Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews

  • 466 Reviews
  • Manchester (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
60% of 466 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 466 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Josh Van
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2022
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I am a busy guy so when the time to go to college came around, I was looking online to both save time and money without commuting, room and board, etc. SNHU is a legit school and all but I regret not looking into other online schools and comparing my options. Ever since I enrolled I have honestly been too embarrassed to even tell others that I go to college, primarily because SNHU has a poor reputation to many people. When I've told people that I go here they always say "Oh that school with all the commercials?" and in general I just can't help but feel that SNHU is not taken seriously by many, hence why I don't even bring it up anymore. . Although I don't 100% think its a diploma mill, so many times it has felt like one since I enrolled. Literally when I was in the admission process I was expecting them to need my high school transcripts or whatever to see if I was even eligible for the school. It was weird when all I did was fill out some application with basic information and like 2 days later I was "accepted". All they needed from me was tuition for my first term, and ever since it has just felt like they want money with all the pointless class materials and crap you got to pay for. Speaking of class materials, the classes generally vary but from the tech related classes I've taken so far, you CAN learn if you put time into it. I was expecting it to feel structured like an in person college but online (lectures, exams, etc), however the professor isn't the one teaching you, its whatever educational software you had to buy an access code for out of pocket. The professors don't feel like they are there at all, their profiles look like google stock images, and in a way it feels like an artificial school. You can literally put no effort in and get a A which is very demotivating when you are paying thousands to learn. By the time the second semester started I was already getting a little demotivated and bored because of the fact it felt like I wasn't striving for anything, so I ended up starting my own business a few months ago. Funny enough it has been going pretty well to the point that I am planning on withdrawing from SNHU soon and putting a hold on college as a whole and focusing on growing my business. Especially with the new Loan Forgiveness program ideally I can get out pretty close to debt free. I am still figuring everything out but if I end up going back to college I will definitely do a lot more research this time around. I have heard many good things about ASU's online program, or I might even just go in person if the time comes."
AJ
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2022
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"I am in my final semester at SNHU for an MS degree. I personally have found my experience with SNHU to be very positive. I can't speak to the Bachelor's online programs, but the Masters so far has been great. I think some of the people leaving negative comments might be having difficulties adjusting to the form of work. At least in the Masters programs, you are provided with all the information that you need, but not information on how to think. That portion, and the research associated is on you as it should be. Your outcome is dependent on the level of work you put into your assignments, which is made evident by every paper you complete. I did experience some confusion related to working effectively within the online system itself, but after two weeks of review, and the assistance of the Academic Counselors (which are fantastic by the way), I've had no further issues that weren't "me" created. The Professors are responsive to your questions and circumstances, but they expect you to reach out to them when needed. This can be done openly in a discussion board, or via email (I have used both and have always received helpful responses). There is a great deal of writing for obvious reasons, so if you weren't the best writer coming in, you will be by the time your finished, and that's a very good thing."
Shannon
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2022
  • Degree: Human Services
"I did my research on schools before deciding on SNHU. All of my credits transferred from UOP so that was amazing. I have 6 months left and I will be graduating. My advisor is amazing and always checks in with me. Even when I had to take time off for having a baby he still checked in. Financial Aid is also great and I have had no issues at all. I believe this is a great school and is definitely worth it."
Tish
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2022
  • Degree: Child Development
"The grading at this school is poor and the instructors provide little to no feedback. The dean at the school does not hold the instructors accountable so there is not much that has changed. I have tried to go about this issue the right way by filing a complaint with the school and the issue was not resolved."
Gina Taylor
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2022
  • Degree: Human Services
"I am honestly surprised by some of the negative reviews I've read here. This is my 3rd year attending online classes at SNHU and my experiences have all been positive. I must say that I what I read in another review regarding an individual's motivation to write a review being in direct connection with their level of anger/agitation seems accurate. Additionally, some reviews mentioned having to be tech savvy or not being able to follow the course instructions. I am 47 years old and I have not had any trouble with technology or navigating through the content. My first term was initially challenging, but after putting forth the time and effort that the course required, (which is pretty minimal considering I work and still have an active social life) I soon found myself completing course content with ease. I also read some negative comments regarding the academic advisors who have honestly been amazing throughout this entire experience so far. One individual wrote that they were called too often but had a list of other complaints as well. That is what your advisor is for and yes they do call in the beginning to help you and to make sure that you have everything you need, etc., unlike some schools where the enrollment and FAFSA process are left up to the student. My academic advisor calls me once per term to check in and to see if I need anything or have any questions. The student finance department has been amazing, friendly, and extremely helpful as well. If you want to go back to school and are considering online, and are willing and able to follow simple directions, correspond with instructors, staff, and other students (as needed), and have the time to invest, than SNHU is the perfect place to get an education, grow as a person, learn new things, and gain a new and rewarding career. For those of you who are wondering, I am an actual student at SNHU - I am studying for my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services with a Concentration in Substance Abuse. I intend to be a drug and alcohol counselor initially while I continue with my Master's Degree - at SNHU. Good luck to you all! Best Regards."
Jodi Farnsworth
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"Pros: If you are young and have online class experience it may work for you. Con: If you are older and not really tech savvy this is likely not the program for you! I was sold on this program because I was told there are lectures online that we could watch. The reality is that there isn't a single lecture. I couldn't figure out what was due when and stumbled across assignments by clicking on various screens. -Biggest problem and why I would warn anyone from starting this: The "academic advisors" call you to the point of harassment and they are your ONLY touch point for communication. I told them to stop calling me and drop me from this program and they insisted on continuing the harassment."
Patrick M
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2022
  • Degree: Data Analytics
"The first few classes at this school were amazing, the professors provided great real world content, examples and lecture videos. Around class #4 is when this went downhill and fast. You pay for a course and the textbook however each week we are just asked for read 3-4 chapters and write a paper. There is no actual teaching or learning outside what you understand from the required reading. By the time you figure this out you are already a few weeks into the course and unable to drop it without paying for the entire subject. The dispute team doesn't provide any actual resolution and I honestly think its just there to allow you a chance to vent and move on. I am currently looking at other schools as this is a waste of money."
S
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"The purpose of this review is to hopefully give useful information to prospective students that are looking at various schools and have stumbled across the inconsistent reviews of SNHU. When I decided to pursue a Master's with a concentration in I-O psychology I came across these reviews and severely started to question this program which did not help during my first two courses, essentially giving into confirmation bias when things were difficult. The most important thing to remember reading reviews is most people are motivated to write them when they want to complain, vent, or get back at a professor/school because they did not do well. I fully suspect that is a majority of reviews consist of, and barring individual circumstances lack context to justify such reviews. Degree types - SNHU has two programs for psychology, counseling which leads to licensure in certain states, and an MS program with three concentrations to choose from which do not lead to licensure. The website is upfront about this, and furthermore anyone pursuing a higher degree should be able to figure this out. If you don't understand the various types of degrees, or the structure of psychology degrees then I suggest you take some time before jumping in. Instructors - Like any program, workplace, or school instructors are people. Some are great, others are not or at least have a different style of teaching that may not align with yours. With that said it is a masters degree, you are expected to put in the effort and reach out if something doesn't make sense. What I see in reviews, and experience in class is the instructor gives clear expectations for say a discussion post and responses yet people don't follow it then get upset. If the post and discussions require at least one reference in APA format, don't be surprised if you don't do well because you said "I agree, this happened in my life". Or you completely miss responding the prompt. It is amazing how a prompt can be explicitly stated and people don't even come close to responding to it. Content - Same thought as above, you need to do the work and that will reflect in your grades. It is incredibly easy to pull in personal experiences or observations that apply to the content however your role is to either provide new or previous research that supports your claims. Furthermore, you're expected to familiarize yourself with the concepts, individuals and theories being discusses, opposed to making a generalized opinion on them. That may sound harsh but that has been my experience in most classes. There are a lot of people who should not be taking these courses that are enrolled, which does make it difficult to engage with peers at times. Career Options - This is a highly subjective aspect of getting any degree and a subsequent job. Location, job requirements, other applicants etc are all variables one has to consider when applying for a given position. The school can not be responsible for you pursuing a degree then finding out that there are hundreds of others with similar or better degrees with more experience. Take what you learn and utilize it to give yourself an edge. If you are someone who has another degree type and feel it is useless then you'll probably feel the same way about a Masters. My personal opinion is a lot of people purposely are lazy and try to get through classes with minimal effort then somehow blame the degree or the school for being useless. Truth is there is plenty of information for you to utilize if you actually learn it. Advisor(s) - I've had three so far due to various circumstances. Not a single issue with any of them. My gut tells me is they spend a lot of time with students that fit some of the above criteria and need a lot of hand holding through the process; remember to buy your books, remember your first post is due etc. Closing Points - Is this degree worth it? I say yes it is. You will absolutely get out of it what you put into it. Will you enjoy every course, probably not that is human nature. Will it better your life and career? Maybe, there are simply too many factors to give a single answer, it ties back into what you put into it. What I can say is most of the professors I've had are incredibly insightful, helpful and know what they're talking about. They each take a slightly different approach to the structure of the courses but again they're human. You can give the same set of instructions to 5 people and likely get 5 different interpretations of it, if this bothers you ask questions! I like SNHU, I've had an overall positive experience and fully believe that at least 90% of the issues people have are within their control and not the schools. That other 10% may be enough to justify some people not liking the school or the program which is fine."
jfoster2004
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2022
  • Degree: Video Game Design
"I attended SNHU for a while to earn a degree in game development. The online classes were very poorly put together and a complete waste of money, especially for the extremely high rates. Most of the instruction and answers to questions essentially amounted to "go look up info on YouTube." After I quit attending, they then tried to bill me for funds that were already covered by student loans. They have since sent the account to collections, so not only do I have student loans from them, but also collections and bad credit for already loaned funds. This school was a complete disappointment and completely unhelpful in preparing for any sort of career. I feel as though I was scammed of my money and credit history."
Melissa
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"I felt compelled to defend SNHU after reading some of these bad reviews. I honestly cannot base my review off anything with the finance department because I have been paying out of pocket since I began attending. Now, I'm in my early 30s and work in IT, but finishing my BA in Psychology. The adminissions department made the process so easy for me. They actually reached out on my behalf to a community college I attended that I couldn't even get ahold of to transfer any credits. Because of my military background, they also informed me I was sitting on credits I had no idea I even had! My advisor calls me every other week to see how I am doing. If you're not the best with technology, I could see why it could be frustrating pursuing a degree online. Their interface has improved a lot in the last year, also. All my instructors so far have been accessible, sometimes things get lost in translation with teachers via e-mail, but that seems typical of any work/school situation. The college has a pretty reasonable tuition fee. I am not sure you're going to get much better rates for the quality of education. I have about a year left with the Psychology program. You get what you put in, honestly. If you read all the required material and actually enjoy Psychology, you will succeed. If not, you might struggle. If I did not already work full time (which is how I am able to pay out-of-pocket), I would be finished with my BA by now. Maybe it is because they're located in New Hampshire and I lived near this college for almost 5 years, but for an online program they are flexible and affordable."
M
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"My advisor has been wonderful, and I genuinely believe that the advising department wants to see you succeed and do well. I also had a couple of really great teachers. The problem lies greatly in the healthcare administration program itself if I am being honest. I am nearing the completion of this program, and I do not feel that I have been adequately prepared for everything taking on the role of a healthcare administrator entails. I felt that some of the coursework required to graduate was unnecessary, sometimes repetitive, or lacked direct correlation to the healthcare aspects of the job. It is a gamble too that you may be assigned to a not so great professor for certain subjects. Should you consider dropping the class, the financial aid office will not give a straightforward answer about whether you will owe back financial aid or how much you will be responsible for based on what your enrollment status would then be. The last teacher I had was not engaging and was condescending. I was given a very poor grade despite demonstrating clear understanding of the material and providing exemplary work. Given all the time I have dedicated and student loans that I have invested in this degree, I should not feel uneasy about not being properly prepared as I near graduation or unhappy with the quality of the education I enrolled for. I am sure that SNHU has programs that are great and prepare students to excel in their intended careers, but this one did not meet my expectations."
D
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2022
  • Degree: MBA
"I started the MBA program with SNHU due to the flexibility and low cost when compared to other schools (I was looking at Pepperdines online program at the time, but was out of my budget at roughly 100k). I was already working a full time job in the Credit Union industry as an assistant manager and was looking to prepare myself for the next step. I wasn't even an assistant manager for 1 year before they promoted me to a department manager making $85,000.00 a year. Per my employer, though I lacked the required experience, my education made up for this as the requirement for this job was only a bachelors degree. I can say that if I had not enrolled in this MBA program, I would not have been able to land this job. It was also very convenient since I work full time, I was able to go to school part time and I am set to finish my degree in 2022 (Roughly 2 years total from when I started). The programs themselves have the same format (Discussions, Assignments, Video Check Ins and 1 major assignment worth a majority of your grade). I can say SNHU is definitely not a diploma mill with plenty of reputable alumni. I was fairly surprised to see the negative comments on this board, which made me want to create this review. I have also applied for other jobs in the past and have gotten plenty of calls back due to this degree along with my experience. I will say though it may not be the best option for those with zero work experience, it has helped me significantly move up the ranks quickly and increase my earning potential. I even work with a fellow SNHU alumni who is going to school for her bachelors. Again, it may not be the best option for everyone, but its definitely worth a look. Just know what your getting into before you commit. With an investment of roughly 25k for this MBA, I would say I have already received a return on this investment seeing how it increased my salary almost immediately from 60k per year to 85k (And growing)."
Doug White Kadaw
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2022
  • Degree: Project Management
"The complaints on here about SNHU are really funny. I really do have to laugh at it because it reminds me of myself in high school. I say this because of all the excuses I've read and all the lies people are putting on here about this school just because they don't get their way. From from bad advisors, to bad classes, to bad teachers....what else, Diploma mill? this is an accredited school! non-profit, why would they want you to come to their school? lmao! These people are lazy and finding every excuse for their laziness. They complain about the online program where it's designed to WORK AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE. What more do you want? I graduated from this school with a B.S. in Human Resource management and with that degree I got a job running their human resource department for a great company that I won't name on here. I am making pretty good money and bought my dream house and at the moment and my job gives me the time to work on my masters degree. This school is great, the advisors, the teachers, the classes. The 3 and half years I went there, I never had any issues. I RECOMMEND this school highly to people who are busy with everyday life or those that want to pursue a degree. DON'T listen to these negatives reviews, it's one sided and from people who don't give a crap or just lazy. Someone complained about the campus being dirty, come on! To many kids and too many adults on here who thinks the world owes them something. Most of these people with negative reviews have never worked hard in their life. Don't listen to them, Go and experience it yourself and you make the judgment. 5 + stars for SNHU"
Ashley G.W.
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2022
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"I've looked at the school's website to see if they had any statements about their methods and curriculums, but I haven't seen anything. I know there are generally mixed reviews out in the public, and I can definitely understand that lots of people have had varying (and some negative) experiences with SNHU--but for me, what I'm wondering is why people aren't as excited about all the things I love about SNHU. I feel like these things are what everyone should be talking about! I transferred to SNHU last fall after experiences with two universities and a community college in the last 3-4 years. I'm not very far into my program at SNHU yet, but I just wanted to say that there are some key things that I adore and want to praise in comparison to my previous college experiences: 1. Their innovative term system: 1 or 2 classes at a time with short, 8-week terms. I've found this simplified, decompressed method to be significantly more effective than the traditional semester system. It may seem that doing classes in half the time would double the work, but I've found all four of my classes so far to be extremely manageable, considerate, and humane. Instead of splitting yourself among 4-6 classes, barely scratching the surface of each one, you get a much more thorough learning experience being allowed to devote your time, energy, attention, and creativity into just a couple. I've asked myself daily at my past universities: how can professors at traditional universities rationally ask of their students the amount of work that they do? Between going to classes, doing daily assignments, trying to handle the financial, physical, and social pressures of life--and to top it off, the dreaded semester-long projects that loom over you for four months. In that constant state of of panic and chaos, I never found it possible to have a learning environment where I felt free to really learn instead of simply chug out requirements out of fear. I subscribe to the Montessori method, which asserts that learning happens when students pursue their natural curiosity and feel like they're exploring instead of obeying and surviving. In the traditional system, there is no time to explore, but at SNHU, you can extend your learning as far or as little as you have the time and interest to. You are free. 2. Inquiry and Project-Based Learning: To date, I've taken two completely inquiry-based (gen ed.) classes at SNHU: "Applied Social Sciences" and "Applied Natural Sciences". They are both of a Montessori education vein, in that you choose a topic in that field that you're passionate about, and then they guide you through researching that topic yourself instead of dictating info to you. Every step of the way, there are choices. Every step of the way, the courses are set up to relate every single thing to the real world, to you as an individual human being, and to your own interests and curiosities. And instead of ending with a terrifying exam full of information you'll forget the next day, they culminate in creative term projects that they've guided you through every step of the way. These extremely manageable, highly personalized term projects have been like paradise to me in comparison to the semester-long projects that have haunted me in the past. They've felt like such an authentic way to demonstrate the inquiry-based learning I've been engaged in throughout the term. And at the end, I feel like I actually accomplished something satisfying. 3. No lecture videos: In-person lectures have questionable learning value, since they rest on the assumption that the teacher has to fill the students' empty heads with information, and they take place in an environment of 30 silenced individuals with vastly different social skills, interests, and ideas--making the ideal "class discussion" where every voice can be heard and learned from nothing but a fantasy. For online classes, however, lectures take on a whole new level of ludicrous. From my own past experiences with online classes at traditional universities and mine and peers' experiences watching class recordings or live lectures over Zoom: lecture videos are actually the absolute worst. I'd rate them at about 5/100 in learning value, whether that's in STEM classes, the humanities, or otherwise. For digital natives like me, the online world is set up to give instant gratification to our brains. When we open our screens, our brains expect to be entertained, and we're so wired this way, we don't know how to live in any other. You can imagine how often we squirm during, skim through, speed up, ignore, and sometimes skip lecture videos. I've done it. I've seen it. I've heard of it everywhere. Because the fuzzy, muffled image of someone ranting about a subject we may or may not be interested in is the last thing our brains think it should pay attention to. (And heaven forbid it's a Zoom recording where the professor spends half the time begging people for input only to receive painful silence or half-baked statements from the same people in reply.) Put all that aside, my SNHU experience has not included a single lecture. It makes me want to get up and dance. It's like they actually notice us! It's like they've finally realized that lecture videos are a 100% waste of time for everyone involved. (I apologize to anyone reading this who may love lecture videos; I'm speaking in general terms.) For anyone wondering if online classes at SNHU will be excruciatingly boring because they'll have to watch lecture videos, think again. 4. Last but not least: interactive online textbooks. A notch or two below the dreaded lecture video, we have the boring textbooks. Granted, I love reading, and I often enjoy reading my textbooks. But that's not always the case. And I know a lot of other students who struggle a lot more, especially if there's not going to be an in-person discussion about it. Doing the readings for my online classes would be a much bigger struggle if they didn't have the interactive e-textbooks for a couple of the classes. Granted, I've used one print textbook so far, and an online text that wasn't interactive, but for my two more science-based classes, the interactive textbooks have been fantastic. They're so good at keeping you engaged and keeping it interesting. They vary the media with a mix of video and different kinds of texts and graphics. They have multiple choice questions that help you recall what you just read and even little games to help you organize your understanding. They're also so great at tying everything into outside, real-world sources, so that everything feels relevant and integrated to your general world view. And while you're reading the text, they're guiding you through your assignments and term project--all in one! I've been extremely engaged by the interactive online textbooks so far. So, those are top 4 for why I've been praising SNHU to all my friends and family since I started. I could also add that they've been really good at registering me for classes in advance with little to no effort on my part, and disbursing my FAFSA funds with again, little to no effort on my part. My academic advisor really cares about me personally, I feel like I can communicate with my professors whenever I need to, and they have so many extra resources--including free written feedback on papers, which I haven't used yet, but I'm planning to since I'm a Creative Writing major. Yes, I could also talk about little complaints. No organization or person is perfect, but overall, I've been bursting with my delight for this school and the newfound freedom I have since I transferred, so I had to share."
Vincent
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2022
  • Degree: Management
"I'm currently enrolled in SNHU taking the BS.OMA.PMA degree plan (Bachelor's in Operations management with concentration in Project Management) I felt the need to write this review because of some of the very low stars I see on here written by probably younger students or those who are not great with computers. After my first year attending my only hope is that more students are failed for there blatant inability read instructions and write semi-coherently. I've maintained a 4.0 GPA thus far by simply "trying". The 100 level and 200 level classes have been a breeze though some require substantial reading and writing. If you attend you must be willing to dedicate the time and teach yourself what you need to succeed. When I started the first thing I did was buy an APA 7 manual and re-teach myself math and grammar and punctuation from scratch since it had been 10 years since High School. I cant speak for the negative experiences a few have written about on here. I have had no issue dropping or re-arranging classes to suit my schedule, they even have self-registration online so you don't have to call anyone to do it. One review on here says that she was given a 0 after perfectly following the directions...What I have seen from most of my class mates has been the opposite...my lowest grade in any class has been a 95.7 and I imagine many students pass with less effort, I cant imagine how someone received a 0% for turning an assignment in on time and following the rubric. Another review calls SNHU a "diploma mill", however if you read reviews online about SNHU you will see that claim is blatantly false. SNHU is a non-profit regionally accredited school and has something like a ~40% graduation rate. NONE of my classes have been so easy that I would be able to receive a diploma just for showing up or paying the school...that said, I am looking forward to my 300-600 level classes where I hope to actually have to struggle a bit to maintain my grades. While the classes do require a word processor as one claimed, they do give you access to Microsoft offline online for free, and if that doesn't work out for you...Word Pad is pre-downloaded on basically any modern computer and I submitted all of my assignments for my first 2 classes in Rich Text Format (.RTF...from WordPad) with no issues. I don't think that requirement has changed since I switched to Microsoft Office. Another review mentions that they dealt with harassment from a teacher because they wrote about a "men's-rights" issue. I wont discount there experience, but I played that game myself a time or two and didn't have any issues with it. I've purposely written about sensitive subjects like Equal Housing Opportunity, Gentrification and "Privilege" and had no negative issues. I wrote about gentrification from the...lets say "conservative" point of view, and my instructor (who was a black woman) did not harass me or grade me unfairly for it. I did receive a direct email from her challenging a few of my statements, but nothing she wrote me would I describe as harassment, it was more like polite but passionate disagreement. There has been at least one article that we have read for class material that I strongly disagreed with the content of. An article (who's name I regretfully forget at the moment) was written by an Asian woman and self-proclaimed feminist and the content of this article was blatantly racist and misandrist. when I emailed my instructor and made a complaint they simply told me that they aren't really in control of specific course resources and I should file a complaint with the school, again the instructor did not proceed to harass me or grade me unfairly. Long story short, that reviewer may very well have been telling the truth about their experience, but I have had the exact opposite experience so far. TL;DR: My experience with SNHU has been positive, the school is very flexible and the instructors have been responsive and helpful, particularly when I needed an extension on an assignment for life reasons or issues with links (because of the government network I do my work on, not the schools fault). If you need help email or call your teachers and your advisors and I'm sure you will get the help you need. My only real gripe so far is I was expecting college to be harder than it is...sure its a lot of reading and writing but nothing really mentally challenging yet."
Derek
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2022
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"As a career military member, obtaining a degree has primarily been just to check a box. Given that purpose, I consider SNHU to be a great choice, as it's significantly more respectable than other for-profit schools that military personnel frequently attend. While I would only describe a few of the courses I took as particularly challenging, I do feel like the education I received was valuable and pursuing a General Studies degree allowed me the flexibility to choose the classes and subjects that I was actually interested in. The degree has not presented any issues with applying to graduate schools, and I'm now using it to obtain my MA in Organizational Leadership. Overall, I have no issues with recommending SNHU and I feel like it's a great choice, particularly for working adults."
SueL
  • Reviewed: 12/25/2021
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"This is the best online school out there! I absolutely loved my experience at SNHU! From my amazing advisor (Kathy R.) to the instructors, to the Financial Aid office. They are helpful, knowledgeably and caring. I received a great education, with challenging module assignments, classmates that helped me learn and instructors that were ALWAYS available. If I had a question, the instructors would be available through email, text and/or a phone call. They were willing to help me understand the material, spend time walking me through something I was confused about and all along the way encouraging me! Most instructors were either PhD's or MA's and specialists in their field. I am now deciding what to do with my career and I am looking strongly into a MA from SNHU. Thank you SNHU for the BEST education!!"
Kyle H
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2021
  • Degree: MBA in Human Resources
"I chose SNHU based on the information I received from family and friends who were attending school at SNHU. I will be honest - I likely should have done more research. I hold an undergraduate business degree from a state college in the same area. I thought that since HR jobs had dried up in my area it would be prudent to try and enhance my employability with a Master's in the future. The degree program did not cover new material. I finished my degree program with a 3.9 GPA since the whole thing was basically a review of other content I had learned at the undergrad level. I'm not sure what people's opinion of the school is but I can say that the education I received was nowhere near the kind of rigor I expected from grad school. Now I have an ultra-expensive MBA that only qualifies me for mid-level administrative individual contributor roles. What I would suggest to others is that they actually get employed in the field FIRST then pursue the degree in the meantime. HR jobs are particularly competitive and you would likely benefit from getting the experience first, or better yet, do what I am doing. Choose another field to study with greater availability, say accounting or supply chain logistics. I cannot recommend this school, unfortunately. While I liked my advisors and enjoyed getting stellar grades for my work, I would have liked to use this degree for a job in my area and move forward instead of feeling stuck."
2BooKoo4U
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2021
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I just graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a 4.0 GPA. If you are not highly motivated and capable of self-learning difficult concepts then this online program is not for you. I earned an associate's degree in EET prior to this degree via the traditional in- class format at a local CC. That said, I liked the convenience of the online option better, but I liked the in-class instruction better for the AS degree. I think some of the learning module resources at SNHU are dated and need to be updated. I would have liked an online lecture format much better. Overall, I worked very hard in the program and achieved my goal. I'm older and have significant work experience, so this was the right degree and format for me to get an accredited degree. If I were fresh out of high school I would probably look elsewhere if possible. Overall I'm happy with my education from SNHU, but you have to be willing and able to learn on your own at a fast pace. I joke that they should also award an English degree with the CS degree. EVERY class has a writing component to them...even programming classes. If I had it to do over again, and I was in the same situation, I would still go to SNHU."
Vince
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2021
  • Degree: English
"Overall, reviewing a lot of the two stars comments from months prior should tell you a few things - people are complaining about simple tech issues, or one-off problems that they should have just sorted out. With the pandemic frenzy, people are calming their neuroticism by taking it out on the entire system due to an inability to fix one issue or overpay for a class. Broken links? I have not experienced any issues with technology here. They far beat other state schools rushing to get their online programs going that are new to the space. SNHU uses Brightspace, a very user-friendly software! The courses vary in difficulty, just as they would at any other university. You've got students that put in varying amounts of effort, and it probably translates in the gradebook. I've never turned in a blank assignment and received an A, as one IT rating mentions below. The professors are not shy to give poor grades if you do poor work (at least in my experience). The courses, at least for the Humanities, History and English, require a significant amount of reading and participation and are heavily writing focused. I feel quite prepared in my research capabilities after spending so much time on essays and research papers here. Their platform connects you with internships where you are working alongside candidates from Columbia, Brown and Howard University. There are immersion opportunities for politics in Washington DC in the summers- and the price you pay for a regionally accredited program is fair. They are not ripping students off like private schools and state/ UC schools with tuitions through the roof. Lastly, remember that a college education is also largely what you make of it. At another university, students might not show up to class until an exam or even ONLY sit for a final. Not here. You are asked to work hard weekly, and what you retain hopefully helps you grow as a more informed person. I'm grateful for my experience at SNHU."