Academics

Location
Durham, NH
Undergrads
12,342
Tuition (in-state)
$28,882 ($16,422)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a dual major in Sports Studies and Math Education and both programs give you great opportunities to succeed with excellent professors and/or quite a few internships.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are awesome and flexible for the most part.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Science majors have challenging courses and heavy work loads

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of emphasis on internships

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a lot of options on campus with a range of great to terrible professors.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 92nd
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 125th
    Best Course Variety
  • 463rd
    Best Online Course Options
  • 742nd
    Smartest Professors
  • 867th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kate Dube
Hometown
Manchester, NH
Major
Chemistry
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Every student has their favorite teacher and their most despised teacher, but most agree that the teachers who are good at their job make up for the others. Although a large percentage of teachers at UNH are also doing research and may not have as much time for students, they still seem to have a lot of compassion for the students and are always willing to help those who really want it and need it. All UNH teachers post office hours and devoutly stick to them in order for students to have access to them at pretty much any hour of the day. If a teacher’s office hours conflict with your daily schedule, appointments are available.

At every college, there are classes that you may not like very much. With all the course requirements given out today at all national universities, it is a given that you’ll probably have to take classes that you have little or no interest in. UNH is no different. Lecture class sizes tend to range in the hundreds, and every student has a set of general education requirements to reach before graduation. The Center for Academic Research (CFAR) is more than willing to give advice on what courses and professors to take, and it can even show you student feedback that will give you a better idea of what direction you want to take. On the occasion you have to take a large lecture class, there are plenty of options to choose something interesting. Also, professors always have teaching assistants on hand who are more than willing to help.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
20:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
621
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
406
Total FT Faculty
711
Faculty with Terminal Degree
84%
Average Faculty Salary
$93,848
Full-Time Retention Rate
86%
Graduation Rate
77%
Programs/Majors Offered
106
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 44%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 41%
  • 50 or More Students: 15%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
  • School of Health and Human Services
  • Thompson School of Applied Sciences
  • Whittemore School of Business and Economics
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 6%
  • English Language Studies: 2%
  • Psychology: 3%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 2%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Best Places to Study
  • Dimond Library
  • Memorial Union Building
Tips to Succeed
  • Buy your books a week early.
  • Don't take 8 a.m. classes, you will never go to them.
  • It's a good idea to know what you want to study by the end of sophomore year.
  • Join all the student groups you can in your freshman year, and find people that you really have a connection with.
  • Meet with your professors and get to know them well, and you will always do better than if you didn't.
  • Work really hard your first year to get your GPA up high, because it's incredibly hard to raise it once it goes down.
Did You Know?
  • The University's International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) was the first of its kind. It serves as a model for others nationwide.
  • The Institute for Scientific Information named UNH among a handful of "influential" universities that included Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon.
  • UNH completed the nation's first major university landfill gas-to-energy project, the EcoLine.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 72 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 73 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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