New England College

Henniker, NH

New England College

Henniker, NH

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You belong here.

At New England College, we have a knack for opening our arms to interesting people from all over the world. Here you get to be the person you are meant to be. New England College is a small private nonprofit college located in the heart of Henniker, New Hampshire, and 15 minutes from Concord, the state’s capital. We’re 90 minutes from Boston and four hours from New York City and Montreal.

Learning by doing
Since 1946, New England College has emphasized a hands-on, student-centered approach to education, featuring small classes, faculty focused on teaching, innovative learning opportunities such as special immersive courses and internships, and travel programs. We’re dedicated to providing an extraordinary education by preparing students in a manner that is robust, thorough, and engaging. We call it “experiential learning,” or learning by doing. Whether it be a class in business, education, biology, or political science, New England College faculty incorporate hands-on learning activities and real-world exposure across every major and every course.

Your New England College experience is built on a foundation of the liberal arts. You’ll develop strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills—skills employers value most.

The College’s most popular majors include Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Environmental Science, Biology, Health Science, Kinesiology, and Sport and Recreation Management. Our highly regarded Education programs prepare you to become a teacher and educational leader. Choose from several options, including Teacher Certification, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Outdoor Education. Our Biology and Environmental programs take advantage of our location in an environmentally diverse area. We also offer accelerated four- or five-year bachelor’s-to-master’s programs. Regardless of your major, you’ll be involved directly in roll-up-your-sleeves learning and doing.

An extremely active campus
New England College features over
40 student organizations and offers 19 varsity sports. We’re a Division III school, and over 50% of students participate in a varsity or club-level sport. Student organizations are widely diverse. Join the new eSports team, Adventure Bound Club, Dance Club, Carriage Theatre Ensemble, Health Science Club, or the Student Entertainment Committee. The possibilities are unlimited!

We’re close to the environment and the outdoors. Our backyard is a beautiful laboratory of mountains, meadows, woods, and bogs. We even have a high and low ropes course right on campus! It’s perfect for anyone who loves being outdoors or is interested in the natural sciences or outdoor education.

As was the case for the presidential primary in 2016, we expect New England College will again host every major presidential candidate for the 2020 campaign here on campus, giving our students a front-row seat among candidates and national and international media. This is just one example of how our students participate in civic affairs as part of their overall experience here.

The New England College experience is all about you. Through our Pathways Academic Services, we offer resources designed to maximize your success. We provide advising and mentoring services, career counseling, and free tutoring. Our resources are intended to expand your understanding and help you reach—and go beyond—your potential.

New England College is accredited
by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The Teacher Certification Programs (and the majors in Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Theatre Education, and Special Education) are accredited by the New Hampshire Department of Education.

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• 1,000 undergraduate and 375 graduate students on campus
• 1,400 online undergraduate and graduate students
• Students from 29 states and more than 19 countries
• 53% men and 47% women
• 7% international students
• 37% ethnic diversity

• 48 full-time faculty
• 13:1 student-faculty ratio
• Average class size: 14
• Personal attention

School Facts
• 97% job and graduate school placement for recent grads
• 100% job placement for Education majors nine years in a row

Study Abroad
• Study away: domestic and international trips for no extra cost!
• Internships and practicum experiences

Campus Life
• 70% of students living on campus
• Traditional residence halls, suites, and apartments
• Radio station (WNEC)
New Englander (campus newspaper)
• Carriage Theatre Ensemble and Mainstage Theatre
• John Lyons Center  (academic building) opened fall 2016
• New Center for the Performing Arts broke ground in 2018

• NCAA Division III

Men’s teams
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Ice hockey
• Lacrosse
• Rugby
• Skiing
• Soccer
• Wrestling

Women’s teams
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Field hockey
• Ice hockey
• Lacrosse
• Rugby
• Skiing
• Soccer
• Softball
• Volleyball

Financial Aid
Scholarships and need-based financial aid offered to 96% of students; merit aid ranging from $18,000—$30,000 per year


Arts & Humanities
• Art—Fine Arts
• Art—Media Arts
• Communication Studies
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• History
• Philosophy & Literature
• Political Science
• Theatre
• Women & Gender Studies*

• Coaching*
• Educational
• Elementary Education
• Kinesiology
• Outdoor Education
• Physical Education
• Secondary Education
– English
– Life Sciences
– Mathematics
– Social Studies
• Special Education
• Theatre Education

• Accounting
• Business—Accounting
• Business—Marketing
• Business—Strategic Sales Management
• Business Administration
• Computer Information Systems
• Game & Digital Media Design
• Sport & Recreation Management

Natural & Social Sciences
• Biology
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies & Sustainability
• Health Science
• Psychology
• Psychology—Human Services
• Social Work*
* Minor

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