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I Actually Transferred into this school from anotherSuper BrilliantBiology
I Actually Transferred into this school from another school that had an articulation agreement with UNE and trust me, that is the way to go. What you read in the other reviews are absolutely true, campus life is a bore, Biddeford is one of the worst cities in Maine (Although Portland is an amazing city only ten minutes away, and UNE has it's own shuttle that will take you there) and the curriculum is very difficult. So if you're young and only thirsty for the college experience, than this is simply not the place for you. However, if you're dedicated, ambitious, and serious about learning, then there isn't a better university on the east coast than UNE.
4th Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A+, Friendliness: F
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If you are an incoming freshman or prospectiveQuite BrightPreMed and Medical
If you are an incoming freshman or prospective transfer student reading this: please read this whole thing before deciding to come here. So many times I wish someone had told me what this school was really like. I only chose this school for the pre-med program because it is very competitive and I heard it was strong. First off, UNE has an 80 something % acceptance rate, but half of the students drop out or change majors within the first semester because everyone fails general chemistry. If you do not have a strong background in Chemistry, do not expect to do well. I personally do not like this campus I think it is small, and it is not a good fit for me, I am from out of state and I thought I would sacrifice my happiness for the program. Well now here I am in my second year and I am transferring out. I just applied to a state school back home where I should have gone in the first place. Let me say this, if you are the type of person who has no life, and does nothing all day but devote their entire lives to studying, then this school is for you. I am not saying I am a party animal because i have a 3.6 GPA currently, I study hard, but this campus is so dead, even my dad made a comment about it when he came to visit me. There is no balance. There is no greek life, there are no parties, there is literally nothing. If you have a netflix account it'll be your best friend for 4 years. Every student here is immature and you can tell they are not ready for the real world. This is like a second high school, where wannabe nobodys try to act like they are somebodys. You will feel like you go to a boarding school with people who think they're the shit because they got accepted to the pre-med program here (which again has an 85% acceptance rate). The academics here are not horrible, if you work hard you might just do ok, depending on the classes. But please, if you are reading this and are stuck between this school and another , please pick the other one. I wish someone had told me how bad it was here, I would have saved money and my time and gone to a state school to begin with. I wish someone told me all of this I would have never applied here. The only thing motivating me to get through the rest of the semester is the fact that I am transferring.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Social Life: F
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I transferred out of UNE after my freshmanQuite BrightPublic Health
I transferred out of UNE after my freshman year, and it has proven to be the best decision I have made in my twenty years of life. To be frank, UNE has no social life, and I can almost gaurantee that the few people you meet who you actually DO like will transfer out. The academics here are way over-hyped, I have gotten far more out of my classes at UMASS in one semester than I did here in a full year. Please, if you value yourself at all and you still have the option not to go here...DO NOT GO HERE. I wish I had listened to the reviews on this site.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Perceived Campus Safety: B+, Education Quality: F
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