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English Literature Major
Hometown: Hopkinton, NH What made you choose UNH? I knew I didn’t want to go to a private university. On top of that, UNH is relatively close to home, has a beautiful campus and is way bigger than my high school — I had a graduating class of around 60 — which has been a nice change. How did you...
Political Science and International Affairs Majors
Hometown: Gorham, Maine What made you choose UNH? I chose UNH for its academic flexibility, large student population and its aesthetically pleasing campus (I don't like to admit how much the appearance of the campus affected my decision to attend here – it really is so beautiful). To give a better...
Psychology Major
Hometown: Boxborough, Mass. What made you choose UNH? UNH is the perfect location for me. It is not too far from home, but still has allowed me to discover a new place! I can go to the beach, the mountains or into Portsmouth all in one day. I love how much there is to do around here and I still get...
Philosophy and Political Science Majors
Hometown: Colebrook, Conn. What made you choose UNH? I attended a summer camp at UNH for several years during high school called the Future Leaders Institute. The camp was led by the amazing professors Nick Smith of philosophy and Scott Smith of classics and focused on the philosophic and classical...
Sociology Major
Hometown: Somersworth, N.H. What made you choose UNH? UNH has always felt like home to me. My mom graduated from UNH in ‘94 and met my dad here. Also, my older brother graduated in the UNH class of ‘17 and had an amazing college experience, which made me want to come here. Aside from being a UNH...
Spanish and International Affairs Majors
Hometown: Milford, N.H. What made you choose UNH? I visited UNH for Prospective Students Day and I loved the campus. The presenters highlighted some really interesting classes I could take through the Discovery program that stood out to me even though they were completely unrelated to what I wanted...
Political Science and International Affairs Majors
Hometown: New London, CT What made you choose UNH? I chose UNH because it was one of the few universities that truly encompassed all of my passions. Not only is UNH located in a beautiful area where I can explore the outdoors in the White Mountains or on the coast, but it offered so many unique...
English/Journalism and International Affairs Majors
Hometown: Gray, Maine What made you choose UNH? To be completely honest, I chose UNH because it was my only option. As a chronic over-achiever, I had applied to all Ivy Leagues and musical theatre conservatories, and UNH was the only place I was accepted. Once I was here, though, I knew I wanted to...
Sociology Major
Hometown: Rollinsford, N.H. What made you choose UNH? UNH offers so much academically, socially and professionally. Since I moved to the seacoast area years ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of the UNH environment. In addition to being a student, I also work full-time at the UNH Institute on...
Music Performance Major
Hometown: Scarborough, Maine What made you choose UNH?
Geography and International Affairs Majors
Hometown: Bow, N.H. What made you choose UNH? I am actually a transfer student and I initially went to a school in Washington, D.C., but ended up choosing UNH because I love New Hampshire and I was really interested in the geography program here. I was at a big school in the biggest major, so I was...
Fine Arts Major (Sculpture)
How did you choose your major and why? As an undeclared student my first semester as a freshman, I explored a variety of classes and enrolled in a biology class which I immediately dropped after the first meeting. With a gap that needed to be filled, I registered for Professor Ben Cariens evening...