University of New Hampshire

  Established in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, the University of New Hampshire ("UNH") was one of the early land-grant institutions founded to serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families. Today, UNH is not only a land-grant institution but also a designated sea- and space-grant University, and is among the top-rank research institutions nationally. The University is made up of dozens of academic departments, interdisciplinary institutes, and research centers that attract students and faculty from around the globe. Some 13,000 students and hundreds of faculty and staff live and work amid the rolling hills and riverbeds of one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. The university is located in Concord, New Hampshire, which retains its informal atmosphere and easy access to all branches of state government. New Hampshire is consistently identified as one of the most livable states in the United States.  Although surrounded by small, picture-postcard New England towns, Concord is not isolated. The city is only one hour and 15 minutes from downtown Boston, and less than an hour from New Hampshire's seacoast, White Mountains and picturesque Lakes Region. Montreal and New York City are each about five hours away by car. Concord is also a half-hour north of Nashua, Salem, and Manchester—New Hampshire’s “golden triangle” of industrial and business development, affording employment and externship possibilities.