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UNH Manchester Admission Requirements

Manchester, New Hampshire

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Chances of getting into University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
85%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Hampshire at Manchester
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UNH Manchester and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UNH Manchester is 85%.  It ranks #0 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. University of New Hampshire at Manchester is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 226 out of 265 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 101 percent (SAT 985/1220 ACT 0/0). University of New Hampshire at Manchester typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UNH Manchester application fee is $65 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of New Hampshire at Manchester. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 94% of students submitted SAT scores and 5% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

UNH Manchester SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
985-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT 
94%
SAT Scores for University of New Hampshire at Manchester
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 485
SAT Composite 25th 985
SAT Scores for University of New Hampshire at Manchester
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of New Hampshire at Manchester?

University of New Hampshire at Manchester typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 985 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. UNH Manchester ranks #0 in New Hampshire for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of New Hampshire at Manchester admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >92%
1102 to 1220 Avg + 85%-92%
985 to 1102 Avg - 75%-85%
868 to 985 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 868 Low <61%
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UNH Manchester ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
5%
ACT Scores for University of New Hampshire at Manchester
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for University of New Hampshire at Manchester
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

UNH Manchester GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.4
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of New Hampshire at Manchester?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UNH Manchester. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of New Hampshire at Manchester was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in New Hampshire for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNH Manchester accepts 85% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of New Hampshire at Manchester students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.99% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.73% Good
3.50 to 3.74 21.35% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 14.61% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.98% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.22% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.12% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

83% of University of New Hampshire at Manchester freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of New Hampshire at Manchester students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 83%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of New Hampshire at Manchester admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 148 117 265
Accepted 132 94 226
Acceptance Rate 89% 80% 85%
Enrolled 49 44 93
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 47% 41%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
122

Applicants have 122 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of New Hampshire at Manchester is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of New Hampshire at Manchester and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of New Hampshire at Manchester Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of New Hampshire at Manchester
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=183071 IPEDS survey data for University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

FAQs

Does University of New Hampshire at Manchester prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of students submit their SAT scores to UNH Manchester. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of New Hampshire at Manchester?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to UNH Manchester. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of New Hampshire at Manchester?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 985 and 1220. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.