Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
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Southern New Hampshire University's online degree program was a wonderful experience. My advisor was knowledgeable and always willing to help, and easy to get a hold of. Registering for classes was a breeze, and I love that students can access their program evaluation to see which classes they need to take. The instructors were knowledgeable in their subject areas, most got back to me in 48 hours of sending an email, and the instructions for each class were easy to follow. Classmates were kind and supportive, and overall I feel as if I got a great education within more reasonable tuition prices than I would have found at a traditional university. However, online has not stopped me from continuing on to graduate as I will be attending an M.A. history program on a campus. I would highly recommend this program.
Southern New Hampshire University worked with me to ensure that the majority of my credits received from other universities transferred and that I was on the most expeditious route to the degree I wanted as well as the concentration. I have attended other schools, including Ivy League and online, and SNHU was the most engaged with me and my future. You feel that they truly want you be successful, not just in school, but after graduation. The alumni association offers opportunities for career advancement and social interaction with others with similar educational backgrounds or professional aspirations. I would recommend SNHU to anyone but especially those nontraditional students hoping to pursue or finish their degree.
I am very glad I chose to attend Southern New Hampshire University. The cost was very affordable compared to other undergraduate schools and the quality of my education was outstanding. There were hundreds of courses to choose from that were all very interesting. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a large variety of courses to choose from along with a flexible online schedule.
Good news: YOU CAN DO IT. I was able to finish my bachelor's while traveling back and forth between two states (I already had a couple years of school under my belt before I started with SNHU, thank God). For this, an online school was a 'must'. I only about a year and a half of classes here, at first I found the classes to be interesting, and that's good. But the closer I came to finishing, the more tedious the classes got. My advise: When taking online classes, say little or nothing at all about yourself. Don't use your own picture for an avatar, choose something benign like a picture of a sunset, or leave it blank. Bad news: The format for every class is the same. It gets tedious. Even some of the classes during the last year of Psychology are the same, too. It's like statistics I over and over, but with a different course name. The final "capstone" class was IDENTICAL to the previous two research classes in every way, although the prof stated that it was "completely different and graded different". Nope, it was the exact same class, to the bitter, bitter end. Thanks for making me take 3 identical research classes, ugh. Oh, and about those stupid research classes, it boils down to reading other research articles, and re-writing them in your own words. Tedious, dull, lots of re-writing other's works, boring. Yawn. All of the profs online were adjunct, some of them were good, and some of them had some serious head issues. One prof didn't even grade any of my assignments until AFTER the drop date deadline was passed, and of course she had graded me on "how she felt" and "what she thought". The profs hide behind "The Rubric" like it is some sort of be-all end-all for grading assignments, although each prof reads into the rubric what they will. The classes are DARNED expensive, so when I had to drop a class because I wasn't about to let some nut-job ruin my GPA, I paid dearly. After the first week of the 8-week semester is up, you can't drop and get any money back. I'd like to contrast this with my current online situation now that I'm working on my master's at another university; they are 5-week semesters, and I can drop and get my money back 3 weeks into the semester. What's SNHU's problem? Greed, apparently. I petitioned my dropping of the class, trying to get my money back, stating that it was clearly bias that the prof had against me; you don't simply have a 4.0 GPA and get a 62 on an assignment because of your profs "feelings". SNHU "did an investigation" and found no wrongdoing on the prof's behalf, of course, and kept my $2,000. I retook the class, with an almost as bad prof as the first one. Be darned sure not to have a picture of yourself or tell anyone anything about yourself, like your a veteran, lest you also be a target of bias from your screaming liberal 20-something year old female adjunct profs who feel it is their job to attack every little thing you say online, even though you are not discussing anything political. Also, SNHU had taken all my classes from 5 other universities, and almost made me take an extra class for ONE hour of credit that I was lacking. I pointed out that they accepted a 1.5 hour lab into my audit, leaving out SEVERAL 3 hour classes that would have fulfilled that spot. It took two weeks of phone calls and prodding for them to fix it. (I actually had 6 classes "too many" for my bachelor's, as SNHU requires a certain amount of in-house hours to complete a bachelor's there. All colleges are that way, though). Books that SNHU uses are expensive, but that is usually the same at other schools, too. However, contrast the SNHU book costs to my current master's program from my in-state school - I paid $24 for two books, delivered to my door with two-day shipping. NICE! SNHU could use some improvement. You'll probably read elsewhere that they are a "non-profit school that acts like a profit school" and its true. They actually act very greedy and don't seem to care about quality profs, just putting you through the old meat grinder.
I started SNHU right out of high school, and it ended up being the perfect fit for me. The courses are not easy, and you have to work hard to get a good grade. I was surprised to see some of the bad reviews on here, but I guess online courses do not work for everybody. I know people who have graduated from SNHU and have gotten great jobs afterward. This was the reasons I chose SNHU over other colleges with online programs. This school has physical campuses, well accredited, and is respected by employers. I am only half way done with my degree program, and it is getting much more intense. The professors and advisors are very helpful when you need to ask questions. I would recommend this school for someone who wants to further themselves in their career.
I very much enjoyed the education I received through SNHU. Their programs were easy to follow and instructors were always there to help answer any questions. I was able to finish my degree completely online and while battling breast cancer. I would absolutely recommend this school
Southern New Hampshire University Online is a reputable, affordable, and convenient option for students that for one reason or another are unable to attend classes on campus. I elected to complete my degree online because I was working full time and my schedule was far too erratic to accommodate a regular college schedule. Even online students have access to the campus library which is an excellent feature that I don't think many online schools offer. If you put in a request for a book through the Shapiro Library website they will mail the books to you and all you need to do is mail them back before the due date. It was a feature that I utilized a lot when writing research papers for my classes. All of the instructors that I have had have been very attentive and personable. If you have a personal emergency that will prevent you from completing the course work they will work with you. At the beginning of one term I let my instructor know that I would be having my wisdom teeth removed right around the time that an important paper was going to be due. She was understanding and agreed to give me a couple of extra days to complete the coursework. If you want feedback on an assignment before submitting or have a question about an assignment every instructor I had was more than happy to provide feedback and answer any questions. I never had a bad instructor at SNHU. All of them wanted their students to succeed and helped me work on my weaknesses when it came to academics and improve on my strengths. I highly recommend SNHU Online to anyone that wants to go back to school but still has to maintain their daily responsibilities.
I earned a master's degree in TEFL and a graduate certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management from SNHU, and I'm also currently pursuing an Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership at this university as well. My whole experience has been thrilling; the university has a rigorous system of multi-layer support for students: relevant, high-quality and well-constructed curriculums, highly-skilled teachers, great staff, and fantastic advisors and other academic support resources. On top of that, it's led by Dr. Paul LeBlanc, the best president anyone can ask for, who is always ensuring the university is providing the finest, most innovative educational services for all students. SNHU has literally transformed my life for the better, and I trust it for preparing me to succeed both professionally and academically and to be able to solve real-world problems with the right experience and knowledge.
I just graduated. The school was great. Courses were challenging. Professors were responsive to students. My advisor was very involved in my course selection and in how I was doing in each semester. Online course are not for everyone, you must be motivated. I had several job offers before graduation. I started working at an entry position right before graduation. I will be receiving a promotion and raise as soon as my employer confirms my graduation and credentials. Very satisfied with my education and overall experience.
SNHU was a great experience for my undergraduate studies. I attended for 2 years and completed my program in February, 2017. I really like the expedited terms and course formatting. It is hard work, but as soon as you feel burned out, you realize it's half over. It is very accommodating for a busy lifestyle. The professors are eager to see you succeed and will go out of there way to help you...if you're willing to help yourself. I see a lot of comments about their degree being worthless, but the bottom line is all education has value. Having a completed Bachelor Degree, on my resume, demonstrates my ability to commit, work hard, and meet goals. The advisors and support staff are excellent. I never once had to be on a waiting list, or found myself not enrolled in classed I needed. If I had concerns, they listened and planned according to my wishes and goals. The cost per unit is extremely reasonable! The $960.00 per class is nothing compared to UC costs of 468.00 per credit hour ($1404 per 3 credit class)!! I recommend this school to anyone!