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4 College Sophomore

Academics: as long as you took a class your interested in, pretty good

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: many options, but differ in distance considerably

4 College Freshman

Academics: There were some weeks where i was overwhelmed but it was manageable. Teachers are always available because they have to have office hours. And if those dont work for you, you can email them and make an appointment.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The athletic center is too small, although they are in the process of building a larger one. I wish there were more seats in the library.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: You have to take the bus to get anywhere exciting. Downtown Durham IS exciting, but it doesnt offer much. That being said, i dont find myself ever desperately needing to go places. it is fun to hop on the bus (which is free) and go to portsmouth or newmarket. There's also college woods which is right on campus and has trails through the woods which is fun. Its fun to explore the town!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I did not want to go to UNH at all. I came here unwillingly. I can say, a year later, i could not picture myself anywhere else. Everyone is so friendly, the food is good, its in a great part of the state. I have had the time of my life here and i cannot wait to spend the next few years of my life making more memories. Please do yourself a favor and give UNH a try. It's amazing!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are all really nice. I was always under the impression they were mean but they're really not. There are a lot of larger lectures but the professors are constantly offering their office hours so you can get some one-on-one time with them if thats how you learn. Also a lot of the lectures have recitations which are smaller groups of a big class where they just go over the class material. There are tons of choices for classes! i often have a hard time picking what i want!

College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have yet to explore this.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: My favorite thing to do is sit in the dining hall and do some window shopping with the men. They're all so beautiful. MOST of them are wicked nice too. There's almost no PDA on campus. If there is, its considered weird. Just keep it to your room and you'll be fine. Most kids dress really casually. Sweatpants, leggings, yoga pants, boots and a t-shirt are perfectly fine to go to class. No..no one goes in their pjs.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never once felt unsafe on campus. Being a small girl, i feel really safe. The campus has the blue light system as well as constant patrol but the UNH police department and the durham police. If anything were to happen, there is an entire building dedicated to those affected by sexual assault whether it was them personally or someone who knew someone who was assaulted. The school takes rape very seriously. I haven't heard of it happening though which is good.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life and i am still indifferent as to whether i want to become involved in it. However, i have met some of the nicest people on campus in certain fraternities. there are definitely huge dynamics between the fraternities on campus but if you're interested, there are plenty of options for all! Unfortunately i do not know much about sororities.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is super super small for the amount of kids at this school. That being said, they are building a new, larger gym for the next few years! School spirit is huge here. Kids really take pride in being Wildcats!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: They are building a lot of new apartments for the upcoming years so that will be nice. But super expensive!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have yet to experience a "like the movies" party here. You have to know at least one person hosting the party to get in usually. There's no free alcohol at these parties usually. Once you get to know people, it gets easier to get into parties and to find them. Also just being on campus for a while you hear about what locations throw down. I'd say with confidence that UNH students party very responsibly.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of off-campus options in the tiny town of Durham. Pizza, burritos, bar food, chinese, italian...a lot of places like Durham House of Pizza and Campco are open late on the weekends! Campco is a convinience store but also has a kitchen where they can make sandwiches and stuff. Everyone at UNH would definitely recommend the Freddy's Special!

5 College Freshman

Administration: As long as your not being stupid, the administration just cares that you're being safe. Just follow the rules and you'll be fine! As for parking, they give tickets out like its christmas so be aware of that. And i love that we can have visitors whenever we want and we dont have to sign them in or anything. I think the rule is that you can only have them for a max of 3 nights but no one really cares or checks. Attendance just varies on the professor to be honest.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Hearing people talk about their dining halls makes me appreciate ours way more. I love that they never close during the day so i can go whenever i feel like it. Also they're all really really good and have a lot of options. They also make it easy to eat heathy because on the tags that say what the food is, they give nutrition facts and on a scale of 1-3 how healthy it is. Also the dining hall staff is wicked nice and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm i lived in was older so it had a lot of problems. For example, two pipe bursts in the middle of the night within a week. But the situation was handled appropriately. Anyways there are the newer dorms like the sercs and the mills that are really nice but really hard to get into because of the desirability. I would recommend not living in a freshman dorm only because its nice to meet people and make connections with those older than you. Lots of choices for housing which is good! There's something for everyone!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is the social fraternities, and I have not hear much of them besides parties. The sororities are more known for their service. There are also some academic type fraternities, but they are not heard from much.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The hockey team, basketball team and football team all did really well this season, and made it to the playoffs. The football team lost the game before the finals within the last few minutes. Watching the games can be great, but unless it is a big game, or men's hockey, a lot of people will not go.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I lived in a dorm this past year, and live in an on-campus apartment this year.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party much, but when I went out it was with a bunch of friends, and a lot of fun. I have no experience with frat houses, or parties where I was at a strangers apartment. It can get pretty wild out there depending on the weekend.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You are bound to find something. There is Durham House of Pizza, and Dominos. Dominos delivers every night, and DHOP won't when there is likely to be a lot of drunk student. There are a couple of diners, and Mei Wei, a Chinese restaurant and TacoMano, which is similar to Chipotle. At the Fox Run Mall, there is a Chipotle, and some fast food stuff.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It really depends on how fed up they are. Cinco de Mayo will give warning weeks in advance, but a student drinking quietly in their room will just about never be punished.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: There is very little in the area of financial aid and scholarships, and it gets worse with each year.

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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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