Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

2.36 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
40% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
56% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Ashley - 8/24/2020
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"I was really excited to start at SNHU for a lot of reasons. However, that excitement took a major turn for the worse. Although everyone I spoke to was kind when I spoke to them, I had absolutely no control over my degree. The advisor I was working with wouldn't give me any information to access a course plan, my email, or any student portal information. She registered me for my classes as well without giving me an option of what classes to take. When I finally got access to the portal I found out they were trying to charge me $2,000 dollars for one class and were trying to sign me up for student loans as well. I also found out that my advisor had signed me up for the next three terms without my knowledge. I decided quickly after reviews that I should drop my classes and work something else out and figure out my own schedule. It would not let me drop my classes, an advisor had to do it. In all my college experience, I have never felt so powerless over my own education and schedule. I sent email after email and my advisor just spun me around in a circle and wouldn't let me drop the classes. A phone advisor said my original advisor was the only one who could do it. After several days and getting nowhere, another advisor FINALLY dropped my classes for me. Then proceeded to ask what personal reasons I was dropping my class for. I never took a class from SNHU but my experience was a college students nightmare. I will not be attending SNHU and I recommend to anyone to avoid this school. All they care about is getting people to take their classes, they could care less about the student."
1.0 out of 5 stars
A.Devine - 5/20/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"This school is my first online school and it was a huge mistake. From day one there was issue after issue. My student portal was completely down for the first week and a half of the term at no fault of me own. I was in turn held accountable for all the class work and discussions that I had absolutely no access to. Not one of the many people I had spoke to seemed to have any solution one way or another. One particular professor decided to fail me for the first weeks of the term even though I had reached out to her to let her know what was going on. I tried to just withdraw and they would not let me withdraw, had no solution for the failing grades I had received. Highly disappointed and will not be returning."
1.6 out of 5 stars
ThisSchoolSucks - 7/12/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"As a formal student, THIS SCHOOL S****!!! Everything S****!!! IF ANYONE WANTS TO TRANSFER TO UNIVERSITY IN NEW ENGLAND DON'T EVEN TRY TO APPLY FOR THIS UNIVERSITY!!! THE ADMISSION S****!!! THE ONLY PART S**** ABOUT THIS SCHOOL IS THE FINANCIAL AID!!! FINANCIAL AID!!!! THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH!!! FINANCIAL AID!!!! THEY DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WRITE TO THEM!!! I DON'T KNOW WHY THOSE STAFF EVEN WORK THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE! THE UNIVERSITY PRIOR OF TRANSFERRING HERE THEY ARE EXCELLENT WITH FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION AND NEVER SEND YOU THE SAME S*** OF PAPER WORK TO YOU EVERY SINCE DAY!!!!!! YUP SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL AID, THEY WILL KEEP ON SENDING YOU THE SAME S*** OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! THEY JUST WANT YOU TO APPLY FOR MORE LOANS AND ALL THEY WANT IS MONEY MONEY MONEY FROM YOU AND THAT STUFF THEY ARE REALLY REALLY GOOD AT! THEY F***** S*** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINANCIAL AID S*** WITH THIS SCHOOL REALLY F***** S**** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cwoodbury - 2/16/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"SNHU was a great experience for my undergraduate studies. I attended for 2 years and completed my program in February, 2017. I really like the expedited terms and course formatting. It is hard work, but as soon as you feel burned out, you realize it's half over. It is very accommodating for a busy lifestyle. The professors are eager to see you succeed and will go out of there way to help you...if you're willing to help yourself. I see a lot of comments about their degree being worthless, but the bottom line is all education has value. Having a completed Bachelor Degree, on my resume, demonstrates my ability to commit, work hard, and meet goals. The advisors and support staff are excellent. I never once had to be on a waiting list, or found myself not enrolled in classed I needed. If I had concerns, they listened and planned according to my wishes and goals. The cost per unit is extremely reasonable! The $960.00 per class is nothing compared to UC costs of 468.00 per credit hour ($1404 per 3 credit class)!! I recommend this school to anyone!"
2.3 out of 5 stars
Disappointed - 1/11/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"Honestly, I am severely disappointed with the quality of instruction that goes on in the continuing education online department. It is painfully blatant that the instructions have little to no direction over their courses. They are basically there to grade, and that is it. The finals are a joke. Every week you complete a "milestone" to build up to your final project. The classes fail to inspire academic curiosity, and half of the time you are confused about what is going on and how you are suppose to complete your assignments. Do yourself a favor and research State university's who also have adjoined online programs. The very name of SNHU on a degree counts for little these days as it is. Honestly its no better than a for profit."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Christopher - 9/12/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2006
"So I am a little older now, I got tired of having jobs I was miserable in. I started looking into schools. I almost went to a crappy other online school, But Southern New Hampshire saved me from making a mistake. I don't start school till the end of October, and I am really looking forward to it. Sally my administrative assistant, was great. She guided me through all the steps that I needed to do. She made it easier for me, its like she was holding my hand the entire time. I almost went to regent. Where I kept getting confused with all the steps in order to take the online classes. I was getting so frustrated, that school just frustrated me. There customer service was a bit iffy. I kept calling my administrator, But I never got a call back, which made me even more frustrated. But I'm glad southern new Hampshire got a hold of me. I am looking forward to starting next semester. I read a lot of great reviews about there classes. I just can't wait to start. I will update this review, once I started. I wish everyone who starts with me "good luck" and I hope that everyone has a great and easy experience with signing up. They made it so easy, easy to understand every single step. I appreciate it."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Brandon Phinney - 7/24/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"Southern New Hampshire University is an accredited, private and not-for-profit University that provides a wealth of opportunity for a wide variety of students. Their instructors are professional, knowledgeable and easily accessible. The instructors are also engaged with their students and can usually give real world insight into numerous topics, especially in the Criminal Justice field. The Justice Studies program at SNHU, specifically, is very valuable to students pursuing a career in law enforcement or the legal system. Many of the courses are research based but very much entrenched in current events around the globe. Students in this program will gain vast knowledge of the inner workings in the Criminal Justice system. I would recommend Southern New Hampshire University for anyone seeking to gain more real world knowledge of the subjects they are passionate about. As a Veteran and a member of the Law Enforcement community, I believe that Southern New Hampshire University is the best choice, not only for the quality of the Justice Studies program, but for the school itself. They care about working adults with families and careers who are pursuing their higher education goals."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Hank - 7/22/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2012
"Excellent college, with a bright future. Campus continues to grow with new and improved buildings. Tuition continues to remain the same year after year even with the recent growth."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Alyssa - 7/8/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"There are really nice people but terrible at Financial Aid Office. They are not accurate when it comes to tuition. You have to go through so many channels in order to get the right information. They don't assign you to one person to deal with you payments and go through multi-people and half of the time they don't what there talking about."