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Acclaims for UNH and the Graduate School

The University of New Hampshire and the UNH Graduate School both have received a variety of awards and accolades recently. Graduate students in the science fields have received prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, UNH faculty have made breakthroughs in agriculture and mathematics, and the UNH campus has been recognized as a leader in sustainability efforts. Hover over the images below for quick statistics on our public recognitions, or click to read full articles on why UNH and the Graduate School are nationally-acclaimed places to receive a graduate education.

UNH ranked 185 out of 650 institutions nationwide in Forbes magazine's 2014 Top College ranking. This ranking calculates the value of an institution's education based on factors such as cost, total student population, and teacher-to-student ratio.

UNH recently ranked 20 in Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney magazine's College Rankings, which examines the relationship between tuition costs and graduates' earning power.

In 2014, UNH ranked 29 out of 173 institutions across the nation in Sierra Magazine's Cool Schools ranking. Sierra ranks institutions based on their efforts to solve climate problems and operate sustainably.

UNH Professor Yitang Zhang recently wrestled the value of a mathematical proof on prime numbers to 70 million, down from infinity. He is the first person to offer such a proof, helping mathematicians get one step closer to solving a problem that originated centuries earlier in ancient Greece.

During the last College Sustainability Report Card ranking in 2011, UNH earned an A- and was recognized as an Overall College Sustainability Leader for its commitments to "green" operations. Only 52 institutions out of 322 that were analyzed achieved this distinction.

Since 1987, UNH Dining Services has won 36 awards for its dedication to nutrition, community, and sustainability. In 2012, they were awarded a Food Service Director magazine Goldie award for their efforts to promote health and wellness in dining halls campus-wide.

The UNH Graduate School awarded 15 Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYF) for the 2015-2016 academic year. These prestigious and highly competitive awards recognize doctoral candidates who are making outstanding contributions to their fields and offer funding for the final year of their Ph.D. programs.

Recently, 3 UNH students, two graduate students and one undergraduate senior, were awarded prestigious fellowships through the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowhip Program (GRFP), one of the nation's premier science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) scholarship competitions.

In 2015, the UNH Graduate School awarded 50 Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowships (STAF). These competitive awards offer summer funding to students who have excelled in their positions as teaching assistants and have also made significant contributions to their scholarly fields.