University of New Hampshire

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University of New Hampshire
City: Durham, New Hampshire
Type: Public
Sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, gymnastics, ice hockey, indoor track, outdoor track, skiing, soccer, swimming/diving, volleyball[1]
Colors: blue, white
Mascot: Wildcats
Endowment: $363 million[2]

The University of New Hampshire is a New Hampshire public university founded in 1866.[3] The school ranked #108 in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[4]


The school started as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.[3] First the school was connected with Dartmouth College, however it moved to its Durham campus in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college.[3] The university faced trouble after World War II, when, despite the fact that college enrollment in the country experienced an eight-fold growth since 1900, the University had grown 30-fold; the lack of space on campus was described as "painful".[3]


  2. 2011 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. Retrieved on November 20, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Brief History (English). University of New Hampshire.
  4. National Universities: Top Schools (English). US News.