Southern New Hampshire University Online Grad Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (13)
I just graduated. The school was great. Courses were challenging. Professors were responsive to students. My advisor was very involved in my course selection and in how I was doing in each semester. Online course are not for everyone, you must be motivated. I had several job offers before graduation. I started working at an entry position right before graduation. I will be receiving a promotion and raise as soon as my employer confirms my graduation and credentials. Very satisfied with my education and overall experience.
I am very pleased with the college. The professors are required to have a masters degree and most have a doctorate. My advisor Brenda has been wonderful and responds back with in 24 hours, she calls me every semester to see how things are going. The work is challenging and requires a lot of reading and writing, but that's how you get educated. If you don't want to do work then you don't go to college. Make sure you read all the announcements, they are informative . I have taken some classes on campus and the quality is the same. I know several students who have transferred online undergraduate courses to other colleges with no problem. I have several outstanding job offers.
First and foremost, my professors at SNHU were awesome and obviously very committed to their employment as adjunct online MS professors I was also initially impressed with my (chosen for me) online MS student adviser, Leah Blumenthal. Leah, communicated with me regularly and continuously. I find it difficult to believe that she had not a nary of my surprising and sudden "possible warning of academic dismissal" due to my academic withdraw to care for my dying mother during her last weeks. Apparently, my situation via University standards was not considered an exceptional situation; thus, financial aid figured my good standing GPA of previous, with the 2 or 3 courses I withdrew from to care for my mother. In addition, financial aid considered me as a contract liability because I could not attend full time. Therefore, I was told via email and phone conversation by Leah, "I just wanted to let you know so it would not be a surprise if they academically dismiss you due to a now 2.0 GPA and now considered not even a part-time student status." Surprised? My mother died on March 07, 2016; I resumed studies in the fall term of 2016...successfully. I was emailed this surprise....two weeks prior to finals for the course (I was recommended to only take one course).....You do the math. So, it must not come as a surprise to anyone that I was no longer going to waste 30 hours per week researching when no one could guarantee me my academic continuance. Renate K. Lazzaretto ; MS online Psychology with specialization in Criminal Behavioral Psychology.
I love SNHU the professors were great and very involved in the course. The work is challenging but requires self motivation. They offer internships with large companies. I had no problems with admissions the counselors were great at telling me what to expect, my advisor was in contact with me every semester. All in all I was pleased I have several friends that attend their now and seem to like it and haven't had any issues. I was surprised to read the negative reviews but i guess if you have a bad experience you want to complain to some one
The online program at SNHU for the MBA program leaves quite a bit to be desired. After finishing undergrad at a university where I took the majority of my classes on campus but did chose to take some online, I was intrigued by the option of a graduate program online offered by a brick and mortar school. It didn't take long for me to begin regretting my decision. Unfortunately, as with the majority of graduate programs my credits wouldn't transfer elsewhere so I finished my degree with SNHU. The professors are overly opinionated, under-qualified and rarely grade fairly (mind you I graduated the program with a 4.0). I knew several students that were also enrolled that turned in sub-par work or work beyond the deadlines with no reason yet received full credit. Where I would spend time diligently doing my work on time to the best of my ability and would receive either equal grades or points off for differing opinions. The program taught me little to nothing and was basically a tic mark on my resume. I would not advise anyone to waste their money on this program.
If you are a busy person, if you have children, or a career, this school may not be for you. It is a lot of reading and writing, as I imagine all online schools are the same. This one has weekly deadlines. I've heard of some schools who don't have a weekly deadline. I think I've heard of some schools that give you the term to do all the assignments---this one is not one of them. I am a stay-at-home mother right now and struggle ( more than when I had a full time job) to get assignments and blackboard posts in on time. Now that children are out for the summer, doing school work has to wait until the end of the day. Most of the time I'm exhausted and end up falling asleep, then on Sunday I'm trying to turn assignments in on time. So, if you are a mother of small children, or someone with a hectic work schedule, try looking into other schools. I wish the recruiter would have been open and direct with me about this. I guess they're just trying to meet a quota .
I attended Southern New Hampshire University for my BA in Adolescent psychology, and am now within five courses of completion for my MS in Psychology with a concentration in adolescent behavior and development. I absolutely love this school, have recruited five new students for them, and will continue to do so. Another reviewer said that any education you receive is what you make of it. This couldn't be more true. This is an excellent option for continuing education students, as well as new incoming high school seniors, however, it is not an option for those who want an "easy A".
SNHU has competitive tuition and their instructors are responsive. I have completed two online degrees at different universities. I like them both equally and find that success in large part is up to the individual student. It is not easy and no one can manufacture time or individual attitude.
As with most things in life, you get out what you put in. I previously earned my undergraduate degree by going to a traditional brick and mortar University at night. The flexibility that SNHU online classes offered was the only way I could earn my MBA and still be able to travel for work, and complete assignments when I had time available. In regards to the professors, some were outstanding while a couple was less than helpful. However the majority were well informed, contributed to the weekly discussions and willing to work with me. Obtaining Financial Aid was relatively easy and the cost to obtain an MBA was reasonable compared to other institutions. Books are always overpriced, regardless of which school you attend, but online sites offer alternatives and provide the option to recoup some of your costs post class. The fellow students in a class average about 20 – 22 and the online aspect allows for a diversified class. Student ages in the MBA curriculum range from 21 to 60+ and have an international mix with students from not only across the USA, but other countries. This allows for a very different perspective on the weekly discussions, especially for the International MBA program that I was enrolled in. Before anyone enrolls in any college program, one needs to consider what is important to them. If name recognition or perception is important, then choose a more established tier 1 or 2 college. If the perceived stigma of an online university is of concern, then do not enroll in one. Do not expect SNHU to be something it is not. Regardless of what other individuals may post or say about online classes, a vast majority of graduates put in the work over years, sacrificed weekends and nights and often required the support of family to obtain their degrees. Each degree has some level of intrinsic value and should not be demeaned. For me, the option to attend a not for profit University and provided the flexibility of an online class met my needs. I was able to obtain more knowledge than expected and I’m proud to have my MBA, and of the work and effort I put in to obtain it. Decide what you expect from a University and choose that school which meets your requirements. SNHU was able to do that for me.
I'm in Arizona and was enrolled at SNHU Online. I had completed 2 courses with no issues. I paid for the tuition up front and my employer reimbursed me at the end upon evidence of course completion with passing grades. However, when my company announced layoffs, I was unsure if I could be reimbursed if I was no longer employed when I completed the course. So to be safe, I sent my advisor an email within the required withdrawal period explaining my concerns and requested to withdraw from the class I had not yet started and re-enroll in a subsequent term when I was confident of continued employment. He (Matthew Boyd) was out of the office and I received an automated out of office reply. I glanced at this on my phone and assumed he would handle the situation upon his return. I wasn't worried because my email was clearly dated within the withdrawal period. However, when I received bill for the tuition, I emailed Matt and his response was that at the bottom of his out of office automated reply was the statement that if my email was regarding withdrawal, I needed to complete the proper form and submit THAT within the required withdrawal period. I did not see this and as he never followed up with me, it was now too late to file "THE FORM." I asked him if I could go ahead and file it, he said sure, but it would probably be rejected as late and I'd have to appeal, which I did and I was denied. By now, I'd missed too much of the class to actually take it, but I was still responsible for $1,800 of tuition for something I did not receive. I was extremely disappointed in their bureaucratic approach to the withdrawal process. I clearly communicated my situation to MY ADVISOR and as I had NEVER had to withdraw from a course before, I was not familiar with the process. I had expected some assistance from my "Advisor!" While I'm sure this is all "legal,” it's just bad business and I would have expected some flexibility. I would have remained a student had they offered to work with me, give me credit toward a future course, or charge a nominal penalty rather than the whole $1,800 tuition for the class (as I did not benefit from any class time). So I felt compelled to drop out of their school and never return. This all happened in January 2013 and was unable to pay $1,800 with potential unemployment from layoffs looming, so I agreed to $100/month until paid. They enthusiastically accepted that....why not, it's money for nothing? I feared for my credit score if I didn't pay. I ultimately did not lose my job and probably could have paid the balance, but as I'm still waiting for some benefit from this investment of $1,800, I figure they can wait for the “free” money. I do not believe SNHU follows fair business practices and they are they instructors and course materials are mediocre. They are supposed to be "non-profit" but they clearly made $1,800 profit off me! So just beware if you are planning to attend SNHU Online. Be sure you study all their policies because they will not be flexible.