University of New Hampshire at Manchester: Narrative Description

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400 Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101-1113
Tel: (603)641-4321
Admissions: (603)641-4150
Fax: (603)641-4125
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of New Hampshire. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 800-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 1,215. Faculty: 92 (33 full-time, 59 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 241 applied, 71% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 548 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 500 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 5 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; psychology; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at 12 members of the New Hampshire College and University Council. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $6390 full-time, $266 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,170 full-time, $674 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $203 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: Student Council. Major annual events: Jazz in the Mills Series, Cultural Connections, New England Voices poetry series. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. UNH Manchester Library plus 1 other with 32,261 books, 11,397 microform titles, 259 serials, 1,979 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 47 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.