Does UNH and Paul College accept AP, IB, CLEP and transfer credit from other universities?
Yes. For AP, IB, and CLEP; you must have the scores sent directly to the UNH Admissions Office for evaluation. For transfer credit from other universities or colleges, the official transcript from that institution must be sent to the UNH Admissions Office (we cannot award college credit from a high school transcript).
You can learn more about what transfers into UNH here: https://www.unh.edu/uac/faculty/transfer-credit-ap-clep-ib.
How does Paul College integrate first-year students into the college community and support them in finding their fit?
Paul College offers a number of programs and opportunities to make UNH home. Our FIRE Program (First-year Innovation and Research Experience) places students in small teams of about 20 students. All of these students are Paul College students and have an upperclassman peer advisor and alumni advisor. FIRE mentors help first-year students make the transition from high school to college, make friends within their major, and start to develop skills they need to be successful academically, professionally and socially.
Paul College and residential life work together to offer a community in Stoke Hall called Paul Professional Partnership or P3. This floor is reserved for about 50 Paul College first-year students who will have a dedicated academic advisor, Paul College RA, and upper class student coaches. Joining this community is a great way to make a strong connection with peers in your major, upperclassmen in Paul College and your academic advisor.
Along with the university, Paul College participates in the Spark Program, which is a pre-arrival program for first-year students. Arriving onto campus early is a great way to adjust to UNH in a smaller setting; connect with faculty, employers, staff, alumni, and upperclassmen; as well as learn about campus resources that students can take advantage of.
What support is available to students within Paul College?
Paul College has professional academic advisors through the Undergraduate Programs Office. Students are assigned to an academic advisor before they step onto campus for their first day of classes. Each student’s academic advisor will help support students in their major selection, course registration, opportunities for involvement and academic challenges, and if they experience struggles in and out of the classroom.
Paul College also offers professional career counselors through the Career & Professional Success Office. Career counselors will help students craft their resume, connect them with employers, and help with the internship/job search process.
What is the average class size?
Class sizes within Paul College vary. Students will have some classes that are small (20-25 students) as well as larger lectures (125 to 140 students). As students progress in their coursework, classes tend to be smaller.
Are many classes taught by teaching assistants?
In Paul College, our faculty are in the classroom. Students will not be taught by undergraduate teaching assistants. The faculty pride themselves on excellence in their research and professional experiences, as well as their teaching in the classroom.
What is the availability of online courses?
There are very few online courses offered during the semester. There are more online options for students offered during January (J-Term) and summer terms.
Does Paul College sponsor student clubs and organizations?
Yes, Paul College has 20+ student-run clubs and organizations that focus on various areas of the business, economics, and hotel & hospitality management industries. You can learn more about these clubs and organizations here: https://paulcollege.unh.edu/experience/student-clubsorganizations.
Can Paul College students study abroad or study away?
Absolutely. About 30% of Paul College students spend one of their semesters abroad or on a domestic exchange program. Students have over 400 approved programs to choose from! For more information on study abroad problems, click here: https://paulcollege.unh.edu/experience/study-abroad.
Does Paul College have an honors program?
Yes. Students who have a 3.4 cumulative GPA during their sophomore spring semester will be invited to apply for the Paul College honors program. The honors program is a cohort model that focuses on research, one on one interaction with faculty, and a corporate consulting project. Learn more here: https://paulcollege.unh.edu/academics/undergraduate-advising/paul-collegehonors.
What is the Business in Practice (BiP) program?
BiP invites working professionals to design and deliver a broad spectrum of 2 credit courses that bridge the gap between the core curriculum and what is required for success in today’s business environment. The BiP program is founded on practice-based learning. An approach that challenges Paul College students to become active participants in their education through experiential learning, real-world scenarios, or client projects. Learn more here: https://paulcollege.unh.edu/experience/business-practice-program.
Does Paul College offer any one year graduate programs (4+1 programs)?
Yes. Paul College offers five full-time one-year to 18 month programs:
- M.S. Accounting
- M.S. Finance
- M.A. Analytical Economics
- M.S. Business Analytics
You can learn more about these opportunities here: https://paulcollege.unh.edu/academics/graduate-programs.
What is Paul College’s job placement rate?
For the class of 2019, Paul College has a 95% job placement rate within six months of graduating.
What percentage of Paul College students do an internship?
82% of students report having at least one internship with 42% of students saying they held more than one internship. Nearly half of Paul College students say that their internship led to a full-time job offer.
Are there opportunities for students to conduct research with faculty or their own research?
Yes, many faculty hire student research assistants and students can conduct their own research with a faculty advisor. You can learn more about research opportunities at Paul College here: https://paulcollege.unh.edu/research.
Does Paul College have specific computer requirements?
We strongly recommend all students have a windows-based computer as several classes use software that works only on windows operated systems. You can find more information on computer requirements here: https://unh.box.com/s/9qyv4m2evqnompuzlfjzxq68mkkbbog4.
If you have any other questions about Paul College curriculum, community, or anything else please reach out to Sean Stewart, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.