About UNH

UNH at a Glance

  • Founded 1866
  • Land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant charters
  • Located in Durham, N.H., Concord, N.H. and Manchester, N.H.
  • 12,500 undergraduate students; 2,200 graduates

The University of New Hampshire combines the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a land-grant research institution.

UNH spans all fields of study and unites them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, research centers, libraries, internships, and fieldwork. Warmly supported and encouraged by their faculty mentors, students participate directly in assisting in the University's historic mission of enriching society through the creation and application of new knowledge.

The University of New Hampshire is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

2014 UNH Fast Facts

Faculty & Students

Faculty (Durham):

Number of faculty, 985
Full-time, 596
Part-time, 389

Student/faculty ratio, 20:1

Student (Durham):

Total student enrollment1, 14,761
Undergraduate2, 12,565
Graduate3, 2,196
% Female2, 54%
% Male2, 46%

First-time, first-year bachelor students: 2,999

% in top tenth of high school graduating class: 18%
% in top quarter of high school graduating class: 50%

Median SAT score, 1090

UNH Undergraduate students’ top ten home states %

  1. New Hampshire, 57
  2. Massachusetts, 24
  3. Connecticut, 4
  4. Maine, 4
  5. New York, 2
  6. Rhode Island, 2
  7. Vermont, 2
  8. New Jersey, 2
  9. Pennsylvania, 1
  10. Maryland, <1

Ten most popular bachelor’s programs (in order of popularity)

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. English
  4. Mechanical Engineering 
  5. Biomedical Science
  6. Communication
  7. Political Science
  8. Civil Engineering
  9. Biology
  10. Kinesiology


UNH Whittemore Center Aerial Photo

Endowment value


External research funding

(More than $1 billion since 1977)

Number of living alumni



*Includes research, clinical, library and non-status faculty.

Annual Operating Budget FY14

Current Fund Revenue Pie Chart

$567.1 million

Please note: The information shown here is the most recent available. This page is updated annually when all reporting departments have completed their data compilation.