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  • Fall 8/29-12/16
  • Spring 01/30-5/19

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
1%Two or more races

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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Plymouth State University
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Plymouth State University is a student-focused campus that offers small classes taught by dedicated professors. The university motto, "Ut prosim" (That I may serve), is exemplified through the many service-oriented faculty, staff and students that go above and beyond. With this welcoming atmosphere, you're going to feel like this is your hometown by the time you leave here!

Campus-wise, PSU feels like a classic New England setting, with many of its 1800s buildings fully restored and even a replica statue of famous poet Robert Frost, who used to teach here. Yet, there are also modern facilities including an ice arena, library, and the newest AllWell North building which houses a brand new indoor track.

Take advantage of the outdoors while you are here! The PSU Outdoors Center in AllWell North offers FREE student rentals of many outdoors equipment for hiking, kayaking, camping, rock/ice climbing and more! Centered in the White Mountains, your backyard is your outdoors playground

Campus Location - Geographically, PSU is in the center of New Hampshire, close to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains. For the outdoors-minded, hiking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing and more are all at your fingertips. Furthermore, PSU is just 30 minutes from 5 main ski-slopes (Loon, Waterville, Cranmore, Canon, Gunstock). In addition, each winter season, the PSU student senate negotiates a contract with an area ski resort - making a day-pass only $5 for all PSU students (including NSE) during the ski and snowboard season!

Need to get away? Boston, Portland (Maine), and Portsmouth (NH) are all within 2 hours from campus. Montreal is under 3 hours while the Quebec border is just an hour and a half away. There are many shopping outlet malls. Shopping here is a bonus because there is no state tax in NH!

Helpful Information - -Owning a car (or knowing someone who does) is beneficial for exploring more of the region (and for shopping)
-Course registrations sometimes take time and classes may close early
-On-Campus housing is preferred because it's guaranteed
-Because of the small environment and university setting, generally speaking, everyone tends to know everyone. That said, Plymouth State is a great, welcoming community for people of all backgrounds.

Closed Programs

Audition or portfolio is required for admission to music, theatre and art majors. Upper level education courses may be difficult to access. Please contact NSE coordinator with questions.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Adventure Education - Strong, dedicated faculty and program that utilizes New Hampshire's lakes, rivers and mountains to build skills in wilderness expedition, ropes courses, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, and winter camping.
  • Meteorology - program not only meets but exceeds all recommended American Meteorological Society guidelines for undergraduate degree programs

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Multimedia

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies

Earth Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Meteorology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

English: English, Film Studies, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, Spanish

General Studies: Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Science, Rehabilitation Sciences, School Health, Wellness

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Technology

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Dramatic Writing, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Adventure Education, Recreation Leadership, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Biological Technology, Computer Technology, Information Technology

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 520 paper, N/A computer or N/A Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 17 ($823 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/11/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Parking Fee: $250 Year Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee: $100 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: Orientation fee provides NSE students with comprehensive overview of Plymouth State, regional excursion/s, social activities, early on-campus move-in and accompanying meals (fee normally only assessed in Fall)

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $320 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/11/2017.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $4,985 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $850
  • Proximity to campus: 1
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2950 per semester for 13 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.