Spotlight

Music Performance Major
Why did you choose UNH? I chose UNH because of the wonderful experiences I had visiting the music department when I was doing my college audition process. My private instructor, Nic Orovich, seemed really interested in me, and really wanted me to come to UNH. Plus I got to see what being a music...
Music Education Major
Why did you choose UNH? I chose UNH because of the people. The music department faculty at UNH has helped me grow immensely as a musician, teacher and a person. They truly care about their students and are devoted to providing educational experiences of the highest quality. The students at UNH are...
Music Education Major
Why did you choose UNH? I chose UNH because of the sense of home it brought me. I had previously spent two weeks on campus working with UNH Music faculty at the Summer Youth Music School. I knew my way around campus, and especially knew that the Paul Creative Arts Center felt comfortable to me. I...
Music Performance and French Majors
Why did you choose UNH? My original story of why I chose UNH wasn't all that exciting — it came down to money for me. What is worth recounting though, is why I stayed at UNH, didn't transfer and how it became my home. I was surprised to find communities and support in every nook and cranny of...
Music Education Major
Why did you choose UNH? I chose UNH because I found a very supportive, kind, and welcoming community when I visited for my audition. I met several students and professors that day, all of whom were willing to talk to me about the program and their experiences. How did you choose your major and why...
Anthropology and History Majors
Growing up in Sunapee, N.H., Katie Titus had a strong feeling she’d wind up at UNH. Both of her older brothers attended UNH, and the university met her chief criterion of being “not too far away to go home when I wanted to,” yet rife “with opportunities to study different subjects and see a bit of...
Psychology Major
If you ask Kayla Sliz to single out her highlight as a UNH student-athlete, she probably won’t mention such accomplishments as being named the 2016 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction and being named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad three years running. Nor...
Political Science and International Affairs Majors
Granite Stater Darby O’Neil came to UNH in order to discover the world. She originally wanted to attend a university in Washington, D.C., but ultimately chose UNH because it was a better financial fit for her and her family. But that didn’t stop the political science and international affairs dual...
Fine Arts Major
A native of Dublin, N.H., Tejas Moses came to UNH because he wanted to maintain his relationships to people and places he had before college, while feeding his desire “for challenge and adventure and bliss.” Those and “a really good financial aid package” that included a prestigious Hamel...
Humanities and Italian Studies Majors
Camryn Luby has always had a passion for Italian studies, so when her high school didn’t offer it, she put together a plan: she would apply to UNH as a neuroscience major and later, if things worked out, add Italian as a second major or minor. Ah, sometimes the best laid plans . . . “In my freshman...
English/Journalism and International Affairs Majors
Looking back, Jordyn Haime describes her high school self as “very quiet, introverted and unmotivated,” the kind of student who didn’t think she would end up going to a university in the first place and never saw herself as a future student leader, involved in many organizations, who would spend an...
Geography and Sustainability Majors
College choice stories could be their own literary sub-genre, involving as they often do dramatic decisions and “what ifs” we never forget. Jordan Garrett had her moment of decision while driving back to her hometown of Portsmouth, N.H., after visiting a pricey university she was considering along...