Visited by Ms. Diozzi on Dec. 3, 2015
Location: Durham, NH, about 1.5 hours from Burlington.
Population of School: 15,000 students, 12,500 of whom are undergraduates
Campus Type: Suburban/Rural
Number of BHS students who applied:
Located about 20 minutes from the New Hampshire tolls, UNH is a charming and scenic “New England College” with lots of green space and historic buildings. One of its selling points is that it is close to the mountains, the ocean, lakes, and lots of land. Despite having a mid- to large-sized student population, the campus has an intimate, inclusive feel and is very walkable, with an extensive bus system and an Amtrak train station on campus to take students to Boston and beyond. The most popular major for admitted first year students is “undeclared.” Our tour guides were majoring in Engineering, Marine Biology and Theater. Athletics, particularly hockey, are very big on campus and all three guides appreciated that at different levels. The students and staff on campus were very friendly and students appeared to be very engaged in learning. The campus did not appear to be too ethnically diverse but I did observe that it was impressively accessible to a few students in wheelchairs. UNH does offer merit aid, so students should not feel its price tag as an out-of-state school necessarily puts it out of reach. Admissions seemed to strongly emphasize applying Early Action. See the Naviance notes for more details.
UNH Original Building