University of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire Admissions and School Information

Founded in 1866, The University of New Hampshire's main campus in Durham offers over 100 majors at six colleges and schools; the university also has a campus in Manchester. UNH is a major research university and one of eight in the U.S. with grant charters in space, land and sea.

General Information about the University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire is a comprehensive research university with a commitment to undergraduate research programs and a mission supporting teaching, research and public service. UNH offers degree, professional and research programs to over 11,300 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. The school's Manchester, NH, campus offers professional degree programs with a combined liberal arts, science and technology emphasis.

After four years of work, the university's EcoLine project will make it the first university in the United States to use renewable landfill gas as its primary energy source, reducing emissions by 50% by 2020 and 80% by 2080. The college also developed the first greenhouse gas inventory tool, which is now used by over 300 universities to reduce emissions. The college received over $99 million in grants in 2008.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

First-year student applicants are reviewed on academic records, including program of study, class rigor and coursework, class standing and personal achievement. Requirements include preparatory coursework completion in English, math, science, social sciences and foreign language, as well as a letter of recommendation. SAT or ACT scores help the school to determine eligibility for admission to the college, honors programs and merit scholarships. Transfer student application review is based on overall academic history and personal experience. UNH also welcomes non-traditional and international student applications. Online applications are encouraged via the university's website; however, applications can also be downloaded and sent in by mail.

Colleges and Schools of the University of New Hampshire

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

The University of New Hampshire's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers both bachelor's and associate degree programs. Students choose from various disciplines, including mathematics, teaching mathematics, engineering, computer science and physical sciences. Other areas of study include the arts, humanities and social sciences. Candidates can also develop personal programs to meet their individual interests.

College of Health and Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services at UNH prepares candidates for a career in the health care industry. Established in 1968, the college offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in various subjects, including recreation management and policy, communication sciences and disorders, health management and policy, family studies, kinesiology, nursing, occupational therapy and social work. Students develop skills in their chosen area of study; they also gain an understanding of various cultural differences through the study of humanities and social sciences.

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts houses the Crimes Against Children Research Center, Family Research Laboratory and The Carsey Institute, all for students wishing to learn about issues related to family and youth. The college also houses the Center for the Humanities, which offers several different programs, and a research and development group in justice studies titled Justiceworks. Foreign Language and eight study abroad programs are available for candidates interested in studying different cultures and languages.

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

The University of New Hampshire's College of Life Sciences and Agriculture houses three departments, including molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences, natural resources and the environment, and biological sciences. The college offers fundamental education in these disciplines, along with an introduction to the arts and humanities. Students choose from basic life science and agriculture courses, as well as technical and professional courses.

Thompson School of Applied Science

Established in 1895, the Thompson School of Applied Science offers an Associate in Applied Science program with 14 program specializations, such as applied animal science, applied business management, restaurant management, community leadership, forest technology and culinary arts. Faculty members offer knowledge gained from extensive work experience while focusing on a practical, science-based education. Specialized laboratories, facilities and a 150-seat lecture auditorium are used to create realistic, career-related experiences for students.

Whittemore School of Business and Economics

The Whittemore School of Business and Economics offers undergraduate degree programs in business administration, hospitality management and economics. Students are encouraged to take additional courses in behavioral and social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and the arts to fulfill general requirements. The Whittemore School of Business and Economics also offers classes to fulfill educational requirements of undergraduates enrolled in other schools at UNH.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Main Street, Thompson Hall, Durham, New Hampshire 03824
  • Phone Number: (603) 862-1234