Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (129)
I'm in my third term at SNHU so far it's been fine. I agree with what another reviewer said that some of the students seem a little unprepared for the rigors of university-level work, but that was only really apparent in the one 100 level course I had to take (I transferred in 75 credits). My advisors have been great to work with and everything has been smooth sailing so far. No problems at all with the application process, financial aid office, bookstore, registration, etc. I do occasionally feel that I'm being graded too easily but I'm also diligent, work hard and produce quality work so it's hard to tell. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with SNHU. It's a good mix of quality, flexibility and affordability. I would recommend this school.
I picked SNHU's online MBA program because it is extremely convenient with my full-time work schedule. Also, it is very competitively priced compared to other programs. With that being said, I wish that SNHU had some kind of admissions requirements to weed out their selection of students. This will sound completely arrogant, but I really do not care. The VAST majority of students in my classes seem as though they barely passed college. Their writing skills and grammar are horrendous, which is an issue for me with group projects. They also lack the ability to properly comprehend any kind of assignment, also an issue for me with group projects. It is incredibly frustrating trying to work with such students. I am not sure if it is a lack of intelligence or a lack of effort that is causing this problem. At the same time, as I have read from other students, I believe that the professors simply hand out good grades, regardless of the quality of the work. I say this because time and time again I put in maximum effort and quality into each assignment, yet students whose work is CLEARLY subpar receive somewhat similar grades to me. I know there are other students out there who share my sentiments. I am incredibly appreciative to be receiving A's on everything, but I would like honest grades and feedback for the assignments. The whole situation is simply infuriating. On the bright side though, I do like my advisor because she keeps in touch with me and seems to be on top of things.
There are really nice people but terrible at Financial Aid Office. They are not accurate when it comes to tuition. You have to go through so many channels in order to get the right information. They don't assign you to one person to deal with you payments and go through multi-people and half of the time they don't what there talking about.
I am very happy with Southern New Hampshire University so far. I'm on my fifth class and am impressed with the standardized blackboard, syllabus and learning module/weekly format. I've taken classes at 3 different schools including my local community college, I prefer the ones at SNHU overall. The teachers have been easy to get in touch with. My class login page has my advisor's photo with an announcement he posts as well as his contact information. He calls me once a semester to check in and regularly emails reminders on deadlines for class registration. They also have 24 hour tech support which is a huge deal for me. Class difficulty depends on the professor and the class level (as with any school). A level 100 class will be easier than a level 200. In my experience classes get more challenging once you're in the 300's. I would say the university is on par difficulty wise as my local community college and Northern Arizona University online. If you can get an associates degree from a local community college and transfer in as many credits as you can. It will save you quite a bit of money. I also wanted to mention that any complaints about dealing with financial aid are probably not the school's fault. I worked for my community college and the government has extremely strict rules that are a pain.
The courses are good, or seem pretty good, and some of the profs are very good. But there are major down sides. One is that you teach yourself. The design of the courses eliminates lectures and live discussion, which should be the heart of these courses. Worse, the vast majority of students in this program are unprepared. They mostly mean well, but have shockingly little writing or analytic skills, and many of them simply put little to nothing into the courses. Since the program is based on "peer" interaction, this is a serious draw back. If only SNHU would hold some level of admission standards.
You won't learn anything about IT there are no labs, some point of time you will come to know how to write an article in APA format. You will never know how to write hello world in Java if you join this school. Waste of time , waste of money, you will get a fake degree awarded by fake people.
Avoid this university. They pass everyone. I finished my BA and almost completed an MA. The degrees are meaningless, nobody takes SNHU seriously, and with almost zero overhead, they are becoming rich off teaching absolutely nothing and making you believe you can actually do something once you graduate.
SNHU was a great experience for me. I graduated at the top of my class in May of 2016. If you're willing to work hard and stay focused, this is the right school. I am now working on my Master of Arts in professional counseling. I do not regret choosing SNHU. I did my research and chose this school wisely. I did have a very few (2 or 3) instructors that I did not like, but that's to be expected. There was really only one that made my life miserable. I asked for and received awesome references from my final instructors. I highly recommend this school!
I normally don't write reviews, but I hope my review will be helpful to someone who is considering attending this school. I have had a wonderful experience with this school. I was in a psychology program and majority of my teachers were helpful and gave good feedback. Online classes is not for everyone. There is a lot of reading, essay writing, and discussion boards which you have to make four post each week. I had one issue with this school that made me very angry. Towards the end of my program I was told that some classes from a previous school I attended, were duplicate courses. I just wish that they caught it sooner, because I had to do two extra semesters in order to graduate (The school did give me a full scholarship to take the additional courses, which was nice). I have been asked many times if I would recommend SNHU to other students, and yes I would definitely recommend this school to other people. I know that my experience will be different from other students. But I am grateful that my experience here has been good. This school has helped me in landing a great job and I'm not ashamed to say that I graduated from SNHU. In previous years I attended U.O.P (Axia online) and when I went on interviews and mentioned the school, employers would just laugh in my face. So I know what it feels like to attend a (For-profit) school that people frown upon. I have not had that experience when mentioning that I graduated from SNHU. In fact it has worked in my favor and has so far been a great experience for me.
I was an online student until I dropped out yesterday. While looking for another school worth being associated with, I found this site. Here's what my experiences at SNHU online have taught me. - Good grades are easy to get, learning not so much. - Online courses do not cater to any learning styles other than reading/writing. Just because someone learns better with visuals does not mean they're dumb, but you will feel it if you're a visual or hands-on learner taking online courses at SNHU. The school won't think you're stupid, just lazy. - Seems like most of the schools focus is on campus, some online courses are still being tested. You still have to pay for these courses though. - Tutors offered for online students are only knowledgeable in so many areas. For instance, if you need help with a programming related class, you will only be able to rely on your teacher (more information on teachers below). Visual learners will be utilizing YouTube. Your instructor will provide you with a link each week. The author of the video is not associated with SNHU, so you can view these videos for free. Ask in the comments and I'll post the link to the authors homepage and save you some money. - There are no teachers, only instructors. Teachers teach, instructors give instructions. You'll be given an assignment and told what is expected. As far as learning the material goes, you are on your own! Honestly, I can't figure out the logic in changing the way people learn when what they're used to works. From first grade up until my senior year in high school I learned so much thanks to my teachers, who valued education. Even the little advice they would give, the little tricks they would teach you to help you remember things. Just all the things that have been proven to work, you will not receive from your instructor. You would honestly think that, the less like a sponge our brains become, that learning environments would become slower and more helpful to accommodate our decreasing ability to learn new things. I swear psychology should be mandatory, equal to English and math, at least. - One teacher, many students. I had one class with over 60 students. I only know because the instructor was stressed and told me she can't take the time to help me because she had over 60 other students to attend to. Okay, so you can't attend to me? Thanks, glad to know I'm not worth the time. - Accelerated course. Every course. I have a full-time job, no kids, no pets. I spent, on average, 3 hours a workday on school work. not including, very weekend, I dedicate 1 day to school work (from when I wake up, til I go to bed minus about 1.5 hours of me-time and obvious eating and the like), and 6 hours on the other day(s). There's a lot to learn in 1 week. As I stated earlier, it's still easy to get good grades, but college isn't about good grades. If you're just looking for a piece of paper that says, "This person knows what they're doing!", then go to SNHU. If you're serious about learning something, take the extra time to find a better school. Find one that can and will cater to your learning style. For people like me, that's tough. Not only am I a visual learner but I'm also a perfectionist. I want the best education I can possibly get and SNHU can't give me that.