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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

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
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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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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!
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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.
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.