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University of New Hampshire

Student life

The University of New Hampshire is located in the town of Durham, and is a "traditional New England campus." The Durham campus is 4.5 km2, with 1.2 km2 in the "campus core" and 3.2 km2 of open land on the west edge of campus. 

The campus core is considered to be the university property within a 10-minute walk from Thompson Hall, the symbolic and near-geographic center of campus. The campus core contains many of the academic and residential buildings, while the outer campus contains much of the agriculture land and buildings. The university owns a total of 11 km2 of land.

With the University as its centerpiece, Durham provides a classic college town setting. Its downtown merges seamlessly with campus and offers plenty of student hangouts, restaurants, shops, and conveniences. Yet, nearby are 2,600 acres of forests, fields, and farmland that UNH maintains for walking, biking, skiing, and exploring. Click here to take an informational photo tour of campus; and here for directions to the UNH Admissions Office.

UNH is an open environment that welcomes and supports diversity through its student organizations and student life offices.

The university has more than 200 student organizations grouped by different interests: academics and careers, community service, political and world affairs, arts and entertainment, culture and language, fraternities and sororities, hall councils, honor societies, leisure and recreation, media and publications, religious, special interest, and student activism.

Recreation at the University of New Hampshire also includes club and intramural sports. Approximately 9.5% of undergraduate students are affiliated with fraternities and sororities recognized by the university.

Students also can go hike in the white mountains, go to the beach, go to sporting event, go to the many events put on by the school, go to a restaurant in Durham downtown. There are always plenty of opportunities for fun things to do on- and off-campus.


The university offers all underclassmen the opportunity to live in university housing. Totally, the university houses about 55% of all undergraduate students. While not required to live on campus freshmen year, students are strongly encouraged to; about 99% of incoming freshmen choose to live on campus, and over 70% of returning sophomores did as well.

The university offers students a choice of traditional dorm rooms, suites, and on-campus apartments.  Rooms are fully furnished, with full-size kitchen, private bath, with all utilities, including cable, Wi-Fi

Commuter Student Services, located in the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership has resources available to assist students in finding off-campus housing.

Career services

The Career and Professional Success office provides a comprehensive career-planning program to ensure students are given the tools to secure challenging, impactful and rewarding employment throughout their career. 

The Paul College assists undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in identification, exploration and achievement of their educational and career goals through close collaboration with faculty, staff, alumni, parents, employers and community members.

Among the companies that employ NU students are companies such as Boeing, Deliotte, McKinsey & Co, Intel, General Motors, Philips Healthcare and others.

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