Studying at University of New England in Australia
University of New England (UNE) is an independent, non-profit, co-educational university founded in 1831, with campuses in Biddeford, Maine, Portland, Maine, and online. The school sits on 540 acres Biddeford, Portland school is 40 acres, and is 3.7 acres Campus Tangier. In the 2012-2013 school year, a total of 8085 students were studying at UNE, which is 4753 undergraduate and 2346 graduate students are. In 1977, opened a medical school UNE, UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine, is the only medical school in Maine. In 2013, UNE open Medical College, currently only dental school in northern New England.
The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.The Medical School, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, also is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.
In 1939, only a high school boys and college called the College was founded in Biddeford Seraphique Decary Father and the parish priest of St. Francis Andre.
In 1952, the College was renamed St. Francis and began a bachelor's degree with the state in 1953.The school program was eliminated in 1961, and the university was first recognized in 1966.
The school became co-educational for the first time in 1967 and the Franciscans to withdraw from the management of the university in 1974.
To survive low enrollment, St. Francis College participated in an agreement with the New England Foundation for the establishment of Osteopathic Medicine of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine on the same campus, and in 1978 the two merged under the new name of "University of New England". In 1996, Westbrook School merged with the University of New England. The merger took place under the terms of the original 1831 charter Westbrook, and the organization became incorporated Westbrook College before changing the name to the University of New England.The site of the former Westbrook College now known as UNE Portland Campus.
In December 2010, the University received the largest gift in its history - $ 10 million from the Harold Alfond Foundation to build Harold Alfond Biddeford Campus forums, to support education and hard work interprofessional healthcare.
The Alfond Forum, which opened in fall 2012, the complex includes a 105,000 square foot (9,800 m2) athletics includes a hockey skating rink with 900 seats; a basketball court with 1,200 seats; classroom space; a fitness center; and multi-purpose indoor practice courts that can also be used for concerts and other events, with a capacity of 3,000 combinations.
This provides the largest gathering space on both the Biddeford and Portland. The complex is located between the new UNE synthetic golf green grass and Sokokis Hall.
In March 2014, UNE launched its $ 60M "Moving Forward Campaign" UNE largest in history.