Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews

  • 499 Reviews
  • Manchester (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
59% of 499 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 499 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Bootcamp grad
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2023
  • Degree: Computer Science
"SNHU bought Kenzie Academy(SNHU just closed it down a couple of weeks ago) which was a year-long boot camp. SNHU took over all of the ISA's of current and previous students and the curriculum when they bought Kenzie Academy. Immediately they changed to Launch Servicing(a company that provides third-party servicing of student loans) which is the company that handles student ISA's. From day 1 Launch Servicing has refused to clearly state on their website what the guidelines and requirements are. They have demonstrated a lack of understanding of the basics of our contracts and when our contact at Kenzie was informed nothing was done to correct the problem. Several Alumni have been reported to credit agencies even though they've consistently provided proof of making under $40,000 or being unemployed currently. SNHU seems determined to destroy students' credit while blatantly not following the terms of the contract."
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2023
  • Degree: Interactive Media Design
"SNHU is a for-profit treadmill that coaxes you on and refuses to let you off. They signed me up for classes without telling me, took out loans in my name when I specifically told them not to, then they waited until after the first term ended to tell me I needed to sign their loan forms because they'd already spent the money on my previous term. They continued to take out loans in my name while most of my grant funding went untouched. When I went to admissions to ask for a break because I was incredibly ill, they told me if I took even a single term off, they would kick me out of the school and my loan grace period would begin. Their curriculum consists of a few youtube videos or web articles and lessons graded by rubric. The instructors do no actual teaching. They use AI to grade their tech classes. Instructors are just there to monitor student behavior. Most of them I encountered were either entirely checked out or horribly cruel. the majority of my education involved google searches because the youtube videos were outdated or broken."
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2023
  • Degree: Psychology
"Everything I've seen so far at SNHU is on par academically with my previous experiences receiving my bachelor's from a well-known public university (UCF), and my master's from a respected art & design school (MICA). SNHU is a brick-and-mortar school, just like many other universities, but with the advantage of a refined online instruction format taught by professionals in their field. In addition, the courses being designed and broken down into modules and clear deliverables make it easier to build up to your final assignment in each class. As someone who has taught at the university level, I've seen how not having standardized course structures can backfire, causing overlap in the course material and confusion about what each professor is responsible for teaching. Finally, people learn by doing, and SNHU courses require a lot of writing and researching (aka doing). I would fall into the non-traditional student category as I'm returning to school for a second master's degree in my 40s with a full-time job and a family. I work in technology and pursuing a master's in I/O psychology to enhance my skill set as a researcher. Since I don't have a social science undergrad, I must take prerequisite courses (Statistics, Research Methods, etc.) before starting my program - this is a welcomed approach, as other schools I looked into wouldn't even look at me without a bachelor's in psychology. I've found the courses challenging but not overwhelming, and a good balance for me to juggle school with all my other responsibilities. My professors have been friendly, supportive, and willing to help however they can. Still, you have to reach out to them proactively - they won't hold your hand, and they expect students (especially at the graduate level) to take responsibility for their education. So far, I'm enjoying my experience at SNHU and looking forward to applying the learned knowledge to my career."
Tyson Chase
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2023
  • Degree: MBA in Human Resources
"As an active student in a master's program, I can confirm that it is a waste of time. Not only will students gain more from a general Google search, but the adjunct professors are nearly all inadequate. Be prepared to scrutinize your writing by someone who can barely compose a proper article and have zero support from your advisor."
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"Felt good about the quality and level of difficulty that I experienced for each course. Yes, they have good instructors and a few bad instructors as well. However, the hood by far out weighs the bad. I am going back for my Masters degree in Accounting for this fall. This school is not a diploma mill. Online is tougher because you have to be willing to put in the work, but you still have to meet the deadlines just like you would if you were in a face to face course."
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I completed my MSN in Nursing Education all online and finished my capstone virtually at SNHU. SNHU was the best decision I've made for my education and career success. I was empowered by another graduate student I worked alongside as a practical nursing instructor, which led me to look further into SNHU's graduate program. For sure, SNHU has provided me with a quality education to exhibit a maximized level of expertise to teach the next generation of nurses. Throughout the program, I completed all my courses online with knowledgeable instructors that were present, offered detailed feedback, and provided a supportive learning environment. Also, my academic advisor made registration so much smoother, as she followed up with me each semester registering me for future courses. Financially, SNHU has an affordable graduate program, which was very helpful as I paid for all of my course out of pocket, without having to take out a loan! If you're looking for a quality education, go SNHU."
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2023
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Southern New Hampshire University offers a high-quality computer science program that is both affordable and accessible. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of fields, including software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity. One of the strengths of SNHU's computer science program is its focus on hands-on learning. Students have the opportunity to work on real-world projects, such as developing software applications or analyzing data sets. This hands-on experience helps students develop the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. Another strength of SNHU's computer science program is its affordability. The tuition is relatively low, and there are many financial aid options available. This makes it possible for students from all backgrounds to pursue a degree in computer science. In addition to being affordable and accessible, SNHU's computer science program is also highly ranked. The program is ranked #261 on College Factual's Best Schools for CompSci list. This ranking is based on factors such as graduation rates, student satisfaction, and job placement rates. Overall, SNHU's computer science program is a great option for students who are looking for a high-quality, affordable, and accessible education. The program offers a variety of courses, concentrations, and specializations, so students can tailor their education to their individual interests and career goals."
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2023
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"This school is a joke! They do not care about their students I received extra funding from financial aid for the 2022-2023 school year when I did my 2023-2024 fasfa I noticed that the extra funding given was no longer on my statement so I called the school and asked about it because it is first distributed to the school then they are supposed to distribute it to students with the most financial need however the school informed me no matter how much financial distress a student might be in that campus students are a first priority and are first to receive the funding even if an online student shows more need for it the funding still goes to campus students first. Things got even worse when I got closer to graduation they would adjust my financial aid several times during a term and the closer graduation got the less they seemed to care. My GPA went down and I got behind due to a death in the family, after everything calmed down I wanted to get back on track and was 3 classes away from graduating with my associate's degree so I get to my final class I buy my book and start the first-week completing assignments and turning them in. The second week comes and I no longer have access to the class so I call the school and I am informed that I have been suspended due to my GPA this is after I already started the class purchased the book and was turning assignments in. I explained that it was very unprofessional to charge a person for the class, let them pay for a book, and waste time turning assignments in and without no warning suspend me. The school is in the wrong because right after they went in and deleted all my financial aid information and all the funding I received for previous terms. The school's concern for me lessened the nearer I got to graduation I contacted them several times for information on any type of help I could get to get through the last 3 classes and no one ever sent me anything or told me about any resources that may be available mind you I am a single mother of 4 children that I take care of completely on my own with no other help. The only answers I got were staff getting an attitude with me and saying their funding is reserved for campus students first. All I was trying to do is get through my last 3 classes and graduate, I was planning to go on and complete my bachelor's degree but the lack of concern shown by Southern New Hampshire University made me not even want to graduate through them. Beware if considering Southern New Hampshire University they mess with your financial aid and the closer you get to graduating the less they will be concerned with you or care about you graduating."
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"The financial aid department is incredibly slow at processing refunds due to slow integration systems. It always a process when it comes to anything that the school owes you. They have their hands in the pot too much and like to spoon-feed you your funding as opposed to other schools. My overages have been in my account for two days, Tuesday is a Holiday. Extensive technical problems, they are starting to care less and less about the student experience. Buyer beware!"
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2023
  • Degree: Business Administration
"SNHU has been a great choice for me while pursuing a business administration degree. From the start the flexibility of online courses is convenient if you are a full-time working adult. I will say that the learning environment is one where you have to be motivated to do the reading and research yourself on topics to produce quality projects/outcomes for your classes. This is an excellent choice for those that are self-starters at things and need very little outside help. The professor's that I've interacted with for the most part have been great and provide me with detailed feedback on grading of assignments. Most professors have doctoral degrees and I've only seen one or two that just held a master's degree in their respective field. I have taken classes at a local community college in person and honestly the workload/difficulty was fairly similar. The only difference being that SNHU has compressed semesters which I actually prefer. Academic advising has been AMAZING and even call me to check in every few weeks to make sure thing are going well and are ready to provide resources to help you in your journey there."
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2023
  • Degree: Business Administration
"SNHU promotes itself as being above the fray of other online schools, but it's the same: the educational experience is centered around a blackboard with automated discussion questions that are not designed by the "instructor," an instructor who doesn't lecture, not even a videotaped lecture. Essentially the instructor baby sits the class by grading papers they don't appear to read and responding to students' emails. This school hires instructors to satisfy the US Department of Education's requirement, which doesn't include lectures. So, you are expected to learn primarily from your classmates' posts on the discussion board where no legitimate or substantive discussion ever occurs. They have the audacity to refer to this as student centered learning. The instructor does not create the questions or facilitate the discussions. You merely need to answer the question and respond to at least 2 of your classmates by a deadline. You are not required to respond to the instructor, who is severely marginalized. You are expected to write papers about subjects you probably don't understand because the instructor has failed to provide any information beside reading materials. I don't know about anyone else, but I didn't agree to pay thousands of dollars in tuition to learn from people who also don't have a college degree; rather, I expected to learn from the expert, the person with the advanced degrees and professional experience. Also, anyone can be admitted into the program as long as they quality for federal aid; it doesn't matter if students have low GPAs or no standardized test scores. I recall that many of the students in my classes had poor writing skills, which is an indication of their reading comprehension skills. Bottom line is online programs like this are a huge rip off for the students enrolled and tax payers. They are diploma mills. You don't get what you pay for."
Jeff R Adams
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2023
  • Degree: Psychology
"First, let's address the elephant in the room... I see a few low-star reviews. Unfortunately, your education will only be as good as the effort you put into it. If you see an assignment and only do the bare minimum to get the grade, that's what you will have. You must be a self-starter and study the material to grasp the information thoroughly. The assignment gives you a great starting point, but a learner should go further and learn until they know what they want. Second, my experience was great. SNHU allowed me to go back to school regardless of my age. Everyone seemed to want me to succeed, and it showed. Instructors are easy to work with, though not at your beckon call. Surely your in-person instructors do not spend every waking moment waiting on your call? Like everything else in life... SNHU is what you make of it. I personally give them 5*!!!"
G Moore BS:BAD - Entrepreneurship
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2023
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Excellent undergrad educational opportunity especially for non-traditional students focused and prepared for weekly deliverables in a rigorous curriculum. Professional administrators & awesome instructors [online]. Student engagement can't be beat! Me: BS:BAD - Entrepreneurship SUMMA Cum Laude Spring 2023"
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2023
  • Degree: Communications
"This school is absolutely horrendous: sub-par study materials who are in need of major quality control and instructors who are too overwhelmed to care. They basically treat you like an idiot who would neither realize nor care that the expectations are as ambiguous as the rubrics and instructions for some of the assignments; not to mention the thousands of typos peppered throughout the courses. I am honestly disgusted that I waisted my time and education loans teaching some of their staff how to their jobs.... STAY AWAY!!!!"
Robert .R
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2023
  • Degree: Business
"SNHU has been great for a 52 year old returning to College. Felxibility and course content is good. With any online or campus College you will have good and bad instructors. I grauduate soon and only had one instructor I felt could have been more interactive. For me, I would rather be at home learning than sitting in a classroom where each of us read a page out of a chapter. Yes, online is more self taught but you only get out what you put into it. I reach out to my instructors and ask questions and have communication with other students. When I attended College 30 years ago, I thought that was a joke as all we did was sit there and read chapters and then had a quiz. Be prepared to do alot of writting and essays at SNHU. I prefer the essay as I learn more than just memorizing information for a quiz but to each thier own. Everyone learns differently."
Mike T
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2023
  • Degree: Anthropology
"Absolutely terrible, I dropped out! Unorganized and very unprofessional advisors, financial aide team. This school is all about numbers not about quality. They isn’t any professors/teachers. You read and do everything by yourself basically you are your own professor. Online system to do your school is overly clunky, outdated, and designed to waste your time with so many unnecessary clicks, tuition is high, and your Sophia credits classes are $700+ dollars cheaper then your actual classes but aren’t accepted hardly by any other colleges. Not to mention when you do get accepted you’re pretty much on your own from day one. No guidance at all and the so called professors can’t be bothered to help. You have to watch YouTube videos (yes actual videos on YouTube) to learn out to use their system because the teachers can’t even be bothered to walk you through it."
Anthony Moye
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"Please sort your options this institution is not worth it. I have had better experiences at University of Phoenix and Everest compared to this institution. The instructors are retalitory and just petty. Do not work ahead because the Professors will find any excuse to bring you down to size with the dumbest deductions."
Anthony M.
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"This institution is extremely over-rated, do not waste your time here. The Professors are ridiculous and the cirriculum is redundant. The Advisors are rarely in the office, just the worst experience for my Bachelor's degree now my MBA. I have decided on Manhattan College, this institution is a joke."
Kauvonya Thompson
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2023
  • Degree: Healthcare Informatics
"Snhu is the best college! My advisor is amazing and the university offers so much support!! I attended classes online and the curriculum is easy to understand. The majority of my instructors have been great and very helpful! I would encourage anyone to enroll today!"
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2023
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The instructors are a mixed bag. Some grade on time and provide helpful feedback. The majority wait until the last minute and do not grade fairly or provide feedback. The dispute process for a grade is smoke and mirrors. They make you believe you have a chance but always side with the instructors. That said, with the few good instructors I had, I learned a lot, but many depend on sending you to youtube for videos and provide zero guidance."