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Reviews 2233 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There aren't many incidents on campus and when there are the school has good services to deal with it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many of the professors are good teachers, I've had a lot of nice teachers in the gen ed courses, but a few of the engineering college's teachers are spectacularly bad teachers. Last semester toward the end I was doing 40 hours per week for one of my classes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in a dorm themed around no alcohol allowed whether or not you're 21. This year there have been several incidents involving underage drinking and possession and my hall director has refused to take action and remove them from the dorm like he is supposed to.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I can only speak for what I've seen, and what I've seen is loud parties and drinking. I'm sure there exist students who don't fall into this category, but a lot do.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't care at all about sports and it seems like that's where all my money is going.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's ridiculously expensive for what it is, many of the courses are disorganized and have ludicrous workloads, the school blew the equivalent of an entire year's tuition buying a table, and the course registration process is buggy and disorganized. If I knew about all of this I wouldn't have applied, but now that I'm here I wouldn't change my decision entirely because I've never had friends like I have here.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes tend to be very interesting and relate to other subjects to make them more interesting. For example for my English 401 class, my teacher, Krista Jackman related every subject we had to learn with misconceptions about millennials. The professors are so nice and willing to sit down and talk to you about anything, even if it's not related to their course. Almost all of them have experience in their fields, and are great networking tools.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many alumni that would do anything to help other UNH students, and the school does a great job bringing interested companies and employers who have internships and job shadows at the ready for undergraduate students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The SERC's, Adam's Tower, and Congreve all have some of the nicest buildings, and the rooms are beautiful. There's a dorm for almost every major to be closest to their classes. If you're an engineer, you want to be in the SERC's and cross your fingers you get in as a freshman. And although there are some gnarly dorms on campus, they tend to have perks to them with distances to amenities and what not. Just never get the Mini's; nobody wants to be there.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is definitely no pressure to join Greek life, but almost everyone I know who's in it has so much fun with the Greek life they join. We have something called Frat Row where you can walk down and see if any frat is throwing down. I would strongly recommend it for guys if you don't know any upperclassmen solely. The only reason is because a lot of the frats (much like at other schools) get strict about ratios and very rarely let in stray guys, unless they know the brothers. So either be friends with frat brothers, or join a frat yourself. For girls, there's really no push for you to be in a sorority, almost any party you go to will let girls in if there's not a list. But it definitely helps if you are because you get to know what frats are having parties, and you're guaranteed to get in with a sorority.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey and football games are absolutely a blast to be apart of. Everyone brings their wildcat spirit and has a great time

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everything about UNH is so interesting, there's not a lot of diversity racial wise, but that shouldn't matter because each person here has some knowledge to offer anyone who goes here. It's an active campus and I think that's apparent if anyone walks around campus on any sunny, warm weathered day and the whole student body is jumping. With music everywhere and people just enjoying the school, it's a great atmosphere to be around. Not to mention that the party scene here is bumping, there's always somewhere to go on the weekends. And Cinco de Drinko is owned by this college, people flock from other colleges and universities just to party with us wildcats. I'm so glad I applied here, I've had so many opportunities that add to my resume, and to my overall job experience. I'm planning to go into ISBA (Information Systems and Business Analytics) and so far the Paul School of Business has made it so much easier for me to network and learn valuable skills that go along with that. There's no part of UNH that I would really change, it's a great environment along with high-ranking academics.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: dorm life isnt for me

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: not involved but the parties at the frats are decent

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love the school and very helpful with everything

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are many people at UNH that love to party so it puts you at a disadvantage with so many people trying to get into the frats. Some frats are invite only and there is a stigma that you have to be "attractive" to get in with the frats, which is a huge pain and there is a "peak" hour where you have to leave if you want to get into a party. The Gables/Lodges are too far of a walk, and leaves you no choice but to take the Wildcat transit filled with drunk students. The parties are mediocre from someone who doesn't have a big "in" with the frats and I wish there were more bars for an underclassman to have easier access to.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: In the fall, the frats are the most popular place to party, since a majority of them try to get with the freshmen. People start to venture to the Gables or any of the apartments on campus since the frat scene tends to get old pretty quick. Personally, going out every weekend here gets mundane and there's not much to do that's "socially acceptable" so you're forced to feel awkward staying in when you see everyone go out.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The one good thing about UNH and their academics is the availability of help that is provided for you. If you're struggling with a paper, you can make an appointment at the Writing Center and they will have options on hand for you to take advantage of to further advance your writing! If you're struggling in general with academics or a certain class, CFAR is there to provide you with study guides and they want to meet with you weekly to discuss the class you're struggling in.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a very obvious lack of diversity here, since we're living in one of the whitest states in the U.S. The minorities here are mainly ones who play basketball (stereotypical, I know) and there are international students living here but they appear to be disconnected from us and have their own social circle amongst other internationals. If you're looking for diversity to be a part of your college experience (as it should be), UNH is not the college for you.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are many people here who smoke weed, especially in the dorms. If you don't drink or smoke, you'll definitely feel somewhat of an outsider because of peer pressure and there's not a huge amount of things to do on campus that's "socially" acceptable. You may be the type who doesn't care about what anyone thinks (like me) but it definitely changes once you're in college, especially at UNH.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt more safer on a college campus, especially at night, here at UNH. I've visited friends from other colleges and I felt sketched out there when walking at night, even with a group of my friends. There are always cops patroling the area all night, there are safety lights and alert buttons for you to press if you were ever to feel uncomfortable in your surroundings. For the most part, the campus is never quite empty which is a good thing to have because there's less of a chance of you feeling unsafe!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors teaching big lectures tend to be more disconnected from their students and they lazily reuse their materials and exams from previous years (but not all are like that). Smaller classes are more interesting and you establish a one on one relationship with professor that can really benefit you if you were to ask them to write your recommendation for grad school. The TA's for labs (in my experience) are poor, they don't teach you material, you have to learn it yourself and their "review sessions" for upcoming practicals or quizzes are just you asking questions and they vaguely answer it.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: 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.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The cops are always around making sure that everyone is safe

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some of the classes are huge and then other are quite small. Some professors are harder than others.

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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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