Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews of Bachelor's in Computer Science

  • 7 Reviews
  • Manchester (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
0% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • 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."
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."
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2020
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I already have 2 prior degrees in different fields including many online classes. I noticed in prior reviews, it seemed like everyone was taking English. I don't think I noticed any STEM/Business/medical, etc. I have enough experience to remain neutral. At this time SNHU uses Brightspace. SNHU previously used Blackboard. (Blackboard is horrible.) Brightspace is much better. It is confusing at first, but effective in stating assignments, rubrics, grades, extra help, and notifying you if you have completed your work. With my degree, the learning is fairly interactive. You aren't just reading a book as your only assignment. You will have to complete a milestone and discussions for every course. The discussion standard is the same as a normal college (initial due Thurs, 2 responss due Sun). You can actually directly submit assignments late with a 10% penalty. The instructions cannot change the course personally. However, they do offer, 1-to-1 tutoring and instructed work groups for some classes (offered online). The due time is in YOUR timezone, which works to your advantage. As for the instructors/advisors, it depends on who you get. Some are really/not interactive, some are/not helpful, some are strict/laidback... Finances: Always read the financial details at **ANY** school. NEVER assume. I've only ran into small issues, but they were easily resolved. I received financial aid, paying about $200 per week semester extra. I was only using traditional FASFA (no pell grants/private loans). That it fairly cheaper in college pricing. Yes, they do lock your transcript if you owe a certain amount of money, but connect finances to get around it."
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2019
  • Degree: Computer Science
"The online courses are very frustrating. I do not struggle academically but struggle to get the information I need from the school to complete the courses. The online modules are of very low quality. I have seen assignments due with little to no instruction on how to complete them, have seen assignments that are themselves flawed or incomplete. Not all courses but enough of them. There was one assignment that I didn't receive from the instructor until 2 days after it was due. The assignment in the module was the wrong one and led to a lot of confusion. There are many instances where the flaws are so simple, it is as if there is nobody reviewing the module material for quality. Most all of the frustration with these courses is lack of instruction and confusion due to the poor quality of the modules. There were some courses where the quality was great but that required the instructor to go out of their way to make videos and give additional material above and beyond what is in the module. Other instructors do not give anything additional. If you take classes here, know that there will be classes that will challenge you. Not so much academically, but will challenge your ability to handle needless and unnecessary frustration due to the poor quality of most of the modules."
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2019
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Admission was poor. Financial Aid treated me like I was right out of high school. I brushed it off and continued to do the work, and do better than the first two semesters which were awful. Then I continued into the next semester with a less than professional professor. I submitted all work, and luckily for me, the online book shows reports of your work. The professor claimed I never submitted the work, and I showed I did. After losing my temper, (which I never do) I was invited to a committee whos ignorance was ridiculous. I apologized for losing my temper, and explained that I shouldn't be failing when I am doing the work. They had five days to sit on the decision, within two hours they decided, which they already hinted they did during the meeting. STAY CLEAR OF THIS SCHOOL. Not only did they not offer another class, or another option and understand that maybe it wasn't a good fit with the professor, they expelled me. The Dean nor any of the administrators care about you or your well being as a student. Your just a number or a check to the school."
Terrible online classes
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2018
  • Degree: Computer Science
"This school is a joke. I don't know how they got accredited. I took two classes online and dropped them week two. Their website is so convoluted and disorganized. The instructors have no idea what they are doing. They don't even write the curriculum and when I attempted to clarify the confusing and terrible prompts, they seemed even more than confused I was. You will not get a good education from their online programs. Don't waste your money and go to to a real school."