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.

Website: www.unh.edu/

Public
Co-ed
12,782
Undergraduate
Students
(54.6%) 6,975 Women
(45.4%) 5,807 Men
2,523
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 20,096 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
593 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,758
Out-of-state: $49,138
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,499
Out-of-state: $33,879
Room and Board
$11,588
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$24,716
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,293
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
630
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Durham Population
10,345
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.8% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students
3.9% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.5%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Durham, NH 03824
Phone
(603) 862-1360
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@unh.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Common Application, audition for some majors in music and theater, portfolio for art studio majors required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 20,096 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 11,401 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 8,695 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,198 (21%) of 15,430 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,724 (19%) of 9,190 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,404 (23%) of 6,240 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
87% of 11,437 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
593 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
17%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
31%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,758
Out-of-state: $49,138
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,499
Out-of-state: $33,879
Room and Board
$11,588
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,471
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Financial.Aid@unh.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002589
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,634 (89.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,174 (80.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,170 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
396 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$24,716
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,007 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,558
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,047 (93.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,535
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 178 (8.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
411 (14.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,013

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,895 (80.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,422 (85.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,353 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,329 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$24,654
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,551 (72.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,139
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,959 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,005
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 527 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,867 (16.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,686

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,293
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Veterans Education Benefits (GI Bill)
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,486
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Dairy Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Genetics, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Management Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, Other
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, social work, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
630
Part-Time Faculty
378
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
54%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,610,301
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
320
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of International Criminal Law and Justice, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Commerce and Technology, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Intellectual Property, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Hydrology
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Education
  • Public Administration
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Durham Population
10,345
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
2,600 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Portsmouth
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Dover/Durham

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
44%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
lighted sidewalks, emergency phones located across campus, campus-wide 24-hour emergency alert system, 24-hour police coverage

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Gymnastics x x    
Ice Hockey x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Gymnastics x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Gymnastics    
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse    
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
archery, crew, fencing, golf, riflery, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling
Men's Club Sports
archery, baseball, crew, fencing, golf, lacrosse, riflery, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ice hockey, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activity board, the outing club, resident hall association, alpha phi omega, memorial union student organization
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
12,782
Women
6,975 (54.6%)
Men
5,807 (45.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
12,477
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.8% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students.
3.9% from 35 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,523

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
76.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
77.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Average Starting Salary
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.5%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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