Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews

  • 404 Reviews
  • Manchester (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
60% of 404 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 404 students said they would recommend this school to others
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LiLI E.
  • Reviewed: 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)."
Military Retired
  • Reviewed: 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."
Larry
  • Reviewed: 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!!"
Carly
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"PLEASE FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE. Find a school that genuinely cares for their students and teachers. They will let you start school WITHOUT your funds being in place and will charge you out of pocket no matter how much you try to dispute it on their end. So not only are you out of a degree and going back to school, but if you have families and children they do not care if your children go without eating or a roof over their head as long as they get their money. I have gone to college before locally and the school was very personable to help you through every little process to make sure your funds are available BEFORE you start. They want to provide security on their end and the students, however SNHU DOES NOT WANT TO DO THAT. 3 weeks in for 2 classes you will approximately be charged 1,900 like I was. Please review a school before going to school and SNHU has a good number of student complaints about the financial aspect of SNHU."
T
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2019
  • Degree: Creative Writing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The program was fun and I learned a good deal. Although, It did not feel like the most rigorous program out there. The career services have been a complete joke, though. Frequent unanswered emails and have had to repeat myself to counselors over and over again."
From a Beginner Perspective
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2019
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I have been at the school since April 2019. I have taken only 3 classes so far but at this point, its been a challenging school. I know some are saying this a diploma mill. If it is, I can't see it yet. So far the classes have been challenging, make you think, make you learn, make you apply. You have to put some time in to make a good grade. If you just jump in with no plan of action of how to organize your life and do the classes, it's going to be difficult (trust me, I am still figuring out a time management structure so I can balance life and school). If or when you do start, take a week or two or more to organize when you will be able to sit down, how many hours, which days, how much work you want to complete in those hours, what days do you want to do less work, or take a break for the week. You just can't show up. You will have to organize first, so the experience is effective. So far so good. What I have seen from the instructors so far is depending who you get, will depend on many factors. So far, out of the 3 classes, only one of them the instructions were hit or miss, so I had to re-read, read other documents, re-read, read again, (for like 30min-45min) to understand what was required. The one class instructions were not very clear. So if you have questions or issues, I recommend you ask the instructor around Sunday-Wed, not Thursday-Sunday so they can get back in time or you can chase down your admission counselor. That's my 3cents so far in my experience. After taking at least 5 more classes, I will update if anything changes. But so far I don't see a diploma mill. I see a teaching university that means something when you get out. Again, so far."
Megan
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"I am currently a student at SNHU. This is only my 2nd term with them and I have had the best support from both my advisor and my instructors. I feel bad for whoever has had a horrible experience here, but I receive call backs same day from my advisor and my instructors have even provided me with their cell phone numbers for quicker response times. Yes, there is alot of reading and assignments but what else would you expect from an online school? Again this is only my 2nd term but I love it."
Jasmine K
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2019
  • Degree: Child Development
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Southern New Hampshire University was a great school and I am glad I attended. I received a Bachelors in Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development. The courses were very informative and the professors helped you in any way they could if you needed. My academic advisors were always emailing and calling to make sure I was getting through my courses okay and they provided any help or points of contact they could. They were very personable, which to me is huge because they showed they cared. Some of the courses where difficult but SNHU has many sources you can use to help you get where you need to be. I graduated summa cum laude this year, and it was hard to get there but you can do it if you put your mind to it! I highly recommend!"
MC
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2019
  • Degree: Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I just finished my program at the end of June and I couldnt be happier. I started my journey in late November 2015 and didnt stop until the end, even though I wanted to several times. I took full-time course load all terms but 2. I was able to travel every year, both within the IUS and even internationally earlier this year. I had no trouble with financial aid throughout my time, once it started coming in I was able to easily keep it up during my degree.The courses you take are really about what you put into them, if you dont like reading or writing then this school isnt for you. I spent on average 10-20 hours per week completing coursework. As a disclaimer, I dont have a family or significant other, so I was able to dedicate a lot of time to my coursework. I still went out, had fun and even took some trips. But, if youre not willing to take the time and read the materials, or take time to submit good written work, you will not succeed in an online environment.My one complaint was the aptitude of some of the professors. All of the classes work is dictated by the university and professors have little to no say in what youre working on. Some of the stuff was clearly dated already, referencing data from 2012 or earlier, but you are allowed to talk about new technologies if youre aware of them. Some of the professors cared, some didnt, all of them were responsive, answering me wishing 24 hours of submitting a question. The classes where a professor doesnt care are tough and I was sometimes left to figure out what they wanted for an assignment myself. By reading the assignment and the rubric, I was able to figure out what was needed 99% of the time. There was only one assignment that I truly had no idea what I was doing and basically gave it my best shot. Luckily for me it worked out.I want to give a special shout out to my academic advisor. About a year into my program I told him I wanted to plan the rest of my program out so I wouldnt have to worry about it. He took that and made a plan that lasted until I finished at the end of June. We had to change a couple of things, but overall the plan he created worked out very well for me.I cant recommend this school for everyone, but if youre ready for a new challenge and a way to get back into the academic saddle, this school is worth looking into."
Current Student
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I must admit, I liked this school in the beginning. It was advertised to me by admissions as a great place to get my degree as a single parent. I think depending on the professor it can be or it can really be the complete opposite. I do not necessarily think the courses are difficult when it comes to the material, however it is very hands off by the professors. The curriculum is already made for them and they just hand out the work. The course work does seem quite monotonous and not very engaging. I COMPLETELY understand policy, however there really isn't consistency between professors. I have had some that understand I have 2 children (1 with a disability that requires a lot of time at the hospital) and work with me for due dates. Others don't seem to want to work with me at all. Which was disappointing as this is was the only reason I applied for this program. I have also had a professor recently who failed me based on topic selection, as his personal opinion seemed to trump the actual rubric and research. I just think, if you are going for your masters, go to a school that is a bit more student friendly and can actually give you certifications by the end of your degree. This program lacks a bit if you are looking to receive your doctorates in psychology."