University of New Hampshire

2,376 reviews
  1. Durham, NH
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
University of New Hampshire is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
105 Main St., Thompson Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Website

University of New Hampshire 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
80%
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$20,546/ 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
    $15,985/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,873/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,516/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,663/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,008/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.165 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,380Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 104 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    32%
  • Varied. but many like to party
    31%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Caring
    13%
  • Sexy
    3%
  • Accepting
    2%
  • Jock looking for a party
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.196 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.241 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • Community
    41%
  • Well-rounded
    24%
  • Educational
    13%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Amazing
    6%
  • Highest In-State Tuition
    3%
  • Alcohol
    2%

After University of New Hampshire

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.115 responses

Reviews

2,376 reviews
  • Excellent
    331
  • Very Good
    992
  • Average
    885
  • Poor
    112
  • Terrible
    56
The housing process for freshman (or in general) can make or break your experience. I lived in Upper Quad (Devine) my freshman year and my floor was not the social atmosphere I had hoped to be in. Lots of people keep their doors closed and I am mixed with international students who barely speak English. If you're looking to make lots of friends freshman year, choose freshman only housing since I made more friends there than living with a mixture of sophomores! If you're a quiet person who doesn't want a huge social atmosphere, the Upper Quad is for you. Most dorms don't have A/C (except for newer/renovated buildings) so it can get pretty hot during the fall and spring.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago
....depending on what dorm you live in, your housing experience really differs. No dorm is created equal! Some are old, have no A/C, have tiny old horror movie showers, etc. Some dorms have A/C and good heating, brand new carpets, beautiful staircases, very spacious rooms etc. The best dorms include: anything in the SERCS, or Mills. Mills is really the best, but it's nearly impossible to get in: if your registration time is even 20 minutes past the earliest start time, you still won't get your first choice. I'm lucky enough to live their next year. It has a large bathroom and a living room for suite-style living, and differs greatly from my built up triple this year in one of the oldest dorms, whose heater was broken. All year.

Most dorms are pretty close to something that will be convenient for you, but no dorm is close to everything you'll need. Some dorms are right next to the gym, some are right next to dining halls, so depending on what you'll be doing most, research! If you're a gym person, you probably want Alexander, Congreve (again, good luck), or Jesse Doe. If you're a music person, you want the Upper Quad, but it's very old and gross. The people that live there though are generally nice, and the Hall Director will do everything to help you through the year.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 7 2015
There are a few towns surrounding Durham NH. Places like Portsmouth and Dover. These towns have a lot to offer as far as events and shopping, but Durham itself is small and consists of almost entirely the University. Thus transportation becomes a big thing, there are buses that go from everywhere to everywhere, although obviously not always convenient, and parking, especially in Durham, is atrocious. Other than that the surrounding towns are great, and always ask for a student discount, a lot of places offer it but don't advertise it!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 14 2014