Tuition & Fees

$14,440

$23,330

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
6%
500-599
50%
400-499
35%
300-399
6%
600-699
16%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
9%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
32%
400-499
52%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
28%
18-23
55%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,476
Declined + 1,170
Total Received 6,646
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Public

4,222

undergraduate students

837

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Business Administration
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 3690
ACT 2518

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Location

School Facts

Plymouth State University, founded in 1871, is a public coeducational regional comprehensive institution. Its beautiful 170-acre campus is located in Plymouth, New Hampshire, 45 miles from Concord.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,059
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAECY National Association for the Education of Young Children
•  NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education)

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Plymouth, NH

170-acre campus in Plymouth (population: 7468), 45 miles from Concord, NH and 58 miles from Manchester, NH. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Boston (112 miles); smaller airport serves Manchester, NH. School operates shuttle service on campus.

Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
17%
Top 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/4
17%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
6%
500-599
50%
400-499
35%
300-399
6%
600-699
16%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
9%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
32%
400-499
52%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
28%
18-23
55%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(waived with Panther application)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Not used

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,476
Declined + 1,170
Total Received 6,646

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Matt Wallace
Director of Admissions
P: 603 535-2237
F: 603 535-2714
plymouthadmit@plymouth.edu

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,151

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,870
Room & board $11,350
Additional fees $2,570
Books & supplies $1,310
Total $27,100
Average Financial Aid - $12,151
Total with Avg. Aid $14,949

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,063,592
State $340,823
Institutional $13,579,099
Other external $1,337,362
Total $21,320,876

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,396,023
Other external $312,855
Total $4,708,878
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 846-5755
F: 603 535-2627
finaid@mail.plymouth.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Matt Dallaire
Director of Student Financial Services
finaid@plymouth.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, cycling, dance, fishing, free style skiing, golf, mountain biking, paintball, rock climbing, rugby, shooting, snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, cycling, dance, fishing, free style skiing, golf, mountain biking, paintball, rock climbing, rugby, shooting, snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery tag, barbell, basketball, broomball, bubble soccer, disc golf, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, futsal, golf, handball, kickball, lacrosse, racquetball, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, volleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Kim Bownes (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Little East Conference, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, New England Wrestling Association, Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association, New England Hockey Conference
Mascot
Pemi the Panther
School colors
green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adventure Education
Allied Health Sciences
Anthropology/Sociology
Applied Meteorology
Art
Art Education
Art Education K-12
Art History
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Chemistry/Environmental Science
Chemistry/General
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies/Media Studies
Communication Studies/Professional Communication
Computer Science
Couple/Family Therapy
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education Technology Integrator
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Biology
Environmental Planning
Environmental Science/Policy
Exercise/Sport Physiology
Experiential Learning/Development
Finance
Finance/Accounting
French
General Management
Geography
Health Care Administration
Health Education
Health Education/Promotion
Heritage Studies
Higher Education
Historic Preservation
History
Human Relations
Information Technology
Integrated Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Language Education
Learning/Leadership/Community
Library Media
Literacy/Teaching of Writing
Management/General Business
Management/Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Marketing/Professional Sales
Marketing/Strategic Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Meteorology
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Online Instructional Design
Personal Organizational Wellness
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Management
Reading/Writing
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Sciences
Social Studies/Education
Social Work
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Management
Theatre Arts
Tourism Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Business Administration
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

5,059

total students

55%

in-state

45%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

4,222
students

Female
49%
2,082

Male
51%
2,140

17%

837
students

Female
71%
591

Male
29%
246

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

4,052
students

Female
51%
2,033

Male
49%
2,019

5%

170
students

Female
29%
49

Male
71%
121

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Finland
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sandy McGarr
Assistant Director
800 842-6900
sbmcgarr@plymouth.edu

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