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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
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A-
About Southern New Hampshire University...
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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Academics

Professors
B-
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.301 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.301 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 217 responses
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  • Dedicated
    40%
  • Online Student
    35%
  • Eager
    13%
  • I am an online undergraduate student
    7%
  • Come see us in our very own "The Last Chapter Pub"
    2%
  • Unaware.
    1%
  • Diverse
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
37%
of students say they don't have Greek life.259 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.320 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 307 responses
Report
  • Accomodating
    22%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Love it!
    15%
  • Cares so much about students!
    14%
  • 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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    Southern New Hampshire University is such a fantastic university to attend. I transferred to SNHU in May 2018 from a college I attended in New Jersey where I earned an associates degree in criminal justice. My transfer transition to SNHU was so incredibly smooth and stress-free with the assistance of my academic advisor and tuition advisor. There is excellent 24/7 student assistance, tutoring, and resources available. All of my professors thus far have been extremely knowledgeable about the subjects they teach and are very approachable and helpful. All of them have even replied to emails and questions about assignments in less than twenty-four hours! I am majoring in forensic psychology and SNHU was one of the only universities in my area that offered the major. I would recommend Southern New Hampshire University to any person looking for an engaging, supportive, and diverse university experience.
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    The faculty is amazing. Student Advisors' pick up any student and are able to help them when your normal Student Advisor is busy. The Help Desk is very helpful when trying to configure Windows and even phones, tablets and other software that we use like Adobe. The teachers have heart for their students ands really try to work with the student to get them on track if they fall behind. This school is just absolutely the best all around. Friendly and kind, supportive staff in all departments. It is very hard to find that in the world, but I found it here, and my school: Southern New Hampshire University! (Online)
    I am a 46 year old female. I was scared to finally start college. After my son passed away, I called Southern New Hampshire University. I spoke with several different people. They made me feel like I could accomplish anything. It took me some time to decide. Southern New Hampshire University didn't continually call me. Once I rendered my decision, this school has shown me where to go for help. In every area including, a writing center, programs with tutors, financial advisors. It had been many of years since I have been in school. Southern New Hampshire University has helped me with every issue, that has come up. I recommend if you have the possibility to further your education, do it!