Plymouth State University campus

Overview

Applicants
6,626
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
2.96

GPA Breakdown

6%
Over 3.75
9%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
38%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 530
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
426
with Terminal Degree
218

229
Women
197
Men
25
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
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

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • 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
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • 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

Notable Faculty


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
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


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,581

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,408

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,232

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
87%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,592

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,248

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
4,105
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

1.83%
Asian
1.95%
African-American
1.98%
Hispanic
81.00%
Caucasian
9.55%
Unknown
1.73%
International

49% female
51% male
44% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
56%
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
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Panthers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
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
Ice Arena & Welcome Center
AllWell Center
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
2x a day Mon-Fri 10:15am and 2:00pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

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 Econo Lodge, Plymouth Days Inn, Campton Comfort Inn, Ashland The Pilgrim Inn, Plymouth