The Wildcat Take - Admissions Blog

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Wondering what it’s really like to be a Wildcat? Welcome to The Wildcat Take, UNH’s undergraduate admissions blog. Here, we answer all your questions, including: Why should I attend UNH? What do Wildcats do in their free time? What major should I choose? This is your place to dig deeper and get an honest look at UNH student life. 

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Signs you’re Ready to Transfer to the University of New Hampshire

Monday, October 3, 2022
Did you know that transfer students make up 20% of the UNH undergraduate population? If you have been thinking about transferring to UNH, you may be wondering how you will know if transferring is the right decision for you. Read on for signs that transferring to the University of New Hampshire is right for you! Read More
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If You Can’t Make it to Fall Open House

Monday, September 26, 2022
We get it. Life is busy. Whether you have something else planned or you live across the country, if you can't make it to Fall Open House, follow along for more ways to engage with UNH and learn about the student experience this fall! Read More
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Wellness & Productivity Tips for Application Season

Monday, September 19, 2022
Fall can be a stressful time of year for college-ready high school seniors. If you're feeling the added pressure of college applications on top of your packed school and extracurricular schedules, you're not alone. That’s why we’re here with some of the best advice from admissions counselors and current students for navigating application season with less stress – and more success. Read More
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What is Fall Open House and Why Should you Attend?

Monday, September 12, 2022
As the leaves are changing and fall arrives in New England, there is no better time to explore UNH than now, by attending our Fall Open House on Oct 1. At Fall Open House, you can learn about UNH’s 100+ majors, while seeing the campus and getting to know some of the students, faculty and staff that will help you call UNH home. This event fills fast, so you’ll want to reserve your spot early. Read More
UNH students conducting research

What Does it Mean to be a Research University?

Friday, September 2, 2022
Every day at UNH, our faculty and students are working on problems that matter, like building instruments for NASA, or understanding the impact of Pre-K programs on equity in education. That's because UNH is an R1 research university. But, what exactly does R1 mean? And, how can you get involved in research as a UNH student? Read on to find out. Read More
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Why Wildcats Love Fall

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The end of the summer signals the beginning of crisp autumn air and brilliant foliage, and Wildcats anticipate campus traditions and activities that make the season even more fun. They also take the time to plan for the year ahead to stay on track with their academic and personal goals. Read More
UNH students at orientation

Advice for New Wildcats

Friday, August 19, 2022
From those who know best: UNH’s successful 2022 graduates. Move-in day for new students is just around the corner. Enjoy these tips from some of our newest alums on making the most of your first semester at college. Then, go forth and chase your dreams. Read More
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How to Talk Like a UNH Wildcat

Friday, August 12, 2022
Are you ready to meet new friends at “HoCo” or hang out in “the fishbowl?” Knowing the campus lingo is a big part of feeling at home at UNH. Here’s your guide to talking like a UNH Wildcat from business major and social media intern Thiri San ‘23. Read More
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Tips for Living on Campus and Making it Feel Like Home

Friday, July 29, 2022
Next up in our student life advice series for new Wildcats: tips for living on campus and making it feel like home. As you get ready for your first year at UNH, be sure to read this advice from business major Anna Shapiro ‘25 on setting up your space – and setting yourself up for success. Read More
UNH student on boat

What is Ocean Engineering?

Friday, July 22, 2022
There are so many reasons students interested in studying and protecting the ocean make their way to UNH – from our coastal location to our only-at-UNH research opportunities to our best-of-the-best marine professors and programs. Kelsea Carmichael ‘25 talks about why ocean engineering is the perfect major for her. Read More