Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
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Southern New Hampshire University (S.N.H.U) was an amazing college to work with. They were very supportive for my goals as well as a huge support in areas that I struggled in. I felt that S.N.H.U was personally there for me to help me achieve my educational goals. They assigned an advisor to each student that would speak with the student about what they want to achieve while pursuing a degree at their university, they would set an education plan for the best possible results for each class. The advisor would call every week to every two weeks to check in with the student to see if they had any questions or concerns about the classes they were taking, the advisor would also assist the student in any resources that may help them in their classes. I personal felt that this university was there for me and wanted me to achieve my degree. I also liked the courses I took at this university, it was very easy to follow and easy to ask questions to the professor. I did my bachelors degree online at S.N.H.U and I liked how the interaction was with not only the professor but other class mates. This allowed me to ask other students what issues they had in the course work and how they got support for that issue. I felt that Southern New Hampshire University was a community, the staff as well as all the students were all in it together. I enjoyed my time at this university and I would highly recommend this school to anyone that wants to achieve their education goals.
It was important that I attend an on-line school for my Masters Degree due to my work schedule, but I was both skeptical of the quality of an on-line education and a bit deterred as I graduated with my BA several decades ago, and I'm not particularly computer literate. I did have some adjustment issues with the on-line format, but I found many resources were available to assist me. My first teacher was amazing, very accessible, eager to help and supportive. He also was understanding when life issues arose, and was somewhat flexible as long as I stayed in touch. I am in my second class, and so far, so good. I will say that unless you are a self-started and willing to put in the work, ask questions and seek out resources this may not be the learning format for you. It does require a degree of autonomy, and you get out of it what you put in. I am a much more dedicated student now than I was in college,when this program might not have worked as well for me. At this stage of life I am willing to dedicate the hours required, which for me with my computer learning-curve is easily 20 hours per week for one course. I also needed to skip over some semesters when work was very busy and I found complete support there, too. Overall I would say this is a good school for someone like myself who is no longer 21, has other commitments, can't travel easily to courses on a campus and wants to keep the brain cells alive!
This review is for SNHU online degree. Expect to put in 35 hours per week minimum for each class. The only issue I have is the insane amount of writing- one paparr will span 7-8 weeks with only a portion due each week- resources, citations, & so many edits. I am highly annoyed by the many tiny steps that tie up my schedule- very hard to focus so much time even not working! The teachers are nice- the assignments nerve racking and tedious!
You will get a degree upon completion, but if you are looking for a relevant education you may want to search elsewhere. The online courses are dated, and the materials provided for reference are often broken links. The courses need a fresh over haul for this University to be worth it. Instructors vary greatly. Some are incredible and very helpful, but some will not even respond to queries in a weeks time and are happy to just provide the course template and hand out grades (no feedback just a grade).
My only issue is right now with the labs given for Environmental Science degrees. The kit used has materials which need to be washed, saved, etc, and the time it takes to do the experiment is not accurate from reading the instructions given. I just want to give a heads up to anyone taking lab courses online, which you have to do at home, to plan ahead like way ahead and plan to reuse all of the materials. I am barely keeping up and I thought I planned ahead and I had the heads up from other people. I am also going to contact my advisor to tell the school they need to make students aware before they begin.
I am more pleased with SNHU than I have words to express. I read some of the other reviews and agree that I was disappointed when I had to retake some of my undergraduate course. However, the level of information and education was much more in-depth with SNHU and I strongly feel that although the idea "sucked" the process was needed. I could not ask for a better advisor than Danielle Bouche. Getting a degree with SNHU requires dedication and hard work. If you are looking to just merely get by then I would not recommend this school. However, if you are genuinely interested in gaining an education and not just a piece of paper then SNHU is for you. This is not an EASY school, and as a student, that means completing your program is truly a personal success. SNHU does NOT just hand out degrees. Thank you SNHU. I would highly recommend this school to dedicated students.
Good school. I did B.A general studies IT. If you put in the effort you will get a degree. You have to be self motivated. Overall I have grown personally. I am happy I could complete and achieve a goal at SNHU online. I am considering a Masters program with SNHU.
I am writing this review because potential students need to be informed. I thought I found the perfect school to obtain my Master's in Accounting with Auditing. However, my issue isn't about that, my issue is about the evaluation of prerequisite courses. According to the program, if you have an undergraduate degree in Accounting, courses already taken will be waived. However, what they don't tell you is that these courses, especially the Individual Income Tax course, has to be taken within two years. Fellow students, this is rigged to force everyone to take this Income tax course again. They do not mention this in the program. I tried to dispute it but the mediator was one of their own and not neutral. So be wary. Unless you enjoy wasting money on classes you have already taken and plan on Mastering in Tax Accounting, tuition being cheaper may not be as cheap as it looks when you have to retake classes, because of their policy.
I absolutely love SNHU. I have never had any problems with them. The financial aid office is great with communication and they let you know what they need from you and the advisors are very thorough. I graduate in March 2019, and so far I would recommend this university to anyone.
I've been very pleased with this school, and the education I have received from it. I've had immediate and continual contact with counselors from the start of the program to the end. There has always been a friendly person there to help me with whatever I needed assistance with. The professors all come from experienced backgrounds and have always been very eager to help improve the skills I'm developing. They've always been friendly and provide useful feedback. Like any school, you will get more out of it if you put more into it. You can sometimes get by doing the minimum on your coursework, but if you work hard with the idea that what you make will be shown on your resume or portfolio, you will do better and gain much more from the course and from your instructor. Do not neglect the reading or other materials for each week. Active participation in courses that have discussions (which are almost all of them) is important to learning the material and improving your skills. Overall, I have really enjoyed this school. I started at a local college, and after having a lot of trouble with lack of available counselors, classes, and programs, I wanted to find something that would be locally and nationally accredited, non-profit, and would allow me to earn the degree I wanted while continuing to work. SNHU is a great school.