University of New Hampshire

We’re New Hampshire’s flagship public research institution. This means we share a special commitment to pursuing research that contributes to the greater good. With award-winning faculty, cutting-edge facilities and a main campus within reach of everything from the mountains and ocean to the major metropolitan hub of Boston, we put you at the edge of possible.

For more than 150 years, UNH has delivered hands-on learning, research and work experiences that bring together students, faculty and private and public partners to create life-changing opportunities and innovative solutions in our neighborhoods and across the world.

The opportunities are endless. Our 11 schools and colleges offer 200 programs in more than 100 major fields of study. You’ll have direct access to award-winning professors with a student-faculty ratio of 18:1.

From the uncharted ocean depths to edge of our solar system to the earth we call home, UNH research transforms lives and delivers solutions to global problems. Powered by more than $100 million in competitive external support, we’re in the top 20 percent of universities nationwide for research and funding.

Read more about UNH's Arctic activities and UArctic interests at UNH Today (article published 11/2019)

Facts and figures

Year Established 1866
Total Number of Staff 2999
Number of Academic Staff 1316
Number of Students 15398
Focus Areas
  • New Hampshire’s public research university
  • Providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate education
  • Holds land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant charters
  • Serves New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities and applied research
  • Sustainability
Web link for international students
Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Social services (broad programmes)