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Founded in 1866, the University of New Hampshire is a public
University serving an undergraduate population of 10,500
students. Recognized among public universities for the quality of the
academic experience it provides to its students, UNH is also a rising
star
among research universities, yet it retains the look and feel
of
a New
England
liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching.

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH offers
diverse curricula in which students are encouraged to pursue their
interests across disciplinary lines. Within its seven schools, the
University offers 2,000 courses in over 100 majors, and special programs
include a particularly strong undergraduate research program, the honors
program
, and a wide range of opportunities for internships, study
abroad
,
and national exchange experiences.
In 1998, UNH completed a $19 million renovation of the 207,000 square
foot
Dimond Library, and other campus highlights include a recently-completed
journalism laboratory, a student union building including two
theaters, a
food court, and a variety of services and entertainment, a sports
complex

featuring a 6,000-seat sports arena and concert hall, and a new
recreation
center.
Ideally located in the rural town of Durham, UNH
is within 20 minutes of
the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, and one hour of
(sic) Boston, Portland,
and the White Mountains.


-Borrowed
from: http://www.unh.edu/aboutunh.html



UNH is perhaps best know for Men's Ice
Hockey
. Academically, the marine biology program draws students from all
over the world. Other than that, it is know for being the most expensive
state school for in-staters
.

The University of New Hampshire is also known for a surprisingly overrated business program (Whittemore School of Business Education). Local high school guidance counselors and school advisors are known to say that they have a "top rated business program." This is nothing more than an unsupported fact said to help sway the students. In the USNews 2002 rankings it received a score of 2.5 out of 5, ranking near the bottom of a list of 150. Many currently enrolled Business students are surprised to find out that UNH's Business program is not nearly what it's advertised as. A few professors with tenure have openly stated that the program has been declining drastically in the past 3 to 5 years. The reason being that the new incoming professors have few publishings, especially publishings in credible journals and such. The school has a few other credible departments, but don't confuse it's massive size with quality. Like the US Government, it's been proven that getting bigger is not always getting better.

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