Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Bachelor's in Creative WritingSee reviews of all programs at Southern New Hampshire University Online
As I am a current student at SNHU, I feel I can give a valid review. I am a few weeks away from completing the first year of my BA. The first few terms were good, except my advisor was questionable. The last two terms have been horrible - professors with huge chips on their shoulders, trying to knock me down. I am an adult student returning to school after being out 20 years and making a career change. This has not been easy in any sense of the word and no one at SNHU has helped. I so wanted to quit last week but made the difficult decision to continue because I am the only one I am doing this for...no one else cares whether I complete my degree or not.
I have been attending this school for a couple months and so far I enjoy the school and the online atmosphere. I'm surprised to see negative reviews on counselors. My counselor has been extremely helpful and already has my classes lined up for the remainder of my time here. I am a transfer student and I really appreciated the amount of courses they accepted. The school is extremely affordable which helps military families like me. I like the structure of the online courses. It helps for someone who is older and deciding to finish their degree but may not have the ability to do so at a traditional on-campus school. It has helped greatly and I happy and thankful for it. The only thing I would like to mention is the courses seem too easy for me. I know I am intelligent but I look back at some of my assignments and I know I didn't put forth the amount of effort as I should have on some of them and yet I still received an A. Don't get me wrong I am happy to receive an A, however I am used to a challenge. At my precious school I almost also had some type of crtitique on even my best assignments. I am hoping it is well worth the money and time spent!
It's hard to put into words how awesome SNHU has been. I was a poor student in High School and eventually dropped out and got my GED. That experience made it very difficult for me to ever want to go back to school. I joined the military and after serving for 8 years finally got the motivation to go back to school. From day one my academic adviser and the other employees at SNHU have made me feel that I am more than capable of getting my degree. They've motivated me and taken a very personal interest in my accomplishments. I originally was only going to get an associates but after taking 3 courses I decided to work towards my bachelor's which I will receive next spring. Some of the complaints I've read regarding SNHU are that it is not challenging. I would say the entry level courses are not very challenging, but once you move into the upper level courses be prepared to spend some Saturday's studying. Is SNHU as prestigious as Harvard or Yale? No, but they've never claimed to be. If you're someone who has been out of academics for a long period of time I would highly recommend SNHU for whatever degree you wish to pursue. I've had a fantastic time and wouldn't have wanted to attend any other University.
I loved this school. I tried to obtain a degree in my local community college and the state university here and they were both overpriced and felt like I was repeating high school. Went back to school a few years later to SNHU and it was amazing. Sure, the coursework is contrived by someone other than the teachers but Im finding out this seems to be true for many schools (hey, even in non-secondary schools they have a lesson plan that they dont make!). I had two advisors in my time here and they were blth amazing, tech support was on point. Most of my teachers were awesome. Were a few lazy and detached? Sure, but youre not always going to have professors who genuinely care, a lot are just doing it for selfish reasons or cause they cant hack it in their chosen field. Are some students lazy and lacking? Sure. But I went to an automotive school and someone couldnt read! It was a requirement yet he still got let in, and then failed when he couldnt be taught and helped. The only reason Im not getting a Masters here is because I had my first negative experience: misinformation and a failed callback on the scheduled date (still havent heard back from them!).
Once you get used to the online terminology and classroom structure the experience is generally positive. The material was relevant and increased in depth the further advanced. I took advantage of every learning opportunity putting in the extra time and effort to get as much out of my education dollars as possible. My instructors were accomplished in their fields, many holding advanced degrees and many years of teaching. There was only one major disappointment in the coursework, which has since been improved. I learned so much and appreciate the opportunity to have earned my degree without travel. For me, the cost was affordable and worth every dime. Go SNHU!
It's disheartening to read these negative reviews since my experience at this school and I know the experience of many others has been absolutely stellar. I started at SNHU in February 2016 and was able to transfer in 75 units so I had 45 to complete for my degree, which I completed in May 2017. From the outset, my advisors were available and helpful in getting me accepted, enrolled, and comfortable in my courses. I never had any issues registering for classes or receiving financial aid and was never charged erroneous or disingenuous fees. The professors I had were largely excellent, with many of them teaching at major universities and many of them were successful, published writers. There were a couple of average instructors in the bunch but none that I would consider to be sub par. The online course as SNHU require a student to be a self-motivated self-starter who possesses a real desire to learn coupled with excellent time management skills. Grades aren't handed out; they are earned and the workload supports this. At no point did I feel overwhelmed with work but the work is no joke, either. In one of my highest-level courses I read three novels and several short stories, plus short essays, discussions, and a final paper and presentation - all in 8 weeks. A serious student should expect to work for their degree, and that's what I did. It's like many other things in life in that you will get out what you put in. I don't understand some of the comments I've read here that indicate that the degree is worthless. I have a lovely diploma from an accredited, nonprofit school and a confirmed enrollment in a graduate program at my local state university for the upcoming Spring semester to prove otherwise. The negative reviews seem like they are coming from people who aren't or weren't willing to put in the time and effort and who were hoping for a degree they could, in the end, purchase. You won't find that at SNHU. All in all, I can positively recommend this school for people who need an online program that fits into their busy work and/or family lives. SNHU truly allowed me to achieve my goals and I will always be grateful.
I really enjoy going to the Southern New Hampshire University Online. This school is the only one that I have found that has the study program that I always wanted to do since I was in middle/high school. The people that works there are very nice and they work well with you.