Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
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This program is more costly than an in person program, by more than twice as much, and does not have the overhead that the in person program does. From my experience, it is a for-profit degree mill, though it states otherwise. Once you put in interest, your phone will start ringing off the hook immediately. If you don't answer, it will constantly ring every day for as long as you allow it. But what get me is, I was in a Master's program and attended in person at University of New Orleans. I found it to be a far more quality experience with far more resources, information, and support to help you succeed in the field. Plus, taking up class space and using their resources costs far more than what an online program should, since it has pretty much no overhead. They only pay the instructors $2000 per ten week course and it's set up in a same, efficient McDonald's type fashion as every other course. We as students are doing everything on our own with not near the support or resources as an in-person program. However, it costs more than twice as much as the in-person program. And has done nothing to help me advance in the field.
I have been attending this school for a couple months and so far I enjoy the school and the online atmosphere. I'm surprised to see negative reviews on counselors. My counselor has been extremely helpful and already has my classes lined up for the remainder of my time here. I am a transfer student and I really appreciated the amount of courses they accepted. The school is extremely affordable which helps military families like me. I like the structure of the online courses. It helps for someone who is older and deciding to finish their degree but may not have the ability to do so at a traditional on-campus school. It has helped greatly and I happy and thankful for it. The only thing I would like to mention is the courses seem too easy for me. I know I am intelligent but I look back at some of my assignments and I know I didn't put forth the amount of effort as I should have on some of them and yet I still received an A. Don't get me wrong I am happy to receive an A, however I am used to a challenge. At my precious school I almost also had some type of crtitique on even my best assignments. I am hoping it is well worth the money and time spent!
Course was relative easy, then again I was pursuing this degree online was taking mostly one course per term. This made it manageable, while I was trying to balance my family and job schedule. Some courses were more challenging then others, forcing me to evaluate each paper before I had the courage to submit it. While some courses barely challenging enough for me to prepare for, resulting in last minute assignments that received A's. Now could I chalk that up to my intellect or easy teachers? That is a question for yourself to answer. My adviser was aware of any late assignments, being sure to call me and remind me (even when I was already aware). Quick with responses either my phone or email, but they preferred email. Once I was confident enough to double up on courses. Found that I could have been doing this all along. It all amounted to improving my time management. Honestly, the school to me does a good job of handing the tools to the student. It falls on the student to take the tools and properly use them. My time at SNHU online, left me feeling as though I didn't learn much. Most of that is my fault, which to my teachers I apologize. All degrees are earned not bought, some just put in more effort then others. What you put in is what you get out.
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!
I've got a year left before I graduate, and as long as you are disciplined and force yourself to learn the concepts you will definitely gain valuable skills. It gets continuously harder as your progress through the core classes into major classes. The first year is kinda easy, but it's gets much tougher and work gets more elaborate and practical. The flexibility is awesome.
SNHU advisors set you up for failure. The advisors and the school do not inform of you deadlines, requirements and expectations. The advisors go out of their way to prevent you from enrolling in classes. Advisor refuses to help students even after an issue he casued. I have had to put in requests for new advisors, to be talk to their supervisors and still do not get the help needed to be able to complete my degree. I am only 2-3 classes away from completing a Masters degree and SNHU is actively preventing me from finishing my degree. I have had to file an official complaint against my advisor. If SNHU does not respond to my complaint and am not allowed to finish my degree I will file a complaint against the school for discrimination and if needed hire a lawyer. My goals and career is too important to allow SNHU and an advisor with a chip on his shoulder to discriminate against me.
i did not get to attend the school. I was accepted and dealing with transcripts and what-not. When my admission rep enrolled me, he went the process quickly and made no mention that my pell grant was not going to cover all of tuition since the semesters are set up differently than the traditional colleges, therefore, only $500 of the tuition are going to be covered by pell grant, the rest of the tuition $450 plus books were going to be out of pocket every two months (semesters is 2 month long). Admission rep was not attentive at all. I wasted all that time waiting to start in September and now, was told this. Smh. I am glad that I canceled my admission at snhu.
I am a graduate of the Southern New Hampshire University's online program. I was an online grad student there for 3 years studying history. I have read various comments from former teachers, staff, and students. I wanted to write a review for prospective students so that they would get a more even-handed review rather than a one-sided (negative) review from an individual who want to blame their inadequacy or lack of competency on the school or the professors. I can't speak for instructors or staff, but as a student, I can say that, overall, I had a great experience at SNHU. Most of the professors were helpful, knowledgeable, accessible, and fair. I only found one professor to be rude and unhelpful; however, I still passed that class as well. When situations arose that prevented me from getting my work in on time, I found that most professors were accommodating (as long as the work wasn't excessively late or inadequate). The two student advisers that I had were awesome. They were attentive and very helpful in every way they could - especially in getting what classes I needed and making sure I didn't overload myself with work (like I did in two other brick and mortar colleges that I attended previously). My only qualm about the school is that it doesn't seem to have a strong job resource center for students or alumni. But if a student or alumnus has a good resume, good grammar, has a good rudimentary knowledge of his or her discipline, and the right attitude, he or she should have no problem getting ahead and no need to blame the school or anyone else for "getting kicked out" of school, not getting the degree, or getting ahead.
I have read the published reviews, some I agree with and some I don't. I started my Advanced Master's Degree in Nursing in January of 2016. Because I was lacking some upper division math and English classes, I was required to take Statistics and one other upper division Math class. Also, a second year English Comp class which included an English research project, or capstone. I graduated on May 13 2018 with a 3.8 GPA, graduated Magna Cum Laude. I can see with other reviews that poor grades led to "sour grapes" with reviews. I feel that my two years was well rounded in the current nursing trends as well as required BSN and MSN courses to provide proficiency with the curriculum. I was a proud graduate and I know that I learned many new nursing concepts from theoretical to practical applications, and current trends. I thought that my professors were well qualified and very knowledgeable in the areas they taught. Again, I was very satisfied with my education gained through SNHU.
I think SNHU gives people the opportunity to excel at college. I was a transfer student that took 20 courses at SNHU. Many courses were difficult requiring around 20 hours per week of study time. But if you take the time to study the material each week, you should do well in the classes. I feel like I got a high quality education and the degree I'm receiving means a lot. Classes are 8 weeks long and generally 2 classes is full-time. While it helps to be highly intelligent, doing well in school is about being responsible by investing the time necessary to learn the subject matter. No matter where you go to school, putting in the time and effort is a necessary condition for success. Certainly, if a degree program requires little effort then the degree is of little value. For anyone choosing an online program, SNHU is certainly worth consideration. They also have advisors and other people committed to helping students succeed, which was another plus.