Southern New Hampshire University
Review Averages: 6.6 out of 10 (33 reviews)
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern New Hampshire University Reviews:
3 of 15 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.
21 of 23 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.
12 of 53 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.
16 of 18 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.
26 of 29 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.
27 of 29 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.
34 of 37 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.
22 of 25 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!!
35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
SNHU is AWSOME
BS in Healthcare Management - June 29, 2014
I am actually attending the online course as we speak for my Bachelors in Science for Healthcare Management. My experience so far has been amazing! I love my counselors, my advisers, and my my teachers. They really help you understand what you are doing, and walk you through the start process. If you are looking for a legit school, SNHU is the place to be. Not for profit and is accredited, which a lot of the online schools out there are for profit, which doesn't look good for employment. It took me awhile to find them, but I am sure glad I did and didn't waste my time with some washed up school like Everest or Phoenix, which would have just put me in debt, without a job in the field I studied. Everywhere else I was going for my Associates, they offered and talked me into Bachelors, and I am so glad they did, I am doing what none of my family has done. p.s. What is sad about the grammar misspellings is that this offers text correct and they still chose to look ignorant. tisk tisk
43 of 50 people found the following review helpful
Great School! Awful Reviews, but bad grammar.
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with concentrations in Screenwriting and Fiction - June 23, 2014
I love this school. I am shocked to see so many bad reviews, but I don't take them too seriously, since a majority have bad grammar and punctuation errors. For people who want a real review and not some bias view from an average/not good student, then listen to this review. The teachers are actually very helpful, if you give them a proper amount of time to respond to your emails and they are very courteous and helpful. I am glad that now I have an advisor that is permanent, because within the first few terms, of the Undergraduate program, you get a few different advisors. My advisor is Samantha and she is awesome. If in regards to the actual website, it is very easy to handle and understand. I have been an A student for my entire life and I am still keeping that same pace in this school and I am putting in the same amount of work. When I hear that this University just hands out grades, it is merely not true. In society, establishments do not just hand out grades, because then it would reflect badly on the school. If you are going to write reviews, be honest and not have some moralistic vendetta against something that you were not good at, because like a reviewer said earlier, "A person is more likely to write a negative review versus a positive one." This is the truth, but in every situation there is always something that you enjoyed in that program. Also, the Financial Aid Department isn't bad at all. I have never had an issue with them and they have been nothing but helpful and sweet. Thank you for reading my review and I hope you all have a wonderful day! Jean-Marc
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