Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (117)
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.
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
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.
I had done a lot of research prior to selecting SNHU. In the end, I am very happy with the choice I made. SNHU was extremely helpful from the get-go, and not pushy in getting me to enroll. I had several credits transfer from a local technical college, which I was happy with. My advisor is really helpful, and the instructors have been great. There are some tough courses and it does take some self-motivation to stay active in your coursework, but that is true for any school. I have recommended SNHU to several friends and colleagues. Also, I am not in the military, but I know that several classmates have made mention to how SNHU is very military-friendly school. If you lead a busy life like I do and are looking to squeeze in a degree, SNHU is a good fit.
I called SNHU because their commercial actually sounded like they wanted to help. I currently have 56shrs from my previous accredited university. I currently do not have the time to attend a regular classroom environment cause of work. SNHU told me they could only take 30shrs and the others I would have to redo through SNHU. Helping the military or looking out for your needs is BS!
SNHU is an excellent program to be able to do at home, online. It is some of the best classes I have taken, alongside with some of the most difficult. The instruction and interaction is much better than some of the online programs I have done.
I am 3 terms away from my BA in Psychology. I have attended several other schools after high school, as its taken about 12 years to complete my degree. I find the professors to all be very knowledgeable in their field and can give real world advice/information in most cases. Most of the professors have their doctorate, some are finishing it up. I've had a couple issues come up and after emailing the professor it was easily resolved. They are caring. I have had one advisor change, but that was because I needed a military advisor not just a general one. Anytime I have questions or need help with enrolling or choosing classes she is more than helpful. She has called to check on me, emailed to follow up when I was sick to see if was better, to make sure I got connected to the person I needed that she gave the information for and more. I've never had an issue with her! I've had good luck with financial aid and never a lag or anything on it either. I have recommended this school to others, and I will continue to do so. I enjoy the set up of the classes and how easy it is to see what I need to do and turn in. I've learned quite a bit already, and much that can be related to everyday as well. I've never once felt like a number, but an actual person to them. Call them and check them out.
I had to write a review because of the one star review which I thought was unfair. I have been around the proverbial block with online schools. I have audited or enrolled and withdrew within the refund period of about seven online schools and have attended my local university in a traditional setting. I have found the staff at SNHU to be the absolute best when it comes to dealing with the students. All of my academic advisors have been spot on and caring and have gone out of their way to answer any questions I may have about my program. The Financial Aid department is knowledgeable and answers inquiries quickly. The quality of my classes are good and I feel that I am getting a lot out of my education, especially given the very reasonable non-profit pricing. I have recommended the school to friends and family and the couple of them that have enrolled are also extremely pleased. Sure, I have had a couple professors that weren't great, but what school doesn't have those? For the most part my professors have been world-class, knowledgeable, and willing to answer questions and help. I'm glad I enrolled here and if I were you, quit window shopping for schools and call SNHU.
Last year (2012), I completed my studies at Rasmussen college as a Pharmacy Technician. I transferred from that school because an overwhelming majority of interactions that I had with the school staff, were rude and snobbish. I am respectful myself, not to come from that place. I chose SNHU as the college I wanted to continue my education in the healthcare industry. In two years, after I complete my B.S., I plan to continue on with my academia, and pursue my Masters.
My school is a good fit for me as I could not find any online writing schools that were not specifically focused on journalism. I wanted a creative writing degree and it is difficult to find a school that focuses on this particular subject. I am elated that I found this school.
Yes, I would pursue the same degree as writing is a passion of mine and is very therapeutic as well since I am disable and cannot attend the traditional on-campus courses.
Make sure you make yourself marketable and take a variety of courses.