New Hampshire’s Best Christian Colleges and Universities of 2021

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire’s Best Christian Colleges and Universities of 2021

Colleges and Universities in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is also home to 21 public and private higher learning institutions, including the Ivy League school Dartmouth. Dartmouth has a 97% graduation rate, a student population of about 6,000, and a tuition rate of $55,000. Students can major in fields like English, creative writing, engineering, physics, and neuroscience. Dinesh D’Souza, Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers), and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) are all noteworthy alumni of this school. The largest public institution, the University of New Hampshire, has its main campus in Durham.

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With a student body of almost 16,000, and a tuition rate of $18,000, UNH offers degrees in areas such as economics, biology, and social work. Those looking to earn an associate degree in fields such as early childhood education, cybersecurity networking, or aviation technology can choose from five community colleges that have tuition rates of $8,000. New Hampshire also offers three religiously affiliated colleges, ranging from $22,000 to $41,000 in tuition. Southern New Hampshire University is one of the fastest-growing universities in the United States. With its open enrollment policy, over 138,000 students attend classes both online and in person.

If maple sundaes and cider donuts sound appetizing to you, New Hampshire may be a great destination for your higher education. Take the Mount Washington Cog Railway for a scenic ride up to the 6,288-foot summit, or check out Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, the state’s first settlement.

Whether you’re looking to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, New Hampshire has a variety of institutions to choose from. Check out the program that best fits you.


What are New Hampshire’s Colleges & Universities?

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How do we determine New Hampshire's best Christian colleges and universities?

Methodology

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why, at the undergraduate level, we rank the best colleges and universities based on what we call “Concentrated Influence”. Concentrated Influence takes the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers (including faculty and alums) and divides it by the school’s total number of undergraduates.

Using concentrated influence gives small and mid-sized schools an opportunity to shine by taking away the size advantage of larger universities. A small school with proportionately more influential faculty than a large school, whose influence in absolute terms may be bigger, will nonetheless score higher in a concentrated influence ranking. Our approach highlights undergraduate schools that truly rank for excellence, regardless of size.

If you are serious about finding the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s degree, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching and whether their graduates are themselves advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence.

Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Concentrated Influence provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.


There are 3 Christian colleges and universities in New Hampshire; all satisfy our criteria. The list below consist entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees and the following four conditions:

  1. It must self-identify as Christian.
  2. It must be fully accredited.
  3. It must offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.
  4. It must have a graduation rate greater than 50%.

Best Christian Colleges & Universities in New Hampshire

  1. #1

    Saint Anselm College

    Manchester , NH
    #2256 of 3,439 Influence
    Rank
    #516 of 3,439 Desirability
    Rank

    Tuition + fees

    $43K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1220/26

    What is Saint Anselm College known for?

    Saint Anselm College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • Business
    • History
    • Communications
    • Medical
    • Literature
    • Nursing
    • Engineering
  2. #3609 of 3,439 Influence
    Rank
    #378 of 3,439 Desirability
    Rank

    Tuition + fees

    $25K

    Acceptance

    90%

    Graduation

    76%

    Student body

    <1K

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  3. #3

    Rivier University

    Nashua , NH
    #4428 of 3,439 Influence
    Rank
    #272 of 3,439 Desirability
    Rank

    Tuition + fees

    $35K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    2K

    What is Rivier University known for?

    Rivier University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Computer Science
    • Medical
    • Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Nursing

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