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

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

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

Net Price
$0/ 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.269 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.269 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,193Undergrads
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 185 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    44%
  • Online Student
    34%
  • Eager
    15%
  • Come see us in our very own "The Last Chapter Pub"
    3%
  • I am an online undergraduate student
    2%
  • Unaware.
    2%
  • Unmotivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
34%
of students say they don't have Greek life.227 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.288 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 275 responses
Report
  • Accomodating
    23%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Love it!
    14%
  • Cares so much about students!
    14%
  • 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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I am an online b.f.a. student at SNHU focusing on creative writing and I LOVE IT! This place is hands-down the best choice I ever made for my education! Online school was my top priority and I get bored very quickly so the short class schedules were refreshing, only two months per term! You work with an advisor through your entire college career and they are there to help with ANYTHING through every step of the way! My advisor went right with me, never once stepping into my path but rather guiding me so that I could accomplish my goals the way I wanted to! I was able to substitute and transfer in courses, making my way without breaking my bank! The classes are extremely fun! Best college ever and the people you meet are there to help you succeed!
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I have been a part of Southern New Hampshire University for close to a year now and have loved my experience learning and completing college classes. I have been taking online courses which has been the biggest benefit for me as I work full time and can now also work on achieving a college degree. SNHU offers a lot of online help with their course instructors, advisers and help centers making this an ideal college to attend while living a full life at home and work!
SNHU has mad my entire experience Co returning to school (after graduating 20 years prior!) a wonderful experience. The academic advisors are well trained and extremely helpful, while all instructors are well qualified. The availability of many online training platforms is beyond measure. Proud to be an SNHU student!