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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Plymouth State is a public university located in Plymouth, New Hampshire. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,971 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Plymouth State acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Marketing, and Psychology. Graduating 54% of students, Plymouth State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
About Plymouth State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
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

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$22,028/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,626/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,971Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
177
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • A little bit of everything
    52%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Skier
    12%
  • Hipsters
    5%
  • Athletic
    2%
  • Diverse White People
    2%
  • Judgemental
    2%

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.60 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Small
    24%
  • Natural
    19%
  • Amazing
    14%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Community
    10%
  • Fun
    10%
  • Disorganized
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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Overall, I have had a great experience at Plymouth State University. I was searching for a campus that was its own community within another local community and you can definitely find that at Plymouth. There is plenty to do on campus and close-by off campus as well as plenty of friendly faces to bring with you!
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I have really enjoyed my time at Plymouth State. During the course of my 4 years there, PSU appointed a new president who has helped create some new initiatives on campus, including the development of clusters and changes in campus/student life. Many of these changes have helped us move towards a more collaborative climate among students and faculty of various academic backgrounds. I am really grateful to have been a part of these changes, and I look forward to seeing what other awesome stuff is to come for PSU!
Overall, I have had a great experience at Plymouth State University. I was searching for a campus that was its own community within another local community and you can definitely find that at Plymouth. There is plenty to do on campus and close-by off campus as well as plenty of friendly faces to bring with you!