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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2.4 out of 5 stars
SNHU Experience - 10/1/2019
Degree: Video Game Design
Graduation Year: 2019
"I have heard great things about this school, however my experience was overall lackluster. Not to say the entire school itself was bad, but just my self experience. On one hand the Online environment is easy to adjust to, is very balanced and is completely fair with your balance between personal life and degree, SNHU tries their best to want their students to succeed and really do try and make sure that chances are given to reach that goal. The learning experience itself was also a treat, even though I barely got to explore much with my degree I did enjoy the structure of their modules and online environment. However I do have a problem with how their rubrics are written, as most of the time they feel disconnected to the actual content learned and even when calling instructors or tutoring services for help they agreed the way rubrics and instructions were layed out lacked proper info or were poor with explanation. For a University advertised for its online experience I also feel the school doesn't do much to accomadate resources for people with learning disabilities such as myself. While I find the tutoring services to be nice and each tutor does give a postitive experience I feel the amount of time spent with a tutor can be too little, especially during subjects one may not pick up on (this becomes very problematic when someone like me had to take a Math course, and coming off from not experiencing it a few years prior on top of Math not being a subject that should be explained in doses the tutoring services, while effective at their jobs, don't offer nearly as much help given the short time spent with them only amounting to solving maybe a single issue) and if you don't have outside resources and have to be stuck with limited help and limited tutoring, well good luck then! Youtube is all you have outside of your instructor.. And the alternate ones like Smarthinking were not useful enough resources to help, especially for those who benefit more from visual learning experience. I feel like their Academic Support don't offer enough services to balance out everything else. Could use a bit of tweaking in my opinion. Thankfully my experience with the instructors were always a positive one and I never felt like any were ineffective or didn't do their jobs, I had postitive interactions with them and they were all reasonable with time management and work throughout the 8 week terms. I feel if one has to pick Southern New Hampshire University the overall education experience is a good time you'll get what you need out of it, although any help resources are decidedly limited or don't have enough compensations for their limits. Where my bad experience with the college truly came was the financial services, and let me just say it was easily THE WORST PART about attending this university. Beware that if you fall behind for any reason you will be forced to pay a large balance and if you struggle with money (something I'm going through) they will simply not care and cut out all your resources until said balance is paid off, even their "Payment plan" still requires lots of money to truly pay off the balance, with their lowest cost being the equal amount of paying a total light bill. With my struggle in financial situations the services have been a real pain for the past year and a half until they decided to finally cut me off from any classes until the balance is payed in full, which is a total of $2,743.25 dollars.. This school is greedy and will take away your resources for so much as failing a single class, you even get denied official transcripts if you wish to withdraw from the university.. Good luck if you have trouble or don't understand anything. SNHU maybe be an affordable school, but their financial department is the worst thing about this school and have had nothing but bad experiences with them and they utilmately kept me from truly enjoying this school. Everything else was fine, flaws and all. But when it comes to money they are just so inconsiderate. While my SNHU experience was a bad one, I can't say it will be bad for everyone else, like I said the environment was nice, the instructors were nice and I did enjoy the education for all its flaws, but I HATE their financial services and have now withdrawn to another university to avoid their drama."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Lauren Stalker - 9/26/2019
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"Southern New Hampshire University takes part in 4 of the best years of of my life. The degree program I entered was Elementary Education with a focus in Special Education. This program was very hands on and interactive. When I graduated I felt knowledgeable in the field I was going in to and I was also prepared for what was to come. The price has put me in an incredible amount of debt, so I always recommend applying for scholarships."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Lauren Stalker - 9/26/2019
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"Southern New Hampshire University takes part in 4 of the best years of of my life. The degree program I entered was Elementary Education with a focus in Special Education. This program was very hands on and interactive. When I graduated I felt knowledgeable in the field I was going in to and I was also prepared for what was to come. The price has put me in an incredible amount of debt, so I always recommend applying for scholarships."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Southern New Hampshire University - 9/20/2019
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have been very unfortunate being a student of this school. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would not have started here. I have zero to no support. The dean of my college is so rude. I have been emotionally stressed and treated like crap for asking for help when I needed one."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah A Michaels - 9/19/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2023
"I am currently attending SNHU, I have one word, RUN! This school is way too expensive. I have been attending for 2 years and they charge way too much for tuition. The instructors really don't care about the students, they don't engage, they rely solely on the rubric and are bad at helping with extra questions you may have. The past 4 terms we're a majority of learning how to find proper sources and they test you on your sources. So far after taking so many classes I can officially say I don't know anything about psychology, but hey, I can tell you how to find good sources, and how to accurately listen to music and look at paintings."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Nate - 9/17/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2023
"I'm a current freshman here at Southern New Hampshire University on campus. A word of advice, do not come to this college. It is as much of a scam as the online degree program. You have to dish a ridiculous amount of money for tuition and room and board, then they hit you with all kinds of little charges they just don't tell you about. Classes are boring and professors simply do not care about their students. I had a professor tell us today that he sees his students as less than people, and more like sheep. Another professor openly admitted that the college doesn't care about it's students, and really only cares about our money. Which if you attend SNHU, is very obvious. They don't care about student success or student happiness, just how much they can fill their pockets."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mike - 9/16/2019
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2019
"Garbage! Pick any other school. 1-No proctored exams, no cameras needed, (essentially anyone can take the course for you). No tests, even quizzes are multiple choose and all over the internet. My companies required online training is more controlled. I, for one will not hire anyone with a degree from here. 2- every class had major contradictions with the rubric. The assignments don’t match the grading guide. What was graded was not asked. When confronting the instructors, and yes, every course and every module, I had to inform them of the major over-sites. They do quickly fix the grade but not the course and not the other students. 3- personal agendas of the instructors are rampant, Sexist, racist, ignorant and arrogant. (Not all, but out of the 20 classes I’d say 15 were extremely liberal instructors and sought out students who didn’t share their views ( I brought forward the other 20 -previous associates). 4- the programs they use are shared with other schools but the other schools provide education on the programs. You have to google other schools curriculum to get the full understanding. This school is a people mill, that hires teachers who hate the students (mostly military as they like praying on that government money. I wish I could give ZERO STARS!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mike - 9/16/2019
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2019
"Garbage! Pick any other school. 1-No proctored exams, no cameras needed, (essentially anyone can take the course for you). No tests, even quizzes are multiple choose and all over the internet. My companies required online training is more controlled. I, for one will not hire anyone with a degree from here. 2- every class had major contradictions with the rubric. The assignments don’t match the grading guide. What was graded was not asked. When confronting the instructors, and yes, every course and every module, I had to inform them of the major over-sites. They do quickly fix the grade but not the course and not the other students. 3- personal agendas of the instructors are rampant, Sexist, racist, ignorant and arrogant. (Not all, but out of the 20 classes I’d say 15 were extremely liberal instructors and sought out students who didn’t share their views ( I brought forward the other 20 -previous associates). 4- the programs they use are shared with other schools but the other schools provide education on the programs. You have to google other schools curriculum to get the full understanding. This school is a people mill, that hires teachers who hate the students (mostly military as they like praying on that government money. I wish I could give ZERO STARS!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Victoria Banks - 9/15/2019
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"I think SNHU is good for people who are self motivated and able to self teach. I am a senior and I graduate may 2020. My Bs In Healthcare Administration. I would have to say the hardest classes you will take online would be the math classes. Overall you really have to teach yourself how to solve the problems you will face. I will have to agree with the person who said once you reach 300-400 classes you are on your own. By this point you should have the feel for the university and how the classes flow. I feel like I have learned more here than I have learned in a traditional class. Why and How? Research. If you want to learn online it takes a lot research and reading. Every term you write tons of papers. These papers reflect the knowledge you grasp throughout the term. I think it is better than taking a traditional multiple choice question because you have to elaborate on what you think you know..... The teachers vary, some teachers are very interactive. In my level 400 class my finance teacher likes to have conference calls with the students. Some teachers interact more via discussion or email. It all depends on the teacher and your needs. They do not spoon feed you. If you need someone to hold your hand through each class. This is not the place for you to be. Also, if you have trouble with your teacher in any way, the counselors are there to assist you as much as possible. The school is online and pretty much self paced. Assignments are due by Sunday. Ive never seen a teacher say that they do not accept a late assignment especially due to emergency reasons. I had an issue while living in South Carolina due to the hurricane and I had to leave town. My teachers all gave me extra time to catch up with all my work. On top of that my counselor reached out to me to let me know that they would be contacting my teachers about the hurricane. Everyone will have a different experience but I def say go to SNHU if you are self motivated, you want quicker paced classes, and you dont mind reading a lot of material. I plan on returning to the school to work towards my masters program."
2.0 out of 5 stars
WorkingHardStudent - 9/7/2019
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2018
"The online courses are very frustrating. I do not struggle academically but struggle to get the information I need from the school to complete the courses. The online modules are of very low quality. I have seen assignments due with little to no instruction on how to complete them, have seen assignments that are themselves flawed or incomplete. Not all courses but enough of them. There was one assignment that I didn't receive from the instructor until 2 days after it was due. The assignment in the module was the wrong one and led to a lot of confusion. There are many instances where the flaws are so simple, it is as if there is nobody reviewing the module material for quality. Most all of the frustration with these courses is lack of instruction and confusion due to the poor quality of the modules. There were some courses where the quality was great but that required the instructor to go out of their way to make videos and give additional material above and beyond what is in the module. Other instructors do not give anything additional. If you take classes here, know that there will be classes that will challenge you. Not so much academically, but will challenge your ability to handle needless and unnecessary frustration due to the poor quality of most of the modules."