New Hampshire Scholarships
New Hampshire (i/nuËËˆhÃ¦mpÊƒÉ™r/) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire ranks 44th in land area, 46th in total area of the 50 states, and 42nd in population.
It became the first post-colonial sovereign nation in the Americas when it broke off from Great Britain in January 1776, and was one of the original thirteen states that founded the United States of America six months later. In June 1788, it became the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution, bringing that document into effect. New Hampshire was the first U.S. state to have its own state constitution.
It is known internationally for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the quadrennial U.S. presidential election cycle. Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income (other than interest and dividends) taxed at either the state or local level.
Its license plates carry the state motto: "Live Free or Die". The state nickname is "The Granite State", in reference to its geology and its tradition of self-sufficiency.
Among prominent individuals from New Hampshire are founding father Nicholas Gilman, Senator Daniel Webster, Revolutionary War hero John Stark, editor Horace Greeley, founder of the Christian Science religion Mary Baker Eddy, poet Robert Frost, astronaut Alan Shepard, and author Dan Brown. New Hampshire has produced one president: Franklin Pierce.
New Hampshire's major recreational attractions include skiing, snowmobiling and other winter sports, hiking and mountaineering, observing the fall foliage, summer cottages along many lakes and the seacoast, motor sports at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Motorcycle Week, a popular motorcycle rally held in Weirs Beach near Laconia in June. The White Mountain National Forest links the Vermont and Maine portions of the Appalachian Trail, and boasts the Mount Washington Auto Road, where visitors may drive to the top of 6,288-foot (1,917Â m) Mount Washington.
New Hampshire has the shortest ocean coastline in the United States, approximately 18 miles long.
Matching New Hampshire Colleges
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,736 average out-state tuition; $41,736 average in-state tuition
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $25,380 average out-state tuition; $12,060 average in-state tuition
Southern New Hampshire University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $26,904 average out-state tuition; $26,904 average in-state tuition
Keene State College
Four or more years; Public; $16,620 average out-state tuition; $9,160 average in-state tuition
Plymouth State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,570 average out-state tuition; $9,110 average in-state tuition
Saint Anselm College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,530 average out-state tuition; $31,530 average in-state tuition
Franklin Pierce University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,250 average out-state tuition; $28,250 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in New Hampshire
- Business Administration and Management
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- English Language and Literature
- Elementary Education
- Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
- Political Science and Government
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Marketing/Marketing Management
- Hospitality Administration/Management
- Early Childhood Education
- Computer and Information Sciences