Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
(402 Reviews)
59% of 402 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 402 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
Kiko - 1/17/2019
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 1997
"SNHU is a great business school. The faculty member is a very well educated and experienced. The campus is very supported students to learn in a calm environment. I got so many international exposure from many international students who study at SNHU. I am very satisfied..."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Tom - 1/16/2019
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sam Thomas - 1/16/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2020
"WARNING - THIS SCHOOL TAKES STUDENTS MONEY - If the professor gives you a bad grade for no reason at all - or if the professor discriminates against you the school will not do anything. They force you to stay in the class and leave with no choice but to withdrawal. They will NOT refund you any money. After 2 weeks they have no refund policy and they advantage of you because of that. They simply do not care. Their advisors are the worst. LOOK at this school's feedback on YELP. Other students are trying to warn others that this school TOOK THEIR MONEY. They took 2K from me and refused to address a racist professor in cyber security. They chose the white professor over an Hispanic. ALL they care about is getting your money. RUN from this school. This just my opinion but apparently other students all have had the same experience. head of advising doesn't care. ST doesn't care. Their dean doesn't care. Director of Advising doesn't care."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great School - 1/13/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have had no problems with this school. I am in my second year so far and as far as most colleges go, My experience has been great. Its just like any other school. This means you have to do the work and put forth the effort or you wont get a good experience. This isnt my first school and just about any other school Ive attended, this one is no different. If you actually care and stay on top of the work, you shouldnt have problems. I think people expect a handout when they see commercials advertising for their school and have the idea that if they pick that school, it will be a picnic in the park when they attend. Well commercials may make it seem that way, but thats not how it works. Look up LIFE. My advisors have been great and check up on me to see how Im doing and give me advice on things. My instructors are well educated and have also made sure the class understands our material and provides us help when needed. Theres also other resources that help you out on your work too such as the writing center. Also I forgot to mention that this school is nonprofit and regionally accredited. With the problems with accreditation and for profit colleges screwing students out here, This makes me feel confident knowing that there will be an employer out there to accept my degree and if I were to keep furthering my education after I finish there will be plenty of options as to what school will accept my degree and credits. And as for SNHU helping you look for a job, the career services provide you with a lot of resources. I also keep seeing webinars for job searching and job fairs posted. They DO care. What some people seem to not understand is that just like while you attended classes, YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK. The career services department wont attend interviews for you or get you a job. And anyone whos attended college knows that when you get the degree, they dont hand you a job to go with it the piece of paper that says Bachelor Of Science in So and So Major. My cousin went to a brick and mortar state university in our state and it took him a year to secure a job with his Masters Degree. My stepsister too had to keep applying for her job before she got it and she got her Masters from the same school. This is the real world. If you want the degree, work for it. If you have an issue with financial aid, take care of it. If you have graduated and want a job, work on your resume and apply for the job. At the end of the day its all up to you."
4.6 out of 5 stars
You Won't be Disappointed - 1/10/2019
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Seriously, this school lives up to its positive commercials. The on boarding admissions was one of the MOST impressive I have ever experienced.I expressed interest right after 2014 Christmas, was contacted enrolled and starting classes by January 4th 2015. I experienced a rough patch with them where they accidentally over reimbursed me financial aid when they were notified i was transferring out. I repaid it (about $400) but upon attending the other school I realized how great SNHU really was. They are genuine in their desire to help adults pursuing education, the coursework is consistent and dense ( in a good way). and let me tell you about these teachers! I have never had so many professors rooting for my success and being understanding and helpful (with the exception of like one in the 4 years I have been here). As long as you communicate with them. I have KW as my advisory and she is incredible! You advisers will call or email you if they see you have fallen behind or even if they notice you are excelling they will contact you to tell you great job!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
J.B.Tucker - 1/8/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"As I have reviewed many comments regarding students experience at SNHU, I wanted to provide my experience during the past 3 years. SNHU is a school in which if you dont put in the effort to do the work, then you dont have any reason being in school. I found the school to be very challenging and I learned a lot over the past three years. Most of the teacher I had in both the accounting and taxation part of the program were very good. I only had an issue with one professor, with whom developed the taxation program. But after understanding his teaching style and what he expected from the students, I was able to successful complete both of his classes with a B+ in one and an A- in the other. Hence, I wanted to complete my program with a 4.0, at the end of the day, once I received my diploma in the mail, my overall GPA wasnt reflected on it (3.902) From an administration standpoint, I found my advisors and the school to be very helpful over the past 3 years. I was able to talk to my advisor anytime I needed to. When taking online classes, you must put in the effort and time to get the work done. Over the three years, I created over 720 documents for all my classes. I finished my program on December 9, 2018 and by doing so, I am now eligible to sit for the C.P.A. exam, in which I plan to take in the Spring of 2019. The school offers a lot of services, the programs are challenging and if you put in the work it can be very rewarding. My goal with to get my MS in Accounting with an emphasis in Taxation and be able to sit for the C.P.A. exam. I have reached my goal and look forward to using what I learned at SNHU in my career."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Donna - 12/22/2018
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2020
"The online program is poorly constructed. They take the 16-week in person classroom course and condense it into 10 weeks, resulting in assignments that do not make sense. The third-party virtual labs and presentation material do not always work. It appears they do not take feedback from students and instructors on how to clarify assignments becasue I have had this same problem with each class I have taken thus far. I spend so much time trying to navigate poorly worded instructions and learning material that does not work, that it distracts from my reason for being here which is to learn. I listed 2020 as my graduation year only becasue I couldn't leave it blank and considering taking my business elsewhere. Bottom line: proceed with caution and prepare to beat your head against the wall."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Aaron - 11/19/2018
Degree: MBA in Accounting
Graduation Year: 2012
"The accounting classes were solid with decent-to-excellent professors. The general-business MBA classes were hit-or-miss with professors but you could make what you wanted out of the content. The capstone class was terrible and if I could ask for a refund to take the class again with a professor who actually cared, I would. The student body for the accounting component of the MBA were generally hard working and took the classes seriously. The student body for the general MBA component was quite young and had little actual business experience. It appeared from the conversations I had with some of the students that they were just doing an MBA directly out of the undergrad program because they were able to enter the program directly from the undergrad program. This was frustrating due to their general disinterest and lack of practical experience to inform the course-content. Overall I would recommend a different MBA program if you are just doing an MBA, ESPECIALLY if you are paying for it yourself. If you're doing a Masters of Accounting , you're probably fine."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Will - 11/1/2018
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2018
"I was a transfer student and finished my bachelor's degree at SNHU. I completed 60 credit hours at a local community college and I needed to find an affordable school that was 100% online where I could finish my degree. I found what I was looking for at SNHU. In my experience, I have nothing but good things to say about SNHU. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and the instructors are very smart people. Honestly, I was a little hesitant about this school at first. But after a few classes I quickly realized the people teaching the courses at this school are very well educated individuals. In addition, this school also has very smart students. I learned a lot from the instructors, the course materials, and my classmates. I honestly don't believe I would've gotten a better education if I had went to a traditional brick and mortar college. Let's face it, traditional college is fading away. Consumers thrive to find ways to reduce opportunity cost. I view SNHU as the of college education. SNHU was one of the first schools to realize online education is the waive of the future. In my opinion, SNHU has done a great job innovating education. And I'm looking forward to seeing online education help those in need who don't have access or the ability to go to a brick and mortar college (e.g. students in third world countries and political refugees). Anyways, I'm a self learner and prefer teaching myself and studying alone. If you are able to motivate and teach yourself, SNHU is the right school for you. I would spend 25-30 hours a week on homework. I would read the book, do a lot of research on essays, and give 100% effort on every assignment. School is what you make of it, and if you are able to give 100% effort, this school will give you the resources and help to give yourself a wonderful education."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"This university does not help students get professional jobs . They have done one job fair in 2016 , but it was not so effective because most of the companies who were hiring are not career jobs . SNHU does not have enough resources to help student get a job after they graduate . They will only have a career advisor who will help build up your resume and give you some ideas on how to do well in interviews , but its still not enough . Most of the local colleges in my town will help students find a job once they graduate by having at least 6 job fairs every semester and also the university networked with bigger and better companies to help students find a job compare to SNHU . Whenever I apply for a job and they see SNHU on my resume they think its a complete joke . Now I'm stuck paying student loan from a university where I receive a little to none growth within my career and also education .If I were you , go to a local / public university because they have many resources to help elevate students once you finish school compare to a private university . It may take longer to finish at an local university , but it will be worth waiting for . Please , avoid making the same mistake I made by not continuing your education at this university . This is a profit school who only cares about making money and care less about helping students succeed ."