B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Southern New Hampshire University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
2500 N River Rd
Manchester, NH 03106
Website
From Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University is a nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students, over 80,000 online students, and an alumni network of over 90,000, making us one of the fastest growing universities in the nation.

With an 85-year history of meeting the needs of our students, SNHU offers over 300 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs that keep pace with new technologies and professional requirements. Recognized as a "Most Innovative" regional university by U.S. News & World Report, SNHU continues to reinvent affordable, accessible higher education.

Southern New Hampshire University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
870-1060
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$34,984/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $0/ year
  • $30-48k
    $0/ year
  • $49-75k
    $0/ year
  • $76-110k
    $0/ year
  • $110k+
    $0/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.258 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.279 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.279 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,868Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 195 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    43%
  • Online Student
    33%
  • Eager
    15%
  • I am an online undergraduate student
    4%
  • Come see us in our very own "The Last Chapter Pub"
    3%
  • Unaware.
    2%
  • Unmotivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
35%
of students say they don't have Greek life.237 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.298 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 285 responses
Report
  • Accomodating
    22%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Love it!
    14%
  • Cares so much about students!
    13%
  • Great value
    13%
  • Convenient
    7%
  • Okay
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.238 responses
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Everyone you deal with is so nice and helpful! I accidentally called Financial Aid about an e-mail I had received (phishing scam), and he first tried to help me, then put me on hold while he talked to his supervisor, then, only after they both decided they couldn't help me transferred the call to IT.

The application process was stunning! It was like a whirlwind with everyone else taking over the work for me. I had an admissions advisor and a regular advisor who both worked hard to get me registered for classes--in under a month after I called for information! They took care of getting my transcripts for me.

I am an online, non-traditional student, who is going to be working on a second bachelors degree. The degree is for ME, and may never lead to work, and they all know this. However, they were very encouraging and helpful at the changes in my life's plan. At this point, I wouldn't consider going anywhere else!
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I am, currently, an online student at SNHU, I have been there for two years and 13 terms. Overall, I really like the university. A lot of the Instructors are helpful; the advisers are committed; and there is a disability center to help get accommodations, should someone need them.

It is an accelerated online University. We go year-round. Each class is eight weeks long, and there are six terms a year. It can be difficult depending on which class you are taking. You have to move fast or you fall behind. However, the classes fly by!

I was a transfer student and they took quite a bit of my credit so, I didn't have to start with the liberal arts classes. Since the university is only a couple hours away, even online students are welcome to their conferences, and can even "walk" when they graduate.

I would recommend SNHU to anyone who wants to continue their education if they have the ability to be disciplined.
I go to Southern New Hampshire University online, and I have never been more excited to do school work! I tried going to community colleges and I've always ended up dropping out, the classrooms were crowded, the professors were overwhelmed, and there wasn't any chances for a 1 on 1 time to better understand the material. With SNHU, they give you personalized feedback, and instructions that are easy to understand and make you feel like you are really in a classroom getting the help you need when you need it. The assignments are challenging, but they give you all the resources you need to move onto mastery! I love this school, and their program.