The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a comprehensive, public institution. Recognized among public universities for the quality of the academic experience it provides to its students, UNH is a rising star among research universities, yet it retains the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Life Sciences and Agriculture; the School of Health Studies; and the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Within its seven schools, the university offers 2,000 courses in over 100 majors. Special programs include a strong undergraduate research program, the honors program and a wide range of opportunities for internships, study abroad and national exchange experiences. Its 2,600-acre campus is ideally located in Durham, north of Portsmouth, within 20 minutes of the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts and one hour from Boston, Portland and the White Mountains.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
12,202
Undergraduates
5,430
Men - 44.5%
6,773
Women - 55.5%
2,582
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 18,040 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $34,830
Out-of-state: $52,170
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,938
Out-of-state: $36,278
Room and Board
$12,242
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$24,541
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$42,246
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
746
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
16%
10-19
24%
20-29
25%
30-39
12%
40-49
7%
50-99
11%
Over 100
7%
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Boston Population
10,345
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
2.9%
Black/African-American
1.1%
Hispanic/Latino
3.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
85.4%
Unknown
4.5%
International Students
3.3% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.5%
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