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Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH
Plymouth State, founded in 1871, is a public, multipurpose college. Its 170-acre campus is located in Plymouth, 40 miles north of Concord.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,125
   Women 2,054 (49.8%)
   Men 2,071 (50.2%)
Graduate Students 925
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 6,864 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline April 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.95
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests       X
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $25,782
Out-of-state: $34,042
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $13,472
Out-of-state: $21,732
  Room and Board $11,008
Average Percent of Need Met 64%
Average Freshman Award $10,951
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 193
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Plymouth Population 6,990
Nearest Metropolitan Area Manchester
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 56% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Panthers
Sororities 3% of women participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.9% White
8.5% Unknown
International Students 1.8% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning 70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 43.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported