University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

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Driving on “off the highway” roads to get to UNH, you pass farms and quaint towns. You then realize you are in agricultural country where you see university buildings that support this. I’ve always heard that UNH is one of the most beautiful campus’s you will ever visit and it doesn’t disappoint. You know you are at a larger university, yet not too large, in a horseshoe that surrounds downtown Durham. And in the midst of it all you are in the state of NH, which is a beautiful state, more intimate and picturesque. If you haven’t been here, to the state of NH or UNH, make it a point to do so.

– Public
– Undergraduate enrollment – 12,967
– Admit rate – 77%
– Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA
– Retention rate – 86%
– Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 530-630/23-28
– Student to faculty ratio – 18:1
– Professional Hall Director in each residence hall
– 60% of 1st year population is from out of state
– Unique majors: Eco-gastronomy, Sustainability and agriculture, Ocean Engineering, Health Management and Policy, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Ocean Engineering
– Opportunities for research
– Land-Sea base institution
– 87% of Students that apply to school get in
– Entire put in place to help students who are “good insecure”, researched and then implemented the “Swipe it Forward”program to assist students who don’t have access to food
– If not accepted into 1st or 2nd major of choice will be considered into arts and sciences
– To get invited into the honors program: 3.9 GPA, 1390 SAT or 29 ACT
– Direct admit nursing
– Hospitality Management, exercise science
– High degree of mobility and ability for students to change their major
– Each College within the University has their own career services center
– During admissions, rely mostly on courses and grades earned during high school
– 20% of new students are transfers

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