Why UNH?


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So many reasons we’ll do our best to highlight a few. At the University of New Hampshire, you’ll find hundreds of majors and minors across our five colleges. Outside of class, we have more than 275+ student-run organizations as well as intramural and Division 1 athletics. And then there’s our inclusive campus community, award-winning dining and middle of everywhere location. See why you belong at UNH.

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Find your future

UNH is a top-tier research institute and the state's flagship university where you'll have the opportunities to explore the subjects that matter to you.

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Business &
Business & Economics

Whether you see yourself on Wall Street or starting your own company, we have the programs to help you achieve your goals.

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Health &
Human Services
Health & Human Services

From athletic training to nursing to social work, our dozens of dynamic academic programs are infused with applied learning and innovative research.

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Life Sciences
& Agriculture
Life Sciences & Agriculture

From agricultural sciences to nutrition to zoology, you’ll take part in cutting-edge research and hands-on learning to create a firm foundation for your future.

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Engineering &
Physical Sciences
Engineering & Physical Sciences

Our world-class programs and faculty mentors in subjects as diverse as analytics and ocean engineering will put you on your path to success.

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Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts

With dozens of programs in the humanities, education, fine and performing arts and social sciences, it’s easy to find and follow your passion.

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Accelerated Masters

From accounting to special education, we have dozens of programs where you can begin earning grad school credit toward your senior year in college.

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Pre-Law, Pre-Med
& Pre-Vet
Pre-Law, Pre-Med & Pre-Vet

Already know you want to be a doctor, lawyer or veterinarian? Our pre-med, pre-law and pre-vet programs will help you reach your goal.

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Undeclared &
Undeclared & Undecided

With hundreds of majors and minors to choose from, many UNH students keep their options open to explore what we have to offer.

The Wildcat Take: Admissions Blog

Authentic voices. Fresh perspectives. Welcome to our blog series, where current Wildcats share what they’ve learned throughout their UNH journeys. Read on for inspiration (and information) to help you find your path, purpose – and favorite dining hall fare.

Katelyn Connolly, UNH Admissions

Is Early Action the right path for you?

Undergraduate admissions counselor Katelyn Connolly provides the scoop on Early Action. Read More

Grace Morelli Diversity Ambassador

Finding Myself in Research

As a mathematics education major, Grace couldn’t picture herself in what she thought was the lab coat-required world of academic research. Then, she took a class for pre-service teachers that changed everything. Read More

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Financial Aid 101

Our Financial Aid office walks you through the process of completing and submitting your Federal Application for Federal Student Aid. 84% of first-year UNH students receive financial assistance. Read More

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    Discover life as a Wildcat

    Whether you’re an aspiring journalist, athlete, artist, social justice advocate or all of the above, whether you’ve come from across town or across the globe, you belong here.

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    More than just food

    Dining at the University of New Hampshire is about more than just food; it’s about the experience: from themed dinners to healthy eating in our award-winning dining halls.

    Explore UNH Dining

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    Living at UNH

    UNH has 30 residence halls with first-year-only options and themed communities that range from the arts to international connections to environmental sustainability.

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    We are Wildcats, hear us roar

    We have 20 Division I sports teams as well as 95 club and intramural offerings. At UNH, athletes bring home national championships and division titles, have fun on the ice and on the field and excel in the classroom.

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    Create the unexpected

    Explore your passion for dance, drawing, music, theatre and more through UNH’s exceptional arts programs, and unleash your creativity.

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    Committed to your safety

    UNH is dedicated to maintaining the campus as a safe and pleasant place to work, live and study, and is once again in the top 10 in the Safest College Campuses in America ranking.

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    Capture the Wildcat Spirit

    From throwing the fish to frazzle-free finals to sending our seniors off in style with the annual lobster bake, you’ll be part of a community of spirited Wildcats.

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Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential parts of the UNH experience. And our 35-plus cultural groups help ensure all are welcome on our campus.

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Local and Global
Local and Global

From study abroad to research to internships near and far, what you’ll learn on campus is just the start.

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Your future is within reach. UNH gives more than $200+ million annually in financial aid.

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    Dreams Fulfilled

    Unique stories. World-changing goals. This video series shines the spotlight on our students because they inspire us – and we think they’ll inspire you too.

    Hear Our Stories

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