Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Psychology

3.37 out of 5 stars
(39 Reviews)
63% of 39 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 39 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Ashley - 11/25/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I just graduated from this school with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I had an awesome experience with this school and considering returning for my Masters. Every employer I applied to accepts my degree, which SNHU is a non profit that has been around for years. I had three advisors during my time with the school and they really went to the bat for me. My career advisor gave me a lot of awesome tips and tricks for applying for jobs and fixing up my resume and Linked profile. I enjoyed my courses. I learned a lot about my field. A lot of the projects I did for my Psychology courses was very much similar to the work that Psychologists do when working in research. Since I was doing the general track in my program, I was allowed to pick some of my courses. I had some good instructors, there were a couple of them that were tough, but you find that at any school. The instructors were very educated and had a lot of experience in the psychology field. I have seen some negative reviews on SNHU on this website and when reading these reviews, I noticed that a lot of complaints are made by students who are not willing to be accountable for what they signed up for, are not willing to put forth effort towards their degree, and expect the easy route. College is a lot of hard work and commitment. Even if you have circumstances that happen in your life, you have to be able to deal with them and still balance school if you are a student. If you are an online student at any school, you have to be self motivated and good at prioritizing. You also have to be willing to put in the hard work if you want to do well. If you sign up and expect to just slid by, that will not only show in your school work, but employers will also notice that and you won't be able to succeed in anything in life, much less a college online program. If you sign up for college, online or campus, you need to be committed to seeing it through. If you are not willing to put in a lot of effort in coursework, are not committed and motivated, and are not willing to prioritize being a student with anything going on in life, then it may not be a good idea to sign up for college whether online or campus. Remember if you drop a course or fail, you face penalties with financial aid and will be required to pay that money back. Also if you drop out and took out loans, you have to pay that money back too. Welcome to adulthood. You have to take responsibility for everything you sign up for."
4.2 out of 5 stars
K. Harvey - 6/6/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am transfer student and a senior at SNHU with 8 course remaining before graduation. I am amazed at the bold lies I have read here about SNHU. I feel the need to address some falsehoods before I even begin a review of my own: The school is regionally accredited - nationally recognized as the highest level of accreditation and is enjoyed both by State Universities and high caliber private educational institutions. SNHU is a private, nonprofit university. It is not a diploma mill. Many reviewers seemed disappointed that their online experience wasn't a cake-walk and complained that when they failed to apply themselves, they received failing grades (the exact opposite of what one would expect of a diploma mill). I say... sour grapes. Having attended a brick and mortar, state university for undergraduate courses in business and psychology, as well as online, distance learning with other regionally accredited schools, my experience with SNHU has been on par with both classrooms. I was able to maintain a 4.0/4.0 GPA at another school with some effort, and after a few terms with SNHU I've been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA, again, with some effort. It's not a "gimme" or a freebie. Neither will it be the most difficult coursework you can find. It may sound cliche, but you'll likely get out of it what you put into it. So far, I've participated in courses for international business, business law, business systems analysis and design, and managerial accounting. The courses are informative and timely (business implications of the Covid-19 pandemic were a recurring sub-theme in my international business class last term) and the courses are lead by experienced faculty, My business law professor was a practicing attorney (JD) with an MBA. I really couldn't have asked for better instructors. My advisor was busy but attentive and helped me navigate degree selection that married up may past education with my future goals. We selected a Business Administration bachelor's with a focus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and I intend to pursue my Master's degree with SNHU as well... a MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, effectively allowing me to switch career paths from Business Administration to Organizational Psychology without losing the substantive past coursework from my past college experience. 90 credit hours transferred, which put me on a graduation path in a year's time, with no anticipated hiccups before I'll be able to begin my master's degree."
3.7 out of 5 stars
psych student - 3/2/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"Reading all these bad reviews I have a feel we talk about different schools. I never experienced any issues with financial services or advisers. Some professors ( with PhD) were not professional. The only complain I have is that they don't care about their reputation. They accept low intellect people who can't make it thru and then blame school. THEY SHOULD STOP ACCEPT JUST ANYONE AND RUIN REPUTATION. They also have to record some lectures and update their curriculum more often. This school is like decent state school but with stupid politics to let unqualified students in."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Zero Value - 12/6/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Be aware! Degree is worthless. 100% worthless. Skip the Masters altogether. Data is where the career market is. SNHU said be prepared to start at bottom even though I already had 30+ years of experience in a variety of leadership roles. HR folks never heard of IO Psych. Clinical PhDs claiming to be IO aren't. American Psychological Assoc DIV 14 (IO Psych) isn't lifting a finger to support MS graduates either. So what you end up with after the time and expense is a student loan balance, no decent paying job to pay off the loan, no help from SNHU alumni to secure a job, can't work in Clinical cuz no supervised internship, nothing good about this degree. Don't enter this program. I graduated among top in my cohort but that seems to make people think either program was easy (BS) or...the degree isn't valued in the workplace. PLUS, don't forget that MOST businesses are small biz. Small Biz seldom, I repeat SELDOM invest in an IO Psych professional. And even if the biz did, owners want PhD not an MS. 2 entry-level clerical jobs since graduating 4+ years ago. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY on this degree or SNHU. Spend 5k or less and get Data ANYTHING education. I have returned to the data career I had before ANY college education. Anyone reading this review should ask SNHU to talk to prior graduates of this program before enrolling in courses."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Mistakes Made - 11/19/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I wish I would of read reviewed before trying to go to this school. I’m not exactly enrolled in January classes yet, but I already have a bad feeling about them. These “peppy” chicks that “help” you enroll never answer or return emails. They really do o my seem to be focused on money. I’m just trying to finish a degree that I already started and then I will break away from this school."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Cori Lyons - 11/7/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I loved going to this school! I went on-campus and it was lovely. The campus is beautiful and the buildings are all being re-done. There is tons of grass space where you're able to hang out, play games, study, have lunch, etc. The library is the most beautiful building. It's huge and offers many different private rooms for you to study, meet with groups for class, or get work done. The professors are invested and truly care about their students. They're always willing to meet with you before or after class with any questions or concerns you have regardless if it's related to class or not. The food program offers a wide variety for you to chose from. There is a salad station, pasta station, sandwiches and wraps, pizza, Mexican, and grill. Within each of these stations there are tons of options. There are tons of different clubs and organizations students can participate in as well as different work-study jobs to apply for. I highly recommend this school to anyone who may be interested!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah A Michaels - 9/19/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2023
"I am currently attending SNHU, I have one word, RUN! This school is way too expensive. I have been attending for 2 years and they charge way too much for tuition. The instructors really don't care about the students, they don't engage, they rely solely on the rubric and are bad at helping with extra questions you may have. The past 4 terms we're a majority of learning how to find proper sources and they test you on your sources. So far after taking so many classes I can officially say I don't know anything about psychology, but hey, I can tell you how to find good sources, and how to accurately listen to music and look at paintings."
2.0 out of 5 stars
LiLI E. - 8/1/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I was very excited to begin my bachelors in psychology and my advisor was very helpful setting up my classes and being interactive with me; emailing and calling me to check in. This was my first time attending an online school and the online classroom was relatively simple. It was also convenient to attend fully online. The online library was very extensive and useful for the assignments that were required of me. The writing center was not the most helpful; when I turned in a paper for help and feedback, the questions and clarification I had requested regarding certain aspects of APA were responded to by giving me the Owl Perdue APA website link. An incredibly irritating situation was when I was told during my second to last class of my degree that I was going to have to pay for my last class out of pocket which was very frustrating seeing as I was not working (I am a military spouse and we had just moved overseas) and I had a limited amount of time to find the funding for it. The individuals I communicated with in the financial department were friendly and they directed me to their scholarships, most of which are for students fulltime on campus and therefor useless to me. TIP: If you are going to file a dispute concerning money, do not expect it to come out in your favor. Even if they are in the wrong, expect a fight and a lot of back and forth. SNHU is nonprofit but they are greedy and will look to get and keep money from students any way they can. Be sure to look into what discounts they have and make sure they are applied because they will not tell you during the enrollment that they have any. They also charge $150 to petition to graduate which is ridiculous. The professors were hit and miss with how engaged and helpful they were but I overall felt that I was reading the materials and teaching myself. The professors were responsive and understanding for the most part if I was having trouble understanding an assignment or if personal issues came up. The final projects for the classes were very repetitive with only a few being truly fun and interesting. The absolute worse professor I had was during my final capstone class. The assignments were unclear and her feedback provided on the rubric was very condescending which made me feel even more disconnected from the course and made me apprehensive to communicate with her. I overall feel that all of the previous courses I took, at least concerning the assignments and final projects, did not prepare me for the final project in that course. Now that I am done it seems they have washed their hands of me. They have not assisted with career placement or resources and they have not questioned whether I want to go further with my education and resources regarding that. They got my money and that all they were concerned with. I cannot say to definitely attend or not attend this school but I can say proceed with caution. Get as much info as you can to get a feel for the school before you decide and if you start and find it is not for you, get out asap because you will not be able to withdraw and get your refund after the first week (which is really not an adequate amount of time)."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Current Student - 7/1/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I must admit, I liked this school in the beginning. It was advertised to me by admissions as a great place to get my degree as a single parent. I think depending on the professor it can be or it can really be the complete opposite. I do not necessarily think the courses are difficult when it comes to the material, however it is very hands off by the professors. The curriculum is already made for them and they just hand out the work. The course work does seem quite monotonous and not very engaging. I COMPLETELY understand policy, however there really isn't consistency between professors. I have had some that understand I have 2 children (1 with a disability that requires a lot of time at the hospital) and work with me for due dates. Others don't seem to want to work with me at all. Which was disappointing as this is was the only reason I applied for this program. I have also had a professor recently who failed me based on topic selection, as his personal opinion seemed to trump the actual rubric and research. I just think, if you are going for your masters, go to a school that is a bit more student friendly and can actually give you certifications by the end of your degree. This program lacks a bit if you are looking to receive your doctorates in psychology."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 4/1/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"This University prides itself on helping less privileged students attain a degree, but falls very short on actually having nondiscriminatory behavior. SNHU did nothing when I was discriminated for my background by a professor, criticized constantly with overloaded feedback by the professor, antagonized weeks later by the same professor for previous shortcomings. There is no real support for students being discriminated, as the inexperienced "Academic Advisors" are truly 25-year-old empty-headed pampered children who have no business being in a position to "advise" adults who have never had support or privilege. In addition, it is very frustrating to hear these advisors laugh at you as your real world concerns go mocked. SNHU has a long way to go in applying social worker standards of equality, nondiscrimination, and sensitivity training with the vast difference in socioeconomic inequality and diverse backgrounds in the modern U.S. today."
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