University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus was awarded 227 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is environmental/natural resource economics.

Overall Quality

UNH landed the #223 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 18 colleges in New Hampshire, UNH is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNH?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 77%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to UNH submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of New Hampshire - Main Campus  ( 540 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of New Hampshire - Main Campus  ( 530 to 630 )
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UNH received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of New Hampshire - Main Campus  ( 23 to 28 )
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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of New Hampshire - Main Campus, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UNH the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 63%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100
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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,238 undergraduates at UNH with 11,960 being full-time and 278 being part-time.

How Much Does University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of UNH is $24,067. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNH

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,747 $18,826 $21,161 $25,668 $28,771

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNH, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNH, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $10,152 a year. That adds up to $40,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNH is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNH Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UNH make about $51,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UNH graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Durham, New Hampshire. Durham is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for UNH are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Main St., Thompson Hall, Durham, NH 03824-3547
Phone: 603-862-1234
Website: www.unh.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofnewhampshire
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uofnh

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 94 majors graduated from University of New Hampshire - Main Campus. Of these students, 3,381 received undergraduate degrees and 755 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 844 $47,900
General Psychology 197 $30,900
General Biology 166 $38,000
Communication & Media Studies 164 $37,900
Mechanical Engineering 122 $58,000
General English Literature 101 $26,000
Political Science & Government 94 $36,800
Natural Resources Conservation 80 $33,900
Nutrition Science 72 $26,000
Civil Engineering 72 $55,300

Learn more about the majors offered at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNH

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 2,404 students took at least one online class at University of New Hampshire - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 2,256 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,404 545
2017-2018 2,256 440
2016-2017 2,107 363
2015-2016 1,648 299
2013-2014 1,329 141

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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