Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (153)
There are some negative reviews that I don't understand and it seems that it is more of a personal thing than SNHU's fault. I will be getting my Bachelor's in August 2016 and have been going to SNHU since 2014 as a transfer student. Like many have said, "you get what you put in". If you don't think the course is fulfilling enough, you are doing something wrong. Each week has a module with plenty of material for you to research and learn from. If you chose not to review it and use it, that's on you. I find that the classes are as difficult as I want to make them, I like getting good grades so I put the effort in it. There was a class that I didn't care for and put minimal effort in it and my grade showed it. Sure there are some professors that are not as responsive as others, but I have had some that a clearly capable of teaching the course and give great feedback and sometimes are very critical if they think my work is sub-par. I work full-time and SNHU challenges me enough to feel I am getting what I pay for, yet flexible enough for me to still have a life. I've also had NO problem with SNHU when I have questions or need stuff signed for work, like tuition reimbursement forms so I don't know why others say they have communication problems; I think this may be lack of effort or not knowing where to look. I'm not trying to negate others complaints, I just don't have any and I'm looking forward to continuing onto my Masters at SNHU.
OMG....this is a joke. Lets start at the beginning. My counselor seem nice at first until i wanted to withdrawal from the course. I told her there was ALOT of things going on in my personal life so want to withdrawal. She advice me to hold on and try it until Friday of the week and i did. On friday i called left a message and emailed nothing. i did the same thing on Saturday and nothing. Monday come around and she calls. I tell her i have tried to get in touch with her to let her know i wanted to still withdrawal and to my surprise she stated the last day to withdrawal was last Thursday. Now i am ready to start in another school they are holding my transcripts stating i owe money, but no one sent anything and they have someone else email account attached to my name (so i did not get a thing). I asked why they could not mail me paperwork and no answer. NO one can seem to answer the question HOW MUCH do i owe. I was send to the collection department which told me the registars office stated i was upset and they need to explain in detail why i owe, but i have to call another office to get the amount.WHAT the.....why not tell me the amount heck i am sure since the withdrawal did not go though I am sure they gave me an 'F' now snhu want me to pay them NOT (that would be the reason i do not need it to be explained to me in details) DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL IF YOU VALUE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR EDUCATION.
I attended SNHU for approximately 2.5 years in order to finish up a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology. I had taken numerous classes at a local state college before, so I was aware of what college classes should be like. SNHU made it very easy to get enrolled, sign up for courses, prompt responses from advisors and instructors. I did feel that the courses were rather easy for the most part. I would say the material itself was on par with most state college classes I took, but the course work was usually very very easy. I rarely had to put much effort into the courses I took. Working on an IT degree, I was honestly very disappointed in that material. Having an associates in IT, as well as doing it for a living, I felt that almost every course that was part of the "Core Classes" for IT, really has very little to do with IT. It was very focused on process improvement, design and project management, which to me, was completely uninteresting. Some courses were really the same thing a few times around. If you are looking to get a well-rounded information technology bachelor’s degree, I don’t know I would suggest this school, unless you are only interested in system design processes. For me, I was just at a point where I wanted to get a degree no matter what. I am getting ready to start a Master’s program which will hopefully be more interesting and beneficial. All the instructors I had for the most part were always very responsive, helpful, and want to see you understand the material. Over all, I would say it’s a pretty good school, especially for someone that maybe hasn’t taken any college classes before and needs the flexibility of online schooling.
I'm in my second term and I am pleasantly surprised at how smoothly everything is going. I am a transfer student, so I've done online schooling before. The admissions process was a breeze; the counselor was amazing. My academic advisor is cool and my instructors have been awesome. The key to success in an online setting is setting weekly goals and deadlines. Never wait until the last minute to do any work(even discussions). You have to be a good self learner, but there are a ton of resources and people to help. You just have to ask for It! Good luck everyone!!
If you are really unsure of what school to attend, if you are going through review after review and asking many people what should you do, then you are where I was before I choose SNHU. I do not regret choosing this school. Every instructor is willing to help you plus you have an adviser, an online discussion board for questions and tutoring that's available to you. It's no walk in the park but it's not anything that's ridiculous either. I would say the one thing they could improve on is maybe having more tutorials. I highly recommend this school to anyone at any point in their life. I was really unsure too. I know how it feels and that's why I'm taking time to hopefully help someone make a good choice because I know you probably don't want to waste your time. That's how I felt, too. So let me keep it real with you, Choose SNHU. You will not regret it. I don't even usually bother commenting on these types of things but I feel like I should say something because I've been there.
Hey everyone. I recently completed my final class for my B.S. Computer Information Technology degree. I began as a Junior as I had already received an Associate degree from a local community college. My rating of SNHU is 8/10. The only issue I have with the curriculum is that there are not enough video lectures. A lot of other online schools implement video lectures. As a result of this, SNHU taught me to be resourceful and dig up information to teach myself, if the text book wasn't clear enough. The course work was challenging and I had multiple 10 page research papers. The programming and database courses were in-depth. I actually struggled in those courses and had to put serious effort into passing, even taking into consideration that I've taken programming courses at my prior school. SNHU is challenging, but I wish they would add more work to the role of the instructor. Their only purpose seems to be to grade work.
SNHU was great for my undergrad degree. The courses are extremely easy. I'm not sure how the quality is in comparison to other universities. I did attend Oregon State for a while and found SNHU to be worlds easier which makes me feel uneasy about the quality of SNHU. Also, none of the tests are proctored. I did get a great job after graduation within my own company. It was more luck than education, though. I'm having a hard time finding a job with a new company outside my organization. SNHU is not reputable. I started to pursue a Masters degree through SNHU in data analytics. However, they could not provide me with any stats (go figure) on the program. They told me Google stats of grads with an analytics degree. I wasn't looking for objective stats. I was looking for very subjective stats at SNHU. They could not and would not provide me with any. I quickly withdrew my active student status and will pursue a 2nd bachelors in computer science at a more reputable school. SNHU is a great school if you simply need a piece of paper saying you graduated. If you're looking for a career, look elsewhere. It's a joke school with easy classes.
I’m less than two weeks away from graduating with my degree from SNHU. I don't understand some of these negative reviews - I found this to be a fulfilling experience that allowed me to finally get a degree without having to deal with the miserable schedules and commutes I found with my past university experiences. I had two academic advisors during my year and a half (one was promoted to another position). They were both very helpful and prompt with their responses. They’re only as engaged with you as you want them to be, which is helpful when you’re the self-motivated type who doesn’t need people checking in too often. There was a period of time where we were corresponding every day regarding class scheduling, so they make themselves very available. I’m noticing conflicting reviews on here about whether the coursework is hard or easy. Personally, I found it very easy, but that is also because I picked something I enjoyed and took my time with my work. It’s a lot of writing, group discussions, power points, and some video presentations. The only time I’ve encountered “tests” is when I took a math course. My professors have all been very professional and friendly. I’ve only encountered one instance where the professor was unresponsive and halfway through the term, the professor was replaced due to a personal emergency. I have had an equal mix of professors who hold Master’s and Doctorate’s. Overall, it was a great experience with very few hiccups along the way. Staff are very accommodating and fair, as long as you meet deadlines and do your work. I would gladly consider SNHU for graduate studies.
So far I have experienced six classes with SNHU. I'm writing this review because of the reviews I have read where people complained about accessibility, when it comes to teachers, or when it comes to content. Accessibility is not an issue. Teachers always respond. And I have done schoolwork on a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, and a phone. The only content-restricting limitation I've ever experienced was with my phone. As far as accessibility is concerned, SNHU is fine. As far as the quality of education is concerned...I can't say. I'm too new to the experience. Once I have completed a year I will come back and add to this review.
Great school. Like all education, it's what you make of it. It is true, you can skate by at SNHU and one does encounter students who seem to eat paint chips in their spare time. This largely disappears once you get out of the intro classes. With that said, the teachers care and hold you to the curriculum. Hard work is rewarded and you will learn. A lot of the negative reviews seem to be from those who don't invest the time required to make online education valuable. Others seem to think SNHU needs to more closely resemble Harvard. It is not for everyone and you must take it for the modest school it is. Try hard and I promise you will feel proud of the genuinely quality education you receive.