University of New Hampshire

Durham, New Hampshire
4-year Public university


University of New Hampshire is a public institution established in 1866 with suburban setting located at Durham. It is ranked 103 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester based academic calender. Students can choose more than 100 majors. Before first class of freshmen, students get chance to meet their classmates and have some fun through the Pre-Orientation Adventure for Wildcats (PAWs) program. This opportunity allows first year students to camp outdoors and learn from upperclassmen leaders. Once on campus, students can explore more than 200 clubs, join an intramural sports team or eat with friends at one of the dining halls, which often serve locally produced foods.

#103rd in National Universities
Location Durham, New Hampshire
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1866
Selectivity Very Low
Size Medium
13,005 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $18,499
Outstate Tuition Fee $33,879
Room and Board Fees $11,580
$47,700 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


76% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.46 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is your first language or if you are attending a school where English is the primary language of instruction

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$24,020 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$6,851 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $49,130
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
78% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 - $7,000 for NH residents; $10,000 for non-residents
Eligibility All first-year student applicants
Minimum Criteria 1390+ SAT / 29+ ACT composite ;Valedictorian or Salutatorian class rank (New Hampshire Resident) Or Rank in top 10% of graduating class
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Dean’s Scholarship
Total Worth $1,000 - $2,000 for NH residents; $4,000 for non-residents
Eligibility All first-year student applicants
Minimum Criteria 1200+ SAT / 25+ ACT composite
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Hamel Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 to $10,000
Eligibility Exceptional in-state freshmen students
Minimum Criteria 1390+ SAT /29+ ACT composite;Rank in the top 10% of their class ;Demonstrate a challenging college preparatory curriculum
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Industry Scholarship
Total Worth covers a significant portion of a student’s tuition, fees, and room & board for four years of undergraduate education at UNH
Details For first-year students entering the University’s College of Engineering & Physical Sciences (CEPS).
Peter T. Paul Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000
Details High performing instate and out-of-state students who apply to a major in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics (business adminstration, economics, or hospitality management) are automatically considered and notified at the time of admission. They are renewed annually for up to four years provided student maintains academic standards detailed in the offer letter.


13,005 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
86% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
77% Students graduate within 6 years