Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Finance

4.17 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
88% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 10 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
RG - 6/9/2020
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2020
"Just finished my last course at SNHU online. If you're serious about school, please read. The school is good but it depends on you to gain a quality education. I put my best effort and really learned some good material in my program. However, in every single class I noticed there are students who do the bare minimum, don't really follow instructions, have poor writing skills, and probably got away with it all - indicating the acceptance and grading standards are very low at this school. This makes quality feel lower because a student doing poor work might be getting the same grades as another student doing truly stellar work. There were a few professors in my program that had higher grading standards, though. It took me almost 4 years to complete my master's degree online because I work full time, didn't want to burn out with my long commutes, and wanted good grades. It's just sad that it's possible to get a degree without learning as much or without being prepared for the workforce (this is 100% on you). This might be why a lot of people think this school is a joke, this definitely needs to change. Attending a university in person was far more challenging, in my experience. In this online program, there was a lot of writing. I think I only had quizzes/exams in maybe 2-3 courses and none of those courses had methods to prevent cheating. Some online professors at other schools implement Respondus with webcams (website lockdown services to prevent cheating). SNHU should make that a requirement for all exams/quizzes to keep and promote student integrity. The rest of my courses were all research/papers. I personally liked this because I feel like I retained information better, I always have my papers for reference, and papers are checked for plagiarism. The coursework and workloads are totally fine. If could go back, I'd probably go to another school even if it meant getting lower grades because I don't like the low quality feeling of being at the same level as lazy people. If you're fine with that and you just care about doing your best, go for it because you can learn here. Overall, I am satisfied with my experience and degree. Good: -Academic counselors constantly check up on you since you're remote (counselors and financial services are helpful) -Website/online services are super easy to use -Routine weekly schedule for all courses (Example: assignments are always due Sundays and discussions are always due Thursdays) -The school is accredited and tuition was cheap (never increased in my years of attending). Bad: -Quality feels lower at times because grading/acceptance standards seem to be low since students constantly do bare minimum/poor work. -Some professors are not as responsive via email, which can affect work if you're pending on a question."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Kiko - 1/17/2019
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 1997
"SNHU is a great business school. The faculty member is a very well educated and experienced. The campus is very supported students to learn in a calm environment. I got so many international exposure from many international students who study at SNHU. I am very satisfied..."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Will - 11/1/2018
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2018
"I was a transfer student and finished my bachelor's degree at SNHU. I completed 60 credit hours at a local community college and I needed to find an affordable school that was 100% online where I could finish my degree. I found what I was looking for at SNHU. In my experience, I have nothing but good things to say about SNHU. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and the instructors are very smart people. Honestly, I was a little hesitant about this school at first. But after a few classes I quickly realized the people teaching the courses at this school are very well educated individuals. In addition, this school also has very smart students. I learned a lot from the instructors, the course materials, and my classmates. I honestly don't believe I would've gotten a better education if I had went to a traditional brick and mortar college. Let's face it, traditional college is fading away. Consumers thrive to find ways to reduce opportunity cost. I view SNHU as the Amazon.com of college education. SNHU was one of the first schools to realize online education is the waive of the future. In my opinion, SNHU has done a great job innovating education. And I'm looking forward to seeing online education help those in need who don't have access or the ability to go to a brick and mortar college (e.g. students in third world countries and political refugees). Anyways, I'm a self learner and prefer teaching myself and studying alone. If you are able to motivate and teach yourself, SNHU is the right school for you. I would spend 25-30 hours a week on homework. I would read the book, do a lot of research on essays, and give 100% effort on every assignment. School is what you make of it, and if you are able to give 100% effort, this school will give you the resources and help to give yourself a wonderful education."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Slight - 6/5/2018
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2019
"This is a university that is significantly more effective for the self-motivated learner. If you want to get an easy degree, you can probably make it through SNHU's curriculum without much effort. The online forum does away with a lot of the rigidity of brick-and-mortar institutions and it is laughably easy to out-shine your classmates. In most of my classes, about 60 to 80% of the discussion posts (a semi-weekly writing-intensive assignment) are basically nonsense, illogical, or off topic. That's fine. I recently had a difficult time grasping one the calculation-approaches for my Managerial Accounting course and put up some clearly-wrong calculations for everyone to see--it happens. But there are intelligent discussion posts made and those are usually the ones I engage with (to keep from getting frustrated). Many courses are pretty easy to subvert "high-minded" academic intentions (i.e. "not cheating"), but I want to make it abundantly clear at this point: SNHU has been a really positive experience. The platform has a lot of support. The University offers you many of the same benefits as a brick-and-mortar school (e.g. career services, financial aid hotlines, etc) and the financial advisers are clearly well-taken-care-of because they are very attentive and helpful. As always with life: you are ONLY going to get out what you put in. I read the text. I take time to create worth-while discussion. I do my work well: putting actual time into it and trying to grasp what I am supposed to be grasping. ...Usually. :) If you're doing what I am doing, you're going to get something out of your time at SNHU. If you're here to just get a degree, well you can probably do that s***, too!!! But you can bet I am not going to read your half-hearted attempt at a discussion post! UHG! As a final note, there's not a lot of "spice" that each instructor can offer besides how they grade assignments. Most webinars and assignments are pre-fabricated by course creators. TL;DR: Do recommend! Easy money! Don't be lazy! (Or do be lazy, but don't complain when you have a degree and haven't learned s***!)"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Megan Holman - 3/7/2018
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2019
"I absolutely love SNHU. I have never had any problems with them. The financial aid office is great with communication and they let you know what they need from you and the advisors are very thorough. I graduate in March 2019, and so far I would recommend this university to anyone."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Patrick - 4/23/2017
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2017
"This school is horrible. Avoid at all costs. They like to have as many fees as possible and you are taught with teacher who has the same education level as you. DO NOT GO HERE. Southern New Hampshire University is terribly set up and this should be avoided."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Alex - 9/14/2016
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was interested in the MBA Finance track at SNHU. I inquired about online classes and I visited the campus,. I was impressed with the requirements for the professors all have at least an MSN but they prefer doctorate level faculty. I spoke with 11 current students of which 10 gave me positive feed back. I also talked to former grads who are out in the work place and tell me that their degree has helped them advance in the work place. I was impressed by the advisors and the amount of information they provided, answering any and all question that I asked. i did my due diligence before starting classes and I was not disappointed so far so good. I would recommend SNHU"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Renee - 8/27/2016
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2012
"I love SNHU the professors were great and very involved in the course. The work is challenging but requires self motivation. They offer internships with large companies. I had no problems with admissions the counselors were great at telling me what to expect, my advisor was in contact with me every semester. All in all I was pleased I have several friends that attend their now and seem to like it and haven't had any issues. I was surprised to read the negative reviews but i guess if you have a bad experience you want to complain to some one"
5.0 out of 5 stars
JazzDoll27 - 10/26/2014
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2014
"I overall had a great experience at Southern New Hampshire University. First and foremost, I am not a spring chicken anymore. I was probably one of the few older people in every course. As a person from the “old school era,” I am not too technology friendly. Despite my lacking skills in technology usages, I decided to go on online to save time and money. Attending school online was the greatest experience that I have ever had as a student, especially at a university like SNHU. SNHU worked with me. The admissions department is friendly and patient. The continuing education offered by SNHU is truly fantastic. I never felt pressured to rush or cram for exams or papers as the way I did during my undergrad years at a traditional university setting. Everyone is entitled to their personal opinion. Personally speaking, SNHU provided the education at a fair price. I had good instructors (except for one) and the course work load was definitely challenging. When I received my MS in Finance, I was given a raise! I recommend SNHU. Don’t judge till you try it. Good luck!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Nathan Yates - 5/19/2013
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2013
"SNHU has been an absolute blessing in my life. I've completed a B.S. from the university, and I'm currently finishing my M.S. The university has grown and developed its online program significantly over the last 6 years. I've stayed with SNHU term after term because the university is both challenging and supportive. My degree programs have not been easy, and the work is difficult-sometimes quite intense. Nonetheless, you can truly learn at SNHU. If you want an easy degree with little effort, please go somewhere else. We honestly don't want you here nor will you succeed. If you're ready to get educated, put in some time and truly develop yourself in every area of life, choose SNHU. This school isn't about getting you a better job; it's about getting you a better life!About 90% of my courses have been either good or great. The bad instructors are generally weeded out by the university is short order. Students who report inferior classes may not get a new professor immediately, but it's likely that the lackluster teachers will get pushed out soon after the term ends. With new efforts by SNHU to connect the university together and encourage peer interaction both online and offline, I think academics will only improve in the future. President LeBlanc, SNHU's awesome leader, is an educational leader who loves breaking down barriers for students. Advisors support this mission by keeping students on track and focused on completing degrees.You'll never be scammed by SNHU, and the school will always stand behind you. Not surprisingly, the university enrolls a lot of students who leave the for-profits. The transfers typically notice an immediate difference in quality. You won't regret studying through SNHU if you're ready to earn a reputable degree. So, why are you waiting?"
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