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Reviews 2313 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: UNH definitely deserves its party school reputation. The administration is clueless as to how to deal with that. They are really heavy-handed when they catch someone, but they don't provide very good education or many alternative activities on the weekends. I think there would be less excessive drinking if the administration weren't so heavy handed and if they provided better education that was more factual and non-judgmental education.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The off-campus apartments next to campus are gross because there are so many parties there.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: So far it's good. But there are too many required courses and not enough options to take classes just for fun or because you're interested in a subject.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: The student body is really white, except for the international students. If you want a diverse student body, go somewhere else.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far my classes have been good. Too many large lecture classes but hopefully that will change in the upper division classes.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I can't say one way or another because I am not a senior yet so I haven't tried to look for a job.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are abusive to students. I have known several people who were placed in so-called "protective custody" and hauled off to jail for the night who were only mildly intoxicated at best and were not in any danger (like, they were sober enough to talk to their parents on the phone after they got to jail and tell them what was going on and their parents couldn't figure out why they were in jail because they sounded sober). Another person I know was forced to get in an ambulance and was hauled off campus and dumped at the hospital in the middle of the night without any help or any way to get back to campus. She was also sober enough to talk to her parents on the phone. The protective custody thing is all a sham the campus police are using to try to control student partying. The administration knows this is happening and does nothing about it. Maybe it's all their idea; who knows. The people I know have been very traumatized. It has not had the desired effect because it has not changed their attitude about partying; it has only made them distrust the campus police more and want to keep their activities more secret. It also has not helped curb student partying because there is just as much partying as ever. The campus atmosphere is not healthy because people are afraid to get help if someone has had too much to drink because the penalties for students who are caught drinking are very harsh (for example, taking away scholarship money) and people are afraid they will be put in "protective custody" and have to spend the night in jail if someone finds out they've been drinking. I would be afraid to report a sexual assault if alcohol were involved because I would be afraid of being tossed into the conduct system and losing my scholarship. I don't feel safe living on campus because of the campus police.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I liked most of the people in my dorm and the facilities are nice. However, the RAs are pressured by the administration to police the residents for even minor rules violations. It creates an unhealthy dynamic. Some RAs are nice and helpful and understand that their job is to assist the residents, but some are on a bit of a power trip and don't seem to care about their residents. It is not a comfortable way to live. If you want to be treated like an adult, live off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Don't really know much. I try to stay away from cliques and wild parties.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It can be fun to go to a game or two each season but it's boring after that. Student athletes get preferential treatment by having free tutors available to them in all subjects, not something available to other students

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The administration seems dysfunctional. Some members of the administration seem openly hostile to students; others are apathetic and seem more interested in making their own jobs as easy as possible than in doing the right thing. Communication with students is poor and written polices often are not followed. I know this can be a problem in any large institution but it is a particularly bad problem at UNH. All of the good administrators seem to be in admissions, but once you get in and arrive at the school it is a whole different story.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: When I decided where to go to school I was too afraid to go any further away from home than I did and now I'm starting to regret it. My school is great most of the time although sometimes it can be hard to meet new people, I just wish that I had been more brave and gone further away to somewhere that's not so similar to where I lived the first 17 years of my life.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had great experiences with professors and courses. As long as you go to class and do the readings, you should have no trouble getting an A. Of course some courses are different than others and require extra work, but workloads are very manageable and fair.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: SHARPP is very good at getting the word out about preventing sexual assault, and luckily I myself have not had to experience working with SHARPP.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living in the SERCS. You're right next to Philly, so food is always convenient, and they're located in a quiet part of campus, so I never have to worry about falling asleep. That being said, they're also fairly close to all my classes, and even the MUB and the gym aren't too far of a walk.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life, as it's not my scene, but I do hear a lot of non-Greek life students complaining about Greek life students. It's mainly only on social media that you see that, however, so the divide isn't that noticeable or important to campus life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not a huge sports fan, I enjoy participating, but not so much watching, so I cannot speak for the sports teams, but I will say that the gym is great. The equipment is good, and they have trainers who can help students who are unfamiliar with the equipment. There are also lots of classes offered, such as zumba and yoga, that allow for students to be both active and social.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have only had positive experiences with professors at UNH. Every professor I have interacted with is dedicated towards students' success, and they do everything they can to give students the best learning experience. Professors are always available outside of class, not only during their office hours, but during times that work best for students when they cannot make office hours. It provides a sense of support that is very important during this time in a student's life.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: From everything that I have been exposed to so far, I love the campus. I am beyond happy that I made this decision for myself to join the UNH community.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: From all of my research and meetings with advisers I believe that are setting me on the right path for success.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't been exposed to this part of campus life yet because I am new to the school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: From the tours that I have taken I can see that the buildings are in good condition and from my summer classes I have taken I can see that there is a good social atmosphere.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have heard very good things about Greek life and would consider joining.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Again, I am just transferring there in the fall but from the tours I can see that they put a lot of time and effort into having good facilities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Considering that I am just transferring to UNH and have only taken summer classes there, I really like the school. The students and staff are all very friendly and helpful and there is a great sense of community.

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For most students, UNH was not their first choice. However, many of these same students will tell you that they learned to appreciate UNH and its well-rounded course curriculum, spectacular seasons, local “college town” atmosphere, and myriad of activities for students of all ages. It’s safe to say that UNH is a school that caters to the needs of many different personalities. The campus also encourages students to explore all that they have to offer through many different organizations including the American Students Association, several fraternities and sororities, and the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. Although the campus has its shortcomings in some areas, the effort of the administration is greatly evident through  renovations of several dormitories and on-campus facilities. This open and accepting environment seems to carry over to the non-student residents of Durham, as well, which is obvious, due to the amount of specials by local businesses geared toward UNH students.

The town of Durham revolves around the students and vice versa. Most students will agree that just about everyone they meet on campus has a great personality and is very good looking. This atmosphere provides a very comforting and
safe campus that genuinely leaves the college experience up to the students.

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