C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
New Hampshire Institute of Art is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
148 Concord St
Manchester, NH 03104
Website
From New Hampshire Institute of Art

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire. Founded in 1898, NHIA today today offers undergraduate (BFA, Dual Degree BFA/MAT), graduate (MFA, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, and Professional Development) serving almost 2,000 students annually on campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.

NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).

New Hampshire Institute of Art Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$23,210/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,348/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,338/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,635/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,604/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,070/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
339Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
0%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Creative and social.
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
47%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.12 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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This school has a very dedicated and hardworking faculty of professors/educators that strive to ensure the success of their students. They're one of the best aspects of this school. However, the staff and administration are almost impossible to communicate with and seem to not want to talk or invest any time into the students. I'd say this is probably the only fault I can find with the school. The campus is small and very easy to navigate, and the class sizes are very nice and manageable. If you're looking for a school with teachers who honestly do care about your future as an artist, this is it. Eventually you'll learn how to handle the staff and administration.
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I am a second semester freshman at The New Hampshire Institute of Art. I was warned at orientation that the workload is heavy and a lot of students do not come back the following year due to the intensive workload. I personally have found extreme improvements in my finished pieces, work ethic, time management skills, and I am better at taking on tasks I know I can handle. Although, as a freshman I have to take foundation classes, I have looked at classes available and there is such large variety. Even though I am a Fine Arts major, I can take other classes such as calligraphy, which is mandatory for Graphic Design majors and vise versa. I love all the instructors also. You connect to each of them quickly with small classroom numbers. You are treated an equal by calling instructors by their first name. I feel very comfortable to ask questions and get hands on help, while still receiving mutual respect for one another. I personally have seen such a big improvement in my art, that I am thinking about selling pieces which is a huge confident booster that I did not have prior to coming here. Everyone is very kind and even other students are people who would do anything to help out one another. Even though I am a freshman, coming to an end of my first year at The New Hampshire Institute of Art has been such an amazing experience in a great learning environment and I enjoy being a part of such an amazing group of aspiring artists and community.
Don't go here. While the faculty is great, the administration is a nightmare to deal with. I'm graduating next semester and have been dealing with my tuition bill constantly getting screwed up, passive aggressive administration, and absolutely no respect or concern for commuters. This school doesn't have its stuff together. Go elsewhere.