Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
53%
47%
student ratio
3,020
total students
Tuition Cost $30,756 | $30,756
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $23,425
Rolling
fall application deadline
92%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Overview

Southern New Hampshire University: The School That Graduates Go-Getters

Southern New Hampshire University believes in providing students with the tools and support they need to achieve their dreams. With more than 50 majors to choose from in Arts and Sciences, Business, Culinary, Education, and Engineering, students are able to gain a real world experience and be prepared to launch great careers when they graduate.

Get an Affordable Education at SNHU

Southern New Hampshire University believes that college should change your life, not break the bank, and that everyone should have access to an affordable private university education. 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 with the real world in mind, so students are prepared to launch successful 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 a number of respected, high-profile employers who provide internship and job opportunities, including:

-Fidelity Investments

-New York Life

-Walt Disney World

-ABC News

-Boston Celtics

-Boston Red Sox

-Marriott International

SNHU's Student Body

The riverside, 300-acre campus provides a safe, comfortable oasis for the 3,000 students who call SNHU home. With students from more than 65 countries around the world, SNHU remains the most internationally diverse campus north of Boston.

SNHU purposefully keeps its student body small so students will never be just faces in the classroom or numbers in a file. With the average class size of 20 students, faculty members will recognize their students and interact with them inside and outside of the classroom. 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, Culinary, Education, and Engineering. Students can choose from a variety of majors in business administration (including the Degree in Three program - an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in three years), air traffic control, aeronautical engineering, computer science, creative writing, elementary education, fashion merchandising and management, finance, game art and development, game programming and development, graphic design & media arts, hospitality business, justice studies, law & politics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, sport management, psychology, and many more.

Graduate programs are available in business (including MBA degrees tailored to student interests, as well as accounting, international business, marketing, organizational leadership, sport management, and more), community economic development, education (for certified and pre-certified teachers), hospitality, justice studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and Nonfiction. Doctoral programs can be pursued in the Doctor of Business Administration in International Business (PhD) or Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD).

SNHU's One-of-a-Kind Programs

Want to earn a bachelor's degree in business in three years? Want to save thousands of dollars on tuition and related expenses? If so, consider SNHU's innovative Degree in Three programs. Students are able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in three years through a blend of traditional and experiential education. The overall goal of the program is to foster and enhance effective communication, critical thinking, and teamwork, resulting in graduates who are well-prepared to begin their professional careers.

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

- Take the traditional course load of 5 classes per semester

- 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)

- New athletic complex (opening Fall 2017)

- New 300-bed student residence hall (opening Fall 2017)

- Richard and Joanne Gustafson Welcome Center (opened Winter 2017)

- William S. Green Center for Student Success (opened Fall 2016)

- New Library and Learning Commons (opened Fall 2014)

Other campus features include:

- A simulated stock trading room

- Multimedia classrooms

- An auditorium

- The McIninch Art Gallery

- A fitness center that rivals members-only gyms

- Athletic fields

- Cooking labs

- Student-run bakery and restaurant, The Quill

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, and volleyball. Intramural sports, including basketball, flag football, indoor soccer, tennis, racquetball, softball, and volleyball, are also extremely popular.


Location & Contact

2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
USA

Mr.Tim Whittum

Director of Freshman Admission

Phone: 603-645-9611
Fax: 603-645-9693
Email: t.whittum@snhu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting and Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business, Management, and Marketing Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Organizational Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Construction Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections and Criminal Justice Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Air Traffic Control
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

92% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,207
    • Accepted3,907
    • Acceptance Rate92%
    • Enrolled3,020
    • Female Applicants2,303
    • Females Accepted2,168
    • Female Acceptance Rate94%
    • Male Applicants1,904
    • Males Accepted1,739
    • Male Acceptance Rate91%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $40
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.06
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 440 540
    • SAT Math 440 560
    • SAT Writing 430 530
    • ACT Composite 19 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,756
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,756
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$380
    • Room and board *$12,278
    • Room only *$8,799
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$23,425
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$23,900
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$20,238
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,330
    • Average Grant Aid:$13,342
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$6,558
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 66%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 17%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,020
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.76%
    • Black or African American3.03%
    • White or Caucasian77.28%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.37%
    • Asian1.9%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races1.53%
    • Unknown or International Student5.26%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.1% representing 35 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students52.66% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 62%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Not Reported
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Coordinators of Activities and Programming Events (CAPE), Psychology Club, Economics/Finance Association, Gaming Club, Outing Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 2 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty445
    • Full-time Percentage30%
    • Part-time Percentage70%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 2,963 students to 237 faculty


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