About University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

Founded in 1866, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in New Hampshire, which is a city setting in New Hampshire, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 12,857 full time undergraduate students, and 2,331 full time graduate students.

The University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 644 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of New Hampshire-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate75%
Application Deadline
Application Fee65
SAT Range990-1200
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at UNH are considered Less Selective, with ,175% 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.

90% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 50% were in the top quarter, and 18% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of New Hampshire-Main Campus.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
38%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
51%
“I feel extremely safe”
4%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
54%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
20%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
66%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
14%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
51%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
2%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
46%
“There might be people who do”
48%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
38%
“Sometimes, but not often”
48%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
51%
“I feel extremely safe”
4%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
54%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
29%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
20%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
66%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
14%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
51%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
2%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
46%
“There might be people who do”
48%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    388 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    316 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    399 Students rated campus food 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    406 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    407 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    407 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    409 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    407 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of New Hampshire-Main Campus?

94 Students rated University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

Marley - 09/13/2021

quality state school. beautiful campus. there is lots to do in the area. unh is known as a hockey, football, and soccer school, but all sports are pretty good! the dining hall food is absolutely delicious, and downtown durham has plenty of awesome off-campus dining options. the buildings and classes are relatively nice inside.

Megan - 07/29/2020

I love the campus! It's so cute and there are lots of nice restaurants nearby! I love how big the campus is because it feels like your own town. The buildings are so pretty too and when my friends come to visit me I am so proud to show off my school!

Savannah - 07/24/2020

UNH is such a great community!! There are plenty of things to do outside of campus, we are close to the beach, have great hikes, and Portsmouth! The professors are very accessible and are always available to lend a helping hand. The food is also very good, much better than most dining halls at other colleges!

Brooke

UNH is a great school with many opportunities for students. They are constantly updating the facilities and school buildings to provide better resources for students. The academics are great, and there is a wide variety of programs to take part in!

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of New Hampshire-Main Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is 75%. 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?

    It's like looking into a foggy mirror. As I think of myself as a high school senior there was still so much I needed to learn. I was focused on having fun. I was fearful of leaving home. I let my friends make the majority of my decisions. I wasn't ready to handle the so called "real world"; but I needed to step out of my comfort zone. The advice I would give my near adult hood self would be to realize whats truly important in life. Education, family, being self reliant, choosing to be happy despite our circumstances, those are the things that would matter in the end. I had this false conception that I had to fill my life with things and people who made my life enjoyable for a matter of a few hours. When in reality I was just digging myself into a deep whole of unaccomplished dreams. I would tell myself to not be fearful of change because its shapes us into a contributing member of society. To go out and work hard and one day you will accomplish all you've dreamed.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are passionate, hard working, mortivated individuals who also motivate me to give it my all but also have fun while doing it.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The University of New Hamshire is unique from other In State schools because of its size. It is a large campus with many degree choices. There is always something to do. The dorms are nice and clean. The food in the cafe is good. I always find something to eat, has lots of choices and even healthy ones.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Going to UNH I thought it would be too close to home and too large or a campus. The 45minute drive back to Goffstown, NH is just far enough that I can go home whenever I want. As soon as I joined Alpha Phi, the campus went from too big, to almost too small. Joining the Greek community was the best decision I ever made as a freshman. I did not want to do it at all, but I tried it out and am happy I did. The Greek community is a family away from family and I have never doubted my decision since the day I got my Bid into Alpha Phi. The only thing I hate about the UNH campus is the limited parking and amount of tickets my dear friend, Ed the Officer, gives out on a daily basis. I also absolutely hate the size of the gymnasium at the Whitt. It is far too small for the massive amounts of students that are enrolled. Other than those two things, the UNH campus itself is beautiful and the newer academic buildings are incredible. It is close enough to the city, ski mountains, and only 20mins from the beach.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    As a freshman and sophomore, I always enjoyed the big lecture halls because I had a fear that the professor would pick on me if the classes were smaller. As I found my niche as a recreation management and policy student, the class size decreasing only helped my academics. I hated taking my general education classes, but once I got into the swing of things within my major, I began to thoroughly enjoy my studies.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    As a freshman, I felt like the party scene was a lot bigger than it is 4 years later. I wish that I took more time to join other organizations such as SCOPE and others during my 4 years at UNH, but joining Alpha Phi allowed me to be involved throughout the campus. I wish that homecoming was a bigger event, and also they still allowed spring weekends. Not only for the partying aspect, but to come together as a campus to just enjoy eachother and the weather. Unversity Days are always fun and I wish it was a possibility to have more every semester. I love how close the university is to the beach, and how it is only a 45minute drive to the city. The train makes communiting to the city easy and safe, and I think it is a huge positive for UNH.

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

    Its a party school. Most people are from New Hampshire. It has good athletics.

    Read all  134 answers
  9. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    All stereotypes are derived from somewhere and someone. It is a matter if you choose to be the stereotype or change it.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of New Hampshire is a mid-sized, public university, that provides opportunites for all types of students which are looking to receive numerous types of degrees in several different fields and areas of interest.

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

    How prevalent alcohol was at this school. If I had known that heavy drinking ran the social life of most students here, I never would've considered it.

    Read all  84 answers
  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing I consider about my school is that its spoken and written devotion to diversity at the university does not match its actions. Although there are groups centered on issues and learning about diversity, they are all student run. They are typically run by students that fall into the diverse category of that group. I feel that this puts pressure on those students to automatically become activists and fight for themselves, not because they necessarily wanted to, but because the people that gave their word about “promoting diversity” are not following up.

    Read all  77 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When ever I talk about school I say how wonderful my teachers are. As a transfer student, I was very nervous, but my teachers made me feel welcomed and appreciated. I feel comfortable in the transition and supported on my journey.

    Read all  75 answers
  14. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about the University of New Hampshire is its location. You have everything you could possible want surrounding you. The ocean is only a fifteen minute drive from campus, or you can be in the mountains after a forty-five minute drive depending on what you are looking for that day. It is located in a beautiful region surrounded by trees and local parks and forests. It is not in a big city by any means, but there is still easy access to Boston and Portland, Maine whenever you want.

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I think the advising here is pretty frustrating, along with the financial aid department. I don't think my adviser is well suited for the job, I have done a lot of graduate school research on my own with little guidance.

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  16. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known for their academics, school spirit, and their sports (especially hockey). Their also known for being big partiers and frat. and sororities.

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

    People who are NOT looking for the ideal college experience shouldn't attend this school. This school, to me, is the painted picture of college. Also, while there are plenty of other things to do on campus, people who do not party should not live on campus. It seems that even in the "clean" dorms, you are faced with alcohol and intoxicated students.

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  18. What kind of person should attend this school?

    UNH is a great school for a somewhat intelligent, but average person. It is easy to blend in the crowd there, and it's not too hard to find a party. This is exactly why more unique, eccentric individuals should come here and liven the place up!

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  19. What are your classes like?

    Jenny describes what she is studying for during finals week.

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

    The main stereotype about UNH students is that we party all of the time. This is not an accurate stereotype, as there are many students who would rather study than play beer pong.

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    This s the apartment complex known as the Coops. There are two two-person bedrooms, a living room, bathroom, and kitchen.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

12,857

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,331

Total Grad Students

58%

Out-Of-State

41%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

235

Student Organizations

11

Fraternities

7

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

49%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
81%

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.

85% of students attending University of New Hampshire-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 23% were awarded federal grants. While 70% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$31,424

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$10,938

Room and Board

43,562

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,750
$30 - $48K
$18,705
$48 - $75K
$22,656
$75 - $110K
$27,331
$110K & UP
$30,004

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