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University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

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About This Campus

The University of New Hampshire is the state's flagship public institution--a medium-sized "R1" land-grant university. The Durham NH campus looks and feels like a quintessential small New England town. Student enagement and involvement, undergraduate research, and recreational & intercollegiate athletics all play important roles in campus life. UNH Dining has won numerous national awards, and offers a wide variety of cuisine for every cultural taste or dietary need. Our Residential Life staff prides itself on our wide variety of small residence halls with strong and active communities, dedicated to sustainability and activism. "Every day is a great day to be a Wildcat!"

Location Information

Durham, New Hampshire is a small New England college town, just 20 minutes away from Atlantic beaches and the quaint and picturesque seaside city of Portsmouth, NH. We offer free regional bus system to all UNH students. Boston, MA is one hour to the south, and Portland, ME one hour to the north. Both are accessible by public transportation.

Helpful Information

Course flexibility is required as no class can be guaranteed. All exchange students must have a 2.5 GPA and a declared major! Students considering applying to UNH through NSE are strongly encouraged to visit our incoming student site: https://www.unh.edu/nse/incoming-students.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Durham
Population | 16,523
Enrollment | 14,925
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 8/27-12/12
Spring | 01/23-05/15

Campus Diversity

White | 80%
Black | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 1%
Other | 12%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
Closed Programs
Independent studies, internships, study abroad are all closed. Upper-division courses are closed in: chemistry, economics, communication, and studio art. Please see our incoming student website for a more extensive, up-to-date listing. https://www.unh.edu/nse/incoming-students

Business and related courses (accounting, economics, marketing, finance) may be limited, and home school must be AACSB accredited. Biology, chemistry, elementary education, microbiology, music, physics, studio arts, and zoology are very limited. Please see our incoming student website for a more extensive, up-to-date listing. https://www.unh.edu/nse/incoming-students

Notable Academic Programs

  • Ecogastronomy

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Animal Sciences, Dairy Science/Management, Ecogastronomy, Equine Science, Soil Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History

Athletics: Exercise Science

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Wildlife Biology, Zoology

Business: Business, Business Administration

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Corporate and Homeland Security, Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics, Resource Economics

Education: Child Development, English, Human Development, Mathematics, Theatre Education

Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering

English: Classical Studies, English, Linguistics, Literature

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management

Food Science: Ecogastronomy, Nutrition

Forestry: Forestry

General Studies: Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities

Geography and Urban Studies: Community Development, Geography, Physical Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Health Services Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Public Health, Therapeutic Recreation

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Ecogastronomy, Hospitality Management

Information Studies: Information Technology

International Studies: International Relations

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation, Recreation Therapy

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Students must have a declared major (no "general studies") and a minimum GPA for 2.5. There are no exceptions.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 11/18/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance $1140.00 Semester Plan B Optional
Parking Fee $125.00 Year Plan B Optional

Important Notes: ALL incoming NSE students are required to purchase our Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) health insurance unless the student can provide proof of qualifying plan. ALL international students are required to purchase SHBP health insurance.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,140 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 11/18/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 50% living on campus
  • Double: $3736.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700.
  • Proximity to campus: 0-10 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
UNH offers a wide variety of on-campus living options, but all are well-run and well-supervised by professional staff who help build amazing, engaged communities. We offer traditional dorms, suite style dorms, and furnished on-campus apartments. There are some apartments or suites that are designated "co-ed," where bedrooms may be designated male or female, but occupants of all genders share kitchen, living room, and bathrooms.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2180.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
UNH Dining is amazing, and has won numerous national awards. Meal plans are required for all traditional residence halls and suites, and provide unlimited visits plus a few guest passes. Meal plans are not required for on-campus apartments, or off-campus students. https://www.unh.edu/dining/

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