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

Selected New Hampshire Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in New Hampshire

SchoolCityStudentsDormsOpen AdmissionTypical SAT Range
Antioch University New EnglandKeene862  No
Chester College of New EnglandChester227 133Yes
Colby Sawyer CollegeNew London950 908No
Continental Academie of Hair Design HudsonHudson76  No
Continental Academie of Hair Design ManchesterManchester35  No
Daniel Webster CollegeNashua957 475NoV: 450-560
M: 460-600
Dartmouth CollegeHanover5,849 3,539NoV: 660-770
M: 670-780
W: 660-770
Esthetics Institute at Concord AcademyConcord16  Yes
Franklin Pierce Law CenterConcord456  No
Franklin Pierce UniversityRindge2,615 1,482NoV: 440-540
M: 440-540
W: 440-530
Granite State CollegeConcord1,550  Yes
Great Bay Community CollegeStratham2,069  Yes
Keene Beauty AcademyKeene44  Yes
Keene State CollegeKeene5,100 2,749NoV: 440-550
M: 440-550
W: 450-540
Lakes Region Community CollegeLaconia1,098  Yes
Lebanon CollegeLebanon261  Yes
Magdalen CollegeWarner68 100Yes
Manchester Community CollegeManchester2,174  Yes
Michaels School of Hair Design and EstheticsBedford177  Yes
Nashua Community CollegeNashua1,850  Yes
New England School of Hair DesignWest Lebanon53  Yes
New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic ArtsHudson40  Yes
New Hampshire Institute of ArtManchester310 197Yes
NHTI Concord's Community CollegeConcord3,572 350No
Plymouth State UniversityPlymouth6,501 2,510NoV: 430-530
M: 440-530
Portsmouth Beauty School of Hair DesignPortsmouth40  No
River Valley Community CollegeClaremont955  Yes
Rivier CollegeNashua2,177 423NoV: 420-510
M: 420-510
W: 430-510
Saint Anselm CollegeManchester1,968 1,665NoV: 500-600
M: 510-600
W: 500-600
Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchester6,439 1,668NoV: 440-520
M: 440-540
W: 430-525
St. Joseph School of NursingNashua108  No
Thomas More College of Liberal ArtsMerrimack98 88Yes
University of New Hampshire at ManchesterManchester1,102  NoV: 450-550
M: 450-550
W: 450-540
University of New Hampshire Main CampusDurham15,005 7,011NoV: 510-610
M: 520-620
Upper Valley Educators InstituteLebanon32  No
White Mountains Community CollegeBerlin1,006  Yes
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