UNH

University of New Hampshire

105 Main St, Durham, United States
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  • Total Documents
    724
  • Class Notes
    559
  • Textbook Notes
    95
  • Study Guides
    70
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,658
  • Previously Enrolled
    941

Overview of University of New Hampshire (UNH)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:12,967
    • Men:5,870 (45.3%)
    • Women:7,097 (54.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (UNH)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of New Hampshire is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Durham, NH  03824
Phone
(603) 862-1360
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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, notification begins December 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
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
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 19,966 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 11,371 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 8,595 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,198 (21%) of 15,275 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,811 (20%) of 9,142 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,387 (23%) of 6,133 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.47
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
582 average |530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
589 average |550-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
54%
• Score 18 - 23
31%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UNH)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $18,499|Out-of-state: $33,879
  • Room & Board: - $11,588 (75.94206697686612%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (7.8642112851431945%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,471 (16.193721737990693%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of New Hampshire accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002589
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,489 (89.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,999 (80.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,979 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
341 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$24,020
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,554 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,851
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,848 (93.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,564
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 162 (8.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
412 (14.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,054

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,820 (80.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,084 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,001 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,243 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$23,953
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,820 (72.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,124
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,614 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,036
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 514 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,973 (16.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,651

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,013
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
9.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,477

Academics & Instruction (UNH)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


654

Part-Time Faculty


405

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,105,389

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of New Hampshire provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


67.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


75.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


77.0%

Programs & Majors (UNH)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (77)


  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • 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
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Genetics, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Information Technology
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • 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
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Business administration, social work, accounting, biochemistry, occupational therapy, education, kinesiology

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Intellectual Property, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (75)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Hydrology
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Campus Life (UNH)

Location & Geography

Population


10,345

Nearest Metropolitan Area


2,600 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Boston
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 of College Housing


54% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


46%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of New Hampshire offers 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


14% of women participate

Fraternities


14% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,646

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
12,967
Women
7,097
Men
5,870

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 1.2% Black/African-American
  • 3.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.5% White
  • 4.9% Unknown

International Students


3.8% from 41 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,397

Student Resources (UNH)