Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (167)
I really like this college. I had a rough start due to issues in my personal life. After starting my first class, I got very sick and had to withdraw. Then i decided to change my mind about my major. Many universities would make you apply all over again for a new graduate program, you usually can't just change majors like you can with undergrad. I was delighted that they let me simply change into the new program! Unfortunately a string of unfortunate events occurred in my life which really screwed me up. Due to a death in the family causing me to have to move suddenly to watch the now empty house, then move again when estate was settled, I was emotionally fried and let my course go. Not only that but due to the short school terms at SNHU, I hadn't realized that the new term had started and I wasn't doing any work for it! Due to this string of circumstances, I had to file appeals to reinstate my funding. But, they worked with me and my advisor was GREAT through all of it. Now that the dust has settled, I'm back enrolled again and about to finally complete my first class. The professor is great, knows the topic well, nice, communicative. The class format is easy to navigate and submit work. I think the program that I'm in is absolutely great. And there are so many good programs at SNHU that I had a hard time choosing, and and have looked at many on their website that I would whole hearted recommend to others. I've called their one stop help line a few times and the wait is never too long, they usually can help with whatever you need, or will refer you to who can. I've used their online chat to ask questions and to chat with a librarian. That plus the personally assigned advisor make navigating this school very easy! I actually did start a masters at another college, University at Buffalo in the NY state system. Even though that was in person, I felt totally alone there, like nobody had my back. There wasn't anyone guide you in the program. Your advisor did that in addition to teaching a full schedule and advising many other students. I felt lost and confused there. I'm much more comfortable and confident at SNHU. And after all my unfortunate false starts, I feel this will be smooth sailing finally :-)
Beware. The cost accounting class I took had three components: online problems combined with a text; weekly discussion board postings; and a final project that had three mid-semester milestones. This was a graduate class, however, the problems and text were pretty much the same as what I had in my undergraduate class. The discussion boards were based upon articles which often times had incorrect grammar (maybe due to translation), vocabulary that contradicted the text, and publication dates from the 1970s. Additionally, the quality of discussion was disappointing - from the students and even the professor. I can honestly say that there was absolutely no value added from any of these discussion. It was frustrating. The final project had some teachable moments; it was worth nearly half the grade. There was no constructive feedback or instruction from the instructor - it is all self-taught. Overall, the content and quality of students in this class would equate to a B-worthy undergraduate class, not a graduate class.
I was interested in the MBA Finance track at SNHU. I inquired about online classes and I visited the campus,. I was impressed with the requirements for the professors all have at least an MSN but they prefer doctorate level faculty. I spoke with 11 current students of which 10 gave me positive feed back. I also talked to former grads who are out in the work place and tell me that their degree has helped them advance in the work place. I was impressed by the advisors and the amount of information they provided, answering any and all question that I asked. i did my due diligence before starting classes and I was not disappointed so far so good. I would recommend SNHU
So I am a little older now, I got tired of having jobs I was miserable in. I started looking into schools. I almost went to a crappy other online school, But Southern New Hampshire saved me from making a mistake. I don't start school till the end of October, and I am really looking forward to it. Sally my administrative assistant, was great. She guided me through all the steps that I needed to do. She made it easier for me, its like she was holding my hand the entire time. I almost went to regent. Where I kept getting confused with all the steps in order to take the online classes. I was getting so frustrated, that school just frustrated me. There customer service was a bit iffy. I kept calling my administrator, But I never got a call back, which made me even more frustrated. But I'm glad southern new Hampshire got a hold of me. I am looking forward to starting next semester. I read a lot of great reviews about there classes. I just can't wait to start. I will update this review, once I started. I wish everyone who starts with me "good luck" and I hope that everyone has a great and easy experience with signing up. They made it so easy, easy to understand every single step. I appreciate it.
My experience at SNHU online was favorable. The online coursework ranged from moderate too easy. That being said, SNHU's online undergraduate programs work best for working professionals with established resumes in need of a degree. People without an established career may be better served attending at traditional 4 year college. Training in How to learn Online before enrolling is a must for those unfamiliar with e-learning class rooms. Uploading assignments or taking tests in a timely fashion can be cumbersome for the inexperienced. Over all, if you need an undergraduate degree or masters for the next level or open up new opportunities within your field, SNHU's programs work.
Out of high school, i tried to get on at my local community college and got a lot of head games. They wanted me to show then digital designs that I created and im like "I'm trying to learn how to do it." I practically had to beg to try and get enrolled. SNHU understood this right off the bat. I applied here after my wife convinced me to try one more time. What a decision it was. I was aiming to start in August, 2014 but they got me in three or four months earlier with all my paperwork, financial aid, and everything was all taken care of. Professors are extremely supportive and they don't treat you like garbage if you get stuck. If something gets in your way of homework on a given week, they will work with you if you communicate. Excited to graduate here. This is the opportunity i needed. I feel like they were ready for me from the start.
After reading many questionable reviews, I had high hopes for the ONLINE program at SNHU. I assumed honestly, the folks whining on this site were simply that- folk whining! I am a middle aged professional and have always done extremely well in school and my job. I am professional, detail oriented and pretty sharp. All of this is said to articulate what type of person I am. It was my second term where the frustration started for me, to the extent that I summoned my adviser to intervene. My adviser has been absolutely fantastic- nothing but praises for her! The courses are pre-designed, and what I am seeing is that the adjunct professors (and that's predominately what they are) simply grade your work. They offer very little to no instruction. I spent more time trying to figure WHAT I was supposed to do rather than actually doing it. Repeatedly, I would pose clarification questions to my professors only to have them state "I get this question all the time- they need to fix the course". Who is this nebulous "they?". My response has been "with all due respect, if you know you are going to get a lot of requests for clarification then why don't you kick off the week with additional instruction? Perhaps a simple announcement with the clarifying details...or my GOD...create a power point or online tutorial... do what you are paid to do, dear instructor and INSTRUCT! From a consumer standpoint, I am quite irritated. I didn't get what I paid for - which was to be taught. So, while I know SNHU is cheaper than most, I would recommend that if you need to attend your classes ONLINE- that move on to another college if you wish to learn anything. I hear that ON CAMPUS classes are pretty decent. Best of luck in whatever institution you select!
The online program has lots of confusion. It is so hard to follow the instructions. I am so struggling for weekly assignment. You cannot find help from the department. Professor Mona did not very help for online students. She is unprofessional. Think before you take this professor.
I entered for this scholarship because I do plan on following up my Bachelor's Degree with a Master's. So far, Southern New Hampshire University is fantastic and more than I expected out of college. I have multiple post secondary school experiences with two technical diplomas and 2 years of college right out of high school and SNHU so far is the best college experience of them all. The professors answer you in a timely manner. They have too, its in their policy. They're also very helpful. The courses are difficult and challenging, but not to the point where it feels impossible. The workload is perfect. It's not too little to where you feel like you're not really getting an education and its not so much that you feel overwhelmed. They also transferred about 50 of my previous credits, making me feel like my previous schooling wasn't a complete waste of time and student loan money. I will have my degree in less than two years and I'm very excited about that. Lastly, I want to praise the student adviser staff. My student adviser calls me a few times each term to check up on me and ask me how I'm doing and how I'm feeling about the courses I'm in. I've never experienced that level of care at any previous institution. SNHU really makes you feel like they care about you as a student and about your success. Going to school here was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
I really really love this school and this program! I have been through two different degree programs prior to coming to SNHU but nothing seem to fit MY schedule as well as support my finance needs, until I came here. I must admit, you will have some sleepless nights and weekends but communication with professors make it easier to complete class assignments. I would definitely recommend this program, as a single mother, working full time as well as a second job, I was still able to manage my time / assignments, graduating June 2017.