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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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 3,999 undergraduate students. The Plymouth State acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Business, Elementary Education, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 53% of students, Plymouth State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference

Plymouth State University Rankings

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Plymouth State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
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
$21,143/ 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
$7,346/ 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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,999Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
223
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • A little bit of everything
    55%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Skier
    11%
  • 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.62 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Small
    23%
  • Natural
    20%
  • Amazing
    14%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Community
    9%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Disorganized
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
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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Do NOT go here if you identify anywhere within the LGBT community! I am constantly facing harassment and transphobia, even from administration. They keep trying to push minorities out of the way as much as they can by taking away our meeting spaces. The party life is extremely distracting and will affect you if you aren't even involved with it. And the dining hall constantly puts out food that gives students food poisoning and ignores allergy regulations. They throw in random gen-ed's disguised as a "cluster program" to milk you of as much money as possible. There is a reason most people transfer after their freshman year. Save yourself the money. If you want some upsides though, the professors are usually pretty good, especially the theatre department.
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Beautiful campus located in the white mountains. Plymouth State was not my first choice but after completing freshman year there I couldn't imagine being a part of any other school community! The staff and professors are super supportive and it being a smaller school students are able to form much more personal relationships with professors to make for a more reliable, unstressful education environment.
The university was welcoming in so many ways and had made the transition from highschool into college quite easy. They have so many opportunities to not only help you get involved whether that may be through your major, joining clubs, or participating in volunteer work on and off-campus. The university isn't the most diverse racially, but they do try and supply resources to accommodate every student's individual needs -culturally, spiritually, financially, and academically. In addition, the faculty on campus strive to meet all student's needs; they are not only mentors but friendly faces on campus ho make you feel seen/heard inside and outside the classrooms.