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Southern New Hampshire University Online
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An Excellent Online Program
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2015
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Southern New Hampshire University's online program for a degree in Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction was perfect for me. As a single mother of two children in school, working full time and a full time life outside of work this program has been excellent. The advisers and teaching staff were helpful. Anything I asked was answered promptly. Financial aide was explained to me and was an expedient process. Graduation was beautiful and I flew from California to go. I would recommend this college to anyone who needs to do an online degree. I will be getting my graduate degree with them.

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Happy with choice
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2016
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I would highly recommend this school for anyone working professionals looking to expand their knowledge or high school graduates. The instructors are topnotch and will go out of their way to help you succeed. If you are looking for a school to get your bachelors or master give SNHU a try you'll be glad you did.

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Superb University
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016
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Advisors and professors have been incredibly helpful and attentive every step of the way. I did not feel like "another number"; I truly felt appreciated and encouraged to pursue my degree. Classes are well-structured and very clear-cut. Tuition was very reasonable, considering the quality of the education you receive. Fantastic experience all around!

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SNHU
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018
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So far, I'm having a wonderful experience. The professors and advisors are very helpful. They do follow up calls and emails to make sure you're comfortable with the format. My professor always provides feedback positive or on what needs improvement when posting each grade. If they feel like you are unsure of what is expected or heading in the wrong direction they always make sure to touch base. The work load is a lot, but not overwhelming as with other online programs I've reviewed or attended. SNHU made sure to start my online program off slowly so I wouldn't be destined for failure my very first term or feel overwhelmed by the workload. As you build your confidence, you may increase the your courses.

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SNHU was for me
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
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I love SNHU, it was very different than my traditional college experiences. The personal focus must be higher as you are not on campus, its just you holding yourself accountable. Do your research and I would recommend a non-profit college. They have been helpful and seem genuinely interested in your success. You have one contact and the tech support is first rate. They are also veteran friendly. If you are looking for true online experience without the unnecessary layers checkout SNHU.

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Liars and Thieves
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Degree: Environmental Studies
Graduation Year: 2016
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This school will steal your money, force you to pay out of pocket or rely on loans because YOUR grants are unavailable or held by another school, excuse after excuse. And they cannot seem to keep to their promised Veteran pricing that they offered my wife or sister. I promise you will regret dealing with these thieves. It will blow your mind the amount of unprofessional representatives will lie about your problems. Do Not take their words at face value.

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Randall Hoover - about 1 month ago

Yes. I learned the hard way. I withdrew from my 1st class due to a family death. They never processed it nor warning be that leaving would still obligate me and then demanding full payment plus 40% right after the class was over after failing to process my student and loan. They refused to listen to the reason nor care about my Father death. They ignored my offer to pay a prorated attendance and went right to asking for $$$$. They enrolled me saying my loan was good and lied about that - it was never processed and now they want cash for a class I had to drop that I would have never attended. President of the school can care less. WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT GRADUATION - PARTY CRASH. Look at their rating, ITT has a better one! Interesting in joining a major class action - contact me.

Very Good and Improving
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016
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I am five-eighths of the way through my first term at SNHU online. This will be my third degree, the first two were from (different) brick & mortar state universities. I also teach developmental math at a local community college. And I taught one term at ITT Tech, which is a diploma mill to such a disgusting degree. I never returned. I am impressed with SNHU and with what they have been able to achieve. I am taking two classes, one of which I find extremely challenging, the other only mildly so. The quality of their advising is far superior to anything that I have ever experienced. The community college where I teach, in particular, does a horrendous job of advising- the students are completely uninformed about their educational programs. SNHU really helped me make the right decisions (financing, scheduling, etc.) At ITT Tech, it was all about selling to new students, to enhance prospects. SNHU doesn't have the profit motive - my enrollment advisor was cautious and informative, not at all pushy. My academic advisor is helpful and available and acts as a mentor and a champion. A sizable chunk of my classmates in both classes are former military, which I really like for some reason. I don't have any military types in my family or immediate circle, so it's nice to have discussions with them about math online. It's nice to see who these wonderful people really are, how their minds work. I do worry about the impressions out there of the school, such as the negative ones that appear on this forum. I worry that the degree will be snorted at on my resume. But I think they are trying to do the right thing. If they keep it up, the school will only keep improving. Check out the article on Slate.com entitled "The Amazon of Online Education." http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/01/southern_new_hampshire_university_how_paul_leblanc_s_tiny_school_has_become.html

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Student Beware
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Degree: Environmental Studies
Graduation Year: 2016
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This school is a mess!!! It has been a headache since day one. First they kept giving me the wrong tuition rate. I qualified for active duty tuition and had to fix it twice. The financial aid office is even wrose! They were always telling me different storys on why my award amount was being changed and so much more. The teachers would take weeks to grade your paper or message you back. It is just a complete waste of time and money!

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Katie - about 1 month ago

I attend this university and I can tell you that your experience is not the experience I have had with this university. I have attended since 2012 and will be completing my B.A. in Communication with a minor in business in 2016. I have had nothing but positive experiences. Every time I have needed assistance from financial aid they have replied to my questions via email within a day in the most courteous and informative way. The financial aid I received was very helpful in allowing me to complete my degree (Pell grant as well as standard federal student loans). They have held their tuition rates at $960 per course for the entire 4 years of my degree. I have experienced rigorous courses and learned from professors who work in the fields of study they are teaching. I have also particularly found useful the constant weekly emails and availability of an encouraging personal advisor who has aided me with all my questions and needs.

Registering for class is easy and it is not hard to get into the classes you need. The courses are relevant to the work world today and I feel prepared to fill the needs of employers. The SNHU career advisors (there is a whole team of them) are able to help with providing personalized career direction and advice. They have partnered with Focus2 to allow students to take personalized personality, career interest, aptitude and value tests. Based on your results (which you can re-take the tests as many times as you want), jobs that match these results will appear and you can explore them based on academic major, salary, growth, etc. They have frequent webinars from respected writers and authors as well as a wide variety of others like the FBI on how to create resumes, portfolios, social media presence, etc.that will set you up for gainful employment. These are interactive and very useful. This career resource is available to alumni and students alike and is a huge assistance in career planning. I have been able to complete my education without going into major debt and feel that SNHU is the best investment I have made in my life for myself and others. I would highly recommend this university--especially for working professionals. There are myriad ways to connect with classmates via online interest groups, the job bank SNHUrecruit for alumni, and honor groups based on major and ability such as Sigma Alpha Pi.

I am thankful to SNHU!

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Randall Hoover - about 1 month ago

SNUH truly is a BIG mess. Unethical and childish back office peeps.

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maurice - about 1 month ago

I attend this schools and am also in the military.

Can't say nothing but great things.Great environment with a helpful staff. Military tuition rate was simple to set up.teachers respond quickly and grade assignments withing a few days! I love snhu.

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John - 24 days ago

I had a project due last week and the syllabus wasn't completely clear on one of the guidelines and where you turn the project in online. I emailed the professor so clarify it. The policy said professor reply within 24 hrs. 3 days later, 2 days before the assignment was due, he finally got back to me and simply said "See the project guideline for this project and review the syllabus." I had already done this obviously and his reply gave zero help. It would have taken 10 seconds to answer my simple question but that's all he said. Seems like he doesn't care.

Glad I Made This Choice
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Degree: Environmental Studies
Graduation Year: 2018
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Living in a rural area and being currently unable to uproot my life to be a traditional student, I was looking at online options. I was pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of programs SNHU offers, including degrees not normally considered to be available online. I am taking classes part-time which allows me to still be able to work full-time and have a life. SNHU also accepted all of my transfer credits (I have an A.S. degree and credits from 3 prior schools.) Tuition is reasonable and there are no hidden costs. I've seen some other reviewers criticize the 8-week term structure, but I experienced that at another school I attended (also a private, non-profit school). You can still learn plenty in 8 weeks, but it can be intense. Over the course of a year, you still take the same number of classes/credits you would under a traditional 2-semester schedule. The instructors I've had so far have been great, all having master's or Ph.D's in the areas they are teaching and they are ready and willing to help students, you just need to ask.

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SNHU where the brain dead do administrative work
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
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SNHU is a University have big issues on their administration it really doesn't matter what department for the time I have been in this school there has been a huge strugle to get anything done the advising center is nothing but garbage they will loose your forms there is a probability that the forms have to be submitted at least 20 times before they will do anything if you need to speak to somebody good luck you probable will have a better chance resurrecting the death

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Randall Hoover - about 1 month ago

No kidding. The tables are turning on SNHU. They fight their own students they claim the help. Their President continues to sit on his hands hoping the issue will go away. He needs to be fired.

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Hayder - about 1 month ago

It's really a good school. It does teach you what you need to become successful. I recommend this school for anyone who have a busy schedule.

Believe it or not after you start your first semester you will love it.

I had math and business law and both headmasters hold a phd and very professional. Thank you

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Ben - 20 days ago

You might find their basic college composition classes to be helpful.

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