One of the best colleges in New Hampshire, the U.S., and the world, Dartmouth offers a superb undergraduate education that includes your choice of 50 majors and unparalleled opportunities for research with faculty, study abroad, and career-boosting internships. Of course, you'll have to be one of the 12% who get accepted, first! Instead of a traditional two-semester year, Dartmouth has four terms (fall, winter, spring, summer) allowing students to design a schedule that suits their goals. The exception is "Sophomore Summer," an innovative program that supports continued academic growth for rising Juniors. Located in the idyllic (and low cost) town of Hanover, Dartmouth cements its status as a truly affordable college in New Hampshire through an exemplary need-blind admissions and financial aid policy.
Best New Hampshire Schools
By Iris Stone
In this ranking, we examine top value universities and colleges in New Hampshire for 2020.
Despite its small size, New Hampshire is one of the most well-rounded states in New England when it comes to higher education. Colleges in New Hampshire run the gamut from small (Thomas More) to large (University of New Hampshire), religious (Saint Anselm) to secular (Keene State), academically accessible (Plymouth State) to intellectually rigorous (Dartmouth).
With so many choices crammed into the sliver of land that is New Hampshire, it’s easy to find value everywhere you look. In particular, the 9 universities we’ve included feature an eclectic mix of selling points, such as selective admissions rates, stellar graduation rates, and of course affordable tuition rates. You may also want to check out our ranking of the Top Online Schools in New Hampshire.
Read more about the methodology we used for this article here.
|1||Dartmouth College||Hanover, NH|
|2||University of New Hampshire||Durham, NH|
|3||Plymouth State University||Plymouth, NH|
|4||Keene State College||Keene, NH|
|5||Thomas More College of Liberal Arts||Merrimack, NH|
|6||Rivier University||Nashua, NH|
|7||Saint Anselm College||Manchester, NH|
|8||Northeast Catholic College||Warner, NH|
|9||University of New Hampshire at Manchester||Manchester, NH|
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This concludes our ranking of best value New Hampshire colleges and universities.
About the Author:
Iris Stone began her writing career as a freelance writer and researcher. She now owns and operates a writing and editing firm that works with clients all across the country. Her work has included articles related to education policy, colleges and universities, academic programs, and careers.
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