10 Reasons to Say "Yes"

What makes UNH special? Why should you go to UNH?

As we approach our 6/1 enrollment deadline, let's talk about all the reasons why UNH is the right place for you, from financial assistance that meets you where you're at, to exciting research and pre-professional opportunities starting in your first year. Read on for our top 10 reasons to say “yes” to UNH.

UNH students walking on campus

UNH students walking on campus

1. You'll start your future career or try out a career path 

Did you know that 75% of 2022 undergraduates left UNH with experiential learning experience through an internship, practicum, clinical or fieldwork? Students of all class years and majors take on amazing opportunities, from Sustainability Fellowships, to interning in Washington, D.C., to working at the UNH InterOperability Laboratory.

Abigail ‘24 interned for Senator Maggie Hassan 

2. This campus is just your beginning 

Our students study abroad around the world, learning important lessons along the way and applying what they learned abroad to their UNH classes and extracurriculars once they return home.

Jordan ‘25 decided to start an art minor while studying abroad in France

Gavin '25, dual major in musical theatre and business administration, performing in "Little Women" at UNH

Gavin '25, dual major in musical theatre and business administration, performing in "Little Women" at UNH

3. You can say “yes” to all of your interests

UNH is the place where students find it manageable to pursue all their interests and passions. Whether this means declaring a double or dual major, adding a minor or engaging in an extracurricular, UNH students have the excellent advising and support to make it happen.

With a dual major, Gavin ‘25 didn’t have to choose between business and musical theatre

4. This is your future home

98% of UNH student residents love living on campus! That’s because they’re supported from day one by their resident assistants and hall directors and welcomed into a community through fun hall events and activities. Themed residence halls allow our students to find a close community with students who share their academic goals or personal hobbies and interests.

Read our guide for living on campus

Jaxson '23 presenting research

Jaxson '23 presenting research 

5. Research starts in your first year

Get ready to explore your area of interest. UNH students of all majors start research as early as their first year and find that mentorship from professors and the academic inquiry experience prepare them for their future career or further education after UNH.

Read 5 things undergrad researchers at UNH learned

6. We’re a Best Value University

Did you know that UNH has been ranked the number one Best Value Public University in New England for three consecutive years?  We offer financial assistance that meets you where you’re at. Just by applying to UNH you’re considered for merit scholarships and 95% of first-year students receive need-based aid and/or merit scholarships.

Learn more about why we’re a best value university

UNH students enjoying ice cream on a day trip to Portsmouth

UNH students enjoying ice cream on a day trip to Portsmouth

7. We’re located in the middle of everywhere

Not sure if you want to go to college in the city, on the coast or in a classic college town? At UNH, you can have it all! Our college hometown Durham provides a safe and fun college town feel, while we’re located 30 minutes from the beach and under 60 miles from Boston, MA and Portland, ME.

Learn more about our middle-of-everywhere location

8. You’ll never be bored!

There’s always something going on, from movies, social programs and events at the Memorial Union Building (MUB), to themed dinners in the dining halls, to on-campus concerts. With 200+ student clubs and a wide variety of club and intramural sports, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and a community for everyone to join.

Learn about how Elle ‘26 met new friends through club tennis

Graduation cap at UNH graduation

Graduation cap at UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture graduation 

9. You'll succeed post-grad

When it comes time to graduate, UNH students find that their coursework, pre-professional experiences, internships and extracurriculars have all prepared them for the next step. That’s why 94% of 2022 grads are employed or furthering their education.  

Learn what’s next for members of the class of 2023

10. You can reach your full potential here

UNH has a wide array of opportunities for high-achieving students and allows each and every student to reach their full potential. The new UNH Hamel Honors and Scholars College, welcoming its inaugural class in fall 2024, will offer an individualized learning experience focused on hands-on learning.  

Learn more about the new Honors College


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