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UNH Fast Facts

Location
The University is located on 82 acres in West Haven, CT, a suburban hillside community only minutes from the bustling city of New Haven and miles of Connecticut shoreline and beaches. The campus is only 90 minutes from New York City and 2-1/2 hours from Boston.

Academic Overview
The University is composed of five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Tagliatela College of Engineering, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the College of Lifelong & eLearning. Approximately 33 percent of students are enrolled in arts and sciences, 21 percent in business, 12 percent in engineering, and 34 percent in the Lee College. The University awards undergraduate associate and bachelor's degrees in over 80 majors, master's degrees in nearly 30 areas of study, and a doctorate in criminal justice.

Faculty & Staff
The University has 522 faculty members. Among the 200 full-time faculty members, 83 percent hold the highest degree in their field and 52 percent have tenure. The student faculty ratio is approximately 16:1. The University has nearly 500 staff members.

Students
Of the University's 4607 undergraduate students and 1,778 graduate students, nearly 60 percent come from Connecticut, while 33 percent come from other states, and 8 percent are international students. More than 70 percent of undergraduate students live on campus or in University-sponsored housing. For fall 2011, the incoming first-year students had an average high school GPA of 3.3 and an average SAT score of 1061. Approximately 12 percent of undergraduates and 43 percent of graduate students are enrolled in part-time study.

Student Life
Undergraduate students participate in more than 100 clubs and organizations. Graduate students participate on the Graduate Student Council and several academic clubs and organizations. Student news is provided in The Charger Bulletin, a weekly student-run newspaper available in hard copy and online. Students and community members also broadcast on the campus radio station, WNHU 88.7 FM, which is also available online. UNH students show a commitment to community service through club outreach, the Alternative Spring Break program, and the President's Public Service Fellowship program in the summer.

Residential Life
Over 2,000 undergraduate students live in 10 on-campus residence halls, and nearly 600 undergraduate students live in off-campus housing leased by the University. Shuttle service to campus is provided from all off-campus, University-sponsored housing. First-year students have the option to participate in Living/Learning Communities, which help foster a greater connection to UNH by allowing students with a common bond to reside together. The University offered 12 themed Living-Learning Communities for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Athletics
UNH is a member of the athletically and academically prestigious Northeast-10 Conference and NCAA Division II. The UNH Chargers compete in 16 varsity sports. In 2011-12, the Chargers enjoyed a record-setting year on the playing field and in the classroom. New Haven had 12 student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference Honors, and two earned Academic-All American honors. Over the same period, UNH athletic teams completed more than 3,000 hours of community service.

Experiential Education
Study Abroad: Through UNH faculty-led study abroad experiences and strategic partnerships with Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) and the Center for International Studies (CIS), UNH students have access to over 50 study abroad placements worldwide for varying durations. The University also offers two semester-abroad experience programs for first-year students in the fall. In fall 2010, first-year abroad placements include Florence and Seville. Seventy-six undergraduates participated  in fall 2009 study abroad initiatives..

Academic Service-Learning, Work Integrated Learning, and Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research: According to a May 2009 survey of graduating seniors, 78 percent of respondents indicated they had completed an internship while attending UNH. Additionally, 30 percent of respondents had participated in faculty-mentored undergraduate research, and 16 percent had participated in an academic service learning project for credit while at UNH.

Computer Resources
Nearly all of the University's classrooms feature multimedia. Students may connect to the campus network via wireless access points in academic buildings, the Bartels Hall campus center, the Marvin K. Peterson Library, and public residence hall areas. Wired high-speed network connections also are provided in all residence hall rooms and major common areas on campus. Students are provided with a permanent UNH e-mail account, and all course registration is completed online.

Costs and Finances
Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year are $32,750; room and board charges are $13,700. The University's current operating budget is approximately $160 million.

Financial Aid
Approximately 90 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. For the 2011-2012 academic year, 61 percent of undergraduate students received merit-based aid, and 79 percent received federal, state, or institutional need-based aid. Approximately 272 undergraduate and graduate students participate in the federal work study program both on campus and in off-campus community service positions. The average family income for a full-time undergraduate UNH student is $94,104.