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Plymouth State University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University

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Plymouth State University Description:

Plymouth State University is a comprehensive public university located on a 170-acre campus in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Founded in 1871 as a school for training teachers, the university now offers 48 undergraduate majors, 65 minors, and six master's degree programs. Business, education, and criminal justice are most popular at the bachelor's degree level. Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Lovers of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and kayaking will appreciate the school's location on the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Concord is less than 45 minutes to the south, and Boston is less than two hours away when traffic permits. In athletics, the Plymouth State Panthers compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference for most sports. The university fields 10 women's and 8 men's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,431 (4,238 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Scholarships for Plymouth State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,560 (in-state); $19,460 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,249 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,440
  • Other Expenses: $2,440
  • Total Cost: $25,508 (in-state); $32,408 (out-of-state)

Plymouth State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 57%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,904
    • Loans: $7,025

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Marketing, Physical Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Plymouth State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.plymouth.edu/office/president/institutional-mission/

"As a regional comprehensive university, Plymouth State University serves the state of New Hampshire and New England by providing well-educated graduates; by offering ongoing opportunities for graduate education and professional development; and by extending to communities partnership opportunities for cultural enrichment and economic development. In each of these roles, Plymouth State University has a special commitment of service to the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire."

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