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.
New Hampshire Institute of Art Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.14 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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- CMontserrat College of Art
- 4 Year
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- 121 reviews
- BMassachusetts College of Art & Design
- 4 Year
- Boston, MA
- 466 reviews
- C+School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
- 4 Year
- Boston, MA
- 72 reviews
New Hampshire Institute of Art Reviews
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.
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.