UNH Manchester Admissions

UNH Manchester Admissions

UNH Manchester Admissions Overview:

UNH Manchester is an accessible school with an acceptance rate of 73% in 2015. Applicants with solid grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Those interested in attending will need to submit an application (UNH Manchester uses the Common Application), SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. For complete instructions, be sure to visit UNH Manchester's website. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office or stop by the campus for a visit and tour.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • UNH Manchester Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 480 / 610
    • SAT Math: 500 / 610
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 22 / 26
    • ACT English: 22 / 28
    • ACT Math: 19 / 29

UNH Manchester Description:

Established in 1985 as the sixth college of the University of New Hampshire, the University of New Hampshire at Manchester is a young commuter school that caters to the needs of students in the region. Class meeting times are designed to accommodate the schedules of working students. The university is primarily a baccalaureate institution -- the university offers three associate degree programs, sixteen bachelor degree programs, and two master degree programs. Business and communication arts are most popular at the bachelor's level. Academics at UNH Manchester are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school's campus sits on the banks of the Merrimack River in New Hampshire's largest city. The main building, dating to the 19th century, was originally a machine shop in Manchester's historic millyard. Boston is just an hour south of campus.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 810 (756 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,495 (in-state); $28,295 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,570
  • Other Expenses: $7,090
  • Total Cost: $33,355 (in-state); $47,155 (out-of-state)

UNH Manchester Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 60%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,442
    • Loans: $6,806

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Communication Arts, English, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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