Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - MBASee reviews of all programs at Southern New Hampshire University Online
I had loans all the way through, no problems. I had an advisor that was always there, start to finish. I took 2 classes per term, spent roughly 20-25 hours per week total. Got mostly A's, a couple of B's. Not extremely difficult, but I did enough work to say I am very proud of this MBA. By my calculations, I spent well over 2000 hours to get this MBA. Some say its a diploma mill. Really? Didn't feel like it to me. Bet you they put the "diploma mill" MBA on their resume now though...............and if it really is a diploma mill, you would think they would be bright enough to investigate that and determine that before they ever attended.
Didn't get to go to SNHU. Applied and got in but dealt with a very annoying advisor who took days to get back to me everytime I had a question. After wasting 3 weeks w the Finaid dept. they literally tell me that they won't give me the Direct Loan I was approved for because I already have loans. Can you believe that? I'm pretty sure most ppl applying to that c888 school has student loans. I think they cater more to ppl who can pay cash but they need to say that up front. I dealt w them for more than a month for them to make a personal decision not to get the loan for me in the end. This school is ghetto and unprofessional, refusing to help students because they are too busy minding their personal business. And their explanation? Because SNHU wants to ensure student success they don't give additional loans. Success is whether I can get a job after I graduate to pay the loans,not having the loans in the first place. Sounds like an excuse they can use when their graduates DON'T get jobs. I don't care how popular this school is, it is ghetto and like to waste ppl's time. If they would just say up front "we'd rather you be able to pay out of pocket" it would've saved me time and an application fee. F*** them forreal.
I was not happy with their Career Services - needed to talk to someone to get advice they called me and we scheduled appointment but they never called me back. Then a survey requiring feedback comes in where I addressed concerns but still no one called back. Basically Career Services do not do their jobs. I ended up consulting in different institutions about my choices. SNHU have multiple issues with the lab that is tacky and not user friendly. The advisor lucking customer service and act a bit relaxed about your priorities and luck experience in advising. Instructors are inconsistent with grading requirements and do not answer questions in enough depth. Advice: choose a local state schools so at least you can get local internships.
I am very pleased with the college. The professors are required to have a masters degree and most have a doctorate. My advisor Brenda has been wonderful and responds back with in 24 hours, she calls me every semester to see how things are going. The work is challenging and requires a lot of reading and writing, but that's how you get educated. If you don't want to do work then you don't go to college. Make sure you read all the announcements, they are informative . I have taken some classes on campus and the quality is the same. I know several students who have transferred online undergraduate courses to other colleges with no problem. I have several outstanding job offers.
I picked SNHU's online MBA program because it is extremely convenient with my full-time work schedule. Also, it is very competitively priced compared to other programs. With that being said, I wish that SNHU had some kind of admissions requirements to weed out their selection of students. This will sound completely arrogant, but I really do not care. The VAST majority of students in my classes seem as though they barely passed college. Their writing skills and grammar are horrendous, which is an issue for me with group projects. They also lack the ability to properly comprehend any kind of assignment, also an issue for me with group projects. It is incredibly frustrating trying to work with such students. I am not sure if it is a lack of intelligence or a lack of effort that is causing this problem. At the same time, as I have read from other students, I believe that the professors simply hand out good grades, regardless of the quality of the work. I say this because time and time again I put in maximum effort and quality into each assignment, yet students whose work is CLEARLY subpar receive somewhat similar grades to me. I know there are other students out there who share my sentiments. I am incredibly appreciative to be receiving A's on everything, but I would like honest grades and feedback for the assignments. The whole situation is simply infuriating. On the bright side though, I do like my advisor because she keeps in touch with me and seems to be on top of things.
The online program at SNHU for the MBA program leaves quite a bit to be desired. After finishing undergrad at a university where I took the majority of my classes on campus but did chose to take some online, I was intrigued by the option of a graduate program online offered by a brick and mortar school. It didn't take long for me to begin regretting my decision. Unfortunately, as with the majority of graduate programs my credits wouldn't transfer elsewhere so I finished my degree with SNHU. The professors are overly opinionated, under-qualified and rarely grade fairly (mind you I graduated the program with a 4.0). I knew several students that were also enrolled that turned in sub-par work or work beyond the deadlines with no reason yet received full credit. Where I would spend time diligently doing my work on time to the best of my ability and would receive either equal grades or points off for differing opinions. The program taught me little to nothing and was basically a tic mark on my resume. I would not advise anyone to waste their money on this program.
Ive gained more as a student in my time here (Jan 14-Present) then I did in my undergrad from (Sept 2008-Dec 13). Some classes are more challenging then others, and yes there are some professors online who really dont care. However I believe that the you find more who do care. Nothing is perfect. I have had in class professors who don't care as well. If you apply yourself it will get noticed. The amunt of effort and time you put in, will be seen by professors and you will be rewarded for that.