Why Study Liberal Arts at UNH?

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Imagine your future. Look around UNH’s College of Liberal Arts (COLA) and you’ll see amazing potential everywhere. Start with incredible opportunities in exceptional experiential programs, some of the world’s best teachers and scholars, and innovative, unparalleled research. Discover your passions at one of the nation’s top public universities in a caring community of small class sizes, responsive advisors and an approachable, accomplished faculty.

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94%

Recent graduates employed or enrolled
in a graduate degree program


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$200M+

Awarded annually in
scholarships and financial aid


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50+

Undergraduate degree programs


What sets us apart:

Here, your professors know your name — it’s part of our intimate liberal arts experience. And as a top-tier research university, your professors know their stuff. You’ll receive both personal attention and knowledge at the cutting edge. You’ll have access to exceptional hands-on learning experiences and study-away opportunities, like our acclaimed Semester in the City program in Boston. When you graduate, you’ll join a family of successful alumni — from Academy Award winners to Air Force generals.

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Exceptional Scholarship

For Nooran Alhamdan, winning a coveted Truman Scholarship was a dream come true.

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UNH student Nelson Thomas
Dedication and Opportunity

Nelson Thomas knew he wanted to be more than an athlete. At UNH, he's been able to do just that.

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Sharing a Gift

Juliana Good wants to provide quality arts education to kids, and COLA has given her the confidence to make that goal a reality.

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What will you study?

Explore COLA’s many programs in the humanities, social sciences, fine and performing arts and education. If you're not sure what you want to major in, you've come to the right place — our faculty and advisors will guide you. Find what you love, then choose a major, or two. Go beyond the classroom with experiences like Mock Trial, Model UN, archaeological digs, performing arts, funded research, hands-on internships — and many more.

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    UNH student Abbey McIntosh
    Meet a Wildcat.

    Abbey McIntosh turned her love of storytelling into a career, and she credits the connections she made here with making that possible.

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