Plymouth State University

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Plymouth State University evolved from Holmes Plymouth Academy, which dates back to 1808 as a pioneer institution for teacher training. As early as 1836, the Reverend Charles Brooks lectured before the Legislature of New Hampshire and throughout the state on the subject of normal schools. 


Today’s digital, interconnected age has disrupted traditional industries, and you want more than a just traditional college degree for career success. A Plymouth State education will give you the vital critical thinking and collaboration skills prized by employers.

You’ll work with students from other majors, and with faculty, regional partners, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. You’ll gain real-world, résumé-boosting experience beginning in your very first semester, tackling “Wicked Problems” of your choice (from sustainability to social justice, and education to artificial intelligence—to name just a few).


“CAs” are student paraprofessionals who represent Residential Life, supporting its philosophy and striving to enhance the mission of Plymouth State University. Community advisors live in assigned residential communities on the same floors as residents and serve as their immediate resources.

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Housing services

Our mission in Residential Life & Dining Services is to provide a safe and enriching environment where you will live, learn, and grow. Whether you are a new or returning student, a transfer or international student, Residential Life is looking forward to working with you to make your experience on campus a successful and positive one.

Library services

The mission of Lamson Library is to provide print and digital resources, instruction, services, and facilities to support and improve the teaching, learning, scholarship, and research mission of Plymouth State University.

Student Life

Campus life

You’ll have plenty of room to breathe as you build a phenomenal future at Plymouth State. Located at the gateway to the White Mountains and the Lakes Region, our classic New England campus is dotted with Academic and Residential halls surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

Sports facilities

Plymouth State University's athletic teams are known as the Panthers. The athletic teams' colors are green and white. PSU competes in NCAA Division III Little East Conference (LEC) for most of its intercollegiate sports. They’ve been successful in men's and women's skiing, football, basketball, and soccer, and women's field hockey, swimming and diving, and volleyball. The school's main rival is Keene State College, which also competes in the LEC. Every year the President's Cup is awarded to the school which has more victories in total sports competitions against each other.

Student clubs

Amongst the list of 80 Clubs and Organizations that we have represented at Plymouth State, there is something for everyone! Were you hoping to see something else? No problem! We’re happy to help you start an organization and support you along the way.


Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've studied Software Engineering at NSBM Green university

Lonely, but it gets the job done
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University is nice enough. Up in the NH mountains. Lots of nature around. Can kind of be isolating sometimes, but the classes were fulfilling and satisfying

Found excelence unespected.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Was an online course, we have good support, excellent teachers, and good guides. The AVA (online plataform) was very good, we even have some extras courses ike English or Spanish, and the head teacher was extremely good in help us in any difficulty.

Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States

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