Aug 20, 2017

New Hampshire

Known as the Granite state, New Hampshire is located in the northeastern part of the United States in the New England region. The state is bordered by Canada to the north and northwest, and by Massachusetts to the south, Maine and Vermont to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The total state population is estimated at 1,323,459 (2013 U.S. Census Bureau). Concord is the capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state. Other cities include Nashua, Rochester, Keene, and Dover.

New-HampshireRenowned for its mountain and ski resorts, New Hampshire boasts some of the most beautiful and scenic natural features, including forests, clear blue lakes, and coastal beaches. Agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism are the major economic sectors.

The New Hampshire Department of Education provides information on higher education in the state, including a directory of accredited colleges. The New Hampshire College & University Council is a non-profit consortium of public and private institutions in the state.

Top Reasons to Study in New Hampshire

  • Quality of Life: New Hampshire's natural attractions make it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. The state provides some of the best skiing opportunities nationwide during the winter, while in the summer, residents have plenty to do and explore outdoors, including the swimming, hiking, and sightseeing.
  • Quality of Education: New Hampshire boasts one of the best education systems in the country, and is home to some of the best higher education institutions in the country. Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire are ranked #10 and #97 respectively, among the top national universities in the country, according to a 2014 report by U.S. News.

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool  to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in New Hampshire, contact the New Hampshire Department of Education.


College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
Colby-Sawyer College Health,Parks/Recreation,Psychology Private >10,000 Request Info
Dartmouth College Business,Interdisciplinary Studies,Theological Studies Private >10,000 Request Info
Southern New Hampshire University Business,Communication/ Information Sciences,Engineering Private >10,000 Request Info