Southern New Hampshire University
Review Averages: 6.5 out of 10 (35 reviews)
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern New Hampshire University Reviews:
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Business Administration - June 17, 2015
I had a situation where my instructor had some discriminating behavior and I shared it with my academic advisor and she was not helpful at all. Actually, she tried to down-play it and make it seem as if I was taking it wrong. My academic advisor and her immediate lead tried to convince me that there was no Dean of Students for the online students and there was basically no one I could talk to. I was informed of this third party on the outside that would look into the matter and that everything had to filled out on paper. As much as I have paid this school in tuition, I should have been able to speak to someone and not blown off being informed about some form. Oh yeah, by the way the academic counselor saw the email the instructor sent to me. The situation was not handled right and I will no longer attend a school that allow such behavior as this.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great Program-Instruction is for real
MS of Accounting - June 2, 2015
Education is what you make of it. I am currently taking my 6th class. This degree will assist me in gaining all the credits required to get my CPA certification, along with a Masters degree. Overall, the educational experience has been great. These are REAL courses, REAL textbooks, and you have to submit REAL work. I researched it, and its the same textbook my local state university uses, however each class is half the cost. I am spending more time working on each individual class than I did while attaining my undergraduate degree at a brick and mortar college. I would estimate I spend 20 hours a week per class at a minimum, which is still doable while working a full time job. I enjoy that you are forced to discuss the class materials weekly in the discussion board as part of your grade. A much better mental investment than the wasted first two years at a brick and mortar where you show up and attend giant classes with 200 others, and can pass with little or no work as its impossible for instructors to actually handle that student load. Instructors seem well qualified and answer questions quickly, and prompt students to participate. The access to instructor feedback and assistance far exceeds brick and mortar. Financial aid department seemed knowledgeable and willing to help. If I had a complaint, and this is nothing new with any college experience, is that the textbooks from the MBS website are overpriced. In summation, real university, real work, real degree, great value.
7 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Non-profit? Don't kid yourself.
Business Administration - March 11, 2015
SNHU claims to be non-profit, and technically it may be, but the COCE is run just like UoP and garbage for-profits. Grades are given away. No work is expected. The level of instruction is pitiful. The academic standards keep going down and down and down because all SNHU cares about is keeping butts in seats so the financial aid will keep flowing.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
So far so good!
Criminology - December 30, 2014
This is now my third school to finish my bachelor's degree. I started at a small college in NH where I received my Associate's degree. When I moved to Florida I started at a state community college to get my requirements to switch to a larger university. It was a horrible experience. I had to start my associate's pretty much all over again and the classes were all over the place. One class would be so easy I felt like it was a waste of money, where another class was so hard I thought I was attending Harvard. After a year and a half I gave up and started looking elsewhere since I was still so far away from their "requirements". I needed a school that was better suited for a person who has a life/job/family etc. I have had several friends who had attended SNHU in person and really liked it that I decided to give it a try online. While occasionally at the beginning I felt their admission staff was a tad pushy, it wasn't something that pushed me away. They were very friendly and answered any questions I have. My academic adviser is A+! She did a one on one with me to figure out Blackboard since I had some issues at the beginning finding my way around. So far I have found that if you don't do the work you do not get the grade. Don't turn in an assignment? Get a zero. Yes I have received A's/ A-'s but I have DONE the work and I have put in a ton of effort into my final projects to receive A's on them. The weeks I may have slacked off, my grades reflected it. The books are pretty much all ebook format purchased through their bookstore. I have had really amazing high quality books and ones I think were designed for high school. It is really convenient to have them online since I could read them on my tablet. The prices for them are not too crazy but I have occasionally found them for a better price elsewhere. Teachers are overall very good. They are knowledgeable in their subject areas and provide great feedback. While I have certainly liked some over others, they are for the most part very consistent. Overall, I think that it is a good school. I look forward to finally being able to finish my bachelor's degree and really feel as though I have earned it.
17 of 59 people found the following review helpful
A Garbage University and a Garbage Program
Social Science - December 8, 2014
SNHU is running a grift on its students. Note that it gives you 3 credits for 8 weeks of work, instead of the normal 16 at a real college, but you pay as if you're at University of X or X State University. This system is in place so SNHU can suck down massive amounts of federal aid, not because it is the best way of providing quality education. SNHU exists to make money for SNHU ... tho' it is a not-for-profit unlike Phoenix and the other thieving dens. Regardless of the on-line schools' for-profit or not-for-profit status, at the end of the program, you get lots of debt for a sh!t sandwich without the bread. Now if you want to just fill a block, enroll here, but you should know that in the real world, people will in fact look down upon you for having a SNHU degree. SNHU is rotten to the core: they get only crappy professors (a great number of them educated only in on-line settings, which is why this is more a Ponzi scheme than a college) who make only $2200 a course (what's their motivation to go above and beyond for you when the prof is getting $110 on average for each student? ... that's $13.75 per week per student ... how many hours of the prof's attention each week do you think $13.75 buys you? -- about 15 minutes if your lucky); the work that students get away with performing is a pathetic (20 pages of reading a week in a class, for example) but the grades are inflated through the ceiling; and the staff designing the curricula have joke degrees (why do their deans, for example, have only MA degrees, and then from 5th-rate schools?). If you want a real educational experience, enroll at your local community college, earn your intro credits there, then go do the hard work and make the sacrifices at a brick and mortar school to get a real degree.
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
BA Advertising - November 5, 2014
I love SNHU. I finished my degree last week and came accross this website through a positive article written about the school. I have attended a few different on campus classes at different schools and these online classes are the most difficult. Remember when high school teachers said college was so, so hard? Well they were talking about real schools. I went to a community college and it was easier than middle school. Two four year school classes were easier than high school AP classes. SNHU mostly resembles a high school AP class. It is labor intensive and writing intensive. We get feedback from teachers. The teachers may be adjunct faculty but most of them know what they are doing. Some freshmen level classes are a joke, but at the 200+ level you'll see how difficult it becomes.
29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Business Administration - October 26, 2014
I recently graduated from SNHU. Is it the best school? No. I would recommend it to all my peers though. I really liked the school, the teachers, the course work and the curriculum. Now that I’ve graduated, I’ve learned that you get out what you put into it. If you read all coursework and do the weekly assignments, you will get a solid education. I really don’t have any complaints about the school. The staff was pretty good, the teachers were very helpful and I don’t feel the courses were too easy. I definitely feel like I’ve earned my degree unlike diploma mills. I can honestly say that I’m proud that I chose SNHU and have a degree from the school.
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
SNHU IT program better than most
BS Computer Information Technology - October 16, 2014
I just completed my BS in Information Technology program at SNHU. This was my second bachelor's degree - the other one I completed on-campus at the University of Notre Dame. I was pleasantly surprised with the program at SNHU. It was more challenging than a number of classes I took at Notre Dame. The degree at SNHU prepared me well for the IT workforce. Anyone that says SNHU hands out 4.0 GPA's is absolutely lying! I know a number of classmates who have failed classes at SNHU. The notation that SNHU is a diploma mill is absolutely preposterous! In addition, *all* my teachers and professors knew the material well. Its also *not* true that SNHU only has adjuncts - that is just a silly thing for people to say, since its simply not true. With that said, there are areas SNHU could definitely improve upon. For one, they need to do a better job of paying attention to student feedback! I know from sources that they don't pay attention to student feedback, which bothers me. Finally, SNHU advertises way too much about their online program. I am not sure who the simpletons are behind this decision, but they are damaging their brand and they don't even realize it! The advertisements make SNHU look like an online school similar to the University of Phoenix, Kaplan and Devry. In the long run this will hurt them. For some of you who don't know, SNHU is a regular brick-and-mortar university like all the other *real* uni's. The difference, is that they have a huge online presence in-comparison to other similar universities.
35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
MS of Accounting - October 11, 2014
SNHU is a good institution. Tier 1 ranked Fully accredited, and also awarded special accreditation (European). Brick-and-Mortar besides online Great sports teams About 70% acceptance rate, early applicants are about 92% SNHU has affiliations and joint programs with Berkeley School of Music. I met Harvard graduates completing their Master's at SNHU. Yale,Harvard, and other colleges hire SNHU graduates to teach. Many of the faculty members at SNHU graduates from prestigious universities. I graduated from a state university in FL and currently pursuing my Master's of Science in Applied Economics at SNHU. So far I have had a great experience. Classes are affordable and challenging. On the contrary, my state university in FL was a joke (FSU). They professors are nasty and everyone treats you like a number. The problem is that people are arrogant and think that they can insult schools and belittle people's education. SNHU is not Harvard, yet, how many schools are like Harvard? Hardly none. People just want to brag and say "I graduated from Yale. Yea. I am so better than you".......right.....a classmate of mine who also attended Yale stated to me that the course work at SNHU was more demanding compared to Yale's curriculum. SNHU is not a diploma mill nor does the school provide a poor education. SNHU is a great university. Don't like it? Then get out, grow up, and stop wasting your time posting rants online.
23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
SNHU a great experience thus far
Business Administration - September 19, 2014
Southern New Hampshire University has been an outstanding experience so far. I have had great instructors and a very knowledgeable advisor. The financial aid office has been easy to deal with and I have not yet encountered anyone that did not understand or speak English clearly! In general, whenever I have left a voicemail or sent an email, I have gotten a response very quickly with a thorough explanation. I tried University of Phoenix and did not last a full semester because my teachers were neither interested nor knowledgeable. To the people that are looking for an online college and complain that all SNHU wants is money, I would try looking again and it is not any schools responsibility (online or otherwise) to drag you through! Be an informed consumer and ASK QUESTIONS!!
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