B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Plymouth State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State College Athletic Assoc
Address
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Plymouth State University 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
79%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
860-1070
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$20,844/ 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
    $16,287/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,692/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,023/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,575/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,497/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,820Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • A little bit of everything
    53%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Skier
    13%
  • Hipsters
    5%
  • Athletic
    3%
  • Diverse White People
    3%
  • Judgemental
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.58 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Small
    23%
  • Natural
    20%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Unique
    13%
  • Community
    10%
  • Fun
    10%
  • Disorganized
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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Plymouth State is the most welcoming and excepting university I have ever been to. There's such a diverse student population, there is literally a place for everyone! Not only is it just a beautiful and fun school, the professors are so amazing. They've all been accomplished professionals in their fields and really want their students to do well and accomplish their goals.
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Do not go to this school if you value your education. Classes here are an absolute joke. Open note, open book, even open computer "exams" are the norm here. Although most of the professors obviously know their material, many of them have absolutely no idea how to teach. One of my professors constantly gives us assignments that she herself even admits that she can't do, and even goes as far as to tell us that we should find help elsewhere because she can't help us with an assignment that she created. The financial aid office is usually rude and constantly losing important documents. I can honestly say that I got a more valuable education at community college (NHTI) and even at high school than I have at PSU. I could go on but basically the education here is horrible. Don't go here. I wish I hadn't.
As a first semester Freshman I have found Plymouth State to be a great place to go to school. The school really goes out of its way to make sure you are successful, especially in your first semester, you have access to multiple kinds of counselors, and they are very willing to meet according to your schedule. The dining hall isn't great, but its tolerable. The people here are all great, and making friends will be the easiest thing you do here! so far Plymouth State University has been great