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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
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
73%
SAT Range
870-1060
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,121/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
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.338 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.338 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
57
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
10
Online Bachelor's Programs
42
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    6%
  • Online
    93%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,575Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
58,118
Undergrads Over 25
67%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 252 responses
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  • Dedicated
    37%
  • Online Student
    35%
  • Eager
    12%
  • I am an online undergraduate student
    12%
  • Come see us in our very own "The Last Chapter Pub"
    2%
  • Unaware.
    1%
  • Friendly
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
37%
Poll
39%
of students say they don't have Greek life.296 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.357 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 344 responses
Report
  • Accomodating
    22%
  • Cares so much about students!
    15%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Love it!
    14%
  • Great value
    13%
  • Convenient
    7%
  • Okay
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    54%
    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

    Southern New Hampshire University Reviews

    2,963 reviews
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    I enjoyed attending this university. I was especially pleased that none of my previously earned credits had "expired" according to SNHU and were all transferred and utilized toward the degree that I was working on completing. This was an amazing contributing factor to keeping my degree costs down as much as possible. Another thing that I appreciated was the 10% discount for Phi Theta Kappa members, which I just happened to be! Since I was paying for my classes out of pocket, receiving no financial aid or tuition reimbursement, and avoiding taking out any student loans, the 10% discount saved me a significant amount of money.
    What I wasn't a fan of, personally, was the policy that students had to essentially prove their academic abilities before they were allowed to take 3 classes per term. As someone who was trying to finish my degree as soon as possible, this did not appeal to me because it threw a wrench into my plan.

    Highly recommend.
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    As an online student, it is very much an average college experience - there is nothing remarkable about Southern New Hampshire University. I would like better communication from Student Finance, but other than that, I'm getting what I'm putting into it.
    Communication with advisors has been splendid and very friendly.
    The coursework is easy, albeit time-consuming.
    The return on investment is high, given how much you can accomplish in so little time. They also transferred in the most credits I was able to find amongst online colleges, which is a huge plus! If you're a transfer student, you'll be hard pressed to find a better option for transferring 90 hours of prior credit into your degree plan.
    I am currently a transfer student at Southern New Hampshire University. I attend school online and I chose this university for several reasons. From the moment I began my process to attend this school, everyone has been SO helpful with everything. They made the admission process a breeze and they answered every question I had. They made me feel like I belong and I felt happy with my decisions. I began my classes in August and I have loved everything about my school thus far. My professors are very helpful in interactive with me. They give me great feedback on my work and answers any questions I have about it. I am very confident that I will be a graduate of SNHU in 2024!