New Hampshire Institute of Art

148 Concord Street, Manchester, New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate (BFA), graduate (MFA, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, Professional Development) serving almost 2,000 students annually on campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, MFA, MAT
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NEASC
MAJORS OFFERED:

Ceramics*
Comic Arts*
Creative Writing*
Dual Degree: Art Education BFA/MAT
Fine Arts*
Illustration*
MA in Teaching Visual Arts**

 

MFA in Photography**
MFA in Visual Arts**
MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen**
MFA in Writing**
Photography
Printmaking*
User Experience (UX) Design*

MINORS OFFERED:

Ceramics*
Comic Arts*
Creative Writing*
Design*
Fine Arts*

 

Graphic Design*
Illustration*
Photography
Printmaking*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Our Foundations program gives you a rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of art and design. We start by combining theory and practice to create a firm understanding of the rules artists use to make art, whatever your medium, then grant you the confidence to break those rules and create your own voice. You’ll accomplish this with close personal guidance and support from faculty who are passionate about helping you develop as an artist. Whatever your choice of major, Foundations ensures that you set out on your personal journey with the knowledge, skills and work ethic needed to compete and thrive in today’s creative world.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2016-2017
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 24,490
MANDATORY FEES 2,390
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 2,100
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 11,160
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 0
OTHER
FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $13,396 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,608 57%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 678 4%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,052 88%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $21,388
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 98%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 29%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 327

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 316
PART-TIME 27

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Optional
HOME EXAM: Optional
INTERVIEW: Required
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Recommended
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2016-2017

FACULTY FTE1 = 44

FULL-TIME 18
PART-TIME 55
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2016
8.7 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
73%
 
FALL 2015 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2016
72%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
50%
 
FALL 2010 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
49%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2016
68% FEMALE
32% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2016
OTHER PROGRAMS

Continuing Education
Pre-College Program
Art Educators Program
Youth Arts Program
Professional Development

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Study Abroad
AICAD Exchange Program
Internships
Career Services Office
Academic Support Center
Amherst and French Galleries
Institute Laptop Program
Certificate Programs offered through Community Education

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).