is a lot nicer but doesn't have air conditioning and sokokis has an ant problem.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt well prepared after high school but it does require a lot more studying especially in the sciences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the freshman dorms, make friends, and study hard.

    In three sentences

    A good environment Nice teachers Nice location

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security and safely at UNE is a priority. It's obvious all around the campus and yet you don't feel overwhelmed by it. As a female student I feel safe and confident that UNE is watching over me.

    Great for these types of students

    UNE is great for any type of student- it's simply that wonderful of a University. Being an older student finishing my degree, I am finding that it's a wonderful school for me. The freshmen are still 18 yrs old, but I don't stick out here as I would elsewhere and the profs are dedicated to teaching ALL of us equally.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Thinking Spot- a wonderful little gazebo out on the point to study, eat lunch or just think. It's fantastic to gaze out at the bay and have the warm sunshine bathe you as your sit there.

    Bang for the buck

    UNE is not the cheapest school in Maine- but if you are a Bio major this is the place to be and still stay in Maine. It's a great investment for the serious student who wants to continue to graduate school.

    What to do for fun

    Being on the coast of Maine there is an endless array of fun and exciting things to do. Kayaking, sailing, sunbathing, hiking, biking and cruising- and that's just to get some exercise. With Portland only 20 minutes away there's dancing and shopping only a quick hop away. AND on Campus there are dozens of clubs to be a part of and there is the opportunity to create your own club if you don't see your interest already formed as a club.

    Food and Dining

    Quick and satisfying, the food offerings are all over the campus. If it's a snack or a filling meal, it can be found. Warm or cold, health food craze or dripping with calories and cheese, it can be found. Fantastic and well priced, it is one of the best offerings I have seen on any campus.

    Dorm Life

    I commute to class on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week, but the dorms are wonderfully clean and remind me more of an apartment setting as apposed to a shoebox college dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the level of difficulty would range; however this is a university that will test your commitment to learning. You must dedicate yourself to learning everything that is being offered to you in your classes or it's pointless to be at UNE with all the great classes it's offering.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Go early and tour the campus. 2. Meet students, your adviser and the financial aid dept. 3. View a class in session to truly understand the level of learning.

    In three sentences

    UNE is a personable school- quick to assist and patient with a student's concerns. The state-of-the-art campus shows the confidence in the education that the school is offering to it's students and it's investment in learning. UNE is a wonderful example of a New England higher learning institution.

  • 12/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus has immaculate security. We have call points located across campus and security is out 24/7. On top of that, the campus has a SafeRide team designated to walk students from point A to point B if they feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately, UNE has no fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an endless amount of clubs and activities on campus. If you aren't interested in one, you can create your own with just one other person interested and one staff member acting as an adviser.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of New England is great for students who love to learn, but can have fun while doing it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of New England has its own private beach and on top of that, the marine center here takes in seals and takes care of them until they are healthy enough to live in the wild. Some of the dorms also have an ocean view....priceless.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is extremely expensive, but being one of the top schools in New England, the debt will mean so much less with the high paying job you will come out of here with.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many opportunities for activities across campus. Whether it is fun events made by the APB club or ice skating in the brand new forum, you can't be bored!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but there is not much of a selection here, so the food can get old at times.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a traditional type dorm is great. You meet so many people and make more friends than you would ever think.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult, but if you have good time management and study you will do great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into this campus and get to know your professors during their office hours. Knowing your professors makes your experience that much better and enables you to ask questions easily.

    In three sentences

    The University of New England is a great school. The professors and administration here on campus could not be better. Each and every member of The University of New England wants their peers and students to become successful.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel very safe here, even when walking back from my car late at night, security is always driving around patrolling making sure everyone is safe.

    Greek Life

    We do not have Fraternities or Sororities at UNE.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many clubs that you can join here, we even have a day at the beginning of the semester that you can go and look at what all of the different clubs are and what they have to offer. Everyone goes outside and just gets to talk and gets free things and signs up for what clubs they thing they want to join. I joined the Scuba club, Ride24/7 (ski and snowboarding), Orientation leader, and one for my major which is PT

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like to learn and are actively engaged in their education. Social, fun loving and definitely funny people will fit in WONDERFULLY here. Everyone of my friends here loves to joke and just have a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When ever we have dances, there are TONS of line dances that we do here at UNE. The Wobble is a definite favorite here, we love to dance and have a great time. On our floor we always go into the lounge once a week and we have snacks and watch chick flicks and just have a good time to relieve stress from all of the work that we have been stressing over the past week.

    Bang for the buck

    I personally feel it is a bit expensive for what we are getting in terms of room and board. Especially because the board is not very good most of the time. Overall I believe it is worth it to attend here even though it is a bit pricy you get a great education and it is totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities on campus every weekend that a ton of people attend. Just last weekend they had a bingo night where they gave away flat screen TV's and Wii's. It was totally free to play and you had the chance to win amazing prizes. There is also an 18 and over club in the next town over that a lot of people go to on the weekends. It is a small local club but it is a lot of fun to go with a group of your friends and dance the night away!

    Food and Dining

    I have heard of some schools that Sodexo dining co. is really good and all of their food is fresh and tastes good. That is definitely not the case here. Most of the food made in Decary, our dining hall, is actually pretty gross. There is never much of a selection and most of it is pretty flavor less. They make really good homemade bread though!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great way to meet new friends. I am so close with all of the girls on my floor, we get together all the time and go to dinner and go shopping together. They are my best friends here at UNE. The walls are kind of thin so if you are generally a loud person you may want to be careful because you can get written up for excessive noise. Some dorms that are made for 2 people get stuck with 3 people which is definitely a bit cramped but most people live in double's except in Featherman our newest dorms which are all made to be triples.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but if you are struggling all of the professors are extremely open to helping as much as they can. Every professor has office hours that you can go in and talk to them about the class or your grade, or if you have any questions they are more than willing to help. The classes may be challenging and you do have to put in a fair amount of effort and time but it really does pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ok with eating pasta and soup most of the days of the week because those are just about the only two things at the Dining hall that are good. If you are coming here for a health profession or a marine/animal profession they are both very highly regarded programs here at UNE and I know that I will be ready to go out into the world and my career choice feeling prepared.

    In three sentences

    There are small classes which allow each student to have one on one time with their professors and get any extra help they may need. The people are always very friendly and welcoming. The food is absolutely terrible, the way the buffet is set up gives us very limited options and many of the limited options do not taste good anyways.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good!

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    APB, APO, Dance Team, sports

    Great for these types of students

    Medical

    Bang for the buck

    Very Expensive!

    What to do for fun

    Gym, comedians, movies, cardio classes

    Food and Dining

    It definitely has its days. Nothing like home cooking. Dessert is better than the meals.

    Dorm Life

    Showers are great in Featherman Hall!

    In three sentences

    Such a beautiful, small, and close campus. Teachers are very helpful and want what is best for their students. They offer so many great opportunities.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is none.

    Clubs and Activities

    The on-campus events and sports programs are awesome.

    Bang for the buck

    Still believe it is very overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    Not a whole lot. Mainly sports or traveling about 25 minutes to Portland.

    Food and Dining

    Decary sucks but the new Alfond Forum is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The residential housing is kind of small but a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very difficult despite what many people think about UNE.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't forget to apply to many colleges, they give out some nice scholarships here but it is still extremely expensive.

    In three sentences

    The University of New England is a great medical and environmental school. The staff and students are very friendly and the curriculum is fantastic. Unfortunately it is very overpriced and I am unsure if an education is worth $44k/yr.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Caring and great security staff

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different things to chose from

    Great for these types of students

    social and academically motivated

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beach is a two minute walk, spring concert, clash bash dance,

    Bang for the buck

    A little pricey but generous with scholarships

    What to do for fun

    Go to Portland, On campus activities, sporting events, intramural sports

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but takes a while to get used to

    Dorm Life

    UNE residential life fosters social bonding, team and community building with other residents

    Academic Rigor

    Strict but fair, UNE pushes you to acheive your best

    Tips for prospective students

    - Have to be able to handle a little bad weather - Have an open mind, there are so many new and different things to experience

    In three sentences

    University of New England is located on the beautiful Maine and is home to some of the brightest minds in the east. From the student to the professors, UNE community members are some of the best people you will ever meet. This institution is committed to higher education and the pursuit of a cultured life.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 60 clubs that you can join on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On the first night there is a lighting ceremony where all the first years attend.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive school. If you are not sure what you are doing yet this school probably is not what you should start off with.

    What to do for fun

    There are various amounts of activities that the schools clubs host. The beach is walking distance from the school and there is a forest near enough to walk through.

    Food and Dining

    They have many options to choose from but not as much if you are a vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    There are 6 freshman dorms and they are either doubles or triples.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes are rigorous but they are a great challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    This campus is 70% women and 30% men. There is no greek life on campus.

    In three sentences

    This school is a science school and has many opportunities to figure what you want to do. Most of the students that attend UNE are science related majors. Walking distance from the Saco River which leads to the ocean.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is good, people don't go missing or get beaten at night on our campuses. Their is nothing to worry about and all the students feel very safe.

    Greek Life

    THERE ARE NONE! Which is kind of a good thing Frats are just an inorganic way to make friends and make people feel like they're better than everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Haven't heard of any that are enjoyable.

    Great for these types of students

    People who aren't afraid to struggle and have a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Featherman Dock and Freddy Beach.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is steep but get enough financial aid and pick a major that is worth while and you will get your moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    Hangout with people, go to friday night hockey games (they usually get killed though). Go hangout off campus go into biddeford, go to portland. Limited options but there is enough if you look hard enough.

    Food and Dining

    Once in a while they have decent stuff but for the most part it's not very good. The pasta and salad staples are what people come to rely on as the grilled food and pizza is rarely enjoyable.

    Dorm Life

    The people in the dorms are great and it's fun being close to everybody. You definitely make a lot of friends through residential life, however security in the dorms can be kind of tight and can lessen the experience, if you have the option to live off campus with good people I'd say take it.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what your major is academic rigor can vary A LOT. But if you're in Med Bio, Pre Pharm or Marine Science, get ready because it's a lot of classes and a lot of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to study UNE has specific programs that it thrives in and others that does not. Come in focused and get on the right track. Get as much merit award as you can because it's expensive and don't take things personally when it comes to friendships, and join a sport!

    In three sentences

    The University of New England is located in a great place and has a lot of great people who attend. The professors are generally very nice and helpful. However security can be kind of tight and the food supplier supplies food to prisons.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Classwork is tough however you learn a lot.

    Food and Dining

    I do not know as I have attended online.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know as I have attended online.

    In three sentences

    I am finishing up my Chemistry prerequisites at this school online. It is a great set-up for online coursework. The instructors are helpful and easily reachable.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is even a safe ride program that will drive you around late at night when travelling on campus.

    Greek Life

    nonexistent

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost every major on campus, and then some. Every club is very active in the community.

    Bang for the buck

    This depends on what you consider bang. UNE is a very expensive school, but has some of the top researchers on campus. You certainly make some strong connections with the faculty because of the small size.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do for fun in the winter around the southern coast of maine.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is occasionally very good, but most of the time ordinary cafeteria food nothing special.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice all the way from freshman year to the sophomore and junior suites. There is no housing provided senior year.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a party school, it is for serious students and provides a small community environment to foster successful learning.

    In three sentences

    University of New England is a small school with a beautiful campus. It carries a big reputation where it is known. It is known for its tremendous academics, and is continuing growing.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is number one priority on campus. Security is there 24-7 and is preached starting with oreintation. I am not concered about my security, I feel very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from !

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for somone who wants a great education and doesn't want to attend a huge school.

    Bang for the buck

    This was preached in my HIgh School Economic class. For me UNE was the best bang for my buck and why I am attended school here. Close enough to home to save money on room & board and a great education waiting ahead.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much going on. The college tries to engage you and every way they can. It is up to you to find your fun! From the ocean to the mountains and everything in between there is something for the outdoor people. There is Portland 30 minutes away for nightlife if you must, also concerts & sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    The food looks fantanstic !

    Academic Rigor

    Rate 5 I am in Pre-Pharmacy, so it will be tough, classes have not started yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind. It is Maine and it will get cold. THis scholl will have everything you are looking for and more !

    In three sentences

    I love the University and give it a 9. It is a small, diversified school with everything one may need for college. It is beautiful.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Again not sure, I am taking the online program so that I can continue to work my 8-5 job, gain more education and have the flexibility that those require.

    Food and Dining

    Hopefully good, however, I don't live on campus, I'll put 5 stars since the page wont let me continue without the rating.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure, I don't live on campus, I'll put 5 stars since the page wont let me continue without the rating.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like the teachings and classes are high quality classes, and very informative.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on top of your work, pay attention to deadlines, and prioritize.

    In three sentences

    It is convenient for me because it offers Social Work as an online program, so I have flexibility in the class and live in California where I currently live and work, while I'm in the program.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 63

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    What to do for fun

    Sports, clubs, there is always some kind of event on campus. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe is alright. But if you're not into that days' meal, there are so many other yummy options on campus/

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year is the only year you live in a dorm. the rest are apartment suites.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course it depends on the professor, but I have never found courses easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come look at the school! Look into the programs offered.

    In three sentences

    UNE is a small school which allows you to personally get to know your professors. This school is located in a beautiful spot and there is always something to do. The academics are phenomenal and it is very simple to get help.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security is rely good about shuttling students when injured or something of that sort. They also are on call for anything all the time. The campus houses call boxes all over the place. We also have a program called safe rides, where you call in and somebody on duty will come pick you up where you are and drop you off wherever your destination on campus may be. I also know that all the security officers are really nice and genuinely care about us and are always a pleasure to talk to!!

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, there are over 70 clubs from the activities programming board to the video game club. You have an interest and there is a club for it, and if not, get 5 people together and create a club!! I am personally a part of over 10 clubs myself. There is always and activity formal or informal happening on campus!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy people People who classify under LGBTQ, they are super supportive People who want to succeed People who want a fun, exciting and busy college life People who love fall foliage Anybody

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus lies along a river on one end and ocean on the other. We have aseal rehabilitation center and students can go to seal releases!! Which are so cool and always a nice sight!!!

    Bang for the buck

    I think I got a great deal because I live right on the water and am never bored!! I get free help, and get everything I need to succeed!!! What else could I ask for?

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus. One week there were 5 school-wide events in 5 days. All the events are fun and there is a wide variety of events throughout the year on and off campus for and the events cater to a wide variety interests. I have gone apple picking, done ropes courses, played game shows, watched ghost hunters and gone on ghost hunts and much more. There is also a movie showing almost every Sunday to kick the week off. The events and fun stuff on campus is superb.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good for non-vegetarians. The school works hard at making plenty of dishes, but I am allergic to most of the world and i do not like meat, so I am more limited in my options, but you can always tell them your situation and they will make you what you need or want. Breakfast eggs and omelets to order are the best thing though!!! Another plus is the ice cream bar, Giffords top of the notch ice cream and there are always 6 flavors, it is great!!

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms here are renovated this summer or are being renovated in the next upcoming summers. I am in a renovated dorm and while it is not a palace, it is not too bad. I love all the people in my building and the lounge is always a great place to hang out or study or just watch some television. The resident advisers are really helpful and always want to hang out and what to get to know you. They also have floor or building programs going on, which are always a hoot!!

    Academic Rigor

    As a high school student I took a lot AP classes and college classes, so this first semester is almost a breeze except my junior year level class. My friends are in a different situation, but there are so many places you can get help, that if you speak up to even an RA, you will succeed. This school is really good at making sure the students are successful and have all the resources students need to succeed. Of course some courses will be harder than others, but it is all about time management!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should join clubs and get to know people. Knowing people is the key to life and success, I know a ton of people and if people go home i always have at least one friend from one class or club. Get to know the people on your floor, these are the people you have to live with!! These people will be there through almost anything. Also, at this school there is a free tutoring service, use it and don not be ashamed of getting help, of you ace that test, that is all that matters!!

    In three sentences

    This school is my home away from--the people here work really hard to make sure that you have an amazing time here while getting a great education. I know that it is not the highest rated school, but I love it here because there is always something to do and people are really supportive. Life here is one I would not trade for any other, and even the cold is already hard for me, I'm from California, people are helping me figure out what I have to get for winter--literately, every single person helps, from picking me up from the airport or just showing me how to do a statistics problem,

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Love the options of dorms.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    50 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They campus has a great security preference. There are surveillance cameras and police escorts all over campus.

    Greek Life

    No idea.

    Clubs and Activities

    I plan on doing Student Government, which they have. You can make your own club, so thats a cool thing if there is something they don't provide.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for a Pharmacy student. I am applying as a Pharm D student and I am thrilled to use there new equipment. Everything is top of the line.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a personal beach, what colleges have that. Oh, and they also have a marine science center and every year they release the rescued sea turtles back to there habitat and the whole campus is invited to watch their departure.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is expensive. UNE has so much to offer, it is outstanding in any field that you would like to pursue.

    What to do for fun

    You can swim at there private beach, called Freddie Beach. You can do go-karting, and other thrilling things.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many selections that they offer. Vegetarians are taken care of and food allergies are taken care of at UNE.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were dorms. Typical and cozy dorm life at UNE.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to show great academic performance to be accepted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your going to need good financial aid. Dress warm, its Maine.

    In three sentences

    University of New England is the most friendly of all campuses. There is always help whenever you need it. It is in a very convenient area, the coast.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Unless you're over 21, you can't really do much legal things.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best food. For a school where you pay a lot, you would expect much better food.

    Dorm Life

    Very nice dorms to begin with. Easy to make friends. May get boring at times.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your classes, some will be very difficult and some very easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to earn as many scholarships as possible!

    In three sentences

    An amazing school. Great all around people on campus. Very helpful with any help anyone needs.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 of 63

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UNE campus safety is always there in every situation, allowing us to feel safe and secure. In addition, UNE is set away from the rest of the town, leaving us to be somewhat secluded and allowing for a lower likelihood of incidents to happen on campus as opposed to being in a big city.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always tons of stuff to do! Spend your time on the water sailing, kayaking, or on the crew team. Not interested in water sports? Volunteer in your community or become a part of the drama club!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student who is serious in academics, this is the best school for you!

    Bang for the buck

    For a private university, UNE has so much to offer from academic advising to research symposiums allowing you to get the best run for your money.

    What to do for fun

    There are about 160 clubs and organizations on campus to become involved and find things to do for fun from outdoor activities to volunteering in the community. There are also sporting events to attend and other events put on weekly to get the entire student body involved.

    Food and Dining

    Although the hours are not always convenient, the dining hall offers a large variety of foods for everyone to enjoy. Despite the number different places to eat on campus, you can only use your meal plan at 3 of these places - 2 of which do not offer a large selection.

    Dorm Life

    The quad offers your typical residence halls where you can expect the traditional dorm life. The upperclassmen resident halls are new and innovative, with an apartment feel to them allowing you to feel comfortable and independent. The housing office and resident advisors are constantly working to make sure you get the most out of your living arrangements.

    Academic Rigor

    UNE offers challenging courses to ensure you receive the best education possible. The professors are always there both inside and outside of the classroom to help with any questions you may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you think you know what you would like to do in the future or not, you can guarantee UNE will be there to help you along the way. From choosing a major to studying abroad, UNE offers opportunities for everyone. You will find the academics to be a very important aspect of the university, while at the same time becoming involved in a student body focused on a sense of community. With over 100 different clubs and organizations, there is always something to get involved with and make lifelong friends.

    In three sentences

    University of New England is not your ordinary school where you find students who spend more time partying than they do studying and striving to achieve their academic goals. At University of New England, you will find the student population serious about their academics, and in turn, allowing you to work just as hard for your own personal goals. The faculty and staff and UNE are more than encouraging and will be there for you every step of the way to make sure these goals are accomplished, and to ensure you have learned more than you ever thought possible.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Security makes their rounds daily and several times throughout the night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs offered and if UNE doesn't have a particular club of interest, a person can always create one. There's always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    If a person is quiet, likes smaller classes anywhere from 20-100 or so students per class, UNE is a perfect fit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's the beach! UNE has it's own little beach area and it's nice to go relax. Also, if one is ever bored there's always the marine science center where the seals and turtles are kept.

    Bang for the buck

    All in all, UNE is a great choice. Everyone is so friendly and easy to get along with.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on whether it's attending a sporting event, club event, or going downtown into Biddeford to watch a movie, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food here. Definitely better than home at times. I like how there's options for everyone and the other dining places on campus besides the main dining hall are always nice.

    Dorm Life

    Housing is great. The dorms are clean and well maintained. Some people are louder than others, however.

    Academic Rigor

    Some lectures are long, some are short. If one takes notes, studies every night, and completes his or her work there's no reason why he or she should fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open and aware to your surroundings. Take advantage of everything college has to offer.

    In three sentences

    UNE is a small school, right near the water. It's absolutely gorgeous. The teachers, students, and other faculty members are super friendly.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are always on top of everything. They care for our safety, and can be reached anywhere and anytime. If you are nice to them, they will be nice to you. Please remember that.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 70 clubs and organizations on campus...plus more are created every year. We have a club for everything, from knitting to longboarding. There is a Student Involvement Fair at the beginning of the year, that's the only time where you will find all of the clubs in one places.

    Great for these types of students

    If you were incredibly involved in planning in high school, join the Activities Programming Board. If you love theater, join the UNE Players. There is a club on campus for every type of person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Venture into the Multicultural Lounge or Global Education Office in Decary, you won't regret it. Get to know your Dean of Students in the Student Affairs Office.

    Bang for the buck

    You pay for everything that they provide. The education is phenomenal, and the institution is small, so that you are a face, not a number. The faculty and staff do everything they can to help you succeed. There are so many opportunities that are offered to you. Every event on campus is free. You can learn to surf, learn to sail, and learn to kayak. All of these activities, plus a ton more are free. You get your bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do if you look for it. There is an event to go to every night sponsored by many different clubs. The school owns a private beach. There is an ice skating rink open year-round. The school offers discounted tickets to the bowling alley, ropes course, and movie theaters. You will have fun, if you look for it.

    Food and Dining

    If you are picky, you will struggle with the meals at the main dining hall. However, you have 5 options for places to eat on campus, and plenty off-campus eateries. The food ranges from Panera-like to Mexican. If you like greasy foods, the Hang is for you. Windward is where you find your paninis and wraps. Alfond is quick meals, and the Forum is where you get your tacos.

    Dorm Life

    The first-year residence halls are being remodeled. The building were pretty old, but they are beginning to look really nice. The upperclassmen buildings are livable. Some are better than others, but it is really what you make of it. In your first year, you may have one or two roommates. Your sophomore and junior year, you are likely to have three in a suite. In your senior year, they ask for you to find off-campus housing in the beach homes nearby, however, you are allowed to live on-campus in the upperclassmen buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes that will cause you great stress, and then there are classes where you question why you attend. Go to class, you will receive credit for it. Ask for help when you need it, and don't take studying for granted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in at least one club or organization. Take advantage of the free trips, and activities that they provide. Travel through Downtown Biddeford, the shops are cute, and the food is amazing. Get to know your professors, attend their office hours, they will remember that during finals week. Make sure to get out and make connections.

    In three sentences

    This private institution is absolutely gorgeous, with a view of the ocean right out your residence hall. The classes are small, and the professors know you by your first name within a week. You will find that everyone is rooting for your success.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a beach on campus, which is wonderful!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very expensive, but luckily financial aid does their best to cover what they can. For specific majors, such as mine, it's the best school I could possibly get for the tuition costs. For majors that aren't as big at UNE, I would consider looking elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    Unfortunately, there is also not a lot to do on weekends besides activities put on by the university. If you want to leave the campus, it's a 10-20 minute drive to find things to do. There is, however, a beach on campus when it's warm.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food has it's good days and bad days, usually more bad than good. However, there are other dining options on campus that are much better. With each meal plan we are also given an allotted amount we can spend at other places, such as Panera and similar restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The freshmen dorms are not the best, but the upperclassmen dorms are all suites and very nice. There are activities put on by the RAs and I have no complaints.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, the classes I have taken have not been too difficult. The material given to me as been good enough to get me through each class with good grades and a good understanding of the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    UNE is not a party school in any aspect. If you are looking for a party school, go somewhere else. The students that stay at UNE are there for a good education, and the administration is very strict when it comes to drugs and alcohol. If you can get past that, the school has great academics and all the faculty is really nice.

    In three sentences

    Although the University of New England has a small student body, the small classes create a great learning environment and produce strong connections with the faculty. I've found that everyone at the university is very kind, and nonjudgemental, from students to faculty. UNE has strong academics and is overall a nice environment.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is definitely a safe one. I have never felt threatened at any time while attending the school. They have security constantly monitoring the campus and threats aren't something I think about, or worry me.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many different clubs and organizations for students to join and participate in, and they also have all kinds of intramural activities to provide people with a chance to play the sports they may have loved in high school. The college just does a great job providing stuff to keep students really active and involved if they wish to be.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for students who are social and want to create some strong friendships with the relatively small student population. It is easy to meet lots of people and gain some great friends over the course of your schooling.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is an expensive one, but it does offer a lot to do at just about any time. There are always events going on, the gym and pool is almost always available for use, and there are often sporting events to watch. You will never be bored if you don't want to be.

    What to do for fun

    My favorite stuff to do in my spare time is play sports with friends. It is really easy to get a group together and just hang out and be active. Beach volleyball is one of the most fun things to play on the sand court, but its also easy to get a pickup basketball game going in the gym, or an ultimate frisbee game started on a field. This is one of my favorite aspects of the college, as it is so easy to set up these games and have a blast for a few hours at least. You get to be active and make lots of friends in the process. Its a great time.

    Food and Dining

    Obviously no college food is going to be five star quality, but the food served in the cafeteria is definitely good enough to satisfy. I am not a picky eater and some may disagree with my thinking here, but I'm just saying that you will always be able to find something that you like and enough of it to fill you up, and that's good enough for me.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great because they put you right in the middle of all your friends. They are always around and easy to visit and hang out with. Some people may get sick of it and occasionally want a little time to themselves, but most of the time it is nice to have someone around that you can hang out with, or just talk to. It is possible to get away to and get some quiet time, its just a little harder, especially the first year.

    Academic Rigor

    This college is certainly a tough school, with great academic programs. If you work hard though and put in a respectable effort and focus on your studies the proper amount then you should do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to go into college and make an effort to interact with everything the campus has to offer. Even if you aren't the most social and outward person, by making an effort and at least trying to be you will meet all kinds of new friends and get to experience things that you probably wouldn't have done otherwise. Don't just stay in your room, get out and about and this college will be awesome for you.

    In three sentences

    University of New England is a school that offers a great education, especially for those interested in a health science profession, and offers even greater friendships. The people who attend this school are awesome and are the type of people you will want to know for the rest of your life. The campus also provides a large amount of opportunities for students to get involved, with various campus events, lots of intramurals, and a variety of clubs and organizations to take part in.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not much to do for fun, it is a small school far away from anywhere else, so there is not much to do aside from go to the beach,

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls here suck, except for the food you pay for out of pocket.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are crap, but the upperclassmen dorms are very nice, you get to live in suites, but yet again, they're very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your department of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up, because this school is quite a bit of money and is going up daily. Also, work hard to get your gpa up.

    In three sentences

    A very expensive college, though it has great opportunities. The teachers aren't fantastic for the core classes, but are much better for the advanced classes. I would recommend this school only if you have money to pay for it.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    No Greek life

    Bang for the buck

    UNE is very very expensive so when little things go wrong it is very frustrating because you are paying so much to be there.

    What to do for fun

    The campus provides many things through out the year to do for fun but most of the time what you are doing for fun is hanging out with your friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your own printer, or plan to print at odd times,as it is often hard to print in the library during peak times.

    In three sentences

    UNE has both good and bad qualities. UNE has a great environment for learning. UNE can be boring as its such a small school.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Science majors

    Bang for the buck

    The school is definitely expensive but its a nice, safe campus that is really focused on academics and they're generous with financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Biddeford isn't the greatest town but its not the worst and if you have a car, Saco is literally 5 minutes away. It may not be the most exciting campus, but there's always SOMETHING to do...

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food is school cafeteria food; you can complain about it all you want but its not much better anywhere else. There are a few different food options on campus that use flex dollars. Plus, there's a Starbucks so you're basically all set.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms aren't great by any means but if you can rough it for a year, the upperclassmen dorms look amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Everything I have heard about this university about the academics has been wonderful. Their science program is amazing and the professors are so friendly and readily answer any question you have.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's alot of clubs and organizations to join. There's alot to do off campus as well. Alot of people like to travel to Portland.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining hall is good if you catch it on a good day. The library serves Starbucks coffee and there's a place similar to Chipotle

    Dorm Life

    I lucked out, I got Feathermen. I love the track style triple, everyone's door is always open.

    Academic Rigor

    Only as hard as you make it seem. Alot of professors are helpful and tutoring is always available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs, be active. Sign up for the Trailblazer orientation

    In three sentences

    Students are very focused on academics. Located right on the Saco River, everywhere you look has a incredible view. A small campus filled with smiles.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safe ride

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    the campus has a lot to offer

    Great for these types of students

    those who want a more intimate setting in a class room, smaller lectures and class sizes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    2 different campuses, biddeford: located right on the ocean, mostly undergrad portland: located in center of city, graduate and professional only

    Bang for the buck

    this school is expensive but has a great reputation for health sciences and pre med/med schools and graduate programs

    What to do for fun

    campus is great in the early fall and spring/summer. opportunities to live here year round. campus life usually offers different events throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    average, nothing fancy. avoid the meat

    Dorm Life

    average, nothing fancy

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not easy but they are not brutal as long as you study and actually prepare yourself for class. Professors are always usually willing to help those out in need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead finically. This school is expensive. apply for as many scholarships and save up as much as possible. You cannot live off campus unless youre 21, or live within an hours radius

    In three sentences

    This school is mostly a health sciences school. I would not recommend coming here if you intend to focus on a major outside of the health/medical field. Beautiful small campus in biddeford with a graduate and professional campus located in portland.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of New England is probably one of the safest campuses I have ever been too. You never have to worry about walking somewhere alone at any hour of the day or night. There is also a very trusting community and theft is rare.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for laid back, friendly, and ambitious students looking to work hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just outside of campus is a private beach that is a wonderful getaway for studying during finals or relaxing in general.

    Bang for the buck

    Great opportunities to build your resume and gain experience in your field for the career you want to pursue.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of clubs and intramural sports to get involved in all over campus. This university is also located next to the Saco River and the Biddeford Pool, so you can take a stroll down the beach and go swimming/tanning/etc. Unfortunately there isn't much to do off campus and most stores close at an early hour in Maine so plan on doing things on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately the food at this university isn't the greatest. There are a variety of different dining options available but not all of them are included on the dining plan. Don't come here for the food.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year can be rough but it is well worth it. Most of the freshman dorms are forced triples, so if you are a social butterfly you will be fine. If you aren't that is okay too, most of the students are very friendly. Doors to rooms usually stay open and you end up being friends with your entire floor. Dorm life during the day is very quiet, and comes to life as the suns sets. Sophomore and junior year students live in suites, which are amazing! They are very nice and open apartment like rooms that making college living almost luxurious. Like I said, if you can make it through the cramped triples of freshman year then the payoff is worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at UNE are fairly difficult and demand a lot of free time if you wish to succeed. That being said, students end up actually learning as opposed to getting through the class. Most of the professors are very friendly and are involved in some sort of research related to the course they are teaching. On the other hand, some professors are to advanced for what they teach, and end up making the class more difficult than it needs to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are serious about your academics and your future career success this is the college for you. There are excessive amounts of internships and research opportunities all over the campus that are valuable to any student. If you are looking for a more laid back college this is not the place for you. The classes are very demanding, but well worth it.

    In three sentences

    The University of New England is an excellent college for students seeking a campus with a professional atmosphere and a variety of research opportunities. The campus life is quiet and friendly overall. There aren't a ton of division sports teams; however there are many clubs and other opportunities for students to get involved in.

  • 05/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UNE is an extremely safe campus. We are six or so miles down the road from town, so we don't get a lot of through traffic. Campus Security is patrolling 24/7 and we have on campus emergency call systems in place. Campus is so safe, that some students joke security needs more to do so they won't give out parking tickets.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life at UNE.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with one of UNE's 70+ clubs and organizations. Its just something that everyone should do at college. Go on an outdoor recreation trip. There are many activities from sea kayaking to dog sledding to ice climbing that you can participate in at UNE. Its all free so why not take advantage of it? Go to some of the club sponsored activities on campus. I recommend RSLA's Sex Show and APB's Bingo (they give out TVs and iPads etc)! Go to the beach. UNE has a beach on campus, and during the Fall Semester there are quite a few beach friendly days. Again, TRY EVERYTHING.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UNE varies. We have five different places to eat on campus, one of which is a main dining hall. The other four small eateries are usually pretty good. They offer a pretty wide variety of options. The dining hall can sometimes be disappointing, especially if you are eating there three times a day. The dessert is always good though! I recommend switching it up as much as possible. If you eat at the same place every day, multiple times a day, you are bound to get sick of it. Remember that you are not restricted to the school's food. Order delivery for a change. There are many different restaurants that deliver to UNE, like thai, sushi, and pizza. Also, get off campus! Take the bus or rent the Zipcar to try out some of Southern Maine's local cuisine. It is one of the best parts of UNE's location.

    Dorm Life

    The first year residence halls are not anything special. Like many other schools, it is usually a little cramped. However, the experience of first year living is something people never forget. People make a lot of friends and many more acquaintances by living in the dorms. UNE students are fairly serious about academics, so there is not a whole lot of partying that takes place in the dorms. However, students of all kinds can find the type of fun that they are looking for. One thing that is fabulous about UNE dorm life if the upperclassmen living. Once students are sophomores, they get an automatic upgrade into a suite. Its like a small apartment that you share with usually only three other people. The suites are beautiful and clean. In addition, our seniors usually move down the road to beach house winter rentals. Local community members rent to UNE students for fairly cheap. Its a deal that you will probably never get again.

    Academic Rigor

    I will actually give UNE a 4.5. I'm sure it depends on the major you are in, but UNE isn't easy. The classes are challenging, but there is still time for a life outside of schoolwork. The sciences at UNE are outstanding. The learning is extremely rewarding and applicable. Our professors are amazing. The majority of them put in countless hours preparing for their classes and they show much interest us. They learn our names and stories. The education received at UNE is not something people regret. UNE prepares it students for the workforce and the life ahead of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. College can be intimidating at times, and you don't have to be alone. Try EVERYTHING. The University offers many opportunities to have fun, participate in new activities, and meet people. I recommend that you give everything at least one try. It is unrealistic for you to like everything you participate in. However, if you try everything you will find those few things that are important to you. Most people who are unhappy just haven't tried hard enough.

    In three sentences

    You WILL fall in love with the location. The University is harder to stay in than it is to get in, so be prepared to be challenged! UNE is full of many different types of people, but most of us strive to help others.