Wildcats Spotlight

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...
Sociology Major
Hometown: Plymouth, Minn. What made you choose UNH? I play on the Women’s Ice Hockey team here at UNH, so recruitment was a big part of my choosing process. I stepped onto the UNH campus when I was 15, and it just felt like home. I knew I was going to spend my college years here. Durham is awesome...
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...
Secondary Theatre Education and Design & Theatre Technology Major
Hometown: Dedham, Mass. What made you choose UNH? I was looking for schools that had a secondary theatre education major and when I visited UNH I fell in love with the campus! I found a place where I could pursue a career in theatre education and, hopefully someday, become a professional theatre...
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...
Political Science and EcoGastronomy Majors
Britta McCarthy is a graduating senior dual majoring in political science and ecogastronomy. She is passionate about developing policy to create a more equitable and sustainable agricultural system. She participated in the UNH-in-Italy program and over the past year has conducted independent...