Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews

  • 402 Reviews
  • Manchester (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
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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  • Reviewed: 8/27/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"One of the best college's I've ever attended. Very helpful staff, great teachers, and an overall fabulous experience. I am currently a junior and will be graduating next year and I am so happy that I decided to attend SNHU. I was able to transfer more credits than I even thought from other schools which gave me a great advantage. I'm sure that for profit schools wouldn't have let me do the same because they would have wanted me to spend more money that I didn't need to. I would recommend this college to anyone looking for a good solid education that is affordable and worth all the time it takes."
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2017
  • Degree: Legal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I attended SNHU since November of 2015 to July 2017 and it has been great. The advisors that I had were extremely helpful and always checked on me weekly. The instructors that I had in the Criminal Justice program were very knowledgeable and were very experienced in the field. I had instructors that were attorneys, police officers, and the Dean of the program which made the learning experience very real. I feel that if you are very driven and can handle the pressure of turning in weekly assignments then you will have no problem having a successful story at SNHU. School is going to be tough sometimes but once you reach your final semester it will be worth it!"
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I had dropped out of my local community college in 2013. School was not a fit for me at the time. Needless to say I come back in 2017 to get my associates, which I was only 15 credits from receiving. I have sense received my associates degree. The financial aid office was always able to assist with my concerns and charges. My academic advisor also would check up on me through-out the term. You do have some professors that suck at replying at emails but others that are extremely prompt. I'm glad I went back to school, as the online program was the perfect fit for me."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2017
  • Degree: Photography
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I saw a few poor reviews and wanted to put in my opinion. I do have to state that I've only been enrolled for one term, so take my review for what it is. My advisor has always been extremely helpful and has even rearranged my classes to fit a schedule that caters to my needs. Both of my instructors have been great. One is more hands on than the other, but overall, they have been extremely responsive. For instance, I was behind one week in my classes due to a surgery my son had. I emailed my English instructor, who has extensive experience in teaching, and he offered me a grace period. He has answered all my questions and helped when I was confused on the subject matter. Another instance is when there was a glitch and half of my milestone project was not uploaded. My grade did reflect this, but my instructor allowed me to email her the rest of my paper and regarded it. Now, regarding the format of the classes, there is nothing special about this format. If you don't love it, you won't do well at many online schools. This format is used widely across schools using blackboard. My classes are difficult, but not impossible. In regards to financial aid, I've never experienced an issue. I did have reason to email them recently regarding a balance I had on my account. They were quick to respond and answer my concerns. So far, I love the school and the programs. As with anything in life, you get out of it what you put into it. After finishing my Associates, I will be returning for my bachelors."
Lillian C.
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I've been attending SNHU online for over a year now and I love it. I am learning a lot and the courses are very good quality. I recommended SNHU online to my daughter and she is now attending as well to complete a Bachelor of Science degree. Most adults today have to work and SNHU online is a great option to finish your education. The school is also very affordable. I would highly recommend SNHU."
Rosa Agosto
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"SNHU Online is a great program for people like me that have already started their career and want to finish their degree but it's difficult to take classes in campus due to all of life's demands such as work, family and church. I would definitely recommend the program, one day after I finished I had already found a position within my filed of study."
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Prepare to write over and over and over and over and over again. I'm working on the math degree and I've probably written the equivalent of a novel in terms of discussion posts, discussion responses, essays, and final projects. And the real pain in the butt? You write an in-depth two paragraph response and it's not written the way the instructor EXACTLY wants it written or it's not EXACTLY written how some arbitrary rubric specifies it needs to be written: you get docked. Prepare to teach yourself everything. Instructors are basically just proctors. You get the homework assignments, tests/quizzes, readings, etc. and you do everything yourself. So know what you're getting into beforehand. Finally, the courses are extremely linear. The format of every class is practically identical; each course is separated into eight modules. Each module including a discussion board post assignment and usually a homework assignment (along with the required readings), and you'll always have a final project worth 30% of your grade. I would go with SNHU as a last resort but only as a last resort."
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  • Reviewed: 7/24/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"My enrollment counselor was really nice but failed to tell me the cost. I accepted my award letter then last week realized that even with my financial aid I had a bill where I owe them money. Out was not a small amount. I explained that I needed a school where I could use financial aid cuz my previous school shouldn't let me. I can't afford to pay out of pocket and I waned an education. This was extremely disappointing. I'm 4 weeks in and the last week trying to decide if it's even worth it anymore. I would stay away or at least do a ton of research first. I prefer to stay away from the Financial services. Also right before financial aid was due to post they told me I needed to get a paper for educational purposes that needed notarized. I can't believe they waited till right before they were to post. Also the form has to be mailed they said they can't post my funds until they get this document. Unfortunately for me I don't have $3 to my name right now post it took me 3 hours to find a notary near me. I'm just saying I guess I was stupid and got excited to start back to school that I ignored warning signs. I think I'm going to go to a community college... Good luck to you and your education!"
Larry Warner
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2017
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I am a student at Southern New Hampshire University and am currently in my Senior year. I received my Associates in 2015 and went to Manchester to walk for graduation. Studying online can be difficult, it takes commitment and dedication like nothing else imagineable, but I am thankful for SNHU. If it were not for SNHU I would not have been able to get this far. While attending school, I lost my grandmother, my cousin, was in a life changing vehicle accident, had to move half way across country, and battled with some health issues. A traditional campus was never an option with so many things going on. As far as paying for school goes SNHU is a bit expensive, but not in comparison to other private schools of similar rank. Private education is always more than public schools though. All of that being said, the learning experience and the relationships formed are priceless. If you think you can handle intense study programs over a duration of years and a classroom setting is not an option for you, I would recommend SNHU. I work in Private Security while in school and without the Associates I would be making about $3. less an hour."
Nikki G
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The claim I filed was several hours after the so called deadline to withdraw from classes. What kind of system is SNHU running? SNHU is clearly not in favor of students succeeding. This decision is appalling and flat out corrupt. This decision has nothing to do with taking words out of context. This has all to do with the advisors not taking the responsibility & leading me in the direction I sought out. This is a blatant disregard for the truth, which I expressed, in order for the university to financially gain at my expense. I will seek counsel for this. This is wrong. I was deceived and my interest in attending school, using only government funds was compromised by the greed of this institution. I will be sure to draw up a lengthy review of the facts, which will explain how SNHU is now forcing me to pay for services not received and how they did not have my best interest in mind. All that was wanted was to get me registered and locked in only to deny my claim and take my money. How evil."