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Maine College of ArtPortland, ME
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University of New EnglandBiddeford, ME
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#82 in Arts, Design, Music Schools
Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
School of art, music, and design
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$38,690Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$39,820
expensive$38,362Graduate Tuitioncheaper$29,352
Less$17,879Average Financial Aid AmountMore$18,654
Admission
Tighter72.07%Acceptance RateEasier89.99%
Favorable21.67%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower13.88%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller435Total EnrollmentLarger7,208
Smaller380Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger4,065
Smaller55Graduate Student PopulationLarger3,143
Smaller4Online Student PopulationLarger3,231
Completion & Outcomes
Lower44%Graduate RateHigher63%
Higher33%Transfer-out RateLower3%
Lower64%Retention RateHigher75%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 275)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,547)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $3,970)Board/Meal Plan
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty8 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty13 to 1
103Number of faculties541
Lower$55,266Average Faculty SalaryHigher$78,858
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.