Diversity

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

Diversity: This school is not diverse at all, it almost all white and fairly well off students.

College Freshman

Diversity: It's predominantly white but that's okay.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: UNH offers many clubs and programs for those of different ethnicities. Those clubs allow anyone from any ethnicity to join, so the community can grow and learn more about each other. UNH is extremely accepting to all different groups of people

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people at this school are similar which doesn't allow for much diversity.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: UNH is primarily white upper class or upper middle class students with your toss in of POC, Asian students, urban students, and middle and under class students. Racially, the diversity is lacking and, for the most part, so is the diversity of economic backgrounds. Political beliefs are pretty 50/50 between Democrats and Republicans although, when it's not an election year, no one really cares. Religions are fairly diverse as is sexual orientations on campus.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kate Dube
Hometown
Manchester, NH
Major
Chemistry
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UNH administration has long been assigned the difficult task of trying to bring diversity to a small campus in the middle of New England. Generally, New Hampshire is not a state that appeals to diverse students. This may never change because many minority students will have to travel great distances to come here, and will, consequently, be far from their own cultures. On the other hand, most of the multicultural students here are actually long-time New Hampshire residents.

For minority students who do come to UNH, the campus tries very hard to make the transition an easy one. There are many student-run organizations, such as OMSA, that help students keep in touch with their culture and meet new people with similar backgrounds. The multicultural themed dorm is one option, but some students feel that these dorms have a tendency to separate minority students, rather than integrate them into the general student population. While it’s true that UNH may never become a poster school for diversity, students and student administration should continue the attempt to diversify the campus by all means.

Facts & Statistics

African American
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
2%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
84%
Unknown
8%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
55%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 41%
20-21: 39%
22-24: 10%
25+: 7%
Female Faculty
38%
Male Faculty
62%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 6%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 80%
Unknown: 9%
Gay Pride
UNH is very accepting of the gay culture, which is very prominent on campus. Many events tailored specifically to the gay community, as well as gay awareness, are held on campus.
Political Activity
UNH tends to be very politically active, especially around the presidential primaries.
Economic Status
The economic statuses of students tend to lean more toward the upperclass, with many students from rich prominent towns in southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. However, UNH is a state school, and there are many "blue collar" students as well.
Most Common Religions
UNH has a very active Christian fellowship and Jewish organization, and new groups are popping up every year.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The Office of Multicultural Students Association (OMSA) is a very hardworking student organization. They hold numerous events to help raise awareness of student minorities and give minorities a great way to meet people with similar backgrounds and interests.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 88 responses

  • 5% Libertarian
  • 30% Not sure
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 12% Conservative
  • 24% Moderate
  • 24% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 87 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 8% Conservative
  • 21% Moderate
  • 36% Not sure
  • 30% Liberal
  • 6% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 87 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 86 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 88 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 51% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 45% Very accepting.

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