Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews of Bachelor's in Business Administration

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  • Manchester (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
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TRACY W COLLINS
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I was impressed with the support and attention that I received from my professors. I am please with the entire experience at SNHU. I waited more than 30 years to complete my degree, and I could not have made a better choice than SNHU. They allowed me the time and gave me feedback to help make my experience a successful on. I was able to graduate with honors."
Tim
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"SNHU has put a lot of work into updating their courses this year and ensuring a quality education. Where they need improvement is in regards to some of their instructors. The programs are designed so that one week is not dependent on the next; however if you make mistakes on week one, you will also make mistakes on week two. The majority of the instructors I had during my degree program would provide grades on Wed-Thurs before the following weeks assignment were due on Sunday. The classes in which I struggled, the instructors would grade assignments on Sunday evenings or late Sunday night. It is a real shame that my education was not as much of a priority to those instructors. I would not recommend SNHU to anyone until this is addressed so that students have opportunities to learn from previous mistakes and better themselves without the additional stress."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I've attended traditional college settings in the past for my associates and the beginning part of my bachelor's so I feel I have a good foundation to compare the online and in person settings. Although there are many reviews that state the school didn't hold their hand and help guide them as much as they desire, that is what you receive with an online school. SNHU specifically caters to adults who have lives- children and/or careers and I believe the expectation is that you need to find the balance that works for you and they're there to help when you ask. If you aren't able to be independent, hold yourself accountable to study and turn in assignments, and reach out to instructors and advisors when you need to, then you're responsible for your failure. There were times I was completely unsure of what I was doing or doubted my abilities to manage three classes when working full time and taking care of my family and both the advisor and instructor were understanding and worked with me to help me succeed. SNHU is accredited and if they weren't, I doubt my employer (a multinational corporation) would be willing to pay for my tuition. My first college was for-profit and the tuition for my associates was more than double what I paid at SNHU for my bachelor's and is still more than I will pay for my master's (at SNHU). Between offering a phenomenally user-friendly online portal (Brightspace), very low tuition rates, and high acceptance rate, I think the school is designed to give everyone an equal opportunity to succeed."
J albert
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"There might be a time in someone's life when things will fall apart and there are beyond explanation, well at snhu there only there for strickly one purpose and being a person from such a generation like this one a financial pandemic hit the united states like Vietnam so my point is, if there is or might be any what so ever sort of interruption during your journey with this particular online anyone with such interruption or health problems no matter how many times its mention or documented courses they offer, It might be somewhat difficult and for like myself a failure, my instructor paid no attention to any previous email that I sent asking for help drop-in tutor they have you cant talk to her only hear. , the IT dept never has an idea how to fix any yet any situation I have ever called them for , I strongly believe you better be very educated just without a degree to get through this online fiasco, money is the only issue thee instructors are after I know by the way they respond to you when needing help with assignments, random out of work individuals and some are great and real, other are just trying to make some money from what the world went through. But just remember all the money that the commercial tells you how affordable it is, it's not, its highly expensive and only to get very, very poor help from someone in need of work and IT dept, and Advisor that is just pleasing you when you call, miss guided I will say my journey was all about and a lesson learned."
House
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I am a current employee/Masters student of Southern New Hampshire University. I have spent the past hour reading reviews on the site. Some, I find completely laughable, some legitimate. For anyone that says we are a diploma mill, that is a complete insult for the value we offer our students and what our degree means. Any degree, no matter where it's from, or what it is, is a STEPPING STONE to moving forward in your career. I completely agree with the fact that there isn't enough man power. Especially in our advising department. 1 person is responsible for 200 people. It is crazy. With that said, I can say with confidence that all staff has what's best for the student interest at the end of the day. I also read a review where one of the student's said we need to up our acceptance standards. I do agree with that. Some of these reviews of people saying they were "lied to" or that "someone didn't get back to them" or the best is "I couldn't submit my assignment" are all full of it. Communication isn't something that we will NEVER be weak in. It is instilled in all of our employees the importance of following up with out students. An employee ever mistreated a student wouldn't last here. In addition, student financial services is the backbone of the entire school. They are great and whoever says else, is wrong. They deal with the hardest situations there is in education, the finances of it. First off, people call in all the time thinking that Financial aid is free money. It's not and student's get upset when SFS job to tell them it's a loan. If you are looking to attend online college, I assure you, the bad reviews you read on this site are from people who no matter where they went, they were going to have a bad experience. We see it all the time. The staff that works there is proud to be here and we always do what's best for our students."
Loki
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"This review comes from the point of a former Student Financial Counselor. Once upon a time, SNHU's College of Online and Continuing Education had a passion for its students, it's faculty, and for morality as a whole. I grew as a counselorwith them, loving the beginning but despising the outcome. When I started, our staff to student rations were appropriate. You took your time, used the knowledge SNHU would spend a vast amount of money imbuing into you and helped your students. Conversations would be enjoyable (as much as one can enjoy calling the Financial Aid office) and you built a rapport with your students. Hold times were reasonable, if any at all unless it was a term start or refund week. You also LOVED your job, and I genuinely mean that. I was proud to say I worked for them. They taught me everything I know in Financial Aid and I met so many friends. You were treated as family and students were included in the family. Then one day, SNHU developed an ambition for growth that consumed them like a parasite. They were robbed of all common sense and lost track of what made them amazing in the time frame of two years. SNHU began spending a ton of money investing internally on advertising and suddenly the school was everywhere. Enrollment rates increased parabolically and the schools direction began to change. Power was shifted with this growth from the university president to a CFO and with the change in leadership, SNHU Online divided internally from campus. Expectations became outlandish. We would be constantly short-staffed during major points in the academic year and they couldn't seem to hire enough people. For awhile, there would be constant holds during term start and refund weeks. It wasn't uncommon for me to feel sympathetic to one of my students because our processing team messed something up or the student ended up with a balance because they weren't properly advised of the withdrawal policy. While leadership would scream about quality, the reality was if you wanted to keep your job you couldn't do anything but provide quantity. SNHU to this day employees highly educated people who do care, but their business oriented focus inhibits the ability to express it. One thing you'll notice in the last 4 years is SNHU online no longer shows up on college/university excellence reports and its for all these reason. I recommend reviewing alternatives before SNHU."
Nate
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I'm a current freshman here at Southern New Hampshire University on campus. A word of advice, do not come to this college. It is as much of a scam as the online degree program. You have to dish a ridiculous amount of money for tuition and room and board, then they hit you with all kinds of little charges they just don't tell you about. Classes are boring and professors simply do not care about their students. I had a professor tell us today that he sees his students as less than people, and more like sheep. Another professor openly admitted that the college doesn't care about it's students, and really only cares about our money. Which if you attend SNHU, is very obvious. They don't care about student success or student happiness, just how much they can fill their pockets."
Whitney
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Going back to school as an "adult" can be very intimidating. You have to figure out how to balance work, home, family, and school. SNHU was great at providing the ability to do all that. Classes aren't always easy, and they require a lot of time, research, and dedication. However, I found that even while I am a procrastinator, the courses are set up for you to succeed as long as you apply yourself. I rarely had difficulty when needing to reach out to professors or my advisor. In fact, the advisors are sometimes over the top friendly and really want to be there as a resource. I have learned so much that I have already applied to everyday life and work. I plan to obtain my Master's from SNHU as well. I do wish they had a referral program to offer some type of discount as I have recommended 2 people now to the school and they are both enjoying it as well."
Whitney
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Going back to school as an "adult" can be very intimidating. You have to figure out how to balance work, home, family, and school. SNHU was great at providing the ability to do all that. Classes aren't always easy, and they require a lot of time, research, and dedication. However, I found that even while I am a procrastinator, the courses are set up for you to succeed as long as you apply yourself. I rarely had difficulty when needing to reach out to professors or my advisor. In fact, the advisors are sometimes over the top friendly and really want to be there as a resource. I have learned so much that I have already applied to everyday life and work. I plan to obtain my Master's from SNHU as well. I do wish they had a referral program to offer some type of discount as I have recommended 2 people now to the school and they are both enjoying it as well."
Larry
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"SNHU is quite possibly the worst school I have ever been involved with, they do not care, they do not work with any students. There are many other good schools, this isn't one of them. STAY AWAY!!! TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME. NO-VALUE FOR DEGREE. SCAM ALL THE WAY. I am hiring an attorney, this school is along the same lines as ITT!!"
Mike Palm
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Last year I made the decision to go back to school and finish my degree after a 25-year layoff. Unfortunately, my grades weren’t the best and my options for school were fairly limited. I knew my goal was to finish my undergrad and then continue on to pursue a master’s degree. One of the few schools that accepted me was SNHU. I was definitely a bit unsure about the school. Partially because I was afraid the national advertising campaigns gave the school a similar reputation to University of Phoenix or Capella. I was certainly concerned about how a top tier institution would look at SNHU’s credibility. I am pleased to say that I was accepted to the school of my choice (top 25 ranked both US and Globally) so if this is a concern of yours I hope I laid it to rest. Please do understand that I did everything in my power to maintain a 4.0 which I am sure helped sway the opinion. SNHU has set up their curriculum in order for one to get good grades. However, because most classes do not have exams, you must demonstrate proficiency through writing. If you do the research and write effectively you will have no problem getting good grades. If you don’t, you won’t, it’s really that simple. Further, every class has a discussion each week where you are required to interact with your classmates. Taken seriously, these discussions can have a positive impact on your understanding of key topics in a course, as well as different perspectives of your peers. Again, you get out what you put in. If you have the discipline and drive to teach yourself, SNHU is a great school and you will get excellent grades. Unfortunately, one area that SNHU is really lacking is with advisors and other non-teaching staff at the university. These people are really no help at all. Ask your advisor a question, and unless it falls directly in their wheelhouse, they will refer you to others. I have spent more time chasing people around trying to get answers to questions. For example, when looking at my Program Evaluation, it noted that I needed a higher number of credits then courses outlined in my Program. Thinking I needed 120 but the system is telling me I need 132 is a bit nerve racking. I reached out to my advisor, and I could hear the shoulder shrug on the phone, and I was directed to the registrar who in turn told me to contact my advisor. Are you kidding? But with a bit of persistence I was able to get the right person on the phone to sort out the situation. My advice, stay on top of everything yourself, your grades, records, money owed, transcripts, petition to graduate, etc. It will make it much less frustrating in the end. Overall, for me the online education and flexibility that SNHU offer were great. I feel that the writing and lack of guidance has prepared me well for the next level of education. If you are looking for more structure, direction and handholding, it might not be the best fit. However, if you’re good a self-teaching, researching and writing great papers, I highly recommend SNHU."
Business Student
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The English Comp 1 class is horrible. The feedback is interpretation based and subjective. I've asked for help with writing assignments and the only response is to take online tutoring classes. Other than the obvious grammar, punctuation, works cited, APA or MLA formatting there should be no right or wrong answers. This is my worst experience so far. For the books, I would much rather have actual books with codes for learning modules. However, when ordering books for online classes that's not an option."
Raquel
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"My experience with SNHU was overall excellent! All my contact with the different departments was always helpful whether it was technology, my advisor, or financial aid. Everyone was always able to give me proper answers. For example, I had to take a term off to have a baby and the financial aid office was able to tell me exactly what to do to maintain proper credits for my aid. My advisor was absolutely amazing! I would have her sign me up for all my classes and she did a great job choosing the order. I felt like they were not in the order I would have chosen, but they made sense for building on concepts from course to course. It was like having a concierge! The bookstore is super easy to use. However, I did find that I could rent books from Amazon for cheaper. Although, alot of times you still have to buy the online book because there is activities and access to other things needed. The new plaform, Brightstart is not perfect, but once you figure out where things are it is really useful for keeping track of assignments and discussions. A majority of the professors were great and provided good feedback. There were a few professors that I could not wait to get through the class, but I think that would happen at any school. I just made sure to fill out the questionnaires at the end of the term. I am now at a new school for my graduate degree, and I am realizing how good SNHU online program is. Not all schools are set-up to be so online friendly. I have read a lot of bad reviews for SNHU and my perception is they are people who thought online school would be easy. It is not. It is a ton of writing. And you are expected to have references for all of your discussions which makes the discussions take longer because you are also researching. To really succeed, you must answer the questions and prompts exactly, and not go off on tangents which I found to be an issue with many students. Stick to the topic because it is part of the lesson for the week. I got really good and efficient at writing papers. It used to take me days to write a 7 page paper. And by the end of my degree, I could do a whole paper in a few hours and get an A. I learned alot because I really committed to reading all the material and researching a lot outside of that as well. Don't phone in it just because it is online school. You get what you give. I loved SNHU!"
Billy Z
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I'm now 54 and have been doing the SNHU Online learning for almost four years. I'll start my last 8-week term in 3 weeks. Others may have very well had poor support from teachers, advisors and IT. But for me, I can say that I've been very happy with SNHU, the teachers, my advisors and my courses. And from what I can tell from "Nice to be in the class with you" posts in Week 8 of each class that I've had, everyone's been pretty happy with their classes. I've seen the negative reviews here and have to say that it's not been my own experience. It's true, the first term I was really, really lost on how to navigate the bulletin board, find assignments, announcements and grades. And that's after my friend, who had been doing online learning with SNHU for a year, walked me through it. But then I figured it out on my own and came up with a few tricks. Keeping your weekly work in something like Evernote, separated into weekly folders that are separated into each class, all under an SNHU folder, really helped me. I also keep documents on Dropbox in an SNHU folder. Once you're organized like this it makes things somewhat easier. Are there some nutty professors? Yes, some have cracked me up a bit. One teacher will want you to do something one way. The next teacher will almost scold you and say, "Why did you do it that way?" But guess what? That's how life works and that's how the business world is. I'd consider it part of the education if you're just getting into your working career. I saw one review that said, "This can all be learned on YouTube." Probably so, I'm sure that it's the same for all online classes. I don't think there are many schools that offer regular lectures for undergraduates. But at SNHU you will have some classes that have several live streaming sessions. Online learning is not like sitting in a classroom, it's catered to those that have less time and don't have access to a regular school due to time constraints or location. I would have liked to have seen the six-month rental of books less than they were. That might not be directly in the hands of the universities. But they could push the publishers to have more reasonable rates. Other than that, I'd give SNHU a solid 4/5 stars and recommend it based on my experience with the institution."
Fair, honest, review
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Let us start with the facts: I took 4 online classes from SNHU at a cost of over 4K. If one were to take all 40 classes for a ba that would be 40K. I received 4 A's in the classes I took. The pros: With any online class/school obviously you are taking it to save time and money on driving and for class/study flexibility. The cons: Where do I start? COST: At 1k a class I find that very expensive for an online learning platform. YES, many online colleges charge the same or more...but so what? It doesn't make it right. When you think you could go to an actual campus with live professors for the same money at other colleges I find the 1K per class cost crazy. It should be no more than $500. QUALITY: As with many online classes quality can offer suffer. Basically you are assigned reading material. You read the material....post some comments, reply, and eventually get graded. I'm sorry....I can take a book out at the library and do the same thing. Teachers will give A's to students who actually know how to put a paragraph together because 2/3 of the students have no concept of writing, or, they put no effort in. So when the teacher compares your paragraph with a one sentence answer by others...you look good. The lack of real, personal, insight from the teachers are rare and instead you get a lot of "spot on's", "great work", etc. LEARNING: At the end of the day, the end of the class, can you look back and say "wow, I learned a lot there that I can take into my profession or life?" No. Instead, at least for me, after the 4 classes and 4k I looked back and said, "wow, I just spent 4k and learned, really, nothing major". In that sense the classes were a waste of time and money. I'm sure, or I suspect, that other classes do provide some people with new information that they can say they learned something. Just not in my case I guess. REALITY: Cheating is rife with online classes/students often letting others do the work for them. As an employer I would never look at two people the same if one had a BA from an online college vs someone who actually attended school. I would give the person who attended school a 10 while the person with an online degree a 3 out of 10....a very significant difference."
Michelle
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I started this program in 2017 and graduated December 2018. I was able to transfer a vast majority of credits from community colleges as I do not qualify for financial aid and I wanted to keep my student loan debt as low as possible. I had two advisors throughout my time there and they were both very attentive and checked up on me and was always available. I definitely do not feel as though my degree was handed to me. You get no time off for holidays or summer. I spent some late nights and holidays doing homework, working full time this was not easy. Some professors were not good but that is anywhere honestly. I also had some very good professors that have their doctorate and encouraged me to get my master's. I am considering pursing my master's here again, only reason I may opt out is I live in Texas and I would like to attend the ceremony as I didn't get to attend my bachelor's ceremony since it's so far away. I just graduated and my company just gave me a raise and put me on a manager development program! The degree is already paying for itself!"
Nikki
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I was not sure what to expect and was very hesitant because of bad reviews. BUT I AM SO HAPPY I JOINED! I started off working towards my Associate's but switched to Bachelor's. I take two courses a term that last 8 weeks. Most classes has discussion posts due Thursday and the rest due Sunday. Finacial aid is available and you can get finacial aid book vouchers to help pay for books. I like that I can read my coursework and do my homework from my phone. Snhu provides many resources to help you if you are struggling with any coursework. I joined Facebook groups for Snhu online students. You can get to know your classmates and ask questions. I highly recommend SNHU."
Eric W.
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I have attended many online universities as I looked for "the right fit." I have been to UoP, Southwestern College and UMUC, all of which do not compare to the support I receive from the back offices and the compassion that the professors have in the School of Business. For those that proclaim that the school is stealing their money, every single other school mentioned also has a "no-refund" date. I believe this is to prevent students from getting behind and dropping a course with expectations of a full refund. I am scheduled to finish my degree this fall '19, and graduate in 2020. During my terms online I have had many issues arise, from life events, to working 80 hours/week, yet the instructors are always understanding and will allow the work to be made up! The only requirement is that you communicate with them. I am certain that they will not be as understanding if you wait for three weeks then decide "uh-oh." The coursework is consistent, keeping me busy about 10-15 hours/week for 100/200 level course and about 20-25 hours for 300/400 level courses (I am enrolled full-time)."
Student
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"SNHU is a decent school and gives you everything you need to be prepared for a workforce. It's all what you put in it. Classes are very well structured and all the process of getting assignments done is flawless. Financial aid was processed in four days. I never had issues with the instructors or adviser or financial office. The only thing that I do not like is that they are basically open admission school. They admit sub par students and it is true that even doing minimal work they still can pass the class. Even though you have to put a work to get a good grade, in order just to pass the class it's enough to do the bare minimum. They keep really bad students for financial profit but it's ruins their reputation. I can't say if classes are difficult , I did first two years in state B&M school and it was not difficult for me neither , but I can tell that this online classes a bit more of a challenge than it was in a regular school. They require you not to memorize material but apply theory to practice . I learn how to use my judgment in different situations . The negative side of this school is that they ruin their reputation by taking in whatever pays and it is not fair to students who are actually smart and work for their degree."
Patricia K.
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"My experience with this institution was awesome. The school is very organized and has a very streamlined process in all areas that I experienced. I recommend it for anyone who is looking to achieve online. I just completed my Bachelor's Degree. Work and Focus is required on your part, they provide everything else."