University of New Hampshire
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has listed UNH among the doctorate-granting universities in its R1 category for very high research activity.
The University of New Hampshire is a flagship public research university in a location that is second to none. Experience a rewarding intellectual adventure and discover a personalized path to long-term success through the mentorship of caring faculty who will know you by name as well as through our 100+ undergraduate majors, more than 460 study abroad/away programs, and extensive internship opportunities.
Get to know what UNH has to offer you
Register for a campus tour online at admissions.unh.edu/visit or by calling 603-862-1360. Start your application at admissions.unh.edu/apply.
Explore our immersive academic opportunities
Our schools and colleges bring faculty and undergraduates together to examine the past, engage with the present, and help shape the future. Find your calling or explore your passion in our programs in engineering, the physical sciences, health and human services, the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, agriculture, business, and economics.
Our professors include Fulbright Fellows and internationally renowned experts, writers, and artists, just to name a few. They’ve won major awards from Guggenheim, the National Science Foundation, and Pulitzer, but they’re also friendly, accessible human beings who want to help you succeed.
We’re always pushing into undiscovered territory
We conduct research that touches the ocean depths, the galaxy’s edge, and everything in between. UNH students have helped build instruments launched on more than 20 NASA space missions, restored healthy oyster populations to Atlantic waters, and developed widely adopted programs to prevent bullying in schools. More than 100 student employees solve problems for global tech companies in our InterOperability Lab, the nation’s premier independent testing facility for network technologies.
Each year, we sponsor two entrepreneurship challenges open to student and community teams, and we provide generous grants for student-driven, faculty-mentored research projects on campus and abroad. More than 1,800 students from every field present ambitious, creative, and enterprising work at our Undergraduate Research Conference, the largest event of its kind in the nation.
As a higher education leader in sustainable energy, we power our campus using innovative technologies. The Carbon Management and Analysis program developed by our faculty and students is a national model for reducing carbon use. Our Sustainability Institute supports ongoing research, campus-wide programming, and a dual major.
UNH matches the welcoming feel of a classic New England liberal arts college with the exceptional opportunities of a research university. Our 13,000 undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students come from 48 states and more than 70 countries. This is a place where differences are honored and where kindness and compassion are shared values.
Residence halls are clustered in mini-neighborhoods around campus and range from traditional brick dorms to townhouses and high-rises. We also offer themed houses and floors for arts, leadership, outdoor experiences, and more, plus living/learning communities for select academic programs and interests. We have award-winning cafés and dining halls throughout campus, plus our Dairy Bar housed in a renovated train station.
There are opportunities to get involved at every turn. We have more than 275 student clubs and organizations and offer dozens of lectures and cultural and entertainment events on a regular basis. With dozens of club and intramural sports; a bustling rec center with courts, an indoor track, a bouldering wall, and fitness studios; plus miles of wooded trails on campus, you’ll find plenty of ways to keep active.
Together we’ll build your brilliant future
Want to learn about sustainable ecosystems in New Zealand, study global health in Ghana, or explore justice studies in Europe? Our international education department will help you pursue your interests across the globe, while our fellowships office will help you locate and apply for high-profile opportunities like Goldwater, Gilman, or Fulbright Scholarships. Our career services staff will help you find internships that put practical experience on your résumé—and they’ll help you develop that, too. At UNH, you’ll have access to resources that lead to professional placements and acceptance to outstanding graduate programs.
When you graduate, you’ll join an alumni network of 133,000+ Wildcats worldwide—fascinating, accomplished people who are eager to help you make your way. It gets even better: we surveyed our Class of 2018 and learned they’re already making their mark, with 95% reporting they were either employed or enrolled in programs furthering their education within six months of graduation.
Ranked #62 among the "Best National Universities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked #10 among public "Best Value Colleges" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
College of Business and Economics ranked #60 among best "National Business School for Undergraduates" and #10 among the "Best Public Business Schools" | Poets&Quants, 2022
Recognized with a Platinum rating in Sustainability | AASHE, 2023
Ranked among the "Most Well Attended Social Work Majors" | USA Today/College Factual, 2023
• 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