Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Human Services

3.76 out of 5 stars
(10 Reviews)
67% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
70% of 10 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.6 out of 5 stars
Carly - 7/24/2019
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2021
"PLEASE FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE. Find a school that genuinely cares for their students and teachers. They will let you start school WITHOUT your funds being in place and will charge you out of pocket no matter how much you try to dispute it on their end. So not only are you out of a degree and going back to school, but if you have families and children they do not care if your children go without eating or a roof over their head as long as they get their money. I have gone to college before locally and the school was very personable to help you through every little process to make sure your funds are available BEFORE you start. They want to provide security on their end and the students, however SNHU DOES NOT WANT TO DO THAT. 3 weeks in for 2 classes you will approximately be charged 1,900 like I was. Please review a school before going to school and SNHU has a good number of student complaints about the financial aspect of SNHU."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Jasmine - 4/20/2019
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2019
"Everyone has their own experience with this school and It's good to read the good and the bad and then decided. There are bad reviews but don't let that deter you from doing your research on the school, like I said everyone has their own experience. I graduate with by bachelor's in human services in may and start my masters soon after. I transferred two years ago from my community college to snhu and began classes. The community college I went to wasn't the best so i had almost given up on school but gladly I gave SNHU a chance. Everything transferred over so I was very happy with that and the enrollment process was very easy. This is a university so I expected the cost to be higher than my community college but I didn't see too much difference in price than other colleges I looked at. I can say this degree wasn't handed to me. I did many research papers, stayed up late, passed papers, failed papers, struggled, spend time talking to my professors for hours but I feel I learned a lot. This school is set up for you to succeeded. One thing I've noticed with snhu is that the counselors are constantly checking up on you and if you get a bad grade they will call you to see what happened. Me and my counselor had weekly meetings, which I loved, to see how everything was going. If you miss an assignment you will get an email and some professors will contact you by email. As far as the communication the professors do ask that you give them 24 hrs to respond, which they usually answered back within a couple hours but the counselors you can always call. Classes are set up so that you can see what your'e doing each week. For B.A programs its usually a discussion board, that requires you to respond to two peers, and a paper or quiz due by the end of the week. You can work ahead because the whole course is already put up on brightspace (similar to blackboard). Not every class is the same so you might have just quiz one week or just a paper the next. Some classes have milestones throughout the term, which is 7-8 weeks. This is when you do a short papers and at the end of the term they are combined together, not every classes has them. Some finals were PowerPoint projects others were just papers. They do help you with your resume and job search after. Overall I had a great experience with this school."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Shawnie Campbell - 6/16/2018
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2019
"My first two years of college were done at a traditional brick and mortar school back in the mid-90's. Life had a way of stepping in and I was unable to finish my degree. I decided to go back in early 2017 to finally finish my Bachelor's degree in Human Services. SNHU has been aswesome from the getgo! They transferred ALL of my credits and made the transition incredibly easy. My advisors have been amazing, finanical aid has always been helpful and right on piont, and for the most part, I've been happy with my professors. I honestly feel like SNHU cares about me as a student (my advisor calls out fo the blue fairly often just to check on how I'm doing and to see if I need anything or have any questions etc.) I haven't had any real technical issues and everything is very straightforward in my courses. I have had such a great experience that I've talked my daughter into transferring too! Honestly, I don't understand the negative reviews because it's certainly been a great school for me! Worth every penny and I am so excited to graduate in the Spring of 2019. Good luck everyone!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lynnette - 4/13/2018
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2019
"This review is for SNHU online degree. Expect to put in 35 hours per week minimum for each class. The only issue I have is the insane amount of writing- one paparr will span 7-8 weeks with only a portion due each week- resources, citations, & so many edits. I am highly annoyed by the many tiny steps that tie up my schedule- very hard to focus so much time even not working! The teachers are nice- the assignments nerve racking and tedious!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shawnie - 8/27/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2019
"One of the best college's I've ever attended. Very helpful staff, great teachers, and an overall fabulous experience. I am currently a junior and will be graduating next year and I am so happy that I decided to attend SNHU. I was able to transfer more credits than I even thought from other schools which gave me a great advantage. I'm sure that for profit schools wouldn't have let me do the same because they would have wanted me to spend more money that I didn't need to. I would recommend this college to anyone looking for a good solid education that is affordable and worth all the time it takes."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Lillian C. - 8/2/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2019
"I've been attending SNHU online for over a year now and I love it. I am learning a lot and the courses are very good quality. I recommended SNHU online to my daughter and she is now attending as well to complete a Bachelor of Science degree. Most adults today have to work and SNHU online is a great option to finish your education. The school is also very affordable. I would highly recommend SNHU."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Taneria - 12/14/2016
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017
"I really love this school. I believe it has bad reviews because people expect too much. But, we have to remember its college AND some degrees are online. It is NOT high school. You have to work hard. Online classes are designed for YOU to do all the work and the professors to answer your questions. It is NOT like a course where the professor will hold your hand through every single assignment."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Kelci - 8/16/2016
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am currently a senior in the Human Services program with SNHU Online. There are good and bad things about this school, but that's any school you go to honestly. Good: The professors I have had have ALWAYS responded to e-mails in a timely manner, and they answer any questions I have. The advisors are amazing. My advisor answers me right away, and she is my biggest supporter! I love the set-up of the classes. You have what they call milestones, which are typically 3-4 page papers on a topic. You build up to your final paper through the milestones and receive feedback throughout the time. Now that I am in mainly 300-Level courses, I've found that there are usually 3 milestones leading to the final paper, an interview with someone in your field, a short paper, and a journal you write about a course topic. The work is challenging, but it's not impossible. Cons: Financial aid can be an absolute pain. I had to talk to a supervisor multiple times to get my paperwork re-evaluated/turned in. They do eventually fix the issues you have, but it can take some time to get there. I've also run into some issues with the rubrics/syllabi being a bit outdated. Since the professors do not make the syllabi, sometimes they are not sure of what is wanted from the assignment. The wording is a little bit rough on some of the assignments, but reaching out to your professor definitely helps! All in all, the school is what you make it. There will be bad professors that you have and there will also be good ones. Some classes are simple, whereas the other class you take that term may have 10 or more assignments with discussion posts each week. I feel that I have received a good education from the program, better than what I got from my local community college. If you learn best by writing papers, completing projects, and having discussions with other students, SNHU Online is a good school for you. If you learn best with lectures and exams, it may not be the best for you."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Annon - 6/2/2015
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2017
"I have only attended SNHU Online for 4 terms. Some of the advisors are difficult to get in contact with when you need something but they will call constantly if they need to get in contact with you. Second, when it comes to One Stop, FORGET getting any REAL answers. Save your money and go to an instate college that offers online degrees. The curriculum is just like at a brick and mortar, but again when it comes the financial side, you will get the run a round."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 6/10/2013
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2013
"The online students are a number to them. They treated me as though they had a dollar amount they needed to reach. I had to stay on them about bringing in credits for classes I'd taken at Cal State University as they were attempting to hide those classes in an attempt to make me take them with them. They delayed informing me of information about things such as Credit for Prior Learning options until it was too late. My advice would be NOT to attend; If you need a challenge, PLEASE keep ALL emails and don't speak too much with them on the phone! They will change the details of the conversation to fit their needs to make as much $$ as they can. Also, if you start to have issues and challenges with your "Adviser", request a change IMMEDIATELY! The person they assigned me to was so inexperienced that she'd lie, out of ignorance, find out the correct answer to my question later, and come back and say she didn't say what she said earlier! PLEASE BE CAREFUL with this school!"
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