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University of New Hampshire

Overview

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public research university in the University System of New Hampshire, in the United States. The university's main Durham campus, comprising six colleges, is located in the Seacoast region of the state. A seventh college, the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, occupies the university's campus in Manchester, the state's largest city. 

The University of New Hampshire was founded and incorporated in 1866, as a land grant college in Hanover in connection with Dartmouth College. In 1893, UNH moved to Durham.

With over 15,000 students between its Durham, Manchester, and Concord campuses, UNH is the largest university in the state. The university is one of only nine land, sea and space grant institutions in the nation. 

Durham, only an hour from Boston, is also conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains and pristine Lakes Region. With an acceptance rate of about 80% it is relatively easy to get in. 

University of New Hampshire is a public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Its primary purpose is learning — students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression and service. 

Notable alumni of the University of New Hampshire include world-renowned author John Irving, filmmaker Jennifer Lee, Ronald Noble - secretary general of Interpol and several former governors of the state of New Hampshire.

U.S. News National University Rankings 2016 placed UNH the 107th nationally. Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015 ranked the university the 301st worldwide. 

  • Year established
    1866
  • Location
    New Hampshire
  • Registered students
    15000

Academic specialism

UNH is composed of eleven colleges and graduate schools, offering 2,000 courses:

  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)
  • College of Liberal Arts (COLA)
  • College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA)
  • Thompson School of Applied Science (TSAS)
  • College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
  • University of New Hampshire at Manchester (UNHM)
  • UNH Graduate School
  • Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics (PCBE), formerly the Whittemore School of Business and Economics (WSBE)
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Carsey School of Public Policy
  • School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

Students at UNH can choose from more than 100 majors, including highly ranked graduate studies in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and in the fields of education and law.

The most popular majors by the number of registered students are business administration and management, psychology, speech communication and rhetoric, marketing, biology, engineering, health professions, social sciences.

University of New Hampshire
105 Main Street Durham,
United States
NH 03824
United States
United States
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Location

The University of New Hampshire, located in Durham, thrives in a diverse, dynamic, and beautiful part of New England. Durham, only an hour from Boston, is also conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains and pristine Lakes Region.