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

4.7 out of 5 stars
Alumni - 8/29/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2018
"I had a great experience at SNHU. There is a lot of research and writing required. You absolutely need to follow the rubric for each class. There are no surprises. You know exactly what is expected. My instructors (except one) were great. One semester I had a hurricane come through leaving me with no internet for days and a short time later, a case of the flu. They were very understanding. The college is regionally accredited. With my completed BS degree, I was able to continue on with my education, currently working on my Juris Master at FSU School of Law.I will say this... Obtaining an on line degree requires commitment. You can't wait until the day it's due to complete an assignment and receive a good score. You need to invest your time if you want to succeed. Don't take shortcuts. If you do, expect your score to reflect it. My ending GPA was 3.967.Some states issues with financial aid. I received financial aid and never had an issue. Just don't wait until the last minute to apply for it."
5.0 out of 5 stars
A.N. Leonard - 8/27/2019
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I a little more than halfway through the MFA in Creative Writing program and I am really enjoying it. My professors have been great; all have been very nice and their responses and critiques are prompt and thoughtful. I like the video class discussions and feel like I get to know the other people in the class. My wife had a very positive experience with the MA in English and Creative Writing as well. We're both public school teachers and appreciate the excellent organization of the courses and the detailed rubrics that spell out grading criteria. This is a very upbeat and positive atmosphere. I also really like that the professors are all current authors, and hearing their story and their experiences with different topics related to writing and the business side of writing is very interesting and helpful. It is interesting to write within new literary genres and I enjoy learning about the genres with which I am not familiar. There is also a lot of focus on publishing and the business side of being an author. If you enjoy writing and are willing to make time to do the work, I think you will enjoy this program. Lastly, the technical quality of the courses, video discussions, research library, and student access to grades, and transcripts is excellent. The registration, scheduling, and financial services are on auto pilot and everything is processed for you. Amazing! Nothing like the the other colleges and universities I have attended. Very user friendly and the best organization of resources that I have experienced. Very hassle free."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jo - 8/25/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
"I received a Master's in Accounting and Finance from SNHU with a GPA of 3.97. I learned a lot from the courses I took and it prepared me for getting a job in the field of my interest. The courses are set up like any online environment. You have to do discussion posts. Your posts have to be meaningful to the subject, follow the professor's guidelines, have references and not be really short. The papers also have to be well-researched and written with proper APA style grammar and reference citing. I had the option to purchase or rent text books, which I preferred especially when reading on how to perform financial calculations. I didn't really like the e-books much because of my learning style. However, I could manage with e-books and for some people I am sure they work very well. The professors were always available to help, answer questions, provide additional resources, even recapping the highlights of the modules every week. We also were made aware of what to study to prepare ourselves for the final exams. One class I really enjoyed required us to watch a movie based on corporate takeovers and write about it. We had to answer specific points in the paper relating to our book so it wasn't just a summary of the movie plot. The hardest class was the one on Cost Accounting. I received a very good grade but it was definitely a hard earned grade. I had one Professor that never responded to students and I wondered if he even read any papers or discussion posts at all. There was zero communication other than the introduction in the first week. That was probably the only negative experience I had at this school. The good thing is you can do a survey at the end of the course to point out the bad apples. Just make in constructive because if you go on a rant it can go unheard. The advisors were great and always available to assist me. I had no problems with financial aid.The Career Services person assigned to me helped fix my resume and make it presentable to employers. I learned a lot on how to search for a job and enrolled in a nationwide job search program through them based on my industry. I ended up finding a job outside of that service but the advice on my resume was extremely helpful in me landing my current job."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tom - 8/25/2019
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2021
"Be very wary of the SNHU online courses. The points based grading system is terrible and instructor feedbacks are like one or two sentences. I would not recommend even if you feel you are a good self-learner. Other schools are more supportive. Courses lack any sort of video lectures/instruction from the teachers. For a few more dollars per course there are other better options. You get what you pay for and SNHU is the cheapest. The SNHU subscription to EBSCO Host (library resources) is a lower tier subscription; many articles are not available to get and many pdf downloads have a time limit. The way the registration system works - you have no control over it. You have to work your online registrations through your advisor so you don't have much direct control over setting up your schedules. The advisors also assign what they feel you should be taking vice what you want to take so it was a constant battle to plan/sequence courses. I will go to a different school now."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Whitney - 8/11/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"Going back to school as an "adult" can be very intimidating. You have to figure out how to balance work, home, family, and school. SNHU was great at providing the ability to do all that. Classes aren't always easy, and they require a lot of time, research, and dedication. However, I found that even while I am a procrastinator, the courses are set up for you to succeed as long as you apply yourself. I rarely had difficulty when needing to reach out to professors or my advisor. In fact, the advisors are sometimes over the top friendly and really want to be there as a resource. I have learned so much that I have already applied to everyday life and work. I plan to obtain my Master's from SNHU as well. I do wish they had a referral program to offer some type of discount as I have recommended 2 people now to the school and they are both enjoying it as well."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Whitney - 8/11/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"Going back to school as an "adult" can be very intimidating. You have to figure out how to balance work, home, family, and school. SNHU was great at providing the ability to do all that. Classes aren't always easy, and they require a lot of time, research, and dedication. However, I found that even while I am a procrastinator, the courses are set up for you to succeed as long as you apply yourself. I rarely had difficulty when needing to reach out to professors or my advisor. In fact, the advisors are sometimes over the top friendly and really want to be there as a resource. I have learned so much that I have already applied to everyday life and work. I plan to obtain my Master's from SNHU as well. I do wish they had a referral program to offer some type of discount as I have recommended 2 people now to the school and they are both enjoying it as well."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Frank Jamison - 8/9/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"It's been a long road to getting my Master's degree, but I finally made it. The program wasn't overly interactive, so if you are the type of person who needs that extra personal touch, this might not be the place for you. However, if you are self-motivated like I am, you will find that the experience is quite enjoyable. There was only one course that I dropped out of because it wasn't well organized, but when I took it the second time it was great like all the other courses. My advisor, Mawn, always responded to me within 24 hours and was very helpful any time I had a concern. Instructors for the most part were knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. I am very pleased with my experience and wholeheartedly recommend this school to others."
2.0 out of 5 stars
LiLI E. - 8/1/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I was very excited to begin my bachelors in psychology and my advisor was very helpful setting up my classes and being interactive with me; emailing and calling me to check in. This was my first time attending an online school and the online classroom was relatively simple. It was also convenient to attend fully online. The online library was very extensive and useful for the assignments that were required of me. The writing center was not the most helpful; when I turned in a paper for help and feedback, the questions and clarification I had requested regarding certain aspects of APA were responded to by giving me the Owl Perdue APA website link. An incredibly irritating situation was when I was told during my second to last class of my degree that I was going to have to pay for my last class out of pocket which was very frustrating seeing as I was not working (I am a military spouse and we had just moved overseas) and I had a limited amount of time to find the funding for it. The individuals I communicated with in the financial department were friendly and they directed me to their scholarships, most of which are for students fulltime on campus and therefor useless to me. TIP: If you are going to file a dispute concerning money, do not expect it to come out in your favor. Even if they are in the wrong, expect a fight and a lot of back and forth. SNHU is nonprofit but they are greedy and will look to get and keep money from students any way they can. Be sure to look into what discounts they have and make sure they are applied because they will not tell you during the enrollment that they have any. They also charge $150 to petition to graduate which is ridiculous. The professors were hit and miss with how engaged and helpful they were but I overall felt that I was reading the materials and teaching myself. The professors were responsive and understanding for the most part if I was having trouble understanding an assignment or if personal issues came up. The final projects for the classes were very repetitive with only a few being truly fun and interesting. The absolute worse professor I had was during my final capstone class. The assignments were unclear and her feedback provided on the rubric was very condescending which made me feel even more disconnected from the course and made me apprehensive to communicate with her. I overall feel that all of the previous courses I took, at least concerning the assignments and final projects, did not prepare me for the final project in that course. Now that I am done it seems they have washed their hands of me. They have not assisted with career placement or resources and they have not questioned whether I want to go further with my education and resources regarding that. They got my money and that all they were concerned with. I cannot say to definitely attend or not attend this school but I can say proceed with caution. Get as much info as you can to get a feel for the school before you decide and if you start and find it is not for you, get out asap because you will not be able to withdraw and get your refund after the first week (which is really not an adequate amount of time)."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Military Retired - 7/31/2019
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2019
"Horrible school with crazy policies and poor student services support. I had 1 Professor that was obviously biased and graded to whatever standard she wished with no regard for the rubric. I complained to the school about the unfair grading procedures and they said they would have to review all my work for Plagiarism, I agreed and they still returned a verdict that sided with the biased and possibly racist professor. I quit immediately and will find another school with some more credibility. I am aware that liberalism is the majority of the thoughts in educational institutions but this school is over the top with leftist instructors that push those thoughts on their students and grade them poorly if they don't agree."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Larry - 7/30/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"SNHU is quite possibly the worst school I have ever been involved with, they do not care, they do not work with any students. There are many other good schools, this isn't one of them. STAY AWAY!!! TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME. NO-VALUE FOR DEGREE. SCAM ALL THE WAY. I am hiring an attorney, this school is along the same lines as ITT!!"