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Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States
It’s different up here. And we know you are, too. That’s why we’re taking steps to create a bold new approach to education that develops your strengths and interests while helping you achieve your dreams of becoming a leader for tomorrow’s world.



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. 


Career Services is a campus department dedicated to helping PSU job-seekers connect with potential employers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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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

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

Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States

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