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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
New Hampshire Institute of Art is a private college located in Manchester, New Hampshire. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 339 undergraduate students. The New Hampshire Institute of Art acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Illustration, Photography, and Studio Arts. Graduating 52% of students, New Hampshire Institute of Art alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,200.
About New Hampshire Institute of Art...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
148 Concord St
Manchester, NH 03104
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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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
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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.17 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 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 10 responses
Report
  • Creative and social.
    90%
  • Nerdy
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
47%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.14 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Has lots of potential - students must be motivated
    42%
  • Inviting, comforting, and supportive
    33%
  • Fun and inspiring
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,500/ year
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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New Hampshire Institute of Art Reviews

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As a second semester sophomore the school is really good at starting your major right off the bat. Being able to get connections with your teachers to help you be the best that you can be and to also to improve your work as much as possible. Freshmen also get the chance to try different types of majors to build up your skills to put under your belt. The students around are friendly and open, it's a great atmosphere and lots of different events that the RAs created to help de-stress and allow students to have fun. The commuters get emails about the events and also dances too! This is a safe campus that doesn't have any of the typical college parties on campus so then you can feel safe while being in the dorms. This is a really good school that’ll help you be the best artist that you can be.
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It kind of feels like an art school for people that aren't genuinely interested in avant-garde or boundary pushing art - like a lot of the final projects I see being made by peers and alumni feels pretty kitsch. That's not really what I wanted, I wanted to be tested, challenged, and learn more about my strengths and weaknesses to craft better work. Critiques are pretty mixed here, and most of the time the challenges are just over saturation of homework and dealing with pointless projects that don't seem to be getting anywhere. Also the school is losing money so that's a plus...losing resources yet having to charge us more and more each year is quite lovely. WE NEED MORE GALLERY SPACES TOO. I could say a lot more but it'd be a freaking novella. Personally, I'm trying to make the most of my last year here, I would recommend going somewhere else closeby, there's a few good ones I here in Massachusetts.
I’m attending New Hampshire Institute of Art with concerns for this school. I didn’t give it 2 stars because of the faculty- because there’s a large a amount of them who do truly care. As a current student I can not say all of them care but I can’t say all of them don’t because I haven’t had many of the teachers yet. I can tell you how my experience has been so far and the rough patches in it. For starters NHIA promotes itself as diverse- it’s not. Manchester , yes , is a city with a growing population and cultures. But if you come from a large city or states like Miami, Baltimore, Cali, Chicago , or New York ; Manchester is the no diverse as all. If you are not white I promise you will feel like a fish out of water for awhile. Don’t let that scare you for coming but since the school doesn’t warn you I feel like someone has to.