Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
(402 Reviews)
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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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
DegreeMill101 - 12/7/2019
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2020
"Don't expect to learn a lot from this school. Everything is just about following the formula. Most of the instructors do nothing more than assigning a grade. They do not teach, but to be fair to them the online setup does not give them the opportunity to do so. Feedback from them is rarely more than 'good job'. I'm finding it easy to maintain a 4.0 with very little effort, for which by the time I finish my degree will do little to advance my knowledge of the subject matter. Thankfully, I'm well into my career and just doing this to be able to say I have the paper to go with it."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Zero Value - 12/6/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Be aware! Degree is worthless. 100% worthless. Skip the Masters altogether. Data is where the career market is. SNHU said be prepared to start at bottom even though I already had 30+ years of experience in a variety of leadership roles. HR folks never heard of IO Psych. Clinical PhDs claiming to be IO aren't. American Psychological Assoc DIV 14 (IO Psych) isn't lifting a finger to support MS graduates either. So what you end up with after the time and expense is a student loan balance, no decent paying job to pay off the loan, no help from SNHU alumni to secure a job, can't work in Clinical cuz no supervised internship, nothing good about this degree. Don't enter this program. I graduated among top in my cohort but that seems to make people think either program was easy (BS) or...the degree isn't valued in the workplace. PLUS, don't forget that MOST businesses are small biz. Small Biz seldom, I repeat SELDOM invest in an IO Psych professional. And even if the biz did, owners want PhD not an MS. 2 entry-level clerical jobs since graduating 4+ years ago. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY on this degree or SNHU. Spend 5k or less and get Data ANYTHING education. I have returned to the data career I had before ANY college education. Anyone reading this review should ask SNHU to talk to prior graduates of this program before enrolling in courses."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Chris - 12/2/2019
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2020
"Hello everyone. I have nothing but great things to write about the education I have received here at SNHU. The professors have all been responsive, engaging and leaders in the field of public health. This type of online education truly is you get what you put in. The professors here have an expectation that you have a 4-year education. The masters level programs are geared more towards analytical synthesis of information. You are not expected to simply memorize information. The professors are here to guide you along the way, provide you with excellent resources and fairly grade you versus the rubric. My advisor reaches out to me regularly even just to check in. I am in the process of applying for doctorate programs in public health and I am curious to see how SNHU is looked at by these universities since the public health program is not CEPH accredited. Of course, the university itself is accredited."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Mistakes Made - 11/19/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I wish I would of read reviewed before trying to go to this school. I’m not exactly enrolled in January classes yet, but I already have a bad feeling about them. These “peppy” chicks that “help” you enroll never answer or return emails. They really do o my seem to be focused on money. I’m just trying to finish a degree that I already started and then I will break away from this school."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Lauryn - 11/17/2019
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2021
"Yikes. I was lured to this school by the Berklee College of Music. Very low quality coursework. My instructor seems fake. His picture looks like it was found on Google. Also he asked me a question in discussion that I found word for word off the internet? The question itself was word for word off the internet. I'm worried I've made a mistake attending here."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Rebecca - 11/8/2019
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019
"My advisor and most professors were helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable. I enrolled in my forties to complete a degree I started in the 1990s. I have attended private and public colleges and universities over the years and found SNHU's program to be different but incredibly effective. Rather than a memorize and regurgitate program, my course of study leaned heavily on the exploration of reputable, scholarly research; writing assignments; and interactive discussion to both explore the subject matter and assess the student's understanding. I would not recommend pursuing all four years here, but it is a great place to finish a degree for someone who cannot attend seated classes. It is different, but effective. I learned a great deal."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Cori Lyons - 11/7/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I loved going to this school! I went on-campus and it was lovely. The campus is beautiful and the buildings are all being re-done. There is tons of grass space where you're able to hang out, play games, study, have lunch, etc. The library is the most beautiful building. It's huge and offers many different private rooms for you to study, meet with groups for class, or get work done. The professors are invested and truly care about their students. They're always willing to meet with you before or after class with any questions or concerns you have regardless if it's related to class or not. The food program offers a wide variety for you to chose from. There is a salad station, pasta station, sandwiches and wraps, pizza, Mexican, and grill. Within each of these stations there are tons of options. There are tons of different clubs and organizations students can participate in as well as different work-study jobs to apply for. I highly recommend this school to anyone who may be interested!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Km - 10/28/2019
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2020
"The first term was great. Not to mention, I had a great professor and "advisor" during the application and enrollment process. I felt like I was learning a lot; despite the work being difficult, it was rewarding. Then I got assigned an "academic" advisor, who I ended up having to waste numerous hours nagging the advising department repeatedly via email to replace with a(n even less qualified/competent) advisor (who ultimately is why I left the school). The quality of professors rapidly got worse until it was apparent that SNHU had started outsourcing classes to people who weren't capable of teaching the subjects or even answering students' questions on course material. The materials were the same every term, just slightly adjusted to match whatever subject they were trying to teach. The school also started showing signs of more external sponsorships, as they began requiring students to purchase extraneous materials that didn't end up being used in class. Purchases like memberships to marketing associations and ivy league universities' resources. Again, we were told that these were required. Ultimately, I stopped attending classes when I was four weeks into the first summer 2019 term and my financial aid had come through from the federal government, but wasn't being applied to my balance. My advisor was MIA for weeks, so I had to try to get another advisor to look into my issue. She informed me that my major requirements had changed and that the course I was taking didn't apply to my major anymore, so that was why the federal loans now wouldn't cover the class. At that point, after all of the other conflicts I had with the school because of lack of transparency, lack of competent resources, and honestly lack of the knowledge that I was paying to gain, I simply stopped attending. This is because of all of the horror stories I had read online of people who formally withdrew, and then had to deal with harassment from the school for payment (sometimes even for payments that had already been made by, for example, the VA or federal loans). It seemed less complicated to just stop attending. And indeed, it was much easier that way. Now I just got my first bill from SNHU for that class that my federal loans were sent to cover, but supposedly didn't. I have no income and no assets, which I intend on telling them upfront. All of the money that I wasted on education that I didn't get left me worse off financially than if I had not attended the school at all. I learned nothing from four of the five terms that I attended at SNHU, but spent plenty of money to attend them anyway. I'm just glad I cut my losses before the expenses got too much larger. Do yourself a favor, and get your education from a REAL educational institution. You'll learn a lot more, and you'll probably be glad you did. :)"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Tera Brockway - 10/21/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2019
"I loved SNHU! I graduated with honors May 2019 but kind of fell into a job not even related to my degree at a non profit organization I had been volunteering with, so I can't even tell you if this degree helped my career or not. This particular job doesn't pay well but I do actually use a lot of what I learned with our marketing. SNHU is very writing focused as well as critical thinking focused- so if you prefer to take tests and not think for yourself this is probably not a good match. To be honest, when my oldest daughter graduated she started here and hated it and dropped out quickly and is now at a community college. She is very test oriented and turns out doesn't have a lot of common sense (don't worry I adore her, she is just a do as you're told type, not a think for yourself type). So this was not a good fit for her at all. I personally loved that they allow you to explore topics, research them and learn without being thrown facts from an instructor that you need to just remember. I learned far more by writing papers each week than I ever would memorizing things and spitting out test after test. I found the professors and instructors were passionate, experienced in their field and willing to work with me. I only had one bad egg and I think she was let go because everyone else was having issues with her; FYI this is going to happen! I see a lot of people get really mad about it, but honestly if you just work with your advisors, results happen. Overall, I think it was a great experience and I am considering going on to Grad school here as well. If you are considering attending here just be ready to write a lot of papers, know that communication is KEY. Be courteous when reaching out to your instructors; mistakes DO happen; they are human, and if they don't handle the situation then reach out to your advisors. This is the biggest problem I see with online students; their lack of empathy with instructors. Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate! And have fun!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
TEchols - 10/16/2019
Degree: Marketing - Digital Marketing
Graduation Year: 2021
"The university is truly only worried about people’s money, not their education. My prior university sent my official transcript to SNHU 4 times but they claim to have never received it. If the credits don’t transfer, that’s more money I owe them for classes I’ve already taken. I’ve had advisors lie to me non stop and many of my phone calls to my current advisor go unanswered. Enrolling at this university was the BIGGEST mistake I’ve ever made!"