Points of Pride

  • In the Sustainable Campus Index, presented by the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), UNH is given a horde of accolades. They are a top 10 Performer for Campus Engagement, Curriculum, Energy, Public Engagement, and Research sub topics. In addition they are listed as No. 3 on the Overall Top Performers for Doctoral Institutions with an overall score of 86.0, and are awarded with the highest STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System) rating of Platinum, one of just five schools in the country to receive this recognition.
  • UNH is ranked as the No. 4 school on the Cool School list generated each year by Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club. This list features the top 20 schools for sustainable initiatives.
  • In April of 2019, the University of New Hampshire was listed as No. 1 on Great Value Colleges 50 Best Alternative Energy Colleges. UNH draws energy from wind power and methane gas to name a couple sources. It is also developing hydrokinetic energy systems as well.
  • UNH is among the eight America East public universities listed in the top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Top Public Schools list, as they sit at No. 58.
  • The University of New Hampshire’s world-class Space Science Center has contributed its expertise to the development of more than 20 instruments used by NASA.

Quick Facts

  • Durham, NH
  • Public
  • 1866
  • University System of New Hampshire
  • 12,187 undergraduate students; 2,330 graduate students
  • James W. Dean Jr.
  • Wayne Jones
  • University Website
  • Athletics Website
  • 1979 (charter member)