About Southern New Hampshire University

Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University. is a Private college. Located in New Hampshire, which is a city setting in New Hampshire, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 54,150 full time undergraduate students, and 19,027 full time graduate students.

The Southern New Hampshire University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 30:1. There are 159 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Southern New Hampshire University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate92%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at SNHU are considered Less Selective, with ,77% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

58% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 25% were in the top quarter, and 6% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Southern New Hampshire University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
43%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
13%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
24%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
35%
“We bought the gear”
45%
“We live for the big game”
16%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
36%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
21%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
39%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
55%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
26%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
43%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
13%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
24%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
35%
“We bought the gear”
45%
“We live for the big game”
16%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
36%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
21%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
39%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
55%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
26%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Southern New Hampshire University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    175 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    108 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    179 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    201 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    205 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    200 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    197 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    207 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Southern New Hampshire University?

180 Students rated Southern New Hampshire University

Lisa - 08/08/2022

College is important for many reasons, including long-term financial gain, job stability, career satisfaction and success outside of the workplace. Southern New Hampshire University leaders agree that education is important, and research indicates that earning a degree can have a significant and expansive impact on your life. SNHU provides an excellent education for their students. They have mastered the art of distant education, and it shows in the quality of their curriculum. During my time at SNHU so far, I had a wide array of professors from various backgrounds, both retired and current practitioners, and many with didactic degrees. In general, most of the aids I encountered were very receptive and eager to help

Keantae - 05/20/2022

I absolutely love being a student at southern new Hampshire university it's wonderful the resources are great everything is clear to understand and the work is not too difficult the instructors are great and the academic advisor is amazing as well I love it

Rexie - 03/30/2022

I was hesitant at first to apply to an online school but my choices were very limited as a stay-at-home parent without a car. So after doing my research I found out that SNHU is a great school to gain a degree. The best part is that it also has an actual campus that people attend as well. Classes are balanced, fun to learn, and the professors are always there to help. I wouldn't want to go to any other school.

Shanna - 03/06/2022

This place has an amazing culture and terrific academic opportunities. Southern New Hampshire University is the place to be for further education and furthering your career. Can't attend the university in person that's okay, check out their assortment of online courses. Southern New Hampshire University is the school for you.

Southern New Hampshire University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Southern New Hampshire University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Southern New Hampshire University is 92%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Take more chances. Don't follow what everyone else is doing. Follow your own path and stick to gut. Listen to those who been there before. Learn from there mistakes and succuses. Most importantly never bring your self down, there is a tone of people in the world that want to bring you done. Its your job to keep your head high, its there job to bring it down.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I am an online student, so I'm not getting the campus experience. However, I cannot think of anything negative about my school. We have our own social media page with tons of students on it and there is literally no complaning. I love SNHU!

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    I feel the extra cirricular activities are the best thing because you learn how to better yourself as a person and how to expand your resume outside of your jobs and academic career. It gives you skills you can't learn in the classroom.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are determind individuals striving to pursue their education to ensure they have a prosperous future.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Great online program!

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is most known for being a small, close-knit community. Everyone on campus has seen or talked to the majority of other students and that way you dont get lost in the crowd. Also, we have a wide range of ethnicities that go here.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    SNHU offers both my undergraduate and graduate programs in Classical History and Philology as online degrees. Finding online colleges that offer more than basic history degrees is nearly impossible. I have been attending online classes for several years and have tried several different majors. I have attended the University of Phoenix, Ashford University, and American Public University System as well. Due to permanent disabilities, I cannot attend a physical campus. Online attendance allows me to proceed at my own pace, although that can be a flaw as sometimes I procrastinate sometimes.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who wants a good academic experience without it being overly challenging. Someone likes a smaller, less busy and crowded environment. It's a bit difficult to find people who don't want to spend their weekends at parties, but we're here.

    Read all  21 answers
  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is its location. I constantly feel as if I am trapped in the middle of the nowhere once I leave campus.

    Read all  18 answers
  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    how much fun we have. Also about the class sizes and the great friends that i made

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person that is not out going would have a difficult time making friends at this school. Students are very friendly and will approach other students in their classes even if they do not know them. Also students that are constantly studying and need a quiet campus would have a difficult time studying on this campus because people are constantly hanging around outside making noise.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew how to manage money better. SNHU is expensive, but I never expected this much financial trouble before I got here/

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    SNHU recently became the National Soccer Champions for 2013, they have a great soccer program, they also have a diverse amount of students from all nationalities which makes it appealing in a small town like Manchester.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I do a lot on online chats and disscussions.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I do not know, I attend online classes.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    I am currently not attending the school as I am graduating from NHTI and transferring over in the fall of 2015. However, I have known many students who did attend this school and they have shared their stories with me. From what I understand, it is a low student ratio which personalizes the class towards students and gives them that experience for the professor to cater the need of learning that students hope for student.

    Read all  4 answers
  18. What's the Greek scene like?

    We have three sororities and fraternities on campus. The three fraternities and sororities consist of one nationally recognized sorority and fraternity and two local sororities and fraternities. The national sorority is Kappa Chi, while the fraternity is Kappa Delta Phi. One of the local sororities is Phi Delta Beta, while their brothers are Phi Delta Theta. And the last local sorority is Phi Omega Psi, and the fraternity is Phi Delta Psi. I joined a sorority my first semester of freshmen year and it was the best choice I've ever made for myself. You get the opportunity to meet some amazing people and there are plenty of sororities/fraternities to see which one is the best fit for you as each organization has their own unique personality to go along with it. Greek life at SNHU also likes to focus on community, working together, and philanthropy.Southern New Hampshire University also has a no-hazing policy so you don't have to worry about anything from the movies you've seen actually happening in real life. I definitely recommend looking into greek life no matter if you're an incoming freshmen, transfer student, or current student at SNHU!

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  19. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    Dorms are great, but Shapiro Library is amazing! It has a Starbucks cafe right on the first floor (and yes, you can use your meal plan money there!). On the second floor is the Learning Commons where tutors are located or you can go in and request personal, one-on-one sessions if you prefer that as well! The third floor has a quiet/no-talking zone if you really need to focus. My favorite place within the library are the private work rooms. You do have to book them ahead of time online, but it's all worth it. They're the perfect place to do work with friends while still being away from everyone else, allowing you better focus on your work.

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Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

54,150

Total Undergrad Enrollment

19,027

Total Grad Students

83%

Out-Of-State

14%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

52

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

14%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
54%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

66% of students attending Southern New Hampshire University receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 55% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$31,136

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$12,062

Room and Board

44,398

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$38,683
$30 - $48K
$36,016
$48 - $75K
$34,241
$75 - $110K
$31,910
$110K & UP
$29,988

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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