Overview

Applicants
4,940
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
2.89

GPA Breakdown

4%
Over 3.75
7%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
42%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 23

Deadlines


Regular
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
418
with Terminal Degree
212

213
Men
205
Women
17
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Organizational Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Geography
  • Geography and Cartography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

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


James Birge '87G
President of Franklin Pierce University

Jim Courtovich '87
Owner-founder of Sphere Consulting

Jeff Howard '78
Federal Judge, First Curcuit Court of Appeals

Jane Poulin '84
Associate Chief Accountant of The Security and Exchange Commission

Leesa Smith '84
President of Freudenberg North America

Heather Tesch '94
On-Camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel

Richard Wylie '63
President of Endicott College

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,604

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,794

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,189

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,145

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,383

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

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)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,238
Out of State
42%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

48% female
52% male
42% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
53%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
95
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Panthers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Panthers)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Diving
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of New Hampshire
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of New Hampshire

Sustainability


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
137

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell,Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Robin Bryant
Receptionist

Address
17 High Street
MSC 52
Plymouth, NH 03264

Phone
800-842-6900

Email
admitplymouth@plymouth.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hartman Union Building
Silver Center for the Arts
PE Center-New-Fall '10 Ice Arena & Welcome Center
Prospect Dining Hall
Lamson Library - Information Commons

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Franconia State Park in the White Mountains
Waterville Valley resort and conference center
Lakes Squam, Winnipesaukee, and Newfound
Loon, Cannon, Waterville ski areas
Tilton, NH outlet mall
Wealth of hiking, climbing, boating, swimming, biking, skiing, and other recreational activities in the surrounding area.

Campus Tours

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Nine different Saturdays in the Fall.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
plymouthadmit@plymouth.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Concord Trailways provides transportation north and south of the university. The nearest Amtrak station is White River Junction, VT, and the nearest commercial airport is Manchester, NH.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Points south: I-93N to Exit 25, Plymouth. Right at end of ramp, 1/4 mile to roundabout. Left onto Main Street, right at Post Office. PSU Admission Office and parking up hill on left at Russell House. Points west: Rt. 4 to I-89S to Exit 17. Rt. 4E to Rt. 118, Canaan, to Rt. 25E. Six miles to traffic circle, continue three miles on Rt. 25 (Tenney Mountain Highway) through two lights. Take first exit after second light. Right at end of ramp, 1 mile to 3-way stop. Straight down Main Street, right at Post Office. PSU Admission Office and parking up hill on left at Russell House. Points east: I-95 to Exit 8 to Rt. 25 W to Meredith to Rt. 3N to Ashland. I-93N to Exit 25, Plymouth. Left onto Main Street, right at Post Office. PSU Admission Office and parking up hill on left at Russell House .

Local Accommodations
Common Man Inn, Plymouth Red Roof Inn, Plymouth Super 8 Motel, Campton Comfort Inn, Ashland The Pilgrim Inn, Plymouth
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Key Stats

4,940
Applicants
4,238
Size
76%
Acceptance Rate