Overview

Applicants
6,715
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average HS GPA
2.96

GPA Breakdown

7%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
33%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 570
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 520

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


Other Admission Factors

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
435
with Terminal Degree

263
Women
172
Men
33
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Environmental Biology.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • 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.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
  • 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 PROGRAMS.

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

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, 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.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Geography and Cartography.
  • Geography.
  • 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


Angela Ferendo Watts ?05
Co-Owner Slyde Handboards, Shark Tank winner

Ryan Chadwick ?00
Serial Entrepreneur, Restauranteur, NYC and Aspen, CO

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

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

Leesa Smith '84
President of Freudenberg North America

Joe Dudek ?87
Heisman Trophy Finalist

Richard Wylie '63
President of Endicott College

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
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
Nov 30

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,112

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,988

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,971

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
81%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,319

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,650

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
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,148
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

1.64%
Asian
2.18%
African-American
2.35%
Hispanic
82.75%
Caucasian
6.97%
Unknown
1.47%
International

50% female
50% male
45% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
54%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Campus Accessibility Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Lindsay Page

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
86
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

2% 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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell,Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Matthew Wallace
of Operations

Address
17 High Street
MSC 52
Plymouth, NH 03264

Phone
800-842-6900

Email
mlwallace@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 Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

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


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