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University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of New Hampshire Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
85%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Hampshire Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of New Hampshire-Main Campus and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is 85%.  It ranks #7 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. University of New Hampshire Main Campus is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 15,941 out of 18,797 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 35 percent (SAT 1090/1280 ACT 24/30). University of New Hampshire Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.56. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of New Hampshire-Main Campus application fee is $65 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of New Hampshire Main Campus. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 93% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1090-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT 
93%
SAT Scores for University of New Hampshire Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of New Hampshire Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of New Hampshire Main Campus?

University of New Hampshire Main Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 990. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus ranks #4 in New Hampshire for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 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 Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >92%
1185 to 1280 Avg + 85%-92%
1090 to 1185 Avg - 75%-85%
995 to 1090 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 995 Low <61%
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University of New Hampshire-Main Campus ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
15%
ACT Scores for University of New Hampshire Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of New Hampshire Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of New Hampshire-Main Campus?

Admission data indicates that University of New Hampshire-Main Campus regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in New Hampshire and #185 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of New Hampshire Main Campus.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of New Hampshire Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >92%
27 to 30 Avg + 85%-92%
24 to 27 Avg - 75%-85%
21 to 24 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 21 Low <61%
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University of New Hampshire-Main Campus GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.56
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of New Hampshire Main Campus?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of New Hampshire-Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of New Hampshire Main Campus was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in New Hampshire for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.56 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of New Hampshire-Main Campus accepts 85% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of New Hampshire Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 21.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.8% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.8% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.5% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.6% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.3% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

51% of University of New Hampshire Main Campus freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of New Hampshire Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of New Hampshire Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,055 7,742 18,797
Accepted 9,735 6,206 15,941
Acceptance Rate 88% 80% 85%
Enrolled 1,541 1,089 2,630
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 18% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
58

Applicants have 58 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of New Hampshire Main Campus is $65.

Application Requirements

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

University of New Hampshire Main Campus 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 Main Campus
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=183044 IPEDS survey data for University of New Hampshire Main Campus.

FAQs

Does University of New Hampshire Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

93% of students submit their SAT scores to University of New Hampshire-Main Campus. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of New Hampshire Main Campus?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to University of New Hampshire-Main Campus. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of New Hampshire Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1280. 93% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of New Hampshire Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.