Students Say

The benefits of going to a large, well-established state school, such as the University of New Hampshire, are exactly what one expects—its low in-state tuition, firmly established reputation, and place in the system allow it to offer “many resources to help students out in life.” Located in tiny, beautiful Durham, the school “emphasizes research in every field, including non-science fields,” and a lot of importance is placed “on the outdoors and the environment.” The small town really fosters “lots of school spirit,” and the laid-back denizens of UNH make it known that “having a good time” is a priority in their lives: “Weekends are for the Warriors.”

Overview

Applicants
18,420
Acceptance Rate
80%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 590
SAT Math
510 - 610
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

The benefits of going to a large, well-established state school, such as the University of New Hampshire, are exactly what one expects—its low in-state tuition, firmly established reputation, and place in the system allow it to offer “many resources to help students out in life.” Located in tiny, beautiful Durham, the school “emphasizes research in every field, including non-science fields,” and a lot of importance is placed “on the outdoors and the environment.” The small town really fosters “lots of school spirit,” and the laid-back denizens of UNH make it known that “having a good time” is a priority in their lives: “Weekends are for the Warriors.” Most professors “truly care” about the students’ learning so that “you never feel like a number at the school but rather a respected student,” and professors “will get down and dirty when it comes to experiencing what they’re teaching firsthand.” Though there are definitely complaints that some can be “sub-par,” a student “just needs to posses the initiative to go to their office hours” and they will get all the help they need. Some of the general education classes “are huge,” and TAs can be difficult to understand, but for the most part, students report that they’ve had a “good experience” and that their academic careers has been “very successful.” The Honors program is particularly challenging (in a very positive way) and offers “great seminar/inquiry classes that have about fifteen students.” Students universally pan the administration, claiming it “is a massive bureaucracy that gets little done,” partially due to poor communication, or one student puts it that “the left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing.” “The school is way more challenging than I thought it would be because the administration makes things harder than they need to be,” says a sophomore.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,032
with Terminal Degree
690

518
Women
514
Men
98
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
86%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
77%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Marcy Carsey
Founding Partner, Carsey-Werner Productions

John Irving
Novelist: The World According to Garp, Cider House Rules.

David Cote
CEO Honeywell

Shawn Gorman
Chairman, L.L. Bean

Jennifer Lee
Academy Award winning screenwriter & director of Frozen

Tansu Ciller
Former Prime Minister of Turkey

Chip Kelly
Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
70
Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,789

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,643

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,318

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,965

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,688

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$13,670
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$26,650
Required Fees
$2,882
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$750
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Veterans Educational Benefits

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

This being New Hampshire, people are “very politically and socially aware.” Students here are mostly middle-class and hail from New England (especially from New Hampshire, naturally), and a main point of contention among students is that there “is not a lot of ethnic/racial diversity,” though the school is working on it. The size of UNH means that “even the most unique individual will find a group of friends,” and even the most atypical students “fit in perfectly well.” Most of these “laid-back” and “easy-to-get-along-with” Wildcats party, and it can be “hard to find one that doesn’t.” “Everyone skis or snowboards,” and in the cold weather “Uggs and North Face fleece jackets abound.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
12,840
Out of State
49%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

2.16%
Asian
1.21%
African-American
3.15%
Hispanic
82.82%
Caucasian
8.88%
Unknown
2.37%
International

54% female
46% male
49% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The school is just “fifteen minutes to the beach, one hour to the mountains, and one hour to Boston,” making the world a Wildcat’s oyster. Partying is big here, and the weekends are crazy; “Everyone goes out pretty much every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.” The small number of bars in town “makes the age limit pretty well enforced.” After a hard night out, “there are many late night convenience stores and food places to go to.” In fact, it can be “difficult to find activities to do on the weekend that don’t involve drinking,” though UNH does a good job of bringing in “popular comedians, musicians, bands, political figures, etc.,” and the school has tons of “amazing” a capella groups, so there is “almost always something to go see.” Sports are also big here: “We love our hockey and football,” says a student. Though there’s a pretty big housing crunch, the oft-used athletic and recreational facilities here are both convenient and excellent, and since everything on this “beautiful” campus is only about ten minutes away, “you walk pretty much everywhere,” though public transportation and school-provided buses run often. Students do a lot of socializing over meals at the “eight cafés or in any of the three dining halls.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
56%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
68
First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
93

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services for Students

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS or other Cognitive Measure (Full Battery) and WJ-IIIR, WIAT or other Achievement Measure (Full Battery). Current within three Years

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Full medical and educational history establishing the presence of symptoms from an early age, across environments; Neuropsychological Testing (Cognitive and Achievement);Demonstration that alternative medical and psychiatric diagnosis have been ruled in or out; ADHD Scales; Discussion of current symptoms, severity, mitigating measures and accomodations; DSM-IV Diagnosis (all current within three years).

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
245
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
9

12% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

46% participate in intramural sports
13% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: The UNH Alliance https://wildcatlink.unh.edu/organization/alliance President's Commission on GLBT Issues www.unh.edu/glbt/http://

Minority Support Groups: Office of Minority Student Affairs http://www.unh.edu/omsa/index.html President's Commission on the Status of People of Color http://www.unh.edu/cspc/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

University of New Hampshire boasts the oldest endowed sustainability program among colleges and universities nationwide, and it is this Sustainability Institute that has worked to develop “UNH’s unique sustainable learning community model” as well as promote sustainability locally, statewide, and regionally. UNH has a comprehensive Climate Education Initiative and is a member of the ACUPCC, both of which have propelled the campus to become the first institution of higher education in the United States to meet a significant portion of its energy needs with landfill gas. Talk about renewable: UNH is powering its campus with enriched and purified natural gas, courtesy of the local landfill, meaning that every bit of trash that ends up there ends up powering the school while lowering energy costs and decreasing environmental impact. UNH sells Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from this project and reinvests part of the proceeds back into energy efficiency initiatives on campus. Seventy percent of UNH”s heating and 28 percent of total energy are provided by renewable energy sources. UNH also extends its commitment to sustainability to local farms by being the first land grant university to have an organic dairy farm and education/research center. This dairy is an integral part of the university’s Food and Society Initiative, which seeks to both encourage healthy food production and consumption habits as well as support suppliers of local and organic foods. UNH offers a unique dual major in Eco-gastronomy for undergraduates that includes a study abroad component in Italy and France. UNH also offers sustainability internships that help interested students find work experience at sustainability-focused organizations in New Hampshire and beyond.

Green Rating
99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
23%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
34

Average Number of PC's per Lab
36

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
DELL and MAC

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Robert McGann
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
Smith Hall, 3 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824

Phone
603-862-1360

Email
admissions@unh.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Dimond Library
Whittemore Center
Hamel Recreation Center
Student Union/Holloway Commons
College Woods
Other spots include Dairy Bar/Train Station, Art Gallery, Thompson Hall, Morse Hall.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Durham eateries
Downtown Portsmouth
Atlantic Ocean
White Mountains
Boston
Durham is surrounded by beautiful countyside with an abundance of lakes, streams, mountains and woods. Many quaint New England towns, state parks and conservation areas are close at hand. Boston is a one hour train from the Campus station.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-4:30pm
603-862-1360

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Offered on Columbus Day, select Saturdays during t

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@unh.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
School has free bus services to and from UNH to local towns (e.g. Portsmouth). Downeaster Amtrak station on campus which runs from Boston to Portland, C&J Bus service btw UNH and Logan Airport/Boston. Van service to Manchester Airport, the closest airport to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
See URL http://www.unh.edu/transportation/visitor/directions.htm

Local Accommodations
In Durham are the Holiday Inn Express,The Pines Guest House and Three Chimney's Inn. In Portsmouth, accommodations include: Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson's, Marriott Courtyard, Sheraton Portsmouth, Susse Chalet and Hampton Inn. In Dover, there are accommodations at the Days Inn.
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Key Stats

18,420
Applicants
12,840
Size
80%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists