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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
11,747
Undergraduates
5,216
Men - 44.4%
6,532
Women - 55.6%
2,596
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 18,797 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
592 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
596 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $34,978
Out-of-state: $53,218
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,962
Out-of-state: $37,202
Room and Board
$12,366
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$21,375
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$45,755
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
746
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
16%
10-19
24%
20-29
25%
30-39
12%
40-49
7%
50-99
11%
Over 100
7%
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Boston Population
16,441
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3%
Black/African-American
1.1%
Hispanic/Latino
3.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
85.6%
Unknown
4.2%
International Students
2.4% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
10.0%
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