The University of New England (UNE) is an independent, coeducational university with campuses on the coast of southern Maine – University Campus in Biddeford and Westbrook College Campus in Portland. It is a leading educator of healthcare professionals and an innovator in biomedical and healthcare research.

The University receives grants from prestigious national sources such as the National Institutes of Health, NASA, National Science Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. UNE has the following schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy and the College of Graduate Studies.

The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The School of Nurse Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized for educational excellence in primary care, geriatrics and osteopathic manipulative medicine. It is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA).

The UNE Athletic Training Program is an undergraduate program accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The physical therapy educational program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association. The occupational therapy educational program is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The nursing programs are accredited by the National League of Nursing. The dental hygiene programs are accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Social Work Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on the Council of Social Work Education. The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

The education programs leading to elementary and secondary certifications are approved by the State of Maine Department of Education.

Rankings:

- University of New England is ranked 104th among top tier "Regional Universities (North)" by US News 2012.

- Ranked 81st in Tier 1 in the Category "Universities-Master's (North)" by US News & World Report (2010). No other college or university in Maine was ranked higher. This is the seventh year that U.S. News has ranked UNE a top regional university.

- According to the lists published in Mainebiz magazine (2008), it is the 5th largest college/university in Maine (based on 2007 undergrad enrollment only) and the 14th largest nonprofit organization in Maine (based on 2006 data).

* Next: University of Maine at Farmington

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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