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Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH


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Southern New Hampshire University: Education that Empowers

Southern New Hampshire University believes in providing students with the tools and support they need to succeed. SNHU offers more than 50 majors in arts and sciences, business, education and engineering. Students will gain hands-on, real-world experience and be prepared to launch their careers upon graduation.

Get an Affordable Education at SNHU

At Southern New Hampshire University, we believe college should help move you forward – not set you back. That’s why we offer accessible, affordable education pathways designed to meet the needs of today’s learners. More than 90% of SNHU students receive some kind of financial aid. Students with GPAs of 2.5 or higher may be eligible for up to $20,000 in academic scholarships in addition to our generous financial aid packages.

Career-Focused Academic Programs at SNHU

Southern New Hampshire University's academic programs are created for real-world success, so students are prepared to launch their careers as soon as they graduate. Classes are taught by highly-credentialed faculty who have professional experience and remain current in their fields.

SNHU faculty and staff provide academic and personal support, both inside and outside of the classroom.

SNHU has great relationships with many respected, high-profile employers who provide internship and job opportunities. Past job or internship opportunities included positions with the following employers:

- AmeriCorps

- Boston Celtics

- Enterprise Holdings

- Fidelity Investments

- Major League Soccer

- Marriott International

- Target Corporation

- Walt Disney World

SNHU's Student Body

The riverside, 300-acre campus provides a safe, comfortable setting for the 3,000 students who call SNHU home. With students from more than 37 countries around the world, SNHU remains the most internationally diverse campus north of Boston.

SNHU maintains an intentionally small student body so students will ever feel like a number or just another face. With an average class size of 14 students, faculty members recognize their students and interact with them inside and outside of the classroom. At the end of the day, for students, SNHU feels like home.

Degree Programs at Southern New Hampshire University

SNHU offers more than 50 undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, education and engineering. Students can choose from a variety of majors such as business administration (including the Degree in Three program - an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in three years), air traffic control, aeronautical engineering, biology, computer science, creative writing, elementary education, fashion merchandising and management, finance, game art and development, game programming and development, graphic design and media arts, hospitality business, justice studies, law and politics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, sport management, psychology and many more.

Graduate programs are available in business (including MBA degrees tailored to student interests), community economic development, education (for certified and pre-certified teachers), hospitality, and justice studies.

SNHU's One-of-a-Kind Programs

Want to earn a bachelor's degree faster, saving you thousands of dollars on tuition and related expenses? SNHU's innovative Degree in Three programs allow students a pathway to earn their bachelor's degree in 3 years - with no weekend, summer or evening courses required - and gain real world experience that employers want to see. You'll also have the option of using your fourth year to pursue a master's or MBA.

At a glance, students are able to:

- Major in specific areas including business administration, marketing and sport management

- Save $40,000 in tuition and room and board

- Graduate in 6 semesters (no night, weekend, or summer classes)

- Secure internships and participate in community events

- Use their fourth year to pursue other interests, including graduate school, employment, study abroad, etc.

Southern New Hampshire University's Campus

SNHU is the first carbon-neutral school in New Hampshire. Its wooded campus is only minutes from downtown Manchester, which was named the best small city in the U.S. by Money Magazine, as well as a top college town. SNHU is conveniently located one hour from the city of Boston, the beach and the mountains. Over the past few years, the campus has received numerous upgrades and new construction projects, including:

- New science and technology center (opening fall 2019)

- Penmen Stadium – new athletic facility for varsity athletes

- Two new student residence hall (one opened fall 2017, the second in fall 2018)

- College of Engineering, Technology and Aeronautics building

- Richard and Joanne Gustafson Welcome Center

- William S. Green Center for Student Success

Other campus features include:

- Multimedia classrooms

- An augmented reality and virtual reality lab

- The McIninch Art Gallery

- A fitness center that rivals members-only gyms

- Athletic fields

Students can participate in more than 70 student clubs at SNHU, or start new ones. Intercollegiate teams compete in Division II of the NCAA and the Northeast-10 Conference.

Division II sports include: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball. Intramural sports, including basketball, flag football, indoor soccer, tennis, racquetball, softball and volleyball.

Location & Contact

Address 2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH  03106-1045
United States
Contact Mr. Tim Whittum
Director of Freshman Admission
Phone: 603-645-9611
Fax: 603-645-9693

Majors & Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
ACT Composite 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 3.76%
Black or African American 3.03%
White or Caucasian 77.28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.37%
Asian 1.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 1.53%
Other 5.26%


Male (50.02%)
Female (49.98%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 62%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Late Night Breakfast, SNHU Stock Concert/Festival and Homecoming Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Coordinators of Activities and Programming Events (CAPE), Psychology Club, Economics/Finance Association, Gaming Club and Outing Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 2 No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 133
Part-time - 312
Male - 229
Female - 216
Southern New Hampshire University