Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH, USA

Originally conceived as a school of accounting and secretarial science, Southern New Hampshire University has grown to become a 4-year private university. SNHU confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors available both on campus and online. For students who wish to learn in another culture, SNHU features a study abroad program in 13 countries. To provide a break from the rigors of academia, SNHU is a short distance from both the town of Manchester and a 300-acre wooded area.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT is not checked
ACT is not checked
Transcript is checked

Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 15
Fall Regular DecisionFebruary 1June 1
Spring Regular DecisionDecember 1

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Average ACT Composite: 22
Average SAT Composite: 1070


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Student Organizations
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is checked
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is checked


Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman


Divisional Sports Nickname
School Colors
blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation

What Students Are Saying

Easy to apply and admissions counselors are with you every step of the way. The online class formats are self-explanatory, and you quickly learn the ins and outs. You academic adviser is constantly available and takes the initiative in knowing how you are doing and if they can help you in any way.
Katty from Reno, NV
The online classes are by no means easy. There are many weekly assignments in each class, but it is manageable if you budget your time. Overall, it is a great school - I've learned a lot there.
Giovanni from Fort Lauderdale, FL
southern new hampshire univeristy online programs are easy to follow. the classes are set up well and the teachers are excellent. the staff in the book store and one stop are very helpful as well.
Ashley from Lexington Park, MD
I give Southern New Hampshire University an excellent rating, five stars out of five stars. I feel at home here and have little financial, academic, or social worries. Southern New Hampshire University does an outstanding job at building communities and guiding go-getters to achieve their goals.
Mallory from Gorham, NH
Southern New Hampshire is amazing. Their counselors, financial office and teachers are all so helpful and fast in responding to students. I would highly recommend SNHU.
Taylor from Champaign, IL
snhu has helped change my life for the better. the courses are great and easy to understand. the teachers and advisors are all there to help.
felicia from smithfield, pa
Online classes are SO easy to balance with my work schedule, classes are when I want, where I want! Online Instructors have such varied experiences, each one brings new information to the table- you learn about classes and work experience, life in your career path, and other school and work options-Bonus! The six terms per year make it easy to stay focused on just two classes per term, and your degree can be done sooner than you expect!!
Kaitlyn from Hillsborough, NH
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is convenient and flexible for the non-traditional student. I believe SNHU provides students who need a flexible schedule because of work and family obligations the chance to continue their education in a supportive environment. Overall, I would rate SNHU favorably compared to other similar universities because of the support I have received from advisers, the quality of the education I have received and the resources available to students.
Joshua from Emporia, KS
First Rate Education
Wonderful Professors
Leaha from Texas