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Rank: 117

University of New Hampshire

The state's flagship school, the University of New Hampshire is also nationally known for its work in a variety of fields, including population and demography research at the Carsey School of Public Policy. Political science professors are routinely interviewed for their election insights, thanks to New Hampshire's status in presidential contests as an early primary state. The Wildcats compete in Division I, and winter sports such as hockey and skiing tend to have the biggest following. Students typically have a strong connection to the environment: The university places a strong importance on campus sustainability, and the New Hampshire Outing Club, the oldest student group on campus, puts on weekend outdoor adventure trips, usually backpacking, canoeing, camping, or rock climbing. UNH has a reputation as a party school, and Durham delivers the standard college-town entertainment, with plenty of bars and restaurants. The campus is also less than 30 minutes from the Seacoast region of the state, and an hour and a half from both New Hampshire's White Mountains and big-city life in Boston.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$34,500
% of students who get any grants
61%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$24,400
Average price for low-income students
$15,720
admissions
Acceptance rate
77%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1170/26
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
12,847
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
72%
% of need met
75%
% of students who get merit* grants
16%
Average merit grant
$6,651
student success
Graduation rate
77%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 3 years
$52,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
33%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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