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Southern New Hampshire University Online
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Don't Be Suckered -- SNHU is a Ponzi Scheme
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Degree: History, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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SNHU is running a grift on its students. Note that it gives you 3 credits for 8 weeks of work, instead of the normal 16 at a real college, but you pay as if you're at University of X or X State University. This system is in place so SNHU can suck down massive amounts of federal aid, not because it is the best way of providing quality education. SNHU exists to make money for SNHU ... tho' it is a not-for-profit unlike Phoenix and the other thieving dens. Regardless of the on-line schools' for-profit or not-for-profit status, at the end of the program, you get lots of debt for a sh!t sandwich without the bread. Now if you want to just fill a block, enroll here, but you should know that in the real world, people will in fact look down upon you for having a SNHU degree. SNHU is rotten to the core: they get only crappy professors (a great number of them educated only in on-line settings, which is why this is more a Ponzi scheme than a college) who make only $2200 a course (what's their motivation to go above and beyond for you when the prof is getting $110 on average for each student? ... that's $13.75 per week per student ... how many hours of the prof's attention each week do you think $13.75 buys you? -- about 15 minutes if your lucky); the work that students get away with performing is a pathetic (20 pages of reading a week in a class, for example) but the grades are inflated through the ceiling; and the staff designing the curricula have joke degrees (why do their deans, for example, have only MA degrees, and then from 5th-rate schools?). If you want a real educational experience, enroll at your local community college, earn your intro credits there, then go do the hard work and make the sacrifices at a brick and mortar school to get a real degree.

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Justin - 2 days ago

Sounds like someone is either bias or stupid. 3 credits in 8 weeks is half time, 6 credits in 8 weeks is full time. So at full time you're getting 12 credits in 16 weeks, which is normal for universities. As a history major, this guy obviously didn't take any basic math classes.

Each professor I've had is actively working and or publishing in their field. My last professor, and his puny little Ph.D just completed an industry defining speaking engagement in information technology.

As for pay, I can't speak to that. But if your so concerned at what your professors are making, you aren't focusing on your school enough.

Snhu may not be for everyone, but if your going to slam a school, at least get your facts straight.

Basic research. Maybe you should retake ENG 123, the basics of research and writing research papers.

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Danielle - about 16 hours ago

Great rebuttal! This Frank fellow has apparently been shut down! lol Happy holidays all :)

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Frank - about 5 hours ago

Keep believing you're getting a real eduction. The world needs dolts like you to occupy the left side of the bell curve. Just don't complain when you don't get a job or get laughed out of a professional community because you chose to be sheep and let SNHU lead you to the slaughter. Again, your choice.

High-quality education for non-traditional stud...
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Degree: Small Business Administration/Management
Graduation Year: 2016
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I have had a great experience with SNHU College of Online and Continuing Education. Application and enrollment were definitely one of the smoothest transitions I experienced during the year I transitioned out of the military. The school accepted all my recommended ATTRs credits and transfer credits from my previous traditional on-campus university experience. The Veteran Student Advisors so far have all been veterans themselves and had consistently made sure my ducks were in a row financially. I have never had a lapse post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The courses are state-of-the art and I am always finding myself surprisingly pleased with how innovative the classroom software is. My professors have all been experts in their field and are prompt with feedback and grading. The online "campus" is very intuitive and all the resources are very well organized. News updates keep you "in the know" about university and regional events including some really interesting lectures, speeches, sports events, promotions etc. The electronic library is immense and I should say too that the campus is rather charming with very nice modern classroom and campus activity facilities. The ride to campus from Massachusetts is very enjoyable. I am confident that upon graduation, with the knowledge I have acquired here at SNHU College of Online and Continuing Education, I will be able to secure employment in my field and work towards my goal of owning my own business. I am so far 100% satisfied.

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No Regrets
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2016
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I decided to write a review for Southern New Hampshire University for several reasons. First, I am a returning graduate student who is currently in pursue of obtaining a second master’s degree. I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees (engineering) at a state university. What I love so much about Southern New Hampshire University is their communication approach to talking to students. I have never received such kindness from staff members. On the contrary, I have had to deal with the constant headaches from disgruntled advisors from state universities. Southern New Hampshire is not prestigious; however, they provide an excellent education. College education is not about prestige. College is about obtaining skills through quality education. Southern New Hampshire University may be small compared to other colleges, but they’re big on providing great education.

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Glad I made the switch
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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I am currently enrolled at SNHU in the psychology program. I have experience with online schools so I was very reluctant to find a good one. I obtained an associate's degree from Kaplan university which was not the best online school. It was inconvenient attending seminars and the teachers were disengaged. I love that SNHU is an actual physical school rather than some made up online college. My advisors have been great and transitioning to the graduate program has been a breeze. I have six months left and I will be done with my bachelors degree. I am very pleased and happy that I decided to enroll at SNHU instead of completing another degree at Kaplan. I recommend the school to everyone who asks about a good online school. Best of all they are accredited and non profit! can't get any better than that!

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Fantastic Continuing Education for Adults
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Degree: Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I overall had a great experience at Southern New Hampshire University. First and foremost, I am not a spring chicken anymore. I was probably one of the few older people in every course. As a person from the “old school era,” I am not too technology friendly. Despite my lacking skills in technology usages, I decided to go on online to save time and money. Attending school online was the greatest experience that I have ever had as a student, especially at a university like SNHU. SNHU worked with me. The admissions department is friendly and patient. The continuing education offered by SNHU is truly fantastic. I never felt pressured to rush or cram for exams or papers as the way I did during my undergrad years at a traditional university setting. Everyone is entitled to their personal opinion. Personally speaking, SNHU provided the education at a fair price. I had good instructors (except for one) and the course work load was definitely challenging. When I received my MS in Finance, I was given a raise! I recommend SNHU. Don’t judge till you try it. Good luck!

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Degree: Communication and Media Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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What an excellent educational experience! I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at SNHU. Excellent faculty and staff. I felt I received the education I deserved. Best online program. I am glad I made the switch from U of Phoenix.

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Best Choice I ever made!
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Degree: History, General
Graduation Year: 2016
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I was a college dropout and I was working 2 jobs just to be broke by the end of the month. SNHU has made it possible for me to work and get my college degree. I love SNHU. The people are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Financial aid paid for my education. I loved my SNHU experience and I recommend it to anyone!

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SNHU is a reputable university with great programs
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Degree: Economics, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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SNHU is a tier 1 ranked university. Regionally accredited and awarded special accreditation (European), which is rare for an American base university. Beautiful campus. Great sports teams. Also, SNHU has beautiful dorms. Many of the professors at SNHU graduated from prestigious universities such as Harvard,Yale, etc. SNHU has many students who graduated from upscale universities. Harvard University and other upscale universities hires SNHU graduates to teach. SNHU course work is difficult. THIS UNIVERSITY IS NOT A DIPLOMA MILL LIKE CAPELLA OR UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX. SNHU IS AN ACTUAL UNIVERSITY. IT IS A BRICK-AND-MORTAR UNIVERSITY THAT OFFERS ONLINE PROGRAMS. I graduated from FSU, which is a state university in Florida. I had such a terrible experience. After I graduated with my BA, I applied to John Hopkins University and got accepted into their Advance Academic Program in Applied Economics (online). Like John Hopkins University, FSU treats students like numbers and price tags. Fees at FSU were OUTRAGES! John Hopkins was worst! I spent about $8,000 (rough estimation) in two courses alone...which I regret. The course work at SNHU is 10 tens more difficult than at John Hopkins. John Hopkins is a prestigious university, but their online programs are terrible and expensive. Sorry. Applying to SNHU has been the greatest thing that I have ever done since graduating from Miami-Dade College with my Associates of Arts. The course work is difficult, but you learn from hands-on faculty members. SNHU career services is incredible. I am proud to be a SNHU graduate student. One of the best schools in the country. I really dislike students who insult SNHU, especailly when they compare us to schools like Capella, UoP, Ashford, etc. SNHU has a great reputation and SNHU is a private university in NH. The problem is that students are lazy and want a free ride. Whether college maybe online or on campus, YOU HAVE TO STUDY!!!! Not all professors are good. And that applies to universities like Harvard, FSU, UM, FIU, FAU, MDC, UND, and etc. Every university has their pros and cons. I can give you a list of over 200 cons regarding FSU's programs, faculty, and campus. FSU is a joke and the students attending only care about getting drunk, and about 50% of the professors are extremely arrogant. In addition, the university is in the middle of no where! After graduating from FSU and attending John Hopkins University for 1 semester, SNHU saved me.

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Mike - 2 months ago

I can't help but notice as I'm reading reviews of this school that this post is word for word also posted on yelp.com but under a completely different user name. The dates for the posts are only one day apart. Is this a real review or a sales pitch?

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knightSky1216 - 2 months ago

Nope. I copy and paste my review on 3 websites. I was tired of reading bad reviews. I have like a dozen emails n user names. I do that to avoid getting my account hacked.

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Knightsky1216 - 2 months ago

My other username is Al G. I actually wrote reviews on over 8 different websites.

Sales pitch? If I was getting paid, I would have been rich by now. I am just a student trying to defend SNHU rep. People are jerks. I have attended several colleges (state and private). SNHU has been the best school so far. Trust me dude. This is the real deal.

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Al G (Knightsky1216) - 2 months ago

And for the record, SNHU don't give sales pitches. Duke University gives sales pitches. An MBA at Duke will cost $140,000. That's a sales pitch. Capella and UoP gives the pitch but not SNHU.

After FSU, I didn't even think twice of enrolling at one of their

Grad programs. In fact, I am going to write a negative review for FSU. That school should close down.

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Mike - 2 months ago

This is all very good to hear. I heard of SNHU in a video I was watching on Lynda.com and thought it was too good to be true, so I set out to read every review I can find to make sure the online degree is the real deal that you can actually get a job with, not some kind of Devry or ITT Tech sort of diploma mill. I'm just paranoid at this point since there are so many scams out there so it was easy for me to see the exact same review word for word on two different sites by two different user names and assume that SNHU put them up themselves.

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KnightSky1216 - 2 months ago

Michigan Flint University has good grad programs online. So does UND.

I spent 2 months looking for an online grad program, and believe me, I am also paranoid. Avoid ITT Tech, Capella, UoP, etc.

John Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs aren't worth the price. SNHU is a good university.

SNHU is a private not-for-it brick and mortar university that offers online programs. Fully accredited and reputable.

Colorado State offers good grad programs online too. First check out some state universities. I already graduated from a state university with a BA so I decided to go to a private university, especially due to size. I personally prefer smaller class rooms. You learn more.

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Degree: Writing, General
Graduation Year: 0000
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I love this new online college- If you are online and dissatisfied- look around! I was drowning at the old one- bored and miserable- the people- including professors-were only going for a piece of paper or paycheck. I just assumed online was like that everywhere! Not so! My new college has forums for each major and most students are really engaging in the DB's! The professor I have currently is actually READING our work and giving REAL feedback- after three years of misery, I am finally excited to do my work. I hope that this helps others who are one the other end of a computer staring numbly at there classes and counting them down! There is hope out there- look around! Thank you SNHU

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LOVE LOVE LOVE SNHU
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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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Like several other reviewers, I've attended a number of Online Universities since 2006. I earned my AA at UOPX and my BA at Ashford. Spent some time at Northcentral and Purdue working on my masters. Hands down SNHU is the best! Challenging. Relevant. Engaged instructors. Helpful staff. I worked in a remote village in India during the Winter 2014 term. The technology folks were fantastic especially considering we could only communicate using chat mode.

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Patricia - 2 months ago

What program did you get to work in India?

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