Plymouth State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Plymouth State University
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Plymouth State University Admissions Overview:

Plymouth State University accepts the majority of applicants each year--in 2016, the school admitted around three-quarters of those who applied. Students can use the school's application, or the Common Application, to apply. Additionally, applicants will need to submit high school transcripts. The school is test-optional, so applicants are not required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Plymouth State University Description:

Plymouth State University is a comprehensive public university located on a 170-acre campus in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Founded in 1871 as a school for training teachers, the university now offers 48 undergraduate majors, 65 minors, and six master's degree programs. Business, education, and criminal justice are most popular at the bachelor's degree level. Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Lovers of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and kayaking will appreciate the school's location on the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Concord is less than 45 minutes to the south, and Boston is less than two hours away when traffic permits. In athletics, the Plymouth State Panthers compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference for most sports. The university fields 10 women's and 8 men's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,049 (4,124 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,472 (in-state); $21,732 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,337 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,008
  • Other Expenses: $2,245
  • Total Cost: $28,062 (in-state); $36,322 (out-of-state)

Plymouth State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,091
    • Loans: $8,851

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Marketing, Physical Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Skiing, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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