Southern New Hampshire University Online Grad Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (10)
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.
I loved that I could work on the assignments for each week on my own time! The instructors got an answer back to your questions quickly and many of the instructors led more than 1 course so you didn't have to learn how they grade assignments for every single class.
I am currently enrolled in my second class towards a Masters in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology. I have to say I am extremely impressed with the quality of instructor. My current professor has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and works as a psychologist at Columbia. She has been phenomenal and responds quickly if you have questions/concerns. I have never had an adviser call to simply check up on me to see how I was doing in my undergrad. Prepare to have it done if you attend SNHU. My adviser calls me two to three times in one term to see how my classes are and to see if I needed anything. Simply doing this makes me feel I picked the right college. I have also recruited people from my job, and they have also told me of the amazing professors they have had. I say if you are thinking of coming to SNHU, just do it.
SNHU has been an absolute blessing in my life. I've completed a B.S. from the university, and I'm currently finishing my M.S. The university has grown and developed its online program significantly over the last 6 years. I've stayed with SNHU term after term because the university is both challenging and supportive. My degree programs have not been easy, and the work is difficult-sometimes quite intense. Nonetheless, you can truly learn at SNHU. If you want an easy degree with little effort, please go somewhere else. We honestly don't want you here nor will you succeed. If you're ready to get educated, put in some time and truly develop yourself in every area of life, choose SNHU. This school isn't about getting you a better job; it's about getting you a better life!About 90% of my courses have been either good or great. The bad instructors are generally weeded out by the university is short order. Students who report inferior classes may not get a new professor immediately, but it's likely that the lackluster teachers will get pushed out soon after the term ends. With new efforts by SNHU to connect the university together and encourage peer interaction both online and offline, I think academics will only improve in the future. President LeBlanc, SNHU's awesome leader, is an educational leader who loves breaking down barriers for students. Advisors support this mission by keeping students on track and focused on completing degrees.
You'll never be scammed by SNHU, and the school will always stand behind you. Not surprisingly, the university enrolls a lot of students who leave the for-profits. The transfers typically notice an immediate difference in quality. You won't regret studying through SNHU if you're ready to earn a reputable degree. So, why are you waiting?