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
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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
3,935Undergrads
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
$38,600/ 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 University is a place where everyone has a place. Everyone is given every opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas, and most importantly share their voice! If I hadn't chosen to come here I would have never discovered my passion for social justice issues. Without Plymouth, I wouldn't have ever thought about standing up for so many issues that need to be talked about. Thanks to Plymouth I'll always have a school that backs me on my choice to step out and speaks up.
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Plymouth State University is a beautiful campus located in the heart of New Hampshire at the gateway to the White Mountains and Lakes Region. Graduate programs are offered in a variety of concentrations and levels including Masters, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS), and Doctorate (EdD and DPT), as well as formats including face-to-face, blended/hybrid, weekend intensive, and fully online. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Personal and Organizational Wellness with a concentration in Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing. The courses in my particular program are offered in a weekend intensive retreat style format which I love. I work full time and am a mother to two school-aged children. The course format enables me to fit pre-work and post-work into my busy schedule and also enjoy the rich interactions during the 3-day weekend course meetings.
I love Plymouth State University. It gives students the eligibility to create themselves and learn more through fun and interesting ways. With their amazing cluster program system, the student can learn from other degree programs through their own. The vast acceptance of students and others on the campus are amazing. Plymouth state makes everyone feel comfortable to be themselves, and no one judges others for it.
One thing that I would love Plymouth State to change is their acceptance for students exceeding in certain classes. As a student who is young and completed all the intro classes, I must wait until my Sophmore year to take an upper-level course. I think that Plymouth State should allow students to take the course they desire, no matter their seniority level.