5 Largest Colleges in New Hampshire

Even though it’s the 5th smallest state, New Hampshire has managed to pack in several big schools.

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Dartmouth College is the smallest Ivy League school according to student enrollment.

New Hampshire may be a small state, but it’s quite popular among college students. The large colleges in New Hampshire share a common theme as well: They all offer great academic programs. Find out which New Hampshire colleges are the most popular along and the tuition rates for each school.

5. Keene State College

Type of College: Public college

Enrollment: 5,109

Cost: $12,776 (in-state), $19,676 (out-of-state)

Best Programs: Education and psychology — 26 percent of students are enrolled in one of these programs.

Fun Fact: At Keene State, about 15 percent of students who applied for financial aid had their need fully met.

4. Dartmouth College

Type of College: Private institution

Enrollment: 4,194

Cost: $45,042

Best Programs: Economics and political science/government — 24 percent of students at Dartmouth College are enrolled in one of these programs.

Fun Fact: Dartmouth is ranked as the No.10 university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

3. Plymouth State University

Type of College: Public university

Enrollment: 4,455

Cost: $12,560 (in-state), $19,460 (out-of-state)

Best Programs: Business, management, marketing and related support services — 30 percent of students are enrolled in one of these programs.

Fun Fact: Students enjoy small class sizes at Plymouth State University — only 2 percent of classes have 50 or more students.

2. Southern New Hampshire University, Online

Type of College: Private university

Enrollment: 7,351

Cost: $28,050

Best Programs: Business, management, marketing and related support services — 65 percent of students are enrolled in one of these programs.

Fun Fact: Students with a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher can receive up to $18,000 in scholarships and grants for Southern New Hampshire University.

1. University of New Hampshire, Durham

Type of College: Public university

Enrollment: 12,609

Cost: $16,424 (in-state), $28,884 (out-of-state)

Best Program: Fourteen percent of students are enrolled in the business administration and management program.

Fun Fact: The Pre-Orientation Adventure for Wildcats (PAWs) is an orientation program at the University of New Hampshire for incoming freshman that involves an outdoor camping trip with upperclassmen leaders.

Quick Facts

  • Southern New Hampshire University is the first carbon-neutral school in the state.
  • Dartmouth College is the smallest Ivy League school according to student enrollment.
  • New Hampshire has lots of great scholarship and grant opportunities for prospective college students.

Stats source: CollegeStats and U.S. News and World Report.

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