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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

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What makes the University of New Hampshire (UNH) an outstanding institution? Every day, brilliant, dedicated, inventive, hard-working people come together to teach, learn, and discover, always with an entrepreneurial spirit that has made many of our academic and research programs world-class. Faculty and students alike are motivated by passion, by a spirit of inquiry, and by a desire to make a difference in the world.

What makes UNH the "best of both worlds" for undergraduate education? We offer students the living and learning environment of a classic New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a major research university. This is rare among American institutions of higher education, and students and faculty will tell you it is among our greatest assets.


UNH welcomes campus visitors. Campus tours are led by student admissions representatives who provide a general overview of academic programs and campus life opportunities. Professional staff members are available to provide information about the criteria used by the admissions committee in reviewing candidates and to address specific concerns. For further information or to schedule a campus and/or group information session, visit the Admissions website at Registration is required. Complete information and instructions regarding the application process to UNH are found at

Financial Aid

The University Financial Aid Office assists students who are unable to meet educational expenses entirely from their own family resources. Aid is available in the form of grants and scholarships, loans, and part-time employment. The financial aid website gives program information, application procedures, and deadlines.

In many communities, scholarships and loans are available locally. School principals and guidance counselors have information about these sources of assistance, which are available to both high school seniors and adult students.

Before applicants may be considered for assistance by the University, they must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants will find this at

The financial aid application deadline for aid awarded by the University is March 1. This is the date by which your fully completed FAFSA must be received by the federal processor.

The importance of meeting this deadline cannot be overstated. While there are some types of aid (e.g., Pell Grants and Direct Loans) for which you may apply after this deadline, it is likely that you will receive substantially less total aid if your application is late. For the past several years, applicants applying after the deadline did not receive any aid awarded by UNH (SEOG, tuition grant, Perkins Loan, or work study).

It is the University’s position that the student applicant is accountable for the accuracy and timely submission of the FAFSA. We realize that in most cases a student’s parent(s) also participates in completing the form. However, it is the student who is ultimately responsible for monitoring the application process. Students should not wait until being admitted to the University before applying for financial aid.
Note: There is reference on the FAFSA to a “deadline” of June 30. Do not be misled by this date. It is not the financial aid deadline at UNH or most other colleges.

Campus Life

At the University of New Hampshire, getting involved is a big part of campus life. Inside the classroom and beyond, UNH students bring energy and passion to everything they do.

Programs and Services for Students

From international education to residential life, academic advising to internships and writing, the University offers programs and services to help every student get the most out of his or her college experience.

Health Services

The University has a nationally accredited ( health and wellness program.

Fees and Expenses

The expected cost for 2016 - 2017 at the University will average about $30,000 for residents of New Hampshire and about $43,000 for nonresidents. See the UNH Business Services website for the most up-to-date listing of rates.

UNH bills are sent electronically only. Bills are posted to student MyUNH ( accounts. Students are notified through UNH assigned e-mail addresses when new bills are posted.