Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Marketing

2.35 out of 5 stars
(8 Reviews)
33% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
38% of 8 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Patricia L - 10/15/2020
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2021
"This review is based on my online schooling experience with SNHU. This school is a wonderful option for people who want to earn a degree on their own time and need to be cost effective. If you think you can attend this school and just skim by, that might work for you for the intro level classes but when you are closer to your degree completion you MUST put in detailed effort and a lot of time. Anyone who discredits an online learning experience after 2020 does not have a progressive mind set. I have interviewed for corporate marketing positions and every manager interviewing me was impressed with how I continue my education online while working full time. I had an instructors who are tough with the work load, and if you miss out on evidential information needed they have given me failing grades because of it. This school requires work and dedication. Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking this is an easy option, especially if you are in the workforce as well."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Justin McFadden - 12/21/2019
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I definitely do not recommend this University. The cost is extremely expensive and the staff is incompetent. Especially the financial aid department. I was one year away from graduation and was told I would need to pay an additional $14,000 and it would have to come from personal loans which I would not qualify for. This should have all been explained from the beginning. I now have $50,000 owed in financial aid with no degree. Awful."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Km - 10/28/2019
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2020
"The first term was great. Not to mention, I had a great professor and "advisor" during the application and enrollment process. I felt like I was learning a lot; despite the work being difficult, it was rewarding. Then I got assigned an "academic" advisor, who I ended up having to waste numerous hours nagging the advising department repeatedly via email to replace with a(n even less qualified/competent) advisor (who ultimately is why I left the school). The quality of professors rapidly got worse until it was apparent that SNHU had started outsourcing classes to people who weren't capable of teaching the subjects or even answering students' questions on course material. The materials were the same every term, just slightly adjusted to match whatever subject they were trying to teach. The school also started showing signs of more external sponsorships, as they began requiring students to purchase extraneous materials that didn't end up being used in class. Purchases like memberships to marketing associations and ivy league universities' resources. Again, we were told that these were required. Ultimately, I stopped attending classes when I was four weeks into the first summer 2019 term and my financial aid had come through from the federal government, but wasn't being applied to my balance. My advisor was MIA for weeks, so I had to try to get another advisor to look into my issue. She informed me that my major requirements had changed and that the course I was taking didn't apply to my major anymore, so that was why the federal loans now wouldn't cover the class. At that point, after all of the other conflicts I had with the school because of lack of transparency, lack of competent resources, and honestly lack of the knowledge that I was paying to gain, I simply stopped attending. This is because of all of the horror stories I had read online of people who formally withdrew, and then had to deal with harassment from the school for payment (sometimes even for payments that had already been made by, for example, the VA or federal loans). It seemed less complicated to just stop attending. And indeed, it was much easier that way. Now I just got my first bill from SNHU for that class that my federal loans were sent to cover, but supposedly didn't. I have no income and no assets, which I intend on telling them upfront. All of the money that I wasted on education that I didn't get left me worse off financially than if I had not attended the school at all. I learned nothing from four of the five terms that I attended at SNHU, but spent plenty of money to attend them anyway. I'm just glad I cut my losses before the expenses got too much larger. Do yourself a favor, and get your education from a REAL educational institution. You'll learn a lot more, and you'll probably be glad you did. :)"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Matt - 9/27/2018
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2016
"THEY DO BUSINESS WISH SHADY COMPANIES! Make sure before you graduate, that you OWE NOTHING back to the school, they will send your $800 to a collections agency ASAP, giving you no time to pay off the debt. NOW I have a derogatory status on my credit report leaving my unable to purchase a home! THANKS SNHU!"
1.7 out of 5 stars
Tyler - 4/10/2018
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018
"You will get a degree upon completion, but if you are looking for a relevant education you may want to search elsewhere. The online courses are dated, and the materials provided for reference are often broken links. The courses need a fresh over haul for this University to be worth it. Instructors vary greatly. Some are incredible and very helpful, but some will not even respond to queries in a weeks time and are happy to just provide the course template and hand out grades (no feedback just a grade)."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shelby - 1/20/2017
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015
"I love SNHU. My advisers, teachers, and the support staff have been excellent in communicating with me. I enrolled while perusing my AA and they encouraged me to finish my AA out at the same time since I wanted that degree and to walk at my local community college. I highly recommend them to everyone who is busy or broke. Great financial aid offerings for everyone I talked to, and the twice a week check ins online is great!! I post to my DB Thursday and write my paper that is due on Sunday the short courses really help me focus."
1.0 out of 5 stars
PM Freitas - 7/8/2015
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015
"When it comes to SNHU and your future education look for alternatives. SNHU is not the great, helpful community-based online program that they purport themselves to be. The commercials make me choke on the inconsistencies that I have experienced when their testimonials are on. My experience with SNHU was arduous, from the advisors, to the instructors, even the other students in the ‘classes’. Many instructors did not create the lessons plans so asking them questions about the goals of the assignments are pointless. I had one instructor reply to a lengthy question about how a particular assignment was to be completed and the response was essentially “I don’t make up the assignments. How about you try your best.” I also had an issue with an advisor who was more of a nuisance than a guiding and helpful force in the University. She would call constantly and ask me how I was doing in my class and then tell me what grade I had. Complete waste of her time and mine, but when I asked questions about my financial aid or what other elective where available I would get handed off to other people in other departments after being on hold for what seemed like forever. I asked to get a new advisor. That caused quite the uproar. After about two weeks I finally got a new advisor, but the road getting there was ridiculously convoluted and filled with “I can’t help you with that.” Or “I’m not sure.” I think I spoke to over six different people over the course of the two week period that said they would “Take care of it.” Only when I asked to be CC’ed on emails regarding my change in Advisor did I start to see how poorly the inner working of this institution were. Their OneStop Office, a terrible misnomer, is a network of individuals separated across the country that has got to be the most ineffective group of people I have ever tried to work with. No one knows anything, but someone on the other line may be able to help. The administration has a right hand who doesn’t speak to the left, the advisor was more of an annoyance than a help, and nothing infuriated me more than having to file and fill out COCE Dispute Forms about instructors which the Advisors are not quick to give out. I have read online that there are a number of people, including myself, who have felt as though there was a clear and obvious bias and discriminating behavior that the instructors inflicted upon their students. My advisor at the time tried to downplay and backpedaled in an attempt to make it seem as though there was nothing there when there very clearly was. The instructors are fresh out of their own degrees so if you want to learn something and not just spit back the information for that week/module I would suggest another learning institution. For someone who has attended this college for four years, there cannot be anything worse out there than this. I will not be continuing my education with SNHU as soon as my current degree is completed."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ash - 4/16/2015
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018
"So far, I'm having a wonderful experience. The professors and advisors are very helpful. They do follow up calls and emails to make sure you're comfortable with the format. My professor always provides feedback positive or on what needs improvement when posting each grade. If they feel like you are unsure of what is expected or heading in the wrong direction they always make sure to touch base. The work load is a lot, but not overwhelming as with other online programs I've reviewed or attended. SNHU made sure to start my online program off slowly so I wouldn't be destined for failure my very first term or feel overwhelmed by the workload. As you build your confidence, you may increase the your courses."
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