To identify the Best Colleges in New Hampshire for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in New Hampshire anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In New Hampshire

Currently, there are several universities, one art school, and one law school, as well as a number of undergraduate associates and baccalaureate colleges operating in the state. In addition, 4 out-of-state institutions offer courses and degrees at locations in New Hampshire, and 15 academic institutions were formerly active in the state.

The state’s five public universities are administered by the University System of New Hampshire, which is the largest provider of post secondary education in the state. New Hampshire is also served by a network of seven public, technical community colleges. The oldest school in the state is Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League and the only New Hampshire institution founded before the American Revolution.

The newest is the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, founded as a branch campus of the University of New Hampshire in 1985. Enrollment sizes range from small, liberal arts colleges with fewer than 100 students to the flagship state school University of New Hampshire in Durham, which serves over 14,000 on-campus students.

Regional Information about New Hampshire

Regional Information About New Hampshire
Major Cities: Manchester, Nashua, Concord
Attractions: Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Strawbery Banke, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and Franconia Notch.
Cost of Living: Best Places New Hampshire Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in New Hampshire takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Dartmouth College
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  2. University of New Hampshire
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  3. University of New Hampshire at Manchester
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  4. Southern New Hampshire University
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  5. Saint Anselm College
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  6. Plymouth State University
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  7. Keene State College
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  8. Rivier University
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  9. Colby-Sawyer College
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  10. Granite State College
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  11. Franklin Pierce University
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  12. New England College
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  13. New Hampshire Institute of Art
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  14. Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
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  15. Northeast Catholic College
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  16. Antioch University - New England
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  17. University of New Hampshire - School of Law
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  18. Upper Valley Educators Institute
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