For those interested in studying in New Hampshire, we have a very useful list. We selected the best New Hampshire institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.
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|1||Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
Total enrollment: 6,144
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 10.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 98%
6-year graduation rate: 95%
Classes with under 20 students: 64.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1350-1560
|2||University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)
Tuition: in-state: $16,424, out-of-state: $28,884
Total enrollment: 15,172
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 74.2%
Average freshman retention rate: 88%
6-year graduation rate: 77%
Classes with under 20 students: 42.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1010-1210
John McCain’s family lived in the Jacksonville suburb of Orange Park, Florida. When John went to Vietnam, the children were still very young: adopted sons Douglas and Andy were, respectively, seven and five years old, and daughter Sidney was only six months old. On Christmas Eve 1969, near Philadelphia, John’s wife, Carol, was in a car accident, as a result of which she was very badly injured. Over the next two years, she underwent twenty-three surgeries and grueling courses of physical therapy. John did not know about this tragedy until returning home.
In the US, McCain immediately became a very popular personality. An interview with him was published on the front page of the New York Times, in Jacksonville he was solemnly presented with the keys to the city, at a reception at the White House he was shaken by the thirty-seventh President of the United States, Richard Nixon. The McCains also met Ronald Reagan (then governor of California) and his wife Nancy, and they later continued to maintain a relationship with the Reagan couple.
John McCain went through a long and difficult rehabilitation process. He spent several months in a hospital in Jacksonville, he underwent three operations. Psychological tests showed that the captivity and torture did not damage his mental health, McCain said at the time that he survived due to “faith in his country, the United States Navy, family and God.” In 1973-74 he was trained at the National War College in Washington where, among other things. studied the history of Vietnam and the history of wars in Indochina. In November 1974, five months before the fall of Saigon, he visited the city, where he spoke to students at the local military college.
Few believed that McCain would be able to return to the controls of the aircraft, but after a long and painful physical therapy and exhausting training in August 1974, he returned to the naval aviation. He was appointed commander of an A-7 Corsair II ground attack squadron .based in Jacksonville. Some of the senior officers then believed that McCain got this appointment thanks to his father, but the young pilots were fascinated by “Skipper” (as McCain was nicknamed), not only because of his past, but also seeing his genuine enthusiasm for the service. McCain not only managed to “lift on the wing” all the aircraft of the unit (some of which were idle before him awaiting repairs), but also ensured that the pilots of the squadron under his leadership did not allow a single accident (although he himself, when he was a young pilot, did not boast of this could).
Around this same time period, John and Carol’s marriage began to slowly unravel. McCain began dating other women, he later said: “The collapse of my marriage was due to my own selfishness and immaturity more than with Vietnam, and I cannot avoid guilt by pointing the finger at the war. The guilt was completely mine.”
Soon after returning from Vietnam, John McCain began to think about a career in politics. In 1976, he considered running for the US House of Representatives from Florida and even received support from local figures in the Republican Party, but the leadership of the “Great Old Party” then decided that he had no chance. Then, in 1976, John and Carol McCain were very actively involved in the election campaign of Ronald Reagan, who claimed the role of the Republican Party candidate for President of the United States.
In the summer of 1977, McCain was transferred to Washington , D.C., first to the Naval Air Command, then to the Senate Liaison Office of the Naval Legislative Affairs Office, and two years later, in August 1979, he was appointed head of this department. During his time there, McCain met many politicians and lobbyists, he later said that it was “… a real entry into the world of politics and the beginning of my second career as a civil servant.”