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University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public, higher learning institution in the University System of New Hampshire. It is the state's land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution. Its main campus is located in Durham, New Hampshire and has one college in Manchester, the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. This top-tier university was founded in 1866 as New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in association with Dartmouth College. Initially, it was located in Hanover. Later, it moved to its present campus, Durham. In 1923, the college was renamed to the University of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire university encompasses such schools and colleges as College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), College of Liberal Arts (COLA), College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA), Graduate School, School of Health and Human Services (SHHS), Thompson School of Applied Science, UNH Manchester, and Whittemore School of Business and Economics (WSBE). Nearly 2,000 courses are offered through its academic units. By providing discovery programs, the campus encourages students to make their university experience as valuable and as meaningful as possible. The opportunities for internships, study abroad, and national exchange experiences are provided. Around 1,000 credit courses and over 250 noncredit workshops and conferences are offered through the Continuing Education program. Several research centers and institutes are provided with the intention to promote research activities. Browne Center, a part of University of New Hampshire, is dedicated to advancing the standards of excellence in experiential learning. With cutting-edge facilities, the New England Center at the campus is a perfect setting for conferences, trainings, and events. The UNH library system consist of several branch libraries-Biological Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science; and Physics. The libraries provide access to books, periodicals, videos, microforms, electronic materials, and government documents. The Douglas and Helena Milne Special Collections and Archives at the campus contain Special Collections, the University Archives, and the University Museum. Special Collections focuses on rare books, manuscripts, recordings, and artifacts. The University Museum exhibits items that illustrate the history of a small agricultural college that turned into a research university. Grants, Scholarships, and Athletic Grants-In-Aid are offered in the form of financial-aid. The athletic teams of the campus are nicknamed the Wildcats, and they compete in the NCAA Division I level. Intramural Sports programs and Outdoor games are offered to encourage athletes. By combining a first-rate undergraduate education with vibrant research, and professional programs, the University of New Hampshire enjoys a significant position among the institutions of higher education in the nation.