University Of New Hampshire Main Campus

University Of New Hampshire Main Campus

University of New Hampshire, or UNH, is a public university and is part of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH), United States. The main campus is situated in Durham, New Hampshire. UNH offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The University is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
  • University of New Hampshire at Manchester
  • Whittemore School of Business and Economics

University of New Hampshire's athletic teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. They compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the America East Conference.

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Contacting University of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
105 Main St., Thompson Hall
Durham , NH 03824-3547
General Phone: (603) 862-1234

University of New Hampshire Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts625European studies, women's studies, linguistics, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, ...
Business and Management603business, business management, accounting, CIO training
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy307nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, exercise science, occupational therapy
Therapy and Counseling277psychology, communication disorders services
Education and Teaching242educational supervision, superintendency and administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, reading teaching, ...
Science219biology, biochemistry, botany, bacteriology, zoology, genetics, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, geology, ...
Family and Social Work206foodservice management, family studies, community organization, public administration, social work
Engineering200chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, systems engineering, materials science
Media132communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine111registered nursing
Conservation and Resource Management104conservation, environmental studies, environmental science, natural resource economics, forestry, forest technology, wildlife management, natural resources courses
Animal Science and Care69animal science, dairy science
Computer Science and Engineering42computer and info science, computer engineering
Hospitality39hospitality management
Mathematics32mathematics, statistics courses, mathematics and statistics
Engineering Technician32civil engineering tech
Medical Administration31health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts26drama
Religion and Philosophy23philosophy
Landscaping and Horticulture23applied horticulture, horticultural science, soil science
Art Studies22art studies
Medicine19public health
Fine Arts15fine arts, painting
Security and Law Enforcement10criminology
Medical Support and Technology9clinical lab tech
Architecture and Planning3urban planning

Number of programs and degrees for University of New Hampshire in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1438
Bachelor's degree2,37772
Master's degree80753
Doctor's degree4822
Post-master's certificate61
Postbaccalaureate certificate806

University of New Hampshire Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of New Hampshire had a total enrollment of 15,005 students (14,116 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 36%
20-21 33%
22-24 13%
25-29 7%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire55%
New York4%
New Jersey2%
Rhode Island2%
(International Students)1%

University of New Hampshire Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

University of New Hampshire Room and Board (2007)

University of New Hampshire offers campus housing for 7,011 of its 14,116 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Durham, New Hampshire for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Hampshire Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of New Hampshire Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510610
SAT Math520620

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of New Hampshire Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,756
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,236
Room and board $ 8,596
Room charge $ 5,306
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,090
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,548

Financial Aid:
University of New Hampshire participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 258900)

University of New Hampshire Faculty

University of New Hampshire has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6057
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6849

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$125,5010*
Associate professorcalendar year4$107,5034$81,813
Assistant professorcalendar year3$65,6839$76,791
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year18$111,53214$76,061

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year182$116,68343$102,861
Associate professoracademic year136$88,274105$82,756
Assistant professoracademic year51$75,28065$66,517
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year372$100,225215$81,581

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of New Hampshire Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic 10 Conference
Basketball America East
Track America East

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports47143190

University of New Hampshire Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Dairy Science

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forest Technology/Technician
Forestry, General
Natural Resource Economics
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Systems Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Horticultural Science
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Psychology, General

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