Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
(400 Reviews)
59% of 400 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 400 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Billy - 10/18/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
"Administration is terrible. They had to confirm and verify my identity, and that I understood. Then there was a secondary confirmation. Then they kept denying notarized forms. The best excuse I heard was the form is filled out in two different inks. Did you pay attention to the pen your notary used? I thought WOW"
2.0 out of 5 stars
heather butler - 10/15/2018
Degree: Law & Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"The first year of my college experience was absolutely great, but that is where it stopped. When the review of my FASFA grant became due it took 3 months of multiple emails, and and updated website on their end for me to accomplish. Now my bills are due and I am no longer able to take classes until they are paid in full. So done with this college!"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Jackie - 10/15/2018
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Ally - 10/6/2018
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Corey - 10/1/2018
Degree: Information Assurance
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
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!"
4.1 out of 5 stars
Taylor - 9/24/2018
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Alicia Nielsen - 9/19/2018
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.1 out of 5 stars
GRACIE - 9/19/2018
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Paul Hunter - 9/12/2018
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
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