About New Hampshire Institute of Art

Founded in 1898, New Hampshire Institute of Art. is a college. Located in New Hampshire, which is a city setting in New Hampshire, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 343 full time undergraduate students, and 66 full time graduate students.

The New Hampshire Institute of Art Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 18 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at New Hampshire Institute of Art include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate44%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at NHIA are considered More Selective, with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at New Hampshire Institute of Art.

33%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
33%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
67%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
0%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
100%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
33%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
33%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
33%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
33%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
67%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
0%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
100%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
33%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
33%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
33%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
33%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
67%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
0%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
100%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
33%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
33%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

New Hampshire Institute of Art REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 4.4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    2 Students rated off-campus housing 4.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    6 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    6 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    6 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 83 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    6 Students rated school activities 3.4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    6 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    6 Students rated academics 4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of New Hampshire Institute of Art?

3 Students rated New Hampshire Institute of Art

Amanda

One of the best experiences Ive ever had. The small classroom environment gives more one on one time with professors who genuinely care about your work as an artist. This school will without a doubt help you develop a better understanding of art practices, vocabulary and a cohesive portfolio. As an added bonus the professors also share their extensive knowledge and experience with students, which most, if not all the members of staff and the professors are working artists themselves with great insight to the industry. I have personally seen the growth in my own art work and gained knowledge and sensibility to pursue a career in something I love. All it takes is time and sincere effort on your part.

Elizabeth

I love being at the school. I don't live in the dorms, but the school feels like a second home, and a very good place to be myself. I also love how many friends I've met and made through sharing the same interests, as well as being into art to want to pursue it in our futures.

Kelsey

I believe it is a very promising school that inspires many to push to their absolute limits of creativity. While a lot of us are not active, there are so many opportunities to create active, charity, theater, and so much more. Even programs we don't have classes for, students will take it upon themselves to create a a club to teach others. I've had an excellent time here, meeting people from so many different states, flourishing with diversity and positive attitudes. While some times, it can be a bit heavily democratic, the school is not violent, or a party school. There are studios open to those living in the dorms, and classrooms open till late in the night. Not only are the teachers helping us to become better artists, but they teach us business aspects too. Everyone here is working hard to have us succeed.

New Hampshire Institute of Art FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at New Hampshire Institute of Art?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for New Hampshire Institute of Art is 44%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I had it to do over again, I would have gotten better grades in high school. I would have taken more art classes other than Ceramics like drawing and painting so that I would have been better during my foundation year at the NHIA. I didn't think I would go to college after high school until my Art teacher inspired me to continue my education. She felt that I had a gift in Ceramics and she continued to push me to be more creative. I am really grateful to her but I wish that I had realized it sooner, that getting good grades and having a better GPA would help me to get more financial aide and more scholarship money.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    The students that I attend class with are artistic, creative, unique and some can be a bit excentric.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Of course, for obvious reasons, only those who are passionate about the arts should be attending this school. With a mainly fine arts based curriculum, I would imagine it to be difficult to succeed if creativity isn’t your strength. If you dreaded art class in high school, this is probably not the school for you. This also isn’t a school for anyone who isn’t about the city life. Being located in downtown Manchester really gives you the exposure to living in a small city.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The cafeteria is a little hit or miss. Only a few options.

    Read all  3 answers
  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    NHIA is continuously growing and seeking ways to be a better college, while having every best interest in mind for faculty, staff, and student. It is close to home and conveniently near many stores and places to eat. The instructors all love what they do, and really care for every student, creating work environments that give each individual attention and creative feedback to make us better. We have state-of-the-art equipment and a cafe eager to provide affordable nutrition to its "starving artists." NHIA also just built a brand new dorm, " the first entirely "green" building in NH!

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  7. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    small campus, no dining halls, digital labs that are not even open during regulated hours. school definately spends theyre money on looking showy rather than what the students need.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I came to this school blindly, you could say. I had never visited, only looked online at the surroundings and the school. Sure, it's a hard transition from my home state of Texas, but I love it here.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The NH Institute of Art is best know for being the best Art school in the state of New Hampshire.

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  10. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    not at all. The all gils dorms is actually the cleanest dorm to live in and most relaxing... but thats not saying too much.

    Read all  1 answers
  11. What are the academics like at your school?

    WORST REGISTRATION PROCESS IVE EVER BEEN THROUGH! i've been wait listed on classes for 3 semesters in a row. And each time they sit on the wait list until its too late for you to add a different class. I'm a junior and they've basically screwed me over into milking money out of me for an extra semester. I've never heard so many "heads" of departments tell me "There's nothing i can do." about helping fix a schedule to graduate on time.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    If you live at the all female dorm, you are automatically a lesbian thanks to the homophobic nature of NHIA. faculty and staff do nothing to break this stereotype, in fact they sometimes join in on it.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that the students that go here are in love with art. They are not just going becuase they believe that art is super fun and they just want to hang out; they are here to learn , along with haveing fun. But the students here are serious. Art is not just a career it is a life, and the students that choose to go here choose to live that life of art. That is the best thing about this school, that it is dedicated to art and the people that come here love art.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The major stereotype of kids at my school is stoners. I would say that at least 80% of the student body use marijuana and/or alcohol, thought there is no cool/bad caste system between addicts and straight edges. There are a few jocks who go here to study art, geeks hate the lacking academics and leave in the first semester or so, the party animals love it here and get there own apartments in Manchester(which, although fun to explore is a disgusting city) so that they may have more freedom with parties, alcohol and other childhood tomfoolery. And, of course, half of the female student body is homely while a good 25% are gorgeous, with the rest being the generic short brunette girls whose names you will never remember because they all look so similar. Gay kid, another art school stereotype, are also prevalent. there aren't as many as one would think, but there is a handful of them, myself included as a bisexual. Some are flamers, some are not, but it's never in your face. The worst have to be the anime geeks. Don't get me wrong, they're cool as long as they can draw well. I used to be one myself, and I'm doing so much better as an artist because of the training this school has given me.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person that is not afraid to be themselves or be crazy and different. Going to art school is much different then going to a different one. The people here are different and aren't afraid to be themsevles, they don't get judged for silly things like in high school.

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  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The school full of a family vibe. There are only 600 undergrade students. The teachers and the students are all on a first name basis, we are a family. The dorms are wonderful. My room is huge, and I only have to share my bathroom with 3 other girls; there are several bathrooms on each floor, and the laundrary room across my hall is free.; no quarters needed. Although there is a small amount of students here, everyone has their own characteristics so there is plenty of variety and culture around us. The school is great, join me here !

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Student Body

Students

67%

female

33%

male

343

Total Undergrad Enrollment

66

Total Grad Students

55%

Out-Of-State

43%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

58%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
58%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending New Hampshire Institute of Art receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While 95% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$25,780

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,100

Books and Supplies

$10,980

Room and Board

38,860

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,348
$30 - $48K
$19,338
$48 - $75K
$25,635
$75 - $110K
$25,604
$110K & UP
$29,070

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