Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: There are opportunities for students to live in any situation that they could possibly want dorms, apartments, suites, party places, sports places, quiet places, or strict dorms. The only problem is the strictness of RAs, CAs, Hall Directors, and police.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are nice and new dorms and also run down dorms. Fairchild is the best non-suite style dorm on campus

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pushing aside Housing's extreme inability to make anything simple and easy, the dorms are pretty great. Well, most of them. Well, any that have upperclassmen in them. The freshmen dorms can get... scary to say the least. The dorms are divided into three areas: The Timbers, The Valley, and The Hills. The Timbers include the freshmen towers of Williamson and Christensen, Hubbard: the honors dorm, the Mini dorms, and the SERCs (which were renamed but no one calls them by their new names really). Hubbard has a nice lounge and everyone has at least one thing in common which is that they are all honors students. The SERCs are all suite style towers for upperclassmen. They're goregous as well, although they are pretty out of the way from everything if you aren't a science student. The Valley includes Upper Quad (Hitchcock, Randall, Devine), Lower Quad (Englehardt, Hunter, Gibbs), Alexander, The Mills, Hetzel, and Fairchild. Upper and Lower Quad are nice and filled with themed floors/buildings which include chem-free (Englehardt), music (Devine), and sports (Gibbs). The Mills is suite style living for upperclassmen and has a great location with a quad shared with Alexander, Hetzel, and Fairchild. Alexander is all COLA freshmen who are undeclared. Fairchild is AWESOME (but I am biased since I live there) and is the international dorm. Heztel is just really big with a lot of single rooms. The Hills include Stoke, Jessie Doe, Lord, McLaughlin, Congreve, Sawyer, and Scott. All of these all, with the exception of Stoke, are average size dorms at mid-campus. Stoke, which is in the same area, is just huge and a bit of a part dorm.

All dorms come with a closet, dresser, desk and chair, and bed for every occupant in the room. The social atmosphere varies by dorm and price varies by room type.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen dorms are the worst, but upperclassmen on campus living is excellent.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: People are really nice and want to know about you.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 874th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1030th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1089th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1232nd
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kate Dube
Hometown
Manchester, NH
Major
Chemistry
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UNH has a dorm to suit anyone’s style. Whether you’re a double major in biology and mathematics who wants nothing more then a quiet living space to study, or a party animal jock whose sole purpose in life is to be the center of attention, there is probably a dorm for you. There are large freshman dorms that aren’t as pretty as other dorms—Christiansen, Williamson, Stoke—but the people you meet there and the relationships you form are hard to come by anywhere else. Some disadvantages to freshman dorms are the loud atmospheres, dirty hallways and bathrooms, and the sometimes long walks to classes. Themed halls help students find others with similar interests. There are many themes, including chemical-free, multicultural, business, and even all-female dorms.

Most students agree that your chances of getting into anyplace other than a freshman dorm are slim, due to increasing freshman class sizes, but it’s worth the effort to try. Living with people other than freshmen can have great advantages. Upperclassmen have a better sense of the school, and they have experience that most freshmen will not be able to provide. The biggest advantage is the newer and nicer rooms. Whatever your style, you can find a place to fit in at UNH.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,456
Average Housing Costs
$6,090
Undergrads Living On Campus
55%
Number of Dormitories
26
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Dorms
  • Congreve Hall
  • Mills Hall
  • The Upper Quad
Worst Dorms
  • Christiansen
  • Stoke
  • Williamson
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
There are different themes for certain dorms such as: Chem-Free (no drugs or alcohol), the Clubhouse (sports-oriented), Multicultural Living, Community Service, Whittemore School of Business, First-year Experience, Honors Program, International Living, Living in Harmony (for musically-inclined students), Outdoor Experiential Education, Performing Arts, Science and Engineering, Visual Arts, Wired! (for technologically-inclined Students).

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alexander Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 148
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Main lounge, fireplace, piano, foosball, First-Year Experience theme
Christensen Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 440
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Basketball court, fireplace, kitchenette, sundeck, handicap access, First-Year Experience theme
Congreve Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 276
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Kitchen, fireplace, piano, terraced lounges
Devine Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 300
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Fireplace, kitchen, private courtyard, community desk, Ping-Pong table, Common Purpose and Living in Harmony theme floors
Eaton House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Piano, kitchenettes, lounge, sundecks, TV/study lounges, performing arts theme
Engelhardt Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 122
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: TV lounge, bike storage, flex floors, near downtown and MUB, Chem-Free Living theme
Fairchild Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 156
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Kitchenette, TV/study lounges, piano
Gibbs Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 127
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Lounge, courtyard, volleyball and basketball courts in backyard, Clubhouse theme
Hall House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Piano, kitchenette, lounge, sundecks, rock-climbing wall, Outdoor Experimental Education theme
Hetzel Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 164
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Main Street location, piano, Ping-Pong and foosball tables, lounges
Hitchcock Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Fireplace, kitchenette, large lounge, Ping-Pong table
Hubbard Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 210
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Piano, kitchenette, silent-study lounge, Area 3 rec lounge, volleyball court, Making the Grade and Honors theme
Hunter Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 125
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Handicap accessible, TV/study lounges, lower quad courtyard
Jessie Doe Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 130
Bathrooms: Per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Kitchenette, fireplace, patio area, piano, close to Whittemore Center
Lord Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Per floor
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples and quads
Special Features: Fireplace, kitchen and Ping-Pong table
Marston House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Piano, kitchen, lounge, sundecks
McLaughlin Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 127
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Game room, kitchen, fireplace, TV/study lounge, next to Whittemore Center
Mills Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 358
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 4-,5-,7-, and 8-person suites
Special Features: Air-conditioning, billiards, Ping-Pong, kitchen, piano, lounges
Randall Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 210
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Fireplace, kitchen, private courtyard, community desk, Ping-Pong table
Richardson House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50
Bathrooms: Per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Piano, kitchen, lounge, sundeck, Community Service theme
Sawyer Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 142
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Fireplace, TV/study lounge, close to downtown
Scott Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 117
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Fireplace, kitchen, piano, front porch, handicap accessible, Women at Their Best theme
Stoke Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 651
Bathrooms: Community (two per floor)
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry room, snack bar, basketball and volleyball courts, handicap accessible, Wired! Theme
Williamson Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 440
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Kitchenette, lounge, sundeck, basketball and volleyball courts, First-Year Experience theme

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Gables
Floors: 5 six-story buildings
Number of Units: 574
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2-6-bedroom apartments with double and single rooms
Special Features: Resnet connections, laundry, computer lab, study areas, fireplace, fax, photocopier, post office, convenience store
Woodside Apartments
Floors: 3 two-story buildings
Number of Units: 400
Coed: Yes
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: 2-bedroom apartments with double rooms
Special Features: Resnet connections, laundry, computer lab, study areas, fireplace, fax, photocopier, post office, convenience store

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