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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Overview

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus is a public institution located in Durham, New Hampshire. The suburban atmosphere of Durham makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Known For?

3,621 Undergraduate Awards
$40,588 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UNH have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNH.
  • In 2017-2018, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UNH with a bachelor's degree make about $51,400 a year. That's 26% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average UNH student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Rankings

UNH is ranked #267 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UNH has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#156 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNH.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Recreation Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Geological & Earth Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Ocean Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNH has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#12 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#28 Best Colleges for General Biology College Factual
#63 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#93 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is University of New Hampshire - Main Campus?

Location of University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Contact details for UNH are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Main St., Thompson Hall, Durham, NH 03824-3547
Phone: 603-862-1234
Website: www.unh.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofnewhampshire
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uofnh

How Do I Get Into UNH?

You can apply to UNH online at: www.commonapp.org

Admission Requirements for UNH

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNH?

77% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
91% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 77%, UNH may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to UNH submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of New Hampshire - Main Campus  ( 540 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of New Hampshire - Main Campus  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800
UNH received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of New Hampshire - Main Campus  ( 22 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of New Hampshire - Main Campus  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of New Hampshire - Main Campus  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of New Hampshire - Main Campus?

$40,588 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNH is $40,588. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNH, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $10,152 a year. That adds up to $40,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNH is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,960 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,238 undergraduate students at UNH, with 11,960 being full-time and 278 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNH

There are also 2,550 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,960 full-time undergraduates at UNH, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNH

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of New Hampshire - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNH Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 339
Black or African American 125
Hispanic or Latino 419
White 9,849
International Students 417
Other Races/Ethnicities 811

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 81 countries are represented at UNH. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Iran.

Online Learning at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

440 Took All Classes Online
2,256 Took At Least One Class Online
34.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,256 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNH has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in New Hampshire for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNH

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus was 34.2%. This is the #633 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNH regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNH ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNH.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #6
Electrical Engineering #7
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #12
Engineering #14
Social Work #17
Public Administration & Social Service #40
Educational Administration #45
Nursing #106
Education #131
Health Professions #182
Business, Management & Marketing #213

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 895 0 0 0 895
General Psychology 0 203 0 4 6 213
General Biology 0 186 0 10 0 196
Communication & Media Studies 0 184 0 0 0 184
Nursing 0 68 12 46 18 144
Social Work 0 53 0 79 0 132
General English Literature 0 106 0 12 5 123
Recreation Administration 0 120 0 3 0 123
Mechanical Engineering 0 95 0 16 8 119
Civil Engineering 0 87 0 21 3 111
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 38 8 61 0 107
Computer Information Systems 0 77 0 24 1 102
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 101 0 101
Political Science & Government 0 89 0 8 0 97
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 95 0 95
Human Development & Family Studies 0 80 0 8 0 88
Nutrition Science 0 84 0 0 0 84
Economics 0 77 0 5 0 82
Natural Resources Conservation 0 53 0 17 7 77
Health & Physical Education 0 66 0 5 0 71
Sociology 0 61 0 1 5 67
Criminology 0 57 0 5 0 62
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 22 35 0 57
Communication Sciences 0 34 0 23 0 57
History 0 42 0 10 2 54
Electrical Engineering 0 26 1 17 3 47
Chemical Engineering 0 42 0 1 3 46
Agricultural Production 0 45 0 0 0 45
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 41 0 0 0 41
Environmental Engineering 0 40 0 0 0 40
International Relations & National Security 0 36 0 0 0 36
Animal Science 16 18 0 1 0 35
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 32 0 0 0 32
Music 0 28 0 4 0 32
Accounting 0 0 0 29 0 29
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 24 0 0 3 27
Genetics 0 22 0 2 3 27
Educational Administration 0 0 5 22 0 27
Mathematics 0 10 0 12 5 27
Natural Resource Management 0 27 0 0 0 27
Hospitality Management 0 26 0 0 0 26
Wildlife Management 0 26 0 0 0 26
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 14 4 7 1 26
Physics 0 16 0 1 9 26
Romance Languages 0 24 0 1 0 25
Allied Health Professions 0 24 0 0 0 24
Chemistry 0 13 0 5 6 24
Drama & Theater Arts 0 21 0 0 0 21
Ocean Engineering 0 9 6 4 1 20
Anthropology 0 20 0 0 0 20
Ethnic Studies 0 18 1 0 0 19
Applied Mathematics 0 17 0 0 1 18
Computer Engineering 0 17 0 0 0 17
Civil Engineering Technology 16 0 0 0 0 16
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 16 0 0 0 0 16
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 16 0 0 0 16
Writing Studies 0 0 0 15 0 15
Public Policy 0 0 0 15 0 15
Biomedical Engineering 0 14 0 0 0 14
Public Administration 0 0 0 14 0 14
Horticulture 13 0 0 0 0 13
Zoology 0 12 0 1 0 13
Public Health 0 0 7 6 0 13
Sustainability Science 0 12 1 0 0 13
Statistics 0 9 2 0 1 12
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 11 0 0 0 11
Forestry 6 5 0 0 0 11
Classical Languages & Literature 0 10 0 0 0 10
Fine & Studio Arts 0 9 0 1 0 10
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 9 0 0 0 9
Urban & Regional Planning 0 8 0 0 0 8
Philosophy 0 8 0 0 0 8
Geography & Cartography 0 8 0 0 0 8
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 6 0 0 0 6
General Education 0 5 0 0 0 5
Engineering Physics 0 5 0 0 0 5
Other Education 0 0 0 0 4 4
Germanic Languages 0 4 0 0 0 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 4 0 0 0 4
Special Education 0 0 0 3 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2 0 1 0 3
Culinary Arts 2 0 0 0 0 2
Agricultural Economics & Business 1 0 0 0 0 1
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 1 0 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 1 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 1 0 0 1
Educational Assessment 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Statistics 0 1 0 0 0 1
Homeland Security 0 1 0 0 0 1
Community Organization & Advocacy 1 0 0 0 0 1
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 71 3,550 71 753 95 4,540

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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