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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  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
    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
78%
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
$9,430/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
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.313 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.313 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,935Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
50,726
Undergrads Over 25
66%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 229 responses
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  • Dedicated
    38%
  • Online Student
    35%
  • Eager
    13%
  • I am an online undergraduate student
    9%
  • Come see us in our very own "The Last Chapter Pub"
    2%
  • Unaware.
    1%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
40%
Poll
38%
of students say they don't have Greek life.271 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.332 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 319 responses
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  • Accomodating
    22%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Love it!
    14%
  • Cares so much about students!
    14%
  • Great value
    13%
  • Convenient
    7%
  • Okay
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    49%
    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 active duty military. I love how they make going to school online so easy! Southern New Hampshire University is so friendly to all military. They have great military tuition rates. Along with the great tuition, they accept many different types of credits. They have accepted my Community College of the Air Force transcript, University of Las Vegas, Nevada transcript, CLEP credits, DANTES/DSST credits, credits from Basic Training, and credits from Technical School! This university is the best. The academic advisors really interact with the students. The advisors take care of their students by making check ins through either a phone call or e-mail and will answer any questions you have.
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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.
    I absolutely love Southern New Hampshire University. The staff truly makes a difference and they are amazing every step of the way. They are detailed and thorough as well. Other schools I checked out were non responsive or I felt like just a number. Not at SNHU. They want to see me succeed and support my direction. One thing I would consider changing is creating an app for the school with access to all the departments. Easier access to the finance department, career department, and the library on a mobile device would be awesome!