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:This article is about the university in Maine. For the Australian university, see University of New England, Australia.The University of New England is an independent, coeducational university with two distinctive campuses in two Maine coastal cities. The University Campus is located in Biddeford. The Westbrook College Campus is located in the Deering section of Portland and is designated a national historic district.The University has degree programs in health sciences, natural sciences, human services, management, education and the liberal arts. The University includes Maine's only medical school, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, which emphasizes the education of primary care physicians. Enrollments for the two campuses total 2,364, including 496 medical students. UNE also has several distance learning programs and a satellite nursing program in Israel.
University campus The University campus is composed of more than 540 acres (2.2 km²), including more than 4,000 feet (1.2 km) of ocean frontage. The 26 buildings of the University campus include the Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art 80,000 square foot (7,000 m²) science education facility, and the Marine Science Education and Research Center, which houses the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Clinic. The Harold Alfond Center for Health Sciences houses Maine's only medical school, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). [http://www.une.edu/com/]
Westbrook College campus The 41-acre (170,000-m²) Westbrook College Campus offers programs for traditional undergraduate and graduate students and for working adults in the Portland area. It is the home of the College of Health Professions, a national leader in integrated, interdisciplinary health and healing education, training, research and practice. The campus is also home to the Art Gallery, the Maine Women Writers Collection, and the Dental Hygiene Clinic.
National media recognition U.S. News & World Report has recognized UNE as one of the best regional universities in the Northeastern United States, has ranked the Physician Assistant Program among the top 25 in the nation, and has recognized the College of Osteopathic Medicine for educational excellence in primary care, geriatrics and rural medicine.
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