University of New Hampshire

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General Information

The University of New Hampshire combines the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a land-grant research institution.

UNH spans all fields of study and unites them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, research centers, libraries, internships, and fieldwork. Warmly supported and encouraged by their faculty mentors, students participate directly in assisting in the University’s historic mission of enriching society through the creation and application of new knowledge.

The University of New Hampshire is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Admission Office

Grant House

4 Garrison Avenue

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-1360

Fax: (603) 862-0077

Contact: Robert McGann

Director of Admissions
Main Address

Thompson Hall, 105 Main Street

Durham, NH 03824

(603) 862-1234

Total undergrads: 12,218

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,692

Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,845

Graduate enrollment: 2,746


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Out-of-state application fee: $65

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 89%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences A,B
Dairy Husbandry/Production B
Dairy Science A,B
Equestrian/Equine Studies A,B
Food Science B
Greenhouse Management A
Horticultural Services A
Horticulture Science A,B
Horticulture, Ornamental A
Landscaping A
Plant Sciences B
Plant/Nursery Operations A

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B
Landscape Architecture A

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

European Studies B
French Studies B
Western European Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Microbiology B
Plant Molecular Biology B
Plant Physiology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hotel/Motel Management B
Restaurant/Food Services Management A
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B

Construction Trades

Construction Site Management A


Art Teacher Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Ocean Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology A
Surveying Technology A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Family/Community Services A,B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B
Human Nutrition B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Greek, Modern B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical Nutrition B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Communication Disorders B
Dietetic Technician A
Health System Administration B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Public Health B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Humanities B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Forest Management A
Forest Resources Production A
Forest Technology A
Forestry – General B
Natural Resource Economics B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A
Food Service A
Restaurant/Catering Management A,B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy A
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (603) 862-1234
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 105 Main St., Thompson Hall, Durham, NH 03824-3547
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 14,788
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 77%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,384 (84% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $18,879
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,409
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,795

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of New Hampshire-Main Campus.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 3311
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 965
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1133
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 221
Education 6362
Engineering 31056
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 121
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 171
Health Professions and Related Programs 7164
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1423
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 132
Natural Resources and Conservation 1612
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 32
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1364
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1113
Social Sciences 752
Visual and Performing Arts 42
Grand total 249865829

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of New Hampshire-Main Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $18,879
Out-of-state $35,409
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,265
Out-of-state $29,905

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,724 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,571 85% $12,795
Student loan aid 2,082 69% $10,388

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,790 69% $12,467
Federal student loans 8,065 63% $6,601

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of New Hampshire-Main Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of New Hampshire-Main Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 18,040 7,421 10,619
Percent admitted 100% 79% 87%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 15% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 14,788
Undergraduate enrollment 12,238
Graduate enrollment 2,550

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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