UNH Climbs the Rankings in U.S. News 2024 List of Best Colleges

Monday, September 18, 2023

Summer view of Thompson Hall

DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire is the No. 7 “Best Value” public university according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings. UNH moved up two spots from last year and maintained its position as the No. 1 best value public college in New England.

“In 2019, UNH committed to becoming a top-25 public university based on the data that best indicates student success. For us, this meant attention to on-time graduation rates, participation in high-impact learning experiences, and of course, providing access to quality public higher education by focusing on value,” said James W. Dean Jr., president of UNH. “By emphasizing data demonstrating student success and social mobility, this year’s US News & World Report rankings help students and families focus on schools that will best prepare them for successful careers. The new rankings better reflect UNH’s unique commitment to serving our students and we’re proud to see the work reflected through our improvement in several categories.” 

In addition to moving up as a Best Value public university, UNH strengthened its position as a National Best College (No. 115, up from 137 last year) and Best National Public University (No. 58, up from 64 last year). UNH was also ranked No. 76 as the best national college for veterans.

More details can be found here: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-new-hampshire-2589

The University of New Hampshire inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 49 states and 82 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top-ranked programs in business, engineering, law, health and human services, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. A Carnegie Classification R1 institution, UNH partners with NASA, NOAA, NSF, and NIH, and received over $210 million in competitive external funding in FY23 to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.