UNH is on a 2,600-acre campus in the small town setting of Durham, New Hampshire, not far from Boston.
There are many activities and organizations for UNH students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UNH has fraternities and sororities.
UNH has the Campus Living Association. In fact, more students participate in the Campus Living Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UNH include New Hampshire Outing Club, Student Occupational Therapy Association, Alpha Chi Omega and Craft Crazy.
The UNH community comes together each year for University Day Student Activities Fair, Homecoming and Student Committee On Popular Entertainment (SCOPE) concerts.
This table offers information on housing at UNH.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||53%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||6,687|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||5,178|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||47%|
UNH offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of UNH students live on campus. In 2022, 53% of undergrads at UNH lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 47% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UNH. There are 6,687 spots available in on-campus housing for all 11,490 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 5,178 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 48% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
UNH offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At UNH there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UNH:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Skiing (Downhill)||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Archery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Riflery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rock Climbing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rowing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Wrestling||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of New Hampshire is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UNH campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
UNH offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, UNH has nationally accredited police department that provides 24 hour coverage to the campus, emergency blue phones.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UNH, take Interstate 95 to Durham, NH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Manchester airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in New Hampshire you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UNH's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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