Fast facts about being a UNH Wildcat aren’t just numbers—they directly shape your college experience.

Read on to learn what five of our top UNH stats mean and how you will find your academic and student life home at UNH!

UNH students outside

1.) 11,500+ undergraduate students

This means:

UNH is the perfect sizebig enough to always have new opportunities to explore and people to meet, while small enough to see familiar faces everywhere you go, from walking up Main Street to hanging out in the MUB.

UNH research

2.) 200+ degree programs

This means:

Whether you know exactly what you want to study, want some room to explore or are somewhere in between, you'll benefit from UNH's range of top-ranked programs and a truly interdisciplinary environment. Want to major in computer science and minor in dance? Students pursue their many interests through minors and double or dual majors.

UNH bike share program

3.) #1 STARS Platinum ranking for sustainability

This means:

UNH shares your values for contributing to a better world. Our own cogeneration plant powers the entire campus on renewable energy. Opportunities abound for gaining real-world skills with a focus on sustainability, which is becoming increasingly relevant and valued by employers.

UNH Undergraduate Research Conference

4.) R1 Carnegie Classification for research

This means:

R1 is the highest classification for University research. This means you can be involved in research, starting in your first year. You’ll see that faculty are excited to support you and that our students' research extends beyond the lab, from the nesting habits of salt marsh sparrows to the role of race in missing persons cases.

UNH White Mountains

5.) Under 90 minutes to Boston, the White Mountains and Portland, Maine

This means:

You can have your safe, beautiful campus while benefitting from networking in Boston, fun outdoor activities in the White Mountains and artistic adventures in Portland.

See these stats for yourself this summer:


UNH lobster bake

A Wildcat Year in Review

So much happened this year in Wildcat country, from moving in the class of 2026, to community celebrations such as Lunar New Year and UDay, to sending off the class of 2023. As we wrap up the school year, we're sharing a Wildcat year in review! learn more about a year at unh