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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

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
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  • Affordable fixed or variable rates
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
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  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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.283 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.283 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 199 responses
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  • Dedicated
    43%
  • Online Student
    33%
  • Eager
    15%
  • I am an online undergraduate student
    5%
  • Come see us in our very own "The Last Chapter Pub"
    3%
  • Unaware.
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
35%
of students say they don't have Greek life.241 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.302 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 289 responses
Report
  • Accomodating
    22%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Love it!
    14%
  • Cares so much about students!
    13%
  • Great value
    13%
  • Convenient
    7%
  • Okay
    4%

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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Southern New Hampshire University Reviews

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When I had first requested information about a program I desired to study, I wasn't expecting a sudden response. I applied later in the day and one month later I was accepted. My admissions counselor was very kind over the phone and through email. I'll soon complete my first term online and it sure has flew! My current advisor has been very helpful. All the staff, faculty, instructors, and even other students want to see their own succeed. SNHU provides many resources for new students as well as for soon-to-be graduates and alumni. Being a Penman has been a wonderful experience thus far and I cannot see myself being anywhere else than here.
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Southern New Hampshire University has become my second home. The other students that attend are very polite and well-mannered - not to mention they are all super accepting! The professors are very well-educated on the subjects they teach and are willing to help any student one-on-one if needed. The only complaint I have about this school is that they are always under construction. Although the campus is always being renovated and new buildings are being built, it can sometimes become a distraction when classes are in session.
I'm currently under their online degree program for Information Technology, I find that I'm really enjoying the work and flexibility with how the terms and classes work. I'm a prior military admit and the support for military is great! The course loads are very doable, and I have not met a bad instructor/adviser here at SNHU. The students tend to be a little older as I'm discovering (at least online) which I'm enjoying the maturity and students who put in a lot of effort in their work. It really highlights my learning experience. I'd recommend this school to family or friends.