The New Hampshire Institute of Art is a small art school. There are no more than 500 total BFA students and 200 total MFA students at any given time, which means that the student-to-instructor ratio is ideal in a field where the curriculum is entirely hands-on. It also means that all of the professors know who you are, regardless of ever having their class before, and they know of the artwork that you do and what your aspirations are. This is great for networking, because all of our instructors are also working artists, and have a wide range of contacts beneficial to getting work outside of school. Due to there being so few students, it is easier to be recognized by your artwork, and it aids when requests are made for student participation on projects, jobs and internships. Student-life is also adaptable to the needs and requests of students. Our dining halls have vegan and gluten-free options, and is constantly improving to suit the desires of the student population. We do not have fraternities or sororities due to our small size, but we do have a multitude of clubs and committees that range from Neo-Victorian costume making, to our Queer-Student Union and Feminism clubs, and even a group that plays soccer at points during the week. We also have a student-run art gallery and a Student Leadership Committee dedicated to assisting in the formation of new clubs and event planning. If there isn't a club for you, it's very simple to form your own so that you have a place to belong. Our residence halls are being updated and renovated to cater to the needs of students and the introduction of some new features were all brought into consideration through an open panel with the students already living there, in order to make our residences more accustomed to the needs of the students, and to aid giving students a second home while at school during the year.