University of New England Reviews

  • 12 Reviews
  • Biddeford (ME)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,620
100% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Renee
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2021
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I recently signed up for Human Anatomy and Physiology to complete as a prerequisite. To be honest, I am disappointed and frustrated with the lack of transparency and non-linear approach to the course. While UNE advertises that all courses are self paced, there is no indication anywhere that the courses are self-taught. This perspective comes from the fact that the short 15 minute videos have zero instruction and do not really correlate with the assigned chapters or weekly labs.I have already spent countless hours trying to read chapters that were and were not assigned as well as watching additional videos through Khan Academy to help fill in the gaps. In addition, each course does not tell you in advance the cost of the additional lab equipment, camera, etc. that you will need to purchase after registering for the course. I wish I would have read the numerous reviews that reinforce this realization. It is so disappointing that I have spent so much money on a course in which I would be teaching myself. With all this being said, I am withdrawing from the course and continue my journey at a different university."
Chloe
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2021
  • Degree: Chemistry
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I am currently enrolled in the Chemistry I w/ Lab course, which is part of the Science Prerequisites For Health Professionals. I was astonished to find out in the first week that this course has very short lectures (12 minutes in weeks I and II) and that the students are expected to "self-teach", according to the student advisor, by reading the textbook and doing homework assignments from the textbook. The course plus the lab plus the lab kit are $1,800.00. For that amount of money, a full length lecture should be included, particularly for the type of course that requires substantial problem solving/calculations. I can learn from a textbook for free but I take courses to learn from an expert. Having just completed an online health related graduate degree, I have taken many online courses and have never had one where there was barely a lecture component. It's truly puzzling. In addition, because the learning is primarily from the not very good textbook (that only comes in digital form), I have had to watch numerous YouTube videos to learn the concepts and the weekly time commitment has been about 20-30 hours. The student advisor said that this is what is expected and that one should think of this course as a "part-time job". But the time commitment would be somewhat less if the professor invested more time in teaching the material so that the students don't have to dig for video lectures on YouTube. The work load is also very heavy and you can expect time consuming, detailed assignments with no guidance or instruction. I suspect the exams are going to be difficult as well. And the lab course is considered an entirely separate course so I would be expected to take two sets of final exams. This course is definitely not worth the money given other high quality options out there that offer complete lectures and more interaction with the instructors. If you sign up for this course, be prepared for a putative refund policy (40% in the first week, zero thereafter). Expect to spend 20-30 hours per week on the course and expect not to have much interaction with the professor and no TA support. I am planning to drop the course and take it elsewhere even though I am losing a lot of money by doing so."
Francis
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"UNE is egregiously expensive and the educational experience is comparable to community college courses/programs. Their marketing and reputation may sway you to believe UNE has some special reason for holding themselves in high-esteem, but they don't."
Brooke
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2020
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I personally believed this course is a waste of time. I took the anatomy class with UNE thinking that this self paced course would have prerecorded lectures about the MATERIAL. No, the way of learning is ONLY by reading the textbooks, no lectures. I personally believe that it is absolutely ridiculous to be paying a teacher (no wait, a professor!) for do nothing! They're job is to TEACH and they are not. And I've even asked to have an assignment relooked, but the teacher (who you'd think is responsible for the grading) says "I have no control over the grade." I'm sorry, I work really hard when a professor is actually teaching the students and not being lazy. I use the book as an additional resource, not the only resource. How is one supposed to remember a 750 page textbook when the teacher is saying every single thing is important."
Daniel Young
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I signed up for the MSW program at UNE in early 2016. The course material was both challenging and interesting. I compare the course work to University of Victoria online that my spouse attended and Walden University that I previously attended to find the quality, quantity and difficulty of the work to be roughly equal. I was really excited about this university (UNE) as their reputation is very good. However, I was somewhat disappointed in the complex and confusing portal to access services. That is, the student services portal, blackboard, the library, the book store, finances and other services all operate independently. I realize this is how Brick and Mortar schools operate... each unit in a different building with its own network system and administrators (a series of small kingdoms)... it does get clunky and obstructive in the online space... that is, I felt continuously like I was burdened but he interface instead of focusing on the material I was learning. I completed 4 courses (all above 90%) but left the UNE for Walden due mostly to feeling like the interface clunkiness was holding me back and causing me undue stress. The faculty of UNE were top notch and the course material first rate, but I just did not feel part of a cohesive system of learning there."
Amy Cormier
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2005
"Attending the University of New England is a smart choice for Nursing students. During my interviews with possible employment managers often compliment me on attending the university. It is an expensive and difficult program, but they prepare you to be a great nurse."
Meghan First
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of New England provided me with the knowledge I now have to further my career, and graduate degree. I have wanted to become an occupational therapist since before I can remember. The health, wellness, and occupational studies major laid out a specific curriculum in which I would be able to succeed. Not only was my program very influential to my success, I have seen similar success in others whom go to UNE. There are many aspects of this university that are available to aid in student success. The professors have very reasonable office hours, as well as the ability to email back in a timely manner. There is the Student Academic Success Center, in which tutors are available to help with the courses students could have difficulty with. The career services office provides students with practice interviews for future jobs or graduate schools, professional clothing, resume building, and a sense of support for the future. Being a transfer to this school, I had always felt welcomed and had a sense of support by my advisors and fellow peers. The University of New England enabled me to prosper, and work to my potential, if not higher. I am fully comfortable with saying that the University of New England is a great college for someone who is looking to be successful and influential in the future. Not to mention the aesthetic quality the college provides being right on the ocean. The University of New England is a top notch school."
Sarah
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"UNE is expensive, but I felt it was worth it. The courses are all online which is best for me. I was able to work full time as a teacher and spend time with my family while earning my degree. My advisor was amazing and most of the professors were great. The work was easy for me, but I found that it taught me a lot and provided me with a degree I can be proud of. I was very disappointed that they do not offer a Doctoral degree that would meet my needs. I would have loved to continue my education with them!"
Ashley Carlino
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2015
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My program in Educational Leadership is very attainable for someone working full-time. The online support from the admissions process to coursework is amazing. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to complete a degree or certificate program online."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Though it was over priced, I got a fairly good education. The most important thing in college is self motivation. If you have the will to do the work and create your own opportunities, it doesn't matter where you go."