Explore New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a great place to live—
and an even better place to study.

New Hampshire is one of the world’s most attractive destinations for college students. The state is widely known for its relaxed lifestyle, safe cities, and gorgeous countryside. It’s also home to diverse colleges and universities that offer a full choice of degree programs.

New Hampshire consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. Our education system is a major reason why, along with our natural environment, health care, infrastructure, and opportunity. We’re also one of the very safest places to live, study, and play.

Old-World Charm Meets Urban Excitement

New Hampshire was one of the original 13 U.S. colonies and has retained its historic charm. It’s famed for its picturesque towns, old New England architecture, and large stretches of untouched wilderness.

In addition to peaceful, wide-open spaces, New Hampshire offers the best of city living in our small urban centers. We’re also just a short jaunt from some of the most exciting cultural and metropolitan hubs in the Northeast.

Recreation & Outdoor Adventure

Skier kicking up snow

New Hampshire offers boundless opportunities for fun and adventure. Rugged mountains, scenic lakes, wild rivers, serene forests, and beautiful beaches are all close by.

You’ll find biking, hiking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, skiing, snowboarding and more, all within easy reach.

Man and woman hiking Mount Manadnock
Two people enjoy biking in the woods
Beach in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a small state with endless variety:

Picnic benches after sunset at White Lake State Park in Tamworth, New Hampshire

93 state parks for exploring terrain of all types

Lake and foliage

Spectacular fall foliage, winter snow, & spring wildflowers

Great restaurants, farmers markets, & orchards

Music, theater, & cultural festivals

Covered bridge in New Hampshire

Museums, historic sites, & covered bridges

Tax-free shopping every day, year-round

Exceptional Schools & Programs for Every Student

New Hampshire’s education institutions provide options to meet every student’s needs. You’ll find small liberal arts colleges, large universities, vibrant community colleges, and everything in between, in both rural and urban settings.

Our campuses offer outstanding learning opportunities of all types:

  • A wide range of great two-year and four-year programs
  • Full-time, part-time, and online learning options
  • Nearly 400 undergraduate and 200 graduate degree programs
  • Degrees from accredited institutions that are recognized around the world
  • A broad range of intercollegiate sports programs and activities
  • Academic English programs to prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)