Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
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I am 3 terms away from my BA in Psychology. I have attended several other schools after high school, as its taken about 12 years to complete my degree. I find the professors to all be very knowledgeable in their field and can give real world advice/information in most cases. Most of the professors have their doctorate, some are finishing it up. I've had a couple issues come up and after emailing the professor it was easily resolved. They are caring. I have had one advisor change, but that was because I needed a military advisor not just a general one. Anytime I have questions or need help with enrolling or choosing classes she is more than helpful. She has called to check on me, emailed to follow up when I was sick to see if was better, to make sure I got connected to the person I needed that she gave the information for and more. I've never had an issue with her! I've had good luck with financial aid and never a lag or anything on it either. I have recommended this school to others, and I will continue to do so. I enjoy the set up of the classes and how easy it is to see what I need to do and turn in. I've learned quite a bit already, and much that can be related to everyday as well. I've never once felt like a number, but an actual person to them. Call them and check them out.
I had to write a review because of the one star review which I thought was unfair. I have been around the proverbial block with online schools. I have audited or enrolled and withdrew within the refund period of about seven online schools and have attended my local university in a traditional setting. I have found the staff at SNHU to be the absolute best when it comes to dealing with the students. All of my academic advisors have been spot on and caring and have gone out of their way to answer any questions I may have about my program. The Financial Aid department is knowledgeable and answers inquiries quickly. The quality of my classes are good and I feel that I am getting a lot out of my education, especially given the very reasonable non-profit pricing. I have recommended the school to friends and family and the couple of them that have enrolled are also extremely pleased. Sure, I have had a couple professors that weren't great, but what school doesn't have those? For the most part my professors have been world-class, knowledgeable, and willing to answer questions and help. I'm glad I enrolled here and if I were you, quit window shopping for schools and call SNHU.
Last year (2012), I completed my studies at Rasmussen college as a Pharmacy Technician. I transferred from that school because an overwhelming majority of interactions that I had with the school staff, were rude and snobbish. I am respectful myself, not to come from that place. I chose SNHU as the college I wanted to continue my education in the healthcare industry. In two years, after I complete my B.S., I plan to continue on with my academia, and pursue my Masters.
My school is a good fit for me as I could not find any online writing schools that were not specifically focused on journalism. I wanted a creative writing degree and it is difficult to find a school that focuses on this particular subject. I am elated that I found this school.
Yes, I would pursue the same degree as writing is a passion of mine and is very therapeutic as well since I am disable and cannot attend the traditional on-campus courses.
Make sure you make yourself marketable and take a variety of courses.
The online students are a number to them. They treated me as though they had a dollar amount they needed to reach. I had to stay on them about bringing in credits for classes I'd taken at Cal State University as they were attempting to hide those classes in an attempt to make me take them with them. They delayed informing me of information about things such as Credit for Prior Learning options until it was too late. My advice would be NOT to attend; If you need a challenge, PLEASE keep ALL emails and don't speak too much with them on the phone! They will change the details of the conversation to fit their needs to make as much $$ as they can. Also, if you start to have issues and challenges with your "Adviser", request a change IMMEDIATELY! The person they assigned me to was so inexperienced that she'd lie, out of ignorance, find out the correct answer to my question later, and come back and say she didn't say what she said earlier! PLEASE BE CAREFUL with this school!
SNHU has been an absolute blessing in my life. I've completed a B.S. from the university, and I'm currently finishing my M.S. The university has grown and developed its online program significantly over the last 6 years. I've stayed with SNHU term after term because the university is both challenging and supportive. My degree programs have not been easy, and the work is difficult-sometimes quite intense. Nonetheless, you can truly learn at SNHU. If you want an easy degree with little effort, please go somewhere else. We honestly don't want you here nor will you succeed. If you're ready to get educated, put in some time and truly develop yourself in every area of life, choose SNHU. This school isn't about getting you a better job; it's about getting you a better life!About 90% of my courses have been either good or great. The bad instructors are generally weeded out by the university is short order. Students who report inferior classes may not get a new professor immediately, but it's likely that the lackluster teachers will get pushed out soon after the term ends. With new efforts by SNHU to connect the university together and encourage peer interaction both online and offline, I think academics will only improve in the future. President LeBlanc, SNHU's awesome leader, is an educational leader who loves breaking down barriers for students. Advisors support this mission by keeping students on track and focused on completing degrees.
You'll never be scammed by SNHU, and the school will always stand behind you. Not surprisingly, the university enrolls a lot of students who leave the for-profits. The transfers typically notice an immediate difference in quality. You won't regret studying through SNHU if you're ready to earn a reputable degree. So, why are you waiting?
I started this school back in July of last year after having a bad time at my local community college. I instantly loved it. It's great if you actually teach yourself, spend the time on the information, and learn what you need to. The instructors that I experienced were really amazing, and they are helpful if you utilize them when you need them. Obviously if you don't ask for help, you won't get it. I enjoyed learning things, and actually learned better ways to write my papers.
As for the financial aid department, they are extremely patient. I've had issues proving my husbands tax income(he made too little to file taxes in 2011), and they have been more than patient with me. It's been months and they have not turned the money onto my credit, or anything sour for that matter. It's made me feel very comfortable with them. I've gotten help when I've needed it.
The only disadvantage is the expense. However, you pay for the quick paced school, going at your own "Rate" type experience. If you don't read the information, you don't learn. End of story.
I have audited many, many other online schools. As a matter of fact, I have done so at just about every other school that advertises on TV such as but not limited to Phoenix, Capella, Kaplan, DeVry, ECPI, Ashford, and Strayer. I also attended a local university in the traditional sense and SNHU has been the superior to all of them. I have found the staff including advising and Financial Aid to be extremely helpful. The tution is what my local public college charges and not extortion level pricing like the others. My coursework has been enriching and challenging, more so than ODU. I have recommended this school to coworkers and one of them has enrolled and is also extremely satisfied. If you want an excellent education but don't want to have to sell extra body parts on the black market to pay for it come to SNHU. Period. (PS Penn State world campus is a collosal ripoff too, forgot them).
Because of all the new advertisements Southern New Hampshire University financial aid is behind. I was billed for a term while attending on financial aid. I contacted financial aid and my advisor about dropping the classes, both advised me not to drop. On the day it was too late to drop without a charge someone from financial aid contacted me about a statement. I was away at the time and did not see how I could provide the statement. Therefore, I asked about dropping again and was told, "It's too late." I informed them I was told not to drop the classes, they said, "We can't tell you what to do." I found away and sent in the statement the same day. What is the use to speaking with them if later they through it back at you with "We can't tell you what to do?"
After dealing with financial aid incompetence, I had a problem in one of my classes. The instructor did not follow the rules of the rubric. Instead of any of anyone listening to my concerns, they ignored the issue and tried to dismiss my complaints by focusing on things they thought would shut me up. After this, I withdrew from the university.
I filed a complaint with the BBB, they responded with lies and accusations. This university is morally bankrupted; after they get you enrolled, you become a number and nothing more.
In the end they are a business and I am a consumer. I should not have to take a course I found not to be up to par, with an instructor that did not follow the rubric. What is the rubric for if the instructor can do as she pleases? Moreover, it is not my fault they are under staffed in financial aid and cannot do their job in a timely matter.
The best advice I can give you is to try and keep an email record of your conversation with them, you might need it someday. Do not trust anything they tell you when it comes to financial aid wait until it clears to start classes.
In conclusion, SNHU has railroad me into owing them money and will not release my transcript in order to attend another university until I pay for classes I did not find up to par and withdrew from. I do not understand how a university can hold your transcript for courses you have already paid for, this is extortion. Since they have the power to place a hold on the courses financial aid has paid for, they should have to return all monies owed back to the government. I was able to get a refund on my books, however, have to pay for the courses.
Southern New Hampshire University is a hidden gem. There are unlimited opportunities to lead and achieve. They are constantly improving their curriculum to ensure that students gain the most out of their experience here. Chalk and Wire is an online portfolio tool that SNHU provides students for free for about six years. Professors guide you while you construct the portfolio and, after you graduate, you have this software for two years to provide future employers. This allows students to have proof of their accomplishments and keeps them focused on getting the career they desire.
I am a freshman at SNHU, and I am overwhelmed by the opportunities that are already available to me. I have had three personal confrontations with professors explaining my goals and they have assisted me greatly in figuring out the steps I must take now in order to build a resume to acquire an internship next year or my junior year. I have a leadership role in the Honors Program as a freshman, and I cannot imagine that this opportunity would have presented itself at a different university.
SNHU is a career oriented school whose interests lie with the students. Everything the school does is for the benefit of their diverse population of students.