Distributive Requirement - ten categories of types of classes such as social science, theory, science, science with a lab, quantitative and deductive studies, etc. Required writing classes freshman year depending on performances on verbal section of SAT. Required major, but most students also minor or double major, can also triple major, double minor, modify a major (combine two departments), or create your own major. All professors are required to have office hours but are available to meet with students at any other time. Research: we have all the funding/research opportunities that comes with being a university, but because the graduate schools are so small all those resources get funneled to undergraduates. Laid back environment, so not very competitive, more personally competitive with ourselves than with other students in the class. Accurate grading. INCREDIBLE study abroad - a program for almost every single academic department.
Quality of Life
Most students live on campus in dorm clusters. Centralized dining (one main dining hall), with dining halls also found in the student center, library, arts center and business school. Seven libraries with one central library. We are an insanely tight-knit community, students leave their computers and textbooks in the library for hours, no one locks their doors, etc. Very close with the town of Hanover. A lot of tradition and high alumni involvement. Safest town in NH which is the safest state in the nation - so basically the safest college down in the country!