We are a flagship institution built for tomorrow in a state that’s rugged, resourceful and resilient, like us. We’re rooted in the vision, dedication and hard work of our founder 150 years ago and thriving today as a research university where relationships matter. From every corner on Earth, we come together to imagine alternative possibilities and develop effective solutions. Every day, we strive to do good work, love the process and make change.



UNH Durham Campus


Main Campus

200 degree programs

13,000 undergraduates

900+ transfer students

2,000 graduate students

Residential campus

70 countries represented

UNH Manchester Campus


UNH Manchester

33 degree programs

Experiential learning focus

16 minors

1,000 students

11:1 student-faculty ratio

Non-residential urban campus

UNH Concord Campus


UNH School of Law

JD, LLM, master’s & diploma programs

Daniel Webster Scholars program

#5 in U.S. for intellectual property

Top 100 Best Law Schools

Three Centers & Institutes

ABA Accredited

Our Mission

We are New Hampshire's public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Our primary purpose is learning—students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression and service. UNH has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant charters. From its main campus in Durham, its college in Manchester, and the UNH School of Law in Concord, UNH serves the state through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities and applied research.


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Alumni in 78 Countries





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  • Atlantic Ocean
    getting to know the area

    Explore the Atlantic Coast: New Hampshire’s 18 miles of seashore are a scenic backdrop for recreation and research, and the home to busy ports and quaint villages.

  • Aerial view of Portsmouth
    getting to know the area

    The bustling city of Portsmouth: Enjoy trendy shops, restaurants, an active arts scene, parks and historic sites in this working port that’s home to 21,000+ as well as a U.S. Navy shipyard.

  • White Mountains in the winter
    getting to know the area

    White Mts. & Lakes Region: Beautiful scenery and natural resources are a year-round destination for skiing, hiking, kayaking, rock-climbing, camping, cultural events and more.

  • Boston skyline
    getting to know the area

    Boston — New England’s Largest City: Just a short train or bus ride away and home to hundreds of restaurants, shops, historic sites, museums and, of course, Fenway Park and Faneuil Hall.

UNH Spotlight


UNH's library courtyard

Blue and White Makes Green

Blue and White Makes Green

The Princeton Review has named UNH to its Green College Honor Roll.

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Student Experience

UNH students involved in Project Oasis

Farm of the Future

Farm of the Future

Student-created project aims to alleviate starvation around the world.

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UNH's David Burdick

Estuarine Expertise

Estuarine Expertise

David Burdick of UNH’s Jackson Lab recently advised a National Academy of Sciences panel.

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Future-facing Since 1866

Ben Thompson was a New Hampshire farmer who invested well in the railroad. Pragmatic and hardworking, he saw in his fields the possibility that 240 acres could provide the seed for an agriculture college. To those who tried to persuade him to invest his hard-earned fortune elsewhere, Thompson is reported to have said there was no purpose for which he could devote his money  “so well as this.”

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  • Campus aerial of Thompson Hall
    view from Nesmith Hall, 1895
  • Freshman, Class of 1897
    Freshmen, Class of 1897
  • Hamilton Smith Library, 1919
    Hamilton Smith Library, 1919
  • Cooking lab, Thompson Hall, 1921
    Cooking lab in T-Hall, 1921
  • Football game in Cowell Stadium, 1939
    game at Cowell Stadium, 1939