University of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH
location
Public
type
Small
setting
54%
46%
student ratio
12,871
total students
Tuition Cost $14,770 | $29,340
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $23,451
February 1
fall application deadline
75%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
556
sat math
543
sat reading
538
sat writing
25
act composite

Overview

A Research University on a Human Scale

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a top-100 national research institution and the state's flagship public university. Students from nearly all 50 states and 85 countries team with UNH's faculty on some of the world's most ambitious and adventurous research and intellectual efforts. Recent work on projects for NASA space missions, new ways to assess and prevent sports-related head injuries, development of anti-bullying programs and a breakthrough in the quest to solve one of the world's oldest mathematical problems all have garnered national attention for UNH scholars who are equally dedicated to research and teaching. It is no surprise then that a recent Gallup report found UNH graduates are 60% more likely than peers from other colleges and universities to be thriving in all five elements of well being: financial, physical, community, purpose and social.

When it comes to choosing a course of study, students will find many options among more than 100 majors in the liberal arts, engineering and physical sciences, health and human services, life sciences and agriculture, and business and economics, as well as two-year associate degree programs in applied sciences, and programs at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, a non-residential, urban campus. UNH students participate in more than 570 programs for study or research abroad, often supported by generous grants. More than 1,300 students participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference on campus. The Office of Fellowships helps students secure prestigious national and international fellowships.

Located at the Edge of Possible

UNH is situated close to the Atlantic coast and important marine research facilities, and an hour from the White Mountains or Boston. Durham is a quintessential college town with restaurants, coffeehouses, a bookstore, pizza shops and other student hangouts. The lively arts and culture scene of Portsmouth is about 20 minutes away. While all students may have a car, there is an Amtrak stop on campus (Downeaster Line) with service between Portland, Maine, and Boston; UNH Wildcat Transit eco-buses run frequently on campus and to nearby towns and shopping areas. Industry partnerships, outreach programs and UNH's proximity to Boston, Manchester and Portsmouth provide abundant possibilities for student internships.

A Community Where Relationships Matter

Right from the start, new students feel welcome at UNH. Ninety-one percent of all first-year students and approximately half of UNH's 12,800 undergraduates live on the beautiful Durham campus where classic and modern buildings cluster around college greens that gradually give way to acres of woods, fields and farms. University housing includes residence halls and on-campus apartments. Professional directors and trained resident advisors manage each hall at UNH, organizing programming designed to foster community and healthy habits. UNH's award-winning culinary experience is evident in its three spacious dining halls, where menus focus on healthy options using fresh local products and can be tailored to suit nutritional needs. Other campus food service includes cafés and retail sites. Amtrak rail service runs out of The Dairy Bar, a UNH restaurant housed in an historic depot.

The University of New Hampshire's rich social and cultural environment offers more than 250 student clubs and organizations sponsoring a wide range of activities and lectures, films, exhibitions, master classes and performances that bring visitors of national and international stature to campus. Most events are free for students. Campus Recreation organizes a broad slate of programs for all skill levels and ability, allowing students to work on personal fitness goals and have fun through activities on or near campus as well as skiing, snowboarding, hiking and camping trips in the White Mountains. More than 20 intramural and club sports for men, women and co-ed teams reflect the community's diverse interests. The Hamel Student Recreation Center is undergoing a $30 million expansion to double the fitness space and add wellness classrooms, a kitchen and an outdoor pool. UNH also has 20 different men's and women's Division I Wildcat sports teams, including Division I-FCS football. Athletic events are well attended and the spirited student-led Cat Pack rouses fans.


Location & Contact


Durham, NH 03824
USA

Admissions Office

Phone: 603-862-1360
Fax: 603-862-0077
Email: admissions@unh.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agricultural Business and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Animal Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dairy Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Horticultural Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Architecture
    • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Genetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Specific Subject Areas) Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ocean Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Civil Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forest Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Forestry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resource Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources/Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Culinary Arts Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied20,203
    • Accepted15,326
    • Acceptance Rate75%
    • Enrolled12,871
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted9,145
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted6,181
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$50
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Common Application, audition for some majors in music and theater, portfolio for art studio majors
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.46
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st December 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st April 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 543 490 590
    • SAT Math 556 500 610
    • SAT Writing 538 490 590
    • ACT Composite 25 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$14,770
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,340
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$3,297
    • Room and board *$11,266
    • Room only *$7,024
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$23,451
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$24,031
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$30,581
    • Average Loan Aid:$3,296
    • Average Grant Aid:$6,885
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$5,985
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:99%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 76%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 15%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students12,871
    • Male Student Percentage46%
    • Female Student Percentage54%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.4%
    • Black or African American1.31%
    • White or Caucasian81.4%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.18%
    • Asian2.41%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.01%
    • Two or more races1.8%
    • Unknown or International Student6.48%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.01% representing 37 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students52% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 55%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Campus Activity Board, The Outing Club, Resident Hall Association, Alpha Phi Omega, Memorial Union Student Organization
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other lighted pathways and sidewalks

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No Division C No
    • Badminton No Division C No
    • Baseball No Division C No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division B Yes
    • Golf No Division C No
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle No Division C No
    • Rock climbing No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division 1 Yes
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No Division C No
    • Badminton No Division C No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division C No
    • Gymnastics No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle No Division C No
    • Rock climbing No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division 1 Yes
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division C No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division C No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,045
    • Full-time Percentage62%
    • Part-time Percentage38%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 14,197 students to 777 faculty


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