About UNH

What was established as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1866, eventually evolved into the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The UNH main campus is located in the beautiful town of Durham, and is home to several academic colleges and programs.

UNH is distinguished by its commitment to high quality undergraduate instruction, select excellence in graduate education, relatively small size, a location in a beautiful and culturally rich part of the seacoast of New England and a strong sense of responsibility for this special place, a commitment to serving the public good, and our emergence over the past decade as a significant research institution. The dedication of our faculty to the highest academic standards infuses all we do with the excitement of discovery.

Mission and Vision of The University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Its primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. UNH has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant charters. From its main campus in Durham, its college in Manchester, and the UNH School of Law in Concord, the University serves New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities, and applied research.

UNH is a flagship institution built for tomorrow in a state that’s rugged, resourceful and resilient. It is rooted in the vision, dedication and hard work of its founder 150 years ago and thriving today as a research university where relationships matter. From every corner on Earth, UNH comes together to imagine alternative possibilities and develop effective solutions. Every day, UNH strives to do good work, love the process and make change.

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