Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Bachelor's in Accounting

2.83 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
57% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 10 students said they would recommend this program to others
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4.5 out of 5 stars
Megan - 7/18/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2023
"I am currently a student at SNHU. This is only my 2nd term with them and I have had the best support from both my advisor and my instructors. I feel bad for whoever has had a horrible experience here, but I receive call backs same day from my advisor and my instructors have even provided me with their cell phone numbers for quicker response times. Yes, there is alot of reading and assignments but what else would you expect from an online school? Again this is only my 2nd term but I love it."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Nelson - 3/29/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"I have been an online student at SNHU since May of 2015. I am an accounting major in my junior year with a 3.98 GPA. I have received my AS in Accounting as of the end of February. I will say that my success has NOTHING to do with the help or teaching I have received from SNHU. That GPA is all me. At first, it was great. The instructors were engaging; the resources provided were excellent I was actually learning what I needed. Then, a little over a year ago, things started changing drastically. It is as if SNHU is now more concerned with their enrollment numbers then with the actual student success they so proudly advertise. I picked SNHU after months of intensive research on the online schools available, and I chose SNHU because they promoted the student and their success is our priority . This is NOT the case at all !!! Over the last year, I have noticed a huge decline in the quality of the adjuncts that SNHU employs they give little to no constructive feedback, and when asked to help with assignments it is look in your textbook get a tutor ( this is nearly impossible seeing as how there are like two peer tutors for the ENTIRE accounting program, not to mention they are only supposed to tutor the ACC201 & ACC202 class there are NONE for any of the upper-level accounting class AT ALL ) I cant help you blah blah. They give cookie cutter or copied and pasted replies if they actually make replies to discussion posts and give the same feedback on graded assignments. When a student voices their opinions or worries about a class or instructor it is always the same thing file a dispute well, that department 9 out of 10 times sides with the school and the teachers. This is an ACTUAL quote from a supervisor of the SNHU conduct team, and I will never forget it We will run this school the way we see fit. Here are some numbers just some food for thought in 2014 there were 32,000 online students . Now in 2019, there are over 100,000 !!! That is HUGE when you take into account the numbers rising, but the quality of the education and the resources provided to the online students has declined. In addition to all this, the quality of the actual course material is severely lacking. For example, I am currently taking ACC-331 Federal Taxation II, and the course material was dated back in 2014 YES, I said 2014!!! That is unacceptable, and when I ask about it (before I registered .. took paid the whopping $960 to take the class), I was told As you can imagine, there are lots of moving parts here, and the academics team tries to keep advisors updated as much as possible. We think you'll find the course to be still very relevant. Many instructors supplement the material with the newest tax information, but regardless, the course is designed to teach concepts, such as how to research, approach, and apply tax laws, regardless of how those laws may or may not change. This is a quote from the Dean of the online accounting program at SNHU. Now to me, this is very disconcerting because you're telling me the info I will be learning is still relevant to the current tax laws and code even though this material was dated back in 2014 ?!?! Come on how stupid do you think we are ?!?! Really ?? This is a Federal TAXATION class over corporate taxation !!! This is SNHU mission statement: Southern New Hampshire University transforms the lives of learners. Our success is defined by our learners' success. By relentlessly challenging the status quo and providing the best support in higher education, Southern New Hampshire University expands access to education by creating high quality, affordable and innovative pathways to meet the unique needs of each and every learner. - https://www.snhu.edu/about-us This term will be my last here at SNHU. I will be transferring to another college that hopefully will help prepare me to further my career. The lack of respect, teaching, and attention to students concerns at SNHU is unacceptable to me. There is zero instructor support, and zero help from anyone in the upper management positions. SNHU is not about the student success all they care about is the enrollment numbers as my numbers above have shown. In 2011, President told the NY Times, Undeniably, the for-profits have a lot to teach us about improved service to students. I can not be a part of a school that does not practice what it preaches. If SNHU does not do something and quick the degrees they hand out each year will not be worth more than the paper they are written on. They will become just another diploma mill or for-profit college that President views as inherently evil. I will share these fascinating article I found just recently. Yes, one was written in 2014, but it shows you what people were saying then was going to happen, and it is happening now. SNHU needs to open their eyes and fix this before it is too late to repair the damage to our (the students) lives. "
3.9 out of 5 stars
Ashley - 5/1/2018
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
"I had mixed feelings starting a program online to turn my associates into a Bachelor's degree, I saw negative reviews and was very nervous starting at this school and doing is online. The courses are challenging and of course some professors are hard to grasp, but it is beneficial to reach out to classmates, advisors and other resources to complete work. reading everything about the class, webinars are very helpful and 90% of my experience with teachers (even the small few I did not enjoy) all communicated back and all had attentive dialogue. Some people are not cut out for online learning and need the in-classroom scene, i discovered I could complete work after everyone was in bed and being able to do the work on my own time since I work full time. Anyone in their later years should talk to an advisor if they are thinking of coming back to school, I'm glad I waited until I was 30 to decide my degree path instead of jumping into a different degree I would have no use for. Financial aide was a little bit of a headache so I recommend you understand all paperwork that needs completed so your funding isn't changed mid way. Financial services are helpful. The learning communities are also helpful , I did accounting and the accounting community gave great help with tutoring."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rosa Agosto - 8/1/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
"SNHU Online is a great program for people like me that have already started their career and want to finish their degree but it's difficult to take classes in campus due to all of life's demands such as work, family and church. I would definitely recommend the program, one day after I finished I had already found a position within my filed of study."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Accountant 1 - 6/24/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
"So I've seen quite a few mixed reviews regarding SNHU and thought I would post some personal insight based on my own experiences. I currently work as an accountant for one of the top five companies in San Diego and completed my first bachelor's degree from a top tier university in the midwest. While I did not go to school for accounting, through a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck I was promoted into the financial field. Since I didn't go to school for accounting and am preparing to sit for the C.P.A exam it goes without saying that I do not meet the requirements despite having in-field experience. With a full time job, a son, and a family, returning to a traditional brick and mortar school for night class wasn't one that particularly fit my schedule-so I decided to enroll in SNHU online (yes, SNHU's accounting credits are accepted by the California Board of Accountancy). If you're attempting to try and hold SNHU to the same caliber as schools such as UCLA, IU, or many other top state schools, it goes without saying that SNHU isn't in the league of best of the best-but that doesn't mean it's a BAD school. While the classes aren't as difficult as those of my first bachelor's, there is still a great degree of learning potential if you WANT to learn. As with any employer, having a degree with an A average doesn't necessarily ensure job security. In regards to many of the complaints I have seen regarding the University, I have to disagree with a few. Highlighted below: Administrative: Have had little to no issue with scheduling classes and communicating with advisors. I spent some time before orientation figuring out how to navigate blackboard and found little to no issues. Of course, it does take some time and effort to figure out (although not much), but if you didn't wait until the night before class to start you shouldn't have a problem. As far as teacher response time? No teacher I have ever had responds right away. But, if you plan ahead of time, you usually get a response. I can't speak for anyone else, but there isn't a lot of hand-holding involved. The class procedures and technologies are relatively straightforward...so I'm slightly confused as to why there is so much disdain regarding the subject. Quality of education: Don't expect the same type of curriculum as a traditional four year college. You are in charge of teaching yourself and are responsible for your own time management. Yes, you'll do fine if you skim the material and put some effort into the assignments, but it won't help your career. If you don't actually learn and retain the information pertinent to your career, your degree is somewhat worthless rather than for nailing that first interview. Do well, intern, volunteer, set yourself apart from your peers and you'll be fine. There are many employers who screen for a bachelor's degree before even viewing a resume...if anything the degree will get you past step one. When it comes down to it-use your head. If you feel you are being taken advantage of, figure out why. Make sure your degree will allow you to perform in your desired career. Make sure you will receive the kind of education you need before continuation. Double check if the school is right for you. For some, SNHU may not be the best choice. For others, it may be great. At the end of the day, YOU are responsible for making your own decisions. Figure out if SNHU will give you what you need and allow you to go where you need to go. I need to meet the requirements to sit for the C.P.A exam. SNHU satisfies that requirement. Do your research before making decisions that may cost thousands of dollars (particularly if you are considering graduate school!). Best of luck to all. Oh, and try to only take out subsidized loans if you can. You aren't charged interest accrual until you graduate;)"
1.7 out of 5 stars
steve - 4/6/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"The professors are terrible. I failed an assignment without a reason. it shows on rubric "visit writing center for help, assignment was not professional, not APA style". I reached out to both 'advisor" and professor. No response or help. at least with other colleges they would show you what you did wrong/ how to improve. This college they don't bother. All the assignment are linked with each other, double graded. What I mean is week 3 homework you will turn in, polish and turn in again on week 8. DO NOT ATTEND by the way the only reason financial services gets a 5 star is because they make sure they get paid :)"
2.0 out of 5 stars
Greg F - 12/27/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"Last week I received a phone call from my academic advisor that I have an outstanding balance of $520 on my account which will need to be pay within a week in order to remain activate in the program. I was never informed of this issue until I have completed my first term. Every week I have reviewed my financial aid website and nothing was mention that there was a balance. Nor did I receive any statements. I have tried several times to speak with a manager in both Academic and Financial Aid but no luck. I even asked for a financial aid letter that displays number of credit hours, tuition cost, title iv awarded and cash balance. Again no information from financial aid. I am very disappointed of how I have been treated and misinformed of my financial obligation. At this time I will submit a formal complaint to the Department of Higher Education as well to New Hampshire Department of Education."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Start - 8/30/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Carl Webster - 3/25/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
"SNHU is a University have big issues on their administration it really doesn't matter what department for the time I have been in this school there has been a huge strugle to get anything done the advising center is nothing but garbage they will loose your forms there is a probability that the forms have to be submitted at least 20 times before they will do anything if you need to speak to somebody good luck you probable will have a better chance resurrecting the death"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Alicia Harnitz - 8/6/2014
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
"SNHU is an excellent program to be able to do at home, online. It is some of the best classes I have taken, alongside with some of the most difficult. The instruction and interaction is much better than some of the online programs I have done."