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Plymouth State University

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Coordinates: 43°45′32″N 71°41′21″W / 43.75889°N 71.68917°W / 43.75889; -71.68917 Plymouth State University, formerly Plymouth State College, is a regional comprehensive university located in Plymouth, New Hampshire and part of the University System of New Hampshire.

Plymouth State University is a coeducational, residential university with an enrollment of approximately 4,238 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The school was founded as Plymouth Normal School in 1871. Since that time it has evolved to a teachers college, a state college, and finally to a state university in 2003.

It was founded as a teacher's college, and it still retains a distinguished teaching program/major to this day. Since that time however, it has diversified its academic profile, adding many new majors and fields of study. The school has become known in recent years for its meteorology program (Judd Gregg Meteorology Institute), which is considered one of the best in the eastern United States, and is also strong in business, visual and performing arts, interdisciplinary studies, and psychology. Also, new majors such as Criminal Justice have been added and other programs have increased their stature, especially the natural sciences with the creation of The Center for the Environment. The university now offers a total of 19 academic departments, with 48 different options within the major programs.

Plymouth State is one of 311 institutions of higher learning nationwide included on the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification. According to Carnegie, PSU was honored for "excellent alignment of mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement." Community service has long been a mainstay of the Plymouth State experience. The university’s motto, Ut prosim (“That I May Serve”), underscores the values upon which the Plymouth State University mission is built. During the 2009–2010 academic year, PSU students contributed approximately 220,000 hours to service.

The campus has grown substantially in recent years with the addition of the Hartman Union Building (HUB) and Boyd Science Center and renovations/expansions to the Silver Center for the Arts, Lamson Library, Prospect Dining Hall, and the Physical Education Center. To accommodate the increased enrollment figures, a new residence hall, Langdon Woods, was built, opening for residents in Fall 2006. Langdon Woods is one of the first collegiate residence halls in the U.S. to gain “Gold” certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. There are also plans to expand certain key or "heavy use" buildings on campus, such as the P.E. Center, to accommodate new programs and athletic activities. Robert Frost, America's Poet Laureate, lived and taught at Plymouth from 1911 to 1912. The college has a campus newspaper distributed every Friday called The Clock, and is the first college newspaper in the nation, under editor-in-chief Emily Perry, to have a Sudoku puzzle.

Plymouth State gained national attention in 1985 when Sports Illustrated featured PSU student and football player Joe Dudek as their favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Dudek, a running back for the Panthers, earned the attention for breaking Walter Payton's mark for career touchdowns.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $16,570.00 avg tuition

17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595
(603) 535-5000

Apply online Admissions:
www.plymouth.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.plymouth.edu/office/financial..

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Plymouth State University

Statistics:
Applied 5,279
Admitted 3,898 74%
Enrolled total 1,018
Full Time: 1,017
Part Time 1
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 440 530
SAT Math 440 530
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 18 21
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 74%
4-year graduation rate 34%
6-year graduation rate 55%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Plymouth State University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $9,110.00 $9,110.00 $16,570.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $2,408.00 $2,408.00 $2,408.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $380.00 $380.00 $690.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,532.00 $8,532.00 $9,378.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $684.00 $684.00 $684.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $474.00 $474.00 $521.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $9,030.00 $9,030.00 $1,960.00
Other Expenses $1,960.00 $1,960.00 $1,960.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $75.00
Books and Supplies $1,202.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 91%
Percent receiving grant aid 60%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,267.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 84%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,481.00

Plymouth State University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biotechnology X
Environmental Biology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business/Commerce, General X
Finance, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Tourism and Travel Services Management X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
Information Technology X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
Health Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X X
Music Teacher Education X X
Reading Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X
Social Science Teacher Education X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other X X
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
French Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Athletic Training/Trainer X X
Public Health Education and Promotion X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Medieval and Renaissance Studies X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies X
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General X X
Chemistry, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Applied Economics X
Geography X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, General X
Social Sciences, Other X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Art/Art Studies, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music, General X

Scholarships for Students in New Hampshire

Name Amount Deadline
A.L. Brown Scholarship Up to $7,000 January 31, 2017
Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
New Hampshire and Vermont Schweitzer Fellows Program Varies February 01, 2017
TSI Inc./Arthur J. Abrams Scholarship Varies February 17, 2017
MassGrant Varies May 01, 2017

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