Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (215)
I enrolled at SNHU a few years ago because the demands of being a working adult make it virtually impossible to go the traditional route. I thought the online experience was wonderful and well laid out. However, if you do not have self-discipline and the drive to finish, you will be wasting your time and money. That could really go for any endeavor. Most of my instructors were very knowledgeable and fair. You must do the work, but they understand if "life" happens. For an undergraduate degree this is a great choice if the "brick-and-mortar" schools are not an option. For those who say this degree is worthless, I just got promoted and it was my degree (and hard work) that opened the door.
SNHU's online program lets you make up and finish a degree you started elsewhere fast. I would not recommend it as a four year program. The courses are all pre-fab and the faculty are all part-timers who do this on the side. They hardly know whats going on themselves. Its very much a mill and most instructors will pass you for the basic level work. There are some good courses, but its really a money making engine that tries to look legit. I hate to criticize because SNHU did help my finish my degree - I had horrible grades at 3 different colleges and they "accepted" me - its really open admission. While I did have to apply myself and stick with it, the papers are easy, there are no tests etc. I got A's on papers that honestly were not good. But, like I said, I was able to get the "degree" which I needed for my job.
I attended Southern New Hampshire University for my BA in Adolescent psychology, and am now within five courses of completion for my MS in Psychology with a concentration in adolescent behavior and development. I absolutely love this school, have recruited five new students for them, and will continue to do so. Another reviewer said that any education you receive is what you make of it. This couldn't be more true. This is an excellent option for continuing education students, as well as new incoming high school seniors, however, it is not an option for those who want an "easy A".
I may say from personal experience that this school is a great school and for those who said it was difficult to get in contact with advisors please note that all of them are extremely busy too and they cant just be concerned with one student when there are a whole bunch of students they are trying to help and they have a personal life they have to attend to as well and they are very nice and try to return everything as soon as possible so next time you try and say something rude about a school remember they have personal lives to and they need a break once and awhile or someone to say something nice to try and help them out.
SNHU for me was an excellent University which I feel proud off. I did their online program and all the teachers were knowledgeable of the subject, reply to any concern right on time. My advisors were always supportive and always aware of my classes. Unfortunately, people tend to judge school by name or fame, but that is not what is really important. When those famous schools started, were not known either. People are the ones that makes a school or business well known for their excellent job. I personally believe that SNHU is a great school that offers many programs that will provide you the education and knowledge for the real world life.
I'm an originally the on-campus full time student, currently working on MBA program. Because some classes were not opened on-campus, so I took those classes from online. I understand some negative comments, since realized that the school runs their business so-well. The class that I took from online was a system of learning without lecture content. Wow, that was really tough. But still a same price as Face-to-Face. However, enrolling college (probably) comes from your own decision. If you confront with some troubles at school, don't just sitting around and complaining about it. Take an action and find a better option to make yourself satisfied.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON SNHU! This school is terrible. They have ripped me off and no one will even email me back about a refund. I could not access basic tools on their site to even do my homework. The professors do not reply back and if they do, it is unhelpful and irrelevant. The website is not user friendly and they have links up that they do not use anymore. This school is the worst school ever.
Don't waste your money as may not lead to credentials expected. Some teaching staff are rotten at instructing. Many courses require designing an experiment. That's great, but not many businesses are conducting in-house experiments so coursework is difficult to connect to business rather than clinical content and even in some courses forbidden. Module 'lectures' are less than a page. Sometimes no textbook. Often times learning links to content that is not peer-reviewed. For $20k+, the student should expect better/richer course content. Unless already employed, this degree could be of zero added-value to your resume.
I'm really here to save anyone who plans on enrolling at SNHU you can do better...this is not a prestigious school. I currently work as an analyst for Johns Hopkins and no hiring manager will respect the fact that you have a degree from SNHU. I made the mistake of enrolling not knowing that they were only after my money. I attended one oune class then withdrew. Now I have a balance of 960 dollars. The MBA program is not nationally accredited by the AACSB. Think better for yourself & don't go to a school because they call you non-stop acting like they care. It's a business to them. I am currently at the university of Maryland MBA program and I feel this is the best decision I've made.
The history program was dissipated after I graduated becuase as the President of the University said, " We do not want to be the Harvard of Hookset". He thought the program was to hard for his students. If you are looking at shchools i would not go to a school like this. I would want my school to be the harvard of Hookset.