New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA)

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Manchester, NH

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New Hampshire Institute of Art

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New Hampshire Institute of Art Student Essentials

New Hampshire Institute of Art Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Mid-size City Setting
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Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
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About NHIA

For more than 100 years, The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) in Manchester, New Hampshire, has been training fine artists and art educators. Today, NHIA offers bachelor’s degrees in several artistic disciplines, as well as graduate programs and art classes for the community. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, NHIA is also one of the most artistically influential institutions in the region.

NHIA offers bachelor’s degrees with concentrations in:

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Illustration

NHIA also offers a teaching credential, as well as a master’s degree in art education. All NHIA students get a thorough grounding in art history and theory, as well.

NHIA has several art galleries, some of which exhibit art by well-known artists. Some of the galleries also exhibit student work.

NHIA’s also offers continuing education courses, which give community members the chance to take non-credit art classes.

Admissions applications should be submitted with a personal statement, transcripts, letters of recommendation, ACT or SAT scores and a portfolio of artistic work.

NHIA degree students may apply for need-based federal aid awards, including Pell grants, SEOG grants, work-study money and loans. To apply for aid, applicants must submit a FASA.

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NHIA Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

60% of students gave New Hampshire Institute of Art 4 stars overall.

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Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I think NHIA was a fantastic school. The small number of students there allows you to really connect with your professors and create the opportunities you really want. They have fantastic teachers, and a very wonderful, close atmosphere. But like anything, education is really what you make it! A degree at NHIA is not a recipe for a dream job. I worked very hard when I was there, stayed in touch with professors afterwards, and had amazing results!

Alumnus - Grad Year 2010

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I think this was the best school I could've had and it suited all my needs: close (enough) to home, "affordable" (least compared to other schools... especially private schools!), professors who paid attention, etc... I'm in debuted to several people who work(ed) there, so I'll do a quick shout-out for some of them.First off, Lynn Pauley was my advisor (every student gets an advisor... a "special" person whom you go to for any issues, problems, they make sure you are getting the credits you need, etc...). -Anyways I wanted to take a water color class (offered only in the spring time), only to find out it conflicted with my schedule. It was Lynn who made the arrangement with Eileen Greene (who is practically the kindest person on Earth) that I could have an independent study with Eileen. This was sooo important to me and I'm practically grateful for it everyday. Eileen is a great professor and to of had one-on-one time with her was absolutely amazing!I also learned from Jim Hoston the lesson of "no such thing as a bad assignment, just a bad artist". He taught me what to do with projects/assignments that seemed daunting (like, painting a still-life). He helped show me how to incorporate what I like to draw into my artwork. A valuable lesson that I only wish I had learned sooner.When I attended, the school was expanding, new classes and teachers coming in and often I was told we were the "guinea pig" class... the "test subject" class. It did have it's ups and downs to it, so I would ask about the program/classes you're interested in and ask current/recently graduated students their thoughts. I'm sure they have improved upon the newer classes, and if I had to pick an art college all over again, I would definitely give this one another shot.Hope my review(s) are helpful and make sure you ask yourself what is the most important thing you need from a college (to succeed). -How important is location to you? How important is one-on-one time? After-school activities? Campus life? I don't think there is a "perfect college" out there for anybody (well, maybe a select few)... but it should all come down to needs vs wants. This school hit a solid A with me for needs, and I suppose that's all that matters.

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NHIA Map & Location

New Hampshire Institute of Art

148 Concord St

Manchester, NH 03104

Getting Around NHIA


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Manchester, NH

Winter Dec 38 20 Jan 32 12 Feb 37 16 Spring Mar 45 24 Apr 57 36 May 69 46 Summer Jun 77 56 Jul 82 61 Aug 81 59 Fall Sep 73 51 Oct 61 39 Nov 50 31

NHIA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 68%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 24%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 99% Graduate 1% Full-Time 100% Part-Time 0% International 0% Domestic 100%

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New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA)

For more than 100 years, The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) in Manchester, New Hampshire, has been training fine artists and art educators. Today, NHIA



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