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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I read a lot of bad reviews online as well as a lot of great ones. I did not know what to expect and almost did not attend. I am glad I chose to attend though. Here are the reasons why I would recommend this school: 1. Their online flexibility is what I was looking for. 2. I am smart, but hate taking tests, so no GMAT or GRE was what I wanted. 3. Some professors can be bad, but most professor I had for my masters were great. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Only detail here is, you have to reach out to them. 4. They focused on using R throughout my masters. I really liked that. 5. They also focused on understanding the CRISP-DM method for analytics. 6. They showed me other tools that are used out there like Tableau, Excel, Qlik, Power BI. I do wish they would have put more emphasis in using R's shiny, markdown, and other tools for building visualizations and dashboards to keep it all open source. The negative side of attending SNHU was that their Hadoop class I took was not enough. I get that Hadoop has its ecosystem and takes more than one class to learn. I just wish they would have had more classes on it and its application to data science/analytics. The other bad thing was not having an R beginners class. The program assumes you know some. I recommend learning by yourself as much as you can before you start the program. That is what I did but during my program. I don't care that others don't see the value on this school. It is not the best, but if you challenge yourself as you take your classes, you can definitely gain a lot from their masters in Data Analytics, as I did. I don't know about any other programs, just the MS in Data Analytics. One more thing, they have some internship resources, but they are not the best. I suggestted to them to get some companies to agree to hire their top students. They did have other resources to help me explore my career, but those resources came with no explanations. Overall, I am glad I attended this univeristy online. My next goal is to attend John Hopkins for their post-master program in data science.
Terrible online school. Yes, they gave me quite a lot of credit for my military career. But the instructor's are all ego-centric and there is not accountability for them. They publish a Rubric you must follow, but they do not grade off of it. They can give a poor grade for anything and no one double checks their grading. You bring it up and they automatically label you as a trouble maker and you will not get another good grade. So many better options for veterans. I highly recommend staying away
Counselors and advisers talk real smooth. Website initially seems very user friendly, but isn't when you need it to be. Classes start before you see a syllabus or who your instructor is. Modules show up as both open on AND due on the same day. Online reading material isn't where you're told it will be.
For your undergraduate degree I believe you could do much worse then snhu. I had a counselor from the military division and she was great. Started my masters there it was terrible. Be prepared to write essays for every class. The secret is to find out what the instructor wants and adapt to that. Undergrad at snhu yes go elsewhere after that.