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Transfer Profile

Immersive, around-the-clock academic programs

If you’re looking for intellectual adventure and a path to long-term success, explore the edge of possible at the University of New Hampshire. You’ll find 200 high-caliber undergraduate and graduate programs, a 360-degree university experience, and a worldly, inclusive intellectual community that embraces transfer students. And you’ll be in good company: UNH welcomes approximately 750 transfer students each year to its campuses in Durham and Manchester.

The University of New Hampshire is built for people who love challenge and see opportunity everywhere. We conduct research on the ocean depths, the galaxy’s edge, and everything in between. UNH students have helped build instruments for more than 20 NASA space missions. They’ve worked on designing a device to detect an enzyme present in breast cancer, on restoring healthy oyster populations in Atlantic waters, and on developing widely adopted programs to prevent bullying in schools and empower bystanders.

Each year UNH provides generous grants for student-driven, faculty-mentored projects on campus and abroad. We hold the largest undergraduate research conference of its kind, where more than 1,800 students present ambitious, enterprising work in every field. Experiences like these lead to exciting internships, professional placements, and acceptance into competitive graduate programs at UNH and around the world. (UNH medical and veterinary schools acceptance rates are 35% higher than the national average.)

Build your brilliant future with us
A recent Gallup study shows that UNH graduates thrive in their professional and personal lives to a greater degree than graduates nationally, and they’re employed at a rate much higher than the national average. (Read the study at They are prepared for success—and the unexpected. Lori Robinson ’81 majored in English and is now a US Air Force General leading the US Northern Command—the first female officer to head a war-fighting command. Bruce Rheaume ’16 worked as a licensed plumber for 10 years before undertaking a degree in Biological Sciences at UNH Manchester. Four years later he’s published original research and enrolled in an intensive MD/PhD program. Jennifer Lee ’92 wrote and co-directed Frozen, becoming the first female director of a Disney animated film.

This success is no wonder since UNH students learn from the best. Our professors are Fulbright fellows, internationally renowned experts, writers, artists, and White House advisors. They win major awards (Guggenheim, National Science Foundation, and Pulitzer). And they are friendly, accessible human beings who want to help you succeed.

At home in the world
Our stunning main residential campus is in Durham, a compact New England college town with cafés, pizza and smoothie joints, yoga studios, a grocery store, and more. You can walk everywhere, but our alternatively fueled Wildcat buses will take you across campus and to neighboring cities. There’s also an Amtrak stop right on campus. Our urban campus in Manchester—New Hampshire’s largest city—is housed in a technology infused, renovated mill building on the banks of the Amoskeg River and offers 33 experiential undergraduate and graduate programs. Room and board is available at the nearby New Hampshire Institute of Art. The UNH School of Law, a top 100 law school whose intellectual property program has ranked in the top 10 nationwide for 25 consecutive years, is situated in Concord, the state’s capital.

Want to explore sustainable ecosystems in New Zealand, or study global health in Ghana or business in Peru? Our Center for International Education and Global Engagement can help you pursue your interests anywhere in the world. Our fellowships office will help you locate and apply for high-profile opportunities like Goldwater scholarships, and our career services staff will help you find internships that put practical experience on your résumé.

You’ll find detailed information about the transfer process online at, and a member of the admissions staff would be happy to speak with you.




Just for Transfers
UNH transfer scholarships of up to $5,000 are available to qualified applicants from associate degree programs or four-year colleges and universities. Transfer students are also eligible for financial aid (FAFSA required). Housing, including a transfer living community, is available on the Durham campus, which also holds a special orientation session for new transfer students. Apply using the Common Application. 

Fast facts about the edge of possible
• 13,000 undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students from 49 states and 69 countries
• 750 new transfer students each year
• 66% of students at UNH Manchester enter as transfer students
• 200+ degree programs (associate to doctorate)
• 250 student clubs and organizations, 20 Division I athletic teams and 31 club sports
• 500+ study abroad programs
• 19:1 student-faculty ratio (11:1 at UNH Manchester)
• 83% of classes with fewer than 50 students
• Graduation rates 20% higher than the national average
• Transfer housing available, including a transfer living community (Durham) 

Academics: breadth and ambition
UNH’s academic schools and colleges offer high-caliber programs across a wide range of fields in engineering and physical sciences, health and human services, the arts, humanities and social sciences, life sciences and agriculture, business and economics, and more. Money magazine ranks UNH among the nation’s top 50 public universities. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics among the nation’s top 100 undergraduate business programs and top 40 public university programs. 

We’re located to your advantage
New Hampshire’s borders encompass the shores of the Atlantic, mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests. As a UNH student, you’ll enjoy easy access to these tremendous resources and the quality of life that comes with them. Ski in the morning, winter surf (really!) in the afternoon. Hike a 4,000-footer then take a sunset sail. Meanwhile, Boston and Portland (Maine) are each an hour from campus by train or car.