University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

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Experience the University of New Hampshire

Would you like to study in the United States? Consider the University of New Hampshire (UNH).  A center of academic excellence and research, UNH offers you the opportunity to live in New England, one of the country's most beautiful regions.

UNH is located in Durham, New Hampshire, a friendly college town.  The Atlantic Ocean is just 10 miles from campus. and the city of Boston and New Hampshire's lakes region are each only an hour's drive.  And less than two hours are the hiking and skiing trails of the White Mountains.

Choose UNH and you will be in good company.  Our students come from all over the United States and 80 additional countries.  With approximately 11,500 undergraduates and 2,596 graduate students, UNH enjoys a diversity of people and interests.

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.

Campus life
UNH matches the welcoming feel of a classic New England liberal arts college with the exceptional opportunities of a research university.  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 200 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

Fast Facts

• 11,500+ undergraduate and 2,596 graduate students
• Students from 49 states and more than 33 countries 
• 200+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs 
• 250+ study abroad/away programs
• 16:1 student-faculty ratio 
• 84% of classes with fewer than 50 students
• Average class size of 35 students
• 18 Division I athletic teams and 29 club sports
• 200+ 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

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "I think that UNH has a lot of good points. First, UNH has an ESL student meeting every Thursday. I think that meeting is very good because we can make new friends who speak different languages. Second, we have good classes. The teachers always teach us authentic English, and they are friendly. Third, I have wonderful classmates. Before I came here I was worried about who my classmates would be; however, they are really friendly. I have been many places with them and have had so much fun. The great relationships with classmates make me happy and keep me motivated."

    • Masa
  • "A good point about our ESL class is our nationalities. In my class, there are many kinds of people from different countries. It's really interesting. We can talk to each other in English, and we can get in touch about our personal life. Sometimes we can teach each other about traditional things or even share our language."

    • Noa
  • "I love New Hampshire, especially Durham. It is a very beautiful place, and it is good for students to study and live in. I love my teachers because they are very excellent teachers, and they have very great teaching skills.I love the people here because they are very kind and friendly. I love the dining hall, which is called Holloway Commons (HoCo). There are many kinds of delicious and healthy foods in HoCo. I love my residence hall. I love my Residence Hall Director (RHD) and Resident Assistants (RAs). They are very nice and kind people. They always help me when I have some problems."

    • Yue (Bella)
  • "I really like the experience of being an ESL student at UNH. I have had the opportunity to learn a lot of American culture and get involved. I am a typical UNH student. I can do whatever a UNH student does. This is a good way to improve my English. Equally important: The classes are really good. The teachers teach many tools to improve skills in English."

    • Karina