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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: $31,113
Out-of-state: $47,643
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,520
Out-of-state: $32,050
Room and Board
$11,942
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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