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Commonly Asked Questions

1. Where is Southern New Hampshire University?

Southern New Hampshire University's 300-acre main campus is located along the Merrimack River in Manchester, NH. SNHU also has offices in downtown Manchester and in the city's historic millyard.

2. How much does SNHU cost?

As part of our focused effort to make education accessible for all, SNHU is committed to offering affordable pathways for campus and online students. SNHU proudly offers one of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation for online undergraduate degrees. That’s why we haven’t raised online tuition rates since 2011 or campus tuition since 2016. Freezing tuition is just the beginning.

Tuition and fees vary by program. For more information, please visit our Tuition and Fees page.

3. Is SNHU accredited?

Yes, Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE). All programs offered by SNHU are encompassed by this regional accreditation.

In addition to regional accreditation, certain SNHU undergraduate and graduate programs also carry specialized programmatic accreditations. Please visit our Accreditations page for more information.

4. Is SNHU a private school?

Yes, SNHU is a private, nonprofit, fully accredited institution. As a private university, we rely heavily on private donations, contributions, and tuition to provide nationally-recognized education for our students.

SNHU offers countless resources to ensure student success, including, but not limited to, merit-based scholarship programs, dedicated advisor support, ongoing career services for alumni, and numerous opportunities to build student communities - both online and in-person.

5. Is SNHU for-profit?

No, SNHU is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) institution.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, students who pursue their bachelor's degree at private nonprofit institutions experience much higher graduation rates than their counterparts at for-profit schools.

6. Do credits transfer to SNHU?

SNHU will accept as many as 45 credits from previous coursework if you're working toward an associate degree, up to 90 credits towards a bachelor's degree and up to 12 toward a graduate degree. Courses with a grade of C- or higher at an accredited institution are usually eligible to be transferred.

We recommend gathering your unofficial transcripts and contacting us to request a transfer evaluation.

7. Do SNHU credits transfer to other colleges?

As a fully accredited institution, SNHU's credits are generally accepted by all colleges and universities.

8. Does SNHU require SAT or GMAT scores?

No, SNHU does not require SAT or GMAT scores. We believe that standardized tests do not effectively measure a student's subject knowledge, or their ability to succeed. Additionally, by eliminating this requirement, students are able to pursue a faster, more flexible pathway to their education.

9. Is SNHU 100% online?

No. While our innovative online programs are a big part of who we are, our roots as a traditional business school predate the Internet by decades. Today, students can choose from hundreds of career-focused degree programs - some entirely online, and some on campus.

For students who would like a blended learning experience (both online and on campus) we are happy to work with you. Please note that a few of our programs, such as the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, may require a blend of online and on-site learning. If you have questions about your program of choice, let us know.

Our program finder shows a full list of programs along with which are available online and/or on campus.

10. Are all diplomas the same, regardless of how I attend?

Yes. With the exception, of course, of your name, degree program, and date of receipt, all diplomas are exactly the same. All online and on campus students will also have the opportunity to celebrate their success during our shared graduation ceremony weekend.

11. Where can I find SNHU reviews and testimonials?

See over 1,000 student and alumni stories on our website or on Youtube.

12. Does SNHU provide laptops for students?

SNHU doesn't offer students free laptops, but you can purchase a laptop from any location/reseller and take advantage of some discounts from Dell and Apple. See special offers for SNHU students from Dell or Apple.

13. How can I contact SNHU tech support?

You can contact the Technology Help Desk by phone, 24/7/365, at 1.855.877.9919, or visit and either follow instruction for missing login information or login and navigate to "tech support".