Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (215)
This online program started okay, then took a hard turn for the worse. Started with a paper, which I scored well on, but then the computer program for week two did not function. I tried to figure it out on my own but after 6 hours finally gave up. I brought up the issue and was told I should have clicked on the help button on the program as if I did not try that in the 6 hours of trying to get it to work. Was also told the course modules had adequate materials. No lessons at all. I couldn't have been more disappointed in a course. Wasted time on discussion boards with make believe scenarios instead of actually learning anything.
I previously graduated from a local school with my bachelor's degree. I decided to go to SNHU for my Master's and I wanted to do it online. I must say I was impressed. The online tools are exceptional. Each course is of course unique based on the instructor. Overall it was great. My student advisor was helpful and always available. The price was fair. The regional accreditation is the highest there is. All these are reasons I chose to go there. I'd do it again.
I have read mostly the negative reviews, and I have to say that the experiences described there have not been mine. What I really find frustrating in the reviews are the people in their first year complaining that it is the worst college ever, or the people in their last year rating it really low based on a single class. I have had all the resources I need to succeed in class. If you need more than is offered, perhaps online learning is not for you.
I am very pleased with the college. The professors are required to have a masters degree and most have a doctorate. My advisor Brenda has been wonderful and responds back with in 24 hours, she calls me every semester to see how things are going. The work is challenging and requires a lot of reading and writing, but that's how you get educated. If you don't want to do work then you don't go to college. Make sure you read all the announcements, they are informative . I have taken some classes on campus and the quality is the same. I know several students who have transferred online undergraduate courses to other colleges with no problem. I have several outstanding job offers.
First and foremost, my professors at SNHU were awesome and obviously very committed to their employment as adjunct online MS professors I was also initially impressed with my (chosen for me) online MS student adviser, Leah Blumenthal. Leah, communicated with me regularly and continuously. I find it difficult to believe that she had not a nary of my surprising and sudden "possible warning of academic dismissal" due to my academic withdraw to care for my dying mother during her last weeks. Apparently, my situation via University standards was not considered an exceptional situation; thus, financial aid figured my good standing GPA of previous, with the 2 or 3 courses I withdrew from to care for my mother. In addition, financial aid considered me as a contract liability because I could not attend full time. Therefore, I was told via email and phone conversation by Leah, "I just wanted to let you know so it would not be a surprise if they academically dismiss you due to a now 2.0 GPA and now considered not even a part-time student status." Surprised? My mother died on March 07, 2016; I resumed studies in the fall term of 2016...successfully. I was emailed this surprise....two weeks prior to finals for the course (I was recommended to only take one course).....You do the math. So, it must not come as a surprise to anyone that I was no longer going to waste 30 hours per week researching when no one could guarantee me my academic continuance. Renate K. Lazzaretto ; MS online Psychology with specialization in Criminal Behavioral Psychology.
I'm currently a student at SNHU and I love it. I was nervous at first, because I had not tried online classes before but this has been so much better for my lifestyle. I've been with this school for a year now and the advisors are very helpful as well as the instructors. Most of my instructors have been professionals in the field they are teaching and have had a wealth of experience and knowledge, in fact I still keep up with some of my old instructors for advice. They advisors will call you very often to check on you and assist when needed. I just love this school.
One of the worst colleges on the planet. Be very aware that this school uses an automated platform in which the so-called "instructor" of the class is actually a facilitator of electronic paperwork and shows little to no knowledge of the subject matter, including an inability to write and communicate clearly. Grading is absurd and based on a private "country club" concept. Do nto expect any cooperation/acknowledgement from deans or the administration. This is truly 21st century academic fraud.
I honestly enjoyed SNHU online it was an excellent college experience that I would not change for the world. I love everything that SNHU offered and I am happy that I am a college graduate. I got about 15-17 more classes to obtain my Bachelors and I cant wait. Good luck to all!
I really like this college. I had a rough start due to issues in my personal life. After starting my first class, I got very sick and had to withdraw. Then i decided to change my mind about my major. Many universities would make you apply all over again for a new graduate program, you usually can't just change majors like you can with undergrad. I was delighted that they let me simply change into the new program! Unfortunately a string of unfortunate events occurred in my life which really screwed me up. Due to a death in the family causing me to have to move suddenly to watch the now empty house, then move again when estate was settled, I was emotionally fried and let my course go. Not only that but due to the short school terms at SNHU, I hadn't realized that the new term had started and I wasn't doing any work for it! Due to this string of circumstances, I had to file appeals to reinstate my funding. But, they worked with me and my advisor was GREAT through all of it. Now that the dust has settled, I'm back enrolled again and about to finally complete my first class. The professor is great, knows the topic well, nice, communicative. The class format is easy to navigate and submit work. I think the program that I'm in is absolutely great. And there are so many good programs at SNHU that I had a hard time choosing, and and have looked at many on their website that I would whole hearted recommend to others. I've called their one stop help line a few times and the wait is never too long, they usually can help with whatever you need, or will refer you to who can. I've used their online chat to ask questions and to chat with a librarian. That plus the personally assigned advisor make navigating this school very easy! I actually did start a masters at another college, University at Buffalo in the NY state system. Even though that was in person, I felt totally alone there, like nobody had my back. There wasn't anyone guide you in the program. Your advisor did that in addition to teaching a full schedule and advising many other students. I felt lost and confused there. I'm much more comfortable and confident at SNHU. And after all my unfortunate false starts, I feel this will be smooth sailing finally :-)
Beware. The cost accounting class I took had three components: online problems combined with a text; weekly discussion board postings; and a final project that had three mid-semester milestones. This was a graduate class, however, the problems and text were pretty much the same as what I had in my undergraduate class. The discussion boards were based upon articles which often times had incorrect grammar (maybe due to translation), vocabulary that contradicted the text, and publication dates from the 1970s. Additionally, the quality of discussion was disappointing - from the students and even the professor. I can honestly say that there was absolutely no value added from any of these discussion. It was frustrating. The final project had some teachable moments; it was worth nearly half the grade. There was no constructive feedback or instruction from the instructor - it is all self-taught. Overall, the content and quality of students in this class would equate to a B-worthy undergraduate class, not a graduate class.