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.
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. In 2017, we froze the rate of tuition for online programs for the sixth consecutive year.
Tuition and fees vary by program. For more information, please visit our Tuition and Fees page.
Yes, Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). All programs offered by SNHU are encompassed by this regional accreditation. To learn more, see advantages of a regionally accreditated college program.
In addition to regional accreditation, certain SNHU undergraduate and graduate programs also carry specialized programmatic accreditations. Please visit our Accreditations page for more information.
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.
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.
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 6 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. You can also see commonly asked questions about transferring.
As a fully accredited institution, SNHU's credits are generally accepted by all colleges and universities. Here are some questions to ask if you're considering transferring colleges.
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.
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.
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.
See over 1,000 student and alumni stories on our website or on Youtube.
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.