Plymouth State University

774 reviews
  1. Plymouth, NH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
Plymouth State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State College Athletic Association
Address
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Plymouth State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
860-1070
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$19,018/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,237/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,616/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,344/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,640/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,029/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,477Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • A little bit of everything
    54%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Skier
    10%
  • Hipsters
    5%
  • Athletic
    3%
  • Diverse White People
    3%
  • Judgemental
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.57 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Small
    23%
  • Natural
    21%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Unique
    13%
  • Community
    10%
  • Fun
    10%
  • Disorganized
    5%

After Plymouth State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

Reviews

774 reviews
  • Excellent
    113
  • Very Good
    246
  • Average
    322
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    32
The dining hall has a very friendly aptmosphere. When you first walk into the dining hall, the person swiping the student identification cards is always friendly, greeting you with a smile, asking how your day is going, and is very welcoming. When in the dining hall, the variety of food is amazing. There is pizza, tacos, stir fry, hamburgers, cheesburgers, fish, hot foods in a main line with fish, meat, and vegetables. There is also a vegetarian station, deli, pasta line, and salad bar. It is fantastic how all of these options are available to students. We also have gluten free products specific to those with alergies. The staffing is very friendly, the facility is always clean, and there is enough seating for all students. The hours also work very well with student schedules!
  • College Junior
  • Feb 15 2013
Plymouth State University has horrible professors, campus security that could care less about your well-being, sororities that claim to be accepting and then don't let you in for the dumbest reasons, and fraternities that get in trouble for drugging girls. This school has been awful to me and I can't wait to get out of here. I didn't even want to apply or come here but it was all I could afford and I have tried to make the best out of it but it's gotten me no where. Everyone is extremely fake nice and self-centered. DO NOT GO TO PSU!
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 29 2015
Everyone at PSU is pretty friendly toward one another, and the school is not so big that you do not see familiar faces when walking to and from classes. There are quite a few events that the school puts on throughout the year, which are definitely worth your time. It's pretty close to ski mountains and it doesn't take very long to walk from one end of campus to the other. Definitely keep in mind that PSU is a party school and there is always something to do on the weekends! You can also have a car there your first year at school which is a plus. When the weather is warm, people really enjoy going to "secret beach" which is not too far away and having bonfires.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 16 2015