Institution at a glance:
Field of study:
The University of New England was formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. The University became fully independent in 1954 and pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making UNE Australia's most experienced provider of distance and now online education.
UNE is Australia's oldest regional university offering more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels. UNE has more than 20,000 current students and 1,200 staff.
Ratings and rankings
- The University of New England has maintained our reputation for excellence by again achieving a five-star (maximum) rating for Overall Satisfaction in the2016 Good Universities Guide.
- UNE academic staff were also awarded five stars for Teaching Quality.
- A five-star rating in these categories means that UNE students rated their university experience better than students from 80% of other universities.
- UNE has also been awarded four stars for Social Equity, a proudly-received nod to the University's commitment to one of its core values: inclusiveness.
- Our Postgraduate students also rated UNE another five stars for Success in Getting a Job and four stars for Graduate Starting Salary.
Faculties & Schools
- School of Arts
- School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Environmental and Rural Science
- School of Health
- School of Humanities
- School of Law
- School of Rural Medicine
- School of Science and Technology
- UNE Business School.
Campus services and facilities
The University of New England is located on several sites in Armidale. The northern campus of the University is five kilometres to the northwest of the city centre, in an attractive rural and bushland setting. Part of this campus includes the original property presented by the late Mr T R Forster to the University of Sydney for the establishment of a University College. This property comprised the old homestead, 'Booloominbah', together with several other buildings and 74 hectares of land.