University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

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Your future starts here.

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.)

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 admissions.unh.edu, 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

• 13,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students
• Students from 48 states and more than 70 countries 
• 200+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs 
• 460+ study abroad/away programs
• 19:1 student-faculty ratio 
• 89% of classes with fewer than 50 students
• Average class size of 35 students
• 20 Division I athletic teams and 31 club sports
• 275+ student clubs and organizations
• One of six universities nationwide to receive a STARS Platinum rating by the Association of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
• R1 Carnegie Research designation

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