A public land-grant institution, the University of New Hampshire (UNH), from the day it opened in 1866 in Hanover, through a move to Durham in 1893 and exponential growth in the twentieth century to 2016’s latest commencement of thousands of satisfied graduates, has committed itself to, in the words of its founders, “fostering an educated citizenry.” UNH’s main campus offers its 15,000 students (known as the Wildcats) 183 degree programs in fields ranging from Sustainable Agriculture and Technical Writing to Geospatial Analysis, the Greek language, and Public Health. But it’s about more than just studying here; student residence life is organized into unique communities with distinct themes, including development of leadership skills, floors just for international students, and commitment to staying free of alcohol and drugs. On their off time, undergrads also pile into the local pool hall or hockey rink for some intramural trick shots or an intense game of broomball! UNH proudly counts among its alumni such names as award-winning novelist John Irving and former ESPN sportscaster Jack Edwards. Dynamic and rewarding, UNH offers its students powerful value for their tuition dollars.