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

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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nursie Jo - 9/4/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Raymond - 8/31/2018
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Toni H. - 8/23/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"SNHU Online is the best school that I have attended. It is perfect for those who have worked in a particular industry and need to finish studies. It is a non-profit institution. I had a great experience learning. It is not an "easy" school. It is perfect for the self-motivated learner. If not self-motivated you may not enjoy it. I am currently in my last three months of school. I literally have only good things to report. I have a lifetime of work experience, now I will have a two degrees to go with it. A.S. Business Administration and B.S. Business Administration. I currently work as an independent small business consultant and trainer. I received just what I was looking for. I found the school to be exceptionally organized and the staff was exceptionally receptive. SNHU is GREAT!"
4.2 out of 5 stars
Courtney - 8/15/2018
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2019
"I've attended SNHU since January 2017 and am about to finish in May 2019. I am echoing the sentiments of those who say that SNHU is great for working adults, parents, and those who do not have the time or means to commute to a college. Yes - it is different than a brick-and-mortar college. It's an online program. Anyone who has attended an online class, whether through their local community college or through an online undergrad program such as those offered through SNHU, will find that the environments for online courses are similar. But to compare online classes to brick-and-mortar classes is comparing apples to oranges. To get an accurate comparison, compare online to online. Take an online course through your local college before beginning at SNHU to see if it's the right fit for you. It is not for everyone because it requires an immense amount of self-discipline, motivation, and independent study skills. Best for the experienced learner. They will do everything within their power to help you. I've had a greater engagement with my SNHU advisor (yes, by phone) than any live advisor at my local colleges. Definitely worth looking into - especially for parents, adults, and reluctant commuters. But I strongly urge you to compare online to online to get the most accurate representation of SNHU."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Patrick - 8/9/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I thought the classes were fine and helpful. However, I do not believe that this degree has helped at all to advance my career. I have been looking to use my degree in IO Psychology for over a year now and it has not been helpful at all. There are statistics showing that this is an in demand concentration, but there are simply no jobs hiring. I would have been better off with a concentration in counseling. Also, I feel that employers are not impressed with the SNHU name at all."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kaitlyn - 7/23/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I learned a lot in this program. The coursework is comparable to other regionally accredited online college programs. Instructors were helpful when I reached out. Overall, pursuing this degree was a good experience. The school is also well-respected, and I havent had any negative experiences from employers regarding the school. I recommend this program."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Jim - 7/21/2018
Degree: Data Science
Graduation Year: 2019
"There is very littl einstruction, it is more learn on your own here. There is a syllabus but it is usually pretty vague. There is a rubric and that is how you are graded. Follow the rubric to the smallest detail and you will get a good grade. No original thought or ideas are really required, just give a minimum response to each item in the rubric. The instructors seem to be mostly business folks who need an extra $2000 for 8 weeks of work. They vary greatly in ability and motivation, Very few do any teaching, mostly just grading. A big component of the grade is participation in the discussions. About half of the discussion are so far off topic or incoherent that they are useless to read. Others are better, but you are still just reading what classmates wrote with is really not very interesting. Finding ones to comment on is tough some weeks. As I near teh end of my degree, I really thing that I would learn more on my own than taking these courses which have too much busywork and not enough learning. The class I am in now I could have bought a full liscence to the software as well as a good guide for the price of the course. I woudl recommend SNHU only to those folks who have a limited budget to get started before going to a better school. The school credentials will not boost you job prospects to any employer who looks at SNHU."
1.0 out of 5 stars
David tackett - 7/12/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"They kick me out, because I got a C- in my class I well never go back to that school again what a joke. They don't give anyone a chance at all now I might not get to go too a other college because of them. Because they kick me out for good I would not tell anyone about snhu"