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University of New Hampshire at Manchester

The University of New Hampshire at Manchester, a small commuter college in the state's largest city of Manchester, (population 100,000) has an in-state population of 98%. Degrees are available here in the liberal arts and a handful of professional areas.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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The University of New Hampshire at Manchester, a small commuter college in the state's largest city of Manchester, (population 100,000) has an in-state population of 98%. Degrees are available here in the liberal arts and a handful of professional areas.

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UNH Manchester offers students the best of both worlds--a nationally recognized University of New Hampshire education and the unique opportunities available in a vibrant urban campus setting. Located in the heart of the I-93 corridor, the college brings the resources of the state's flagship university to the region at an affordable, convenient commuter campus.

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff play vital roles in the educational, economic, and cultural life of southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. The student body is comprised of a unique mix of traditional-age and older students reflecting the Merrimack Valley's rich ethnic and cultural diversity.

The college's 16 undergraduate majors and 15 minors are built on a strong liberal arts foundation with special emphasis on urban issues and the practical experiences needed for successful careers in the future. UNH Manchester also hosts graduate degree programs offered through the UNH Graduate School.

UNH Manchester, the 6th college of UNH, was founded on a strong liberal arts base and a dedication to excellence in teaching and scholarship. UNH Manchester's central location; day, evening and Saturday class schedules, and blended/online courses make college accessible.

UNH is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 833
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 72% Full Time / 28% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 28% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 74%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 18%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Choral Groups
  • Musical Theater
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring pre-admission summer program writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration double major english as a second language (esl) visiting/exchange student program external degree program independent study internships student-designed major teacher certification ROTC, Air Force ROTC, Army
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Psychology (15%), Business/Commerce (15%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (12%), Biology/Biological Sciences (12%), Speech Communication and Rhetoric (9%), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other (8%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to function as simultaneous interpreters of American Sign Language

Job Opportunities:

Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Any instructional program in computer and information sciences and support services not listed above.

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of electrical, electronics and communication engineers. Includes instruction in electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing, systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance, instrument calibration, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Associates

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Administration & Faculty

Associate Dean Dan Reagan
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 28
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 60 : 39
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 78
Tenure Track Faculty 17
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 3

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 N/A 4.0
AP Biology 3.0 Plant Biology 412 4.0
AP Biology 4.0 Zoology 412 4.0
AP Biology 5.0 Plant Biology 412 & Zoology 412 8.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 Math 425 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 Math 425 4.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 Math 425 - 426 8.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 Chemistry 403 4.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 Chemistry 403 - 404 8.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 N/A 4.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 Political Science 401 4.0
AP Computer Science A 5.0 N/A 4.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 English 401 4.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 English 401 4.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 Natural Resources 435 4.0
AP European History 3.0 History 436 4.0
AP European History 5.0 History 435 - 436 8.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 French 503 Pass / No Credit
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 German 503 4.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 Geography 581 4.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 4.0 N/A 4.0
AP Latin 3.0 Latin 503 4.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 Economics 401 4.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 Economics 402 4.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 Music 411 4.0
AP Physics B 3.0 Physics 401 4.0
AP Physics B 4.0 Physics 401- 402 8.0
AP Psychology 4.0 Psychology 401 4.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 Spanish 503 4.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 Spanish 504 4.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 5.0 Spanish 631 4.0
AP Statistics 4.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 Political Science 402 4.0
AP United States History 3.0 History 410 4.0
AP United States History 5.0 History 405-406 8.0
AP World History 3.0 History 422 4.0
AP World History 5.0 History 421-422 8.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 46/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 73.1% accepted of 193 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
 
SATMath450 - 560
Reading450 - 580
Writing430 - 560

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Standardized Test Scores, Application Essay, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations

Also Considered: Volunteer Work, Character Personal Qualities, Interview, Racial Ethnic Status, Talent Ability, Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Science Lab 1 0
Social Studies 3 0
Foreign Language 2 3

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Deadlines

June

15

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $17,906 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $14,014
$30K-$48K $16,922
$48K-$75K $17,589
$75K-$110K $20,119
$110K+ $20,476

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $13,350, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $13,350 Same as On-Campus
Fees $412 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $10,056
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $14,762 $24,818

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $26,070 Same as On-Campus
Fees $412 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $10,056
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $27,482 $37,538

Students Receiving Aid

60% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 66% $5,776
Federal Scholarships/Grants 29% $3,707
Institutional Grants 52% $2,120
Other Federal Grants 21% $333
Other Loans 16% $7,689
Pell Grants 29% $3,469
Student Loans 68% $7,391

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.manchester.unh.edu/admissions/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/unh.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

7% of students graduated on time.

42% of students graduated in six years.

67% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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Athletics

Athletics

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Rankings

Forbes

#185 America's Top Colleges

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Northeastern)

U.S. News & World Report

#45 National Universities Top Public Rankings
#99 National Universities
#115 National Universities High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#22 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#23 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Score
#85 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#110 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#120 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#130 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#184 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#223 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#235 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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