Choosing where to go to college can be complicated, and everyone has different criteria when looking at schools. Here are some reasons to consider transferring to UNH Manchester, as told by alumni.
“It’s a great location in a beautiful, refurbished historic mill building,” said Brian Tassey '17, communication arts alumnus. “It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.”
UNH Manchester is housed in the Pandora Mill building, right in the heart of the Manchester millyard. The city is also our campus, offering many opportunities for students to intern at local businesses, indulge at restaurants and unwind at concerts or sporting events.
Sense of Community
There is a strong sense of community at UNH Manchester, so it’s no surprise that those who come here feel at home right away.
"The sense of community at UNH Manchester is amazing,” said psychology alumna Sara Clark '16. “You develop great relationships with professors, peers and staff, all of whom encourage and motivate you further.”
Campus events and student clubs in the arts, culture and athletics allow students to meet other people and ease the transition into college life.
UNH Manchester's 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for a more intimate learning environment, giving students have a better chance to get to know their professors and classmates.
“With the small class sizes, you don't just feel like a number," said biological sciences grad Nathan Domingues '16. "Your professors know your name, and you get to know the people in your class much better. It is just a better overall learning experience."
Supportive Staff and Faculty
Because the class sizes are small, you get one-on-one guidance from professors who want you to succeed. Getting to know your professors personally not only helps in the classroom, but also after graduation when you may need letters of recommendation.
“My favorite part of campus is the staff and faculty,” said Michael Elliott '16, an alumnus of the mechanical engineering technology program. “Everyone is friendly and wants to get to know you personally.”
One of the most common themes among students and graduates is that they chose UNH Manchester for value.
“I could live affordably by living locally and not have to worry about paying room and board and excessive fees,” said Derek Burkhardt '14, a graduate of the biological sciences program. “I wanted a degree that was going to be respected and pertinent, and UNH Manchester had all of those things.”