Colleges in New Hampshire: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

New Hampshire Colleges Summary

New Hampshire is one of 15 states with less than 50 colleges. The state also has less than 100,000 students attending those schools. Dorm room occupancy is unusually high, with nearly 40% of the states students living in dorms (only Vermont has more of its students in dorms).

Many of these schools require SAT scores - over 30% of them. Most New Hampshire schools are not public (just over 20%), and New Hampshire is one of only 8 US states with less than 60% of its students attending public schools. Correspondingly, New Hampshire ranks 10th in percent of students attending for-profit schools, with just about 8% of its students doing that.

The largest school in the state is the University of New Hampshire with just over 14,000 students. This school is based in Durham, and is close to skiing, hiking, the Atlantic Ocean, and a wide range of other outdoor activities. It is also about one hour away from Boston. More than fifty percent of the students are from New Hampshire, and another 20% or so are from Massachusetts.

The mailing address and web site address for the New Hampshire Department of Education is:

101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Website: http://www.ed.state.nh.us

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Colleges and Universities in New Hampshire

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Antioch University New England Keene 862   No
Chester College of New England Chester 227 133 Yes
Colby Sawyer College New London 950 908 No
Continental Academie of Hair Design Hudson Hudson 76   No
Continental Academie of Hair Design Manchester Manchester 35   No
Daniel Webster College Nashua 957 475 No V: 450-560
M: 460-600
Dartmouth College Hanover 5,849 3,539 No V: 660-770
M: 670-780
W: 660-770
Esthetics Institute at Concord Academy Concord 16   Yes
Franklin Pierce Law Center Concord 456   No
Franklin Pierce University Rindge 2,615 1,482 No V: 440-540
M: 440-540
W: 440-530
Granite State College Concord 1,550   Yes
Great Bay Community College Stratham 2,069   Yes
Keene Beauty Academy Keene 44   Yes
Keene State College Keene 5,100 2,749 No V: 440-550
M: 440-550
W: 450-540
Lakes Region Community College Laconia 1,098   Yes
Lebanon College Lebanon 261   Yes
Magdalen College Warner 68 100 Yes
Manchester Community College Manchester 2,174   Yes
Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics Bedford 177   Yes
Nashua Community College Nashua 1,850   Yes
New England School of Hair Design West Lebanon 53   Yes
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts Hudson 40   Yes
New Hampshire Institute of Art Manchester 310 197 Yes
NHTI Concord's Community College Concord 3,572 350 No
Plymouth State University Plymouth 6,501 2,510 No V: 430-530
M: 440-530
Portsmouth Beauty School of Hair Design Portsmouth 40   No
River Valley Community College Claremont 955   Yes
Rivier College Nashua 2,177 423 No V: 420-510
M: 420-510
W: 430-510
Saint Anselm College Manchester 1,968 1,665 No V: 500-600
M: 510-600
W: 500-600
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester 6,439 1,668 No V: 440-520
M: 440-540
W: 430-525
St. Joseph School of Nursing Nashua 108   No
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Merrimack 98 88 Yes
University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester 1,102   No V: 450-550
M: 450-550
W: 450-540
University of New Hampshire Main Campus Durham 15,005 7,011 No V: 510-610
M: 520-620
Upper Valley Educators Institute Lebanon 32   No
White Mountains Community College Berlin 1,006   Yes
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