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University of New Hampshire Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Durham, NH

Freshman Admission Requirements

Entrance Difficulty

Not reported

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  
Academic Electives    


Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay Not reported

Applying for Admission

Admissions Office

105 Main St
City, State, Zip
Durham, NH 03824

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision Notification
Early Action Offered
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 15

Application Form

Common Application
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not reported

Other Application Requirements

Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
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
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate
84% of 18,040 applicants were admitted
87% of 10,619 applicants were admitted
79% of 7,421 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,893 (19%) of 15,159 admitted students enrolled
1,657 (18%) of 9,286 admitted students enrolled
1,236 (21%) of 5,873 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Early Action Admission Rate
91% of 11,201 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
3.75 and Above
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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