University of New Hampshire (UNH) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Thompson Hall at UNH, the University of New Hampshire
Thompson Hall at UNH, the University of New Hampshire. Allen Grove

With an acceptance rate of 76 percent, the University of New Hampshire is accessible to many applicants. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a letter of recommendation. Art and music students will need to submit additional materials--check the school's website for more information.

The school accepts the Common Application, which can save applicants time and energy when applying to multiple schools that use that application.

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Admissions Data (2016)

UNH Description

The University of New Hampshire's main campus is located in Durham, a seacoast town with a population similar to the university. Boston is about an hour away, as is excellent skiing in the White Mountains.

The university has an 18 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and high achieving and motivated students should check out the opportunities available through the Honors Program. For its academic strengths, UNH was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the UNH Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association for football, and the America East Conference for many other sports.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 15,188 (12,857 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46 percent male / 54 percent female
  • 97 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $17,624 (in-state); $31,424 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,938
  • Other Expenses: $2,438
  • Total Cost: $32,200 (in-state); $46,000 (out-of-state)

UNH Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70 percent
    • Loans: 71 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,196
    • Loans: $10,169

Academic Programs

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 67 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Basketball, Gymnastics, Field Hockey

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics