Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews

  • 418 Reviews
  • Manchester (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
60% of 418 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 418 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Amine Oulmaati
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2021
  • Degree: International Business
"Joining a PhD. at SNHU was one of my worst decisions ever. Throughout the program I didn't learn anything valuable that worth all the time and money that I sacrificed. For each term you have to pay $5333 regardless of how many classes you are taking. In my last term I had one class and they charged me $5333 for a summer class. This university is a pure scam. They advertise for the university as a non-profit organization but it’s a pure profit! I really regret it."
Fred L. Bell Jr
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2021
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"21 years of active duty Military Service, over the course of my studies some of my friends passed away which took a toll on me. My advisor was good but the instructors were trash. I explained the situation. The school just wanted the money. Guaranteed GI bill money."
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2021
  • Degree: Finance
"Unprofessional.They absolutley DO NOT take care of their students! This school is all about profit and not about educating students. The courses are extremely insubstantial and lack direction. Before you enroll they seem promising and are always there to assist you at any time, but once they get you to enroll all of that goes out the window. Done with this "excuse" for a school."
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2021
  • Degree: Business
"LIBERAL, LEFT LEANING AND DOES NOT SUPPORT THOSE OF FAITH. I attended SNHU to finish my Bachelors degree and found that the school was very left leaning (liberal) and consistently trampled over faith and conservative view points. I completed my program but was disappointed by their political and social push. I would not recommend SNHU unless your looking for a skewed perspective. I am saddened that SNHU and other learning institutions have followed political and social view points over education. The class work was not difficult or challenging and did not expand on topics, as I expected from a college level course."
Lakisa Ellis
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"When I first started with SNHU it was great, everyone seemed so nice and helpful. As the semesters went on,I noticed that the helpful support and quality course materials had started to dissipate. The majority of the office staff at SNHU appear to be air headed students with no experience in customer service. Im seriously considering leaving this institution, if you file a dispute they will never side with the student. They act as if their professors can do no wrong, but their not even real professors. They stand firm by the rubric, and issue assignments that have been pre-determined by some committee prior to the semester. My advisor refused to let me talk to the dean and I'm just not feeling this school anymore. They start off great, but once they get you enrolled they could care less about your issues as a student. Im going to petition for the VA to stop supporting this institution. They need to learn how to treat people, especially veterans."
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2021
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"This is probably worst place to get your degree. Communication with your advisor and regarding any financial questions leaving unanswered, they only forwarding emails to each other which is doesn't help at all. Benefits for military members doesn't work as suppose too. I was charged extra and University sent me a due amount after I completed 4 classes, which is doesn't make sense, because I still had a tuition assistance, but those amount just disappeared. Extra money for books, they trying to offer you loans and extra money, to make you pay more. Especially if you in the military - do not go to this University, you'll just waste your time and money out of pocket. I'm very dissatisfied and didn't know that in USA exist such a bad education system."
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"Proceed with caution. I was excited to attend Southern New Hampshire. I was supposed to graduate this year and instead my life was turned upside down and I was left with a balance over $8,000. During COVID my State which is Michigan was on a strict stay at home order. Around that time the Department of Education requested a notarized Statement of Identification form which I could not provide, being that everything including the courthouse was closed. This resulted in my money being sent back and me being left with a balance for classes I had already completed. No matter what I say they refuse to listen and their appeals department keeps denying me. Up until then I was pleased with the school. Now I am disappointed and feel they don’t stand by their values. I work full time, and I am a single mom of two disabled children. I can’t believe after working so hard all these years my educationally journey would’ve turned out this way due to no fault of my own. If you want a University with understanding and compassion employees who aim for the success of their students please look elsewhere."
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"As others have stated you get out what you put in. Before enrolling I would really recommend taking time and properly researching the degree you wish to achieve (job satisfaction, expected growth within the field, earning potential, etc.). Once you are secure in your choice, are confident you can commit to doing the work and making the most out of each class, you should find a lot can be learned that will be beneficial to your chosen career path. I originally did two years in accounting and the entered the cyber security program and earned my bachelor’s degree. I have heard people question the value of a degree from SNHU (which is understandable). I cannot speak for others but my experience has been that an SNHU degree opens doors. Less than a week after finishing (didn’t even have my diploma yet) I was offered a position making $95,000/ year, my own office, the freedom to work from home up to 3 days/ week, and a company car. 💯 would not hesitate to recommend a matter of fact, my son is now working towards his bachelor’s degree at SNHU."
Bob Smith
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2021
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Finished my B.S. from SHNU and I must say it has paid off from a knowledge standpoint. SNHU is all about what you put into it. If you put in the bare minimum, your knowledge will be the bare minimum. For those thinking about going to SNHU, just remember is about how much you want to learn. If you want to know to learn a lot, it's there for you. If you want to learn a little, that's there for you to, but again, your knowledge will be little. SNHU courses challenged me to stretch myself, which is what I needed to learn something new, and obtain an accredited degree. The professors overall are pretty good. There are some who grade harder than others. There are some who don't do much at all, and just give you the work and expect you do it. Some of those professors when helping sometimes, their explanation is very scarce and you have to re-read things or ask for help in the discussions. Overall they are good, but on the lookout for some who are better than others. I recommend SNHU to anyone."
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2021
  • Degree: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
"Absolutely do not waste your time at SNHU! I earned a 4.0 GPA on my MS and completely wasted my GI Bill in the process. They are just feeding off military veterans in an extremely predatory way. An I/O Psychology degree isn't recognized by employers in the business world. No one will hire you for even entry level recruiting, training, or HR jobs. You cannot switch to clinical because there is no internship in the degree program and those hours are absolutely required by the APA and NBCC for even minimum licensing. When you contact SNHU to figure out a way forward in your career, in ANY direction, you will find the college cares little if their produce hireable graduates and will not transfer any classes for you to get another MS in a different concentration of Psychology (even if it was earned at THEIR college and original degree progression was a difference of 4 classes!), just for the necessary internship to actually advance your career. They will make you start from scratch, because money is far more important to them. SNHU also won't let you just take the necessary classes as continuing education, even though your printed degree will say "Master of Science Psychology," and nothing of the I/O part. Why? It makes no sense beyond the previously mentioned predatory practices. If I have a "Master of Science Psychology", I should a.) be able to utilize my degree in the filed of psychology, b.) be able to take extra graduate classes necessary to actually utilize that degree without having to start over. Fun note, real world I/O Psychology positions are held by those with clinical degrees. In the business world I/O Psychology isn't even recognized and jobs that are there, are held by those with business degrees. When you enroll, they will make it seem like I/O Psychology and their program is highly acclaimed and easy to start a career in. Neither is true. You are really just paying for a very expensive, very useless, piece of wall decor. I've been job hunting for 6 years, over 400 jobs applied to, with absolutely nothing to show for it, and no money to start over."
Sarah L Perez
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2021
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I highly recommend SNHU on several occasions 1. They help their students to stay motivated 2. The teachers are there to help the students and they never give up on you. I am happy to say that I am now a student at SNHU. Keep your head up and dont let others bring you down."
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"SNHU is great. I learned a lot. I had great instructors and a great academic advisor. If there are people who say it’s easy, they are probably taking easy classes. I have learned more here than I ever did in the UW system and that’s saying a lot(well besides a few classes I loved at UW) Thank you SNHU"
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2021
  • Degree: Interactive Media Design
"My experience was that SNHU hands out good grades that aren't deserved. I think they do this to keep up their numbers to look good. I have crippling depression and I struggle to keep motivated. I wanted to withdraw the first week but the academic advisor gave me a motivational speech, so I stayed. She did her job very well. I continued my History class. I barely did work in the Perspectives In History class and did not do the final project, but passed anyway. Snhu supposedly has programs for people with depression but I'm undiagnosed due to financial reasons so I cannot be in the program. Anyway, another issue was that the first two weeks of work is super easy. I have a problem with this because they only give you the first week to decide if you'd like to continue or withdraw. This is obviously not enough time but done on purpose. I chose to stay because the classes felt doable. I think they make the deadline to withdraw during the easy period so that they have you hooked. Well my depression got in the way by the third week second term, and I decided it wasn't for me. I thought I would owe for the one class I took in first term and owe a little bit for the first two weeks of the second term two classes. No. I now owe the tuition, but not the classes. The tuition, as I found, is a way for the college to be covered in the event of a student withdrawing early. Now I owe 10k for tuition fees for a degree I did not get very far in at all. The day before I had withdrawed, financial aid already sent the money to snhu and snhu is pocketing it with no remorse for my situation. I don't have a financial means to be able to pay this. I live paycheck to paycheck. I'll never be treated for depression and I will never get a degree because of depression. I am screwed, but snhu profits."
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2021
  • Degree: MBA in International Business
"I graduated from SNHU in 2017 with an IMBA degree, I really enjoyed the program... I joined the university again in 2019 for a Ph. D program hoping I will have the same experience but honestly it was way different. They have a fix tuition fees per term no matter what how many courses you’re taking which benefits them a lot ( Non profit organization 🤣). More than this, I didn’t learn anything new at all from the program, it was just a repetition of what I did in my Bachelor and Master program. I’m just paying to get that piece of paper that if I use it to get a job it will drastically cut my pay check. DO NOT JOIN THE PROGRAM IT’S WORTHLESS AND NOT CONVENIENT FOR WORKING PEOPLE"
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2021
  • Degree: Management Information Systems
"I'm not sure why people are complaining that tests are not proctored or that you don't learn anything. If you're an honest person it wont matter if tests are not proctored. You are paying for an education, why would you cheat? If you're not learning anything then you are skimming the pages and just looking for what you need to get a right answer. I have had a great experience with SNHU. I have been able to contact the professors of many of my classes late at night or on the weekends and I get replies usually within a few hours. Just like a brick and mortar school you will get a great education if you put in the effort. The material they use is current and has plenty of information. I feel like the people saying they didn't learn anything are the ones that skim through the book then complain that they didn't retain any info. That's not an SNHU problem, that's an end user problem."
  • Reviewed: 11/25/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I just graduated from this school with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I had an awesome experience with this school and considering returning for my Masters. Every employer I applied to accepts my degree, which SNHU is a non profit that has been around for years. I had three advisors during my time with the school and they really went to the bat for me. My career advisor gave me a lot of awesome tips and tricks for applying for jobs and fixing up my resume and Linked profile. I enjoyed my courses. I learned a lot about my field. A lot of the projects I did for my Psychology courses was very much similar to the work that Psychologists do when working in research. Since I was doing the general track in my program, I was allowed to pick some of my courses. I had some good instructors, there were a couple of them that were tough, but you find that at any school. The instructors were very educated and had a lot of experience in the psychology field. I have seen some negative reviews on SNHU on this website and when reading these reviews, I noticed that a lot of complaints are made by students who are not willing to be accountable for what they signed up for, are not willing to put forth effort towards their degree, and expect the easy route. College is a lot of hard work and commitment. Even if you have circumstances that happen in your life, you have to be able to deal with them and still balance school if you are a student. If you are an online student at any school, you have to be self motivated and good at prioritizing. You also have to be willing to put in the hard work if you want to do well. If you sign up and expect to just slid by, that will not only show in your school work, but employers will also notice that and you won't be able to succeed in anything in life, much less a college online program. If you sign up for college, online or campus, you need to be committed to seeing it through. If you are not willing to put in a lot of effort in coursework, are not committed and motivated, and are not willing to prioritize being a student with anything going on in life, then it may not be a good idea to sign up for college whether online or campus. Remember if you drop a course or fail, you face penalties with financial aid and will be required to pay that money back. Also if you drop out and took out loans, you have to pay that money back too. Welcome to adulthood. You have to take responsibility for everything you sign up for."
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2020
  • Degree: MBA
"I applied to the MBA program and SNHU accepted me and waived the first 5 intro classes. I changed my major before starting and then reconsidered and went back to the MBA program. After reapplying they said they made a mistake and required me to take three entry level classes at $1800.00 a piece. This school is all about profit and not about educating students. I am going to take my MBA courses at another college. Stay away from this college. SNHU admissions staff are greedy and they only want your money."
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2020
  • Degree: Communications
"I was so excited about going back to school and, I was taking it head-on. I was trying to keep my work and assignments done a week ahead hold an A/B average in the class. I turned in a paper and, this college has a program set up called:( Turin) The, college policy and procedure states if you have written a paper that uses the (SAME) word, that is considered plagiarism. This system also grades in percentages which mines fell to 14% but their policy and procedure say 25% or higher. This system all gives color codes which my paper was in green which meant I was still in good standing. My instructor gave me a zero and HE flagged my paper gave me a zero. So, I challenged him and the College, went on his side saying my paper had "similar" writings. SIMILAR not the same. This whole time my Advisor I spoke to him twice during this whole time! He's sweet but, I felt left out to fail my instructor never allow me to make it up or make changes. I disenrolled today 10/20/2020 and no email on nothing from the Advisor"
Patricia L
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2020
  • Degree: Marketing
"This review is based on my online schooling experience with SNHU. This school is a wonderful option for people who want to earn a degree on their own time and need to be cost effective. If you think you can attend this school and just skim by, that might work for you for the intro level classes but when you are closer to your degree completion you MUST put in detailed effort and a lot of time. Anyone who discredits an online learning experience after 2020 does not have a progressive mind set. I have interviewed for corporate marketing positions and every manager interviewing me was impressed with how I continue my education online while working full time. I had an instructors who are tough with the work load, and if you miss out on evidential information needed they have given me failing grades because of it. This school requires work and dedication. Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking this is an easy option, especially if you are in the workforce as well."
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"If you're thinking about going here, DO NOT DO IT. I'm in my last two classes to complete my Bachelor's degree. This school is a complete joke. I don't even know where to begin. I wish that someone had told me this before I decided to complete me degree here. The only reason I'm finishing is because I'm not about to have a huge student loan and just quit before finishing. Not only is this school a joke to any employer after seeing it on your resume, but I have literally not learned one thing. I have said that I've had my degree on my resume (before I actually do) and employers literally don't care. "Oh the school with all of the commercials." Yeah, it's embarrassing. The class literally depends on what teacher you get. Mind you, the teachers don't need ANY experience to be hired. They just need a degree and they're hired. Basically you have the teachers who don't even know what's going on in the class or you have the power trip ones who make up rules and ask you to do more than required even though they're "not allowed to do that." The tutoring system...hahahahahah ahhh yeah that's the only bigger joke than this school. If you want any help at all, good luck. Every class is basically the same and the "curriculum" isn't even about the actual subject. You will research how to research the subject. Not even kidding you, it's almost every class. The teachers don't even grade the papers, they put them through a system. Sometimes you do get a good teacher, usually once maybe twice a year if you're lucky. If you want to actually learn and feel like your student loan debt was worth it, DO. NOT. GO HERE."