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UNH Student Life

UNH is on a 2,600-acre campus in a small town setting in Durham, New Hampshire, not far from Boston. UNH has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UNH also has fraternities and sororities.

UNH has a thriving New Hampshire Outing Club. In fact, more students participate in New Hampshire Outing Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UNH include Alpha Phi Omega, Campus Living Association, Best Buddies and Sales Club.

The UNH community comes together each year for University Day Student Activities Fair, Jukebox and May Day Carnival.

UNH Housing

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 2021, 52% of undergrads at UNH lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 6,687 spots available in on-campus housing for all 11,747 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 5,178 students chose to live in campus housing. 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.

UNH Athletics

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
Skiing (Downhill) 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
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Golf Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Riflery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Climbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Wrestling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1

Is UNH Safe?

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.

Plan a Visit to UNH

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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UNH Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

48%

In State

52%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

84%

4%

4%

3%

2%

2%

1%

0.10%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

11,747

Graduate Students

2,596

Non-Resident / International Students

281

UNH Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,343

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$18,962

Out-of-State

$37,202

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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