Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH

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Southern New Hampshire University is a nonprofit private college that has a large number of degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, in a predominantly urban area. Approximately 8,000 students are enrolled yearly at Southern New Hampshire University.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs SNHU offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Most students admitted to this school score in-between 1310 to 1620 on the SAT exam. SNHU has an acceptance rate of about 84 percent of which only 23 percent chose to enroll.

Tuition is approximately $30,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's tuition calculator to determine cost. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $8,200 per year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Southern New Hampshire University Penmen participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, academics information, programs offered, and more may be viewed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Southern New Hampshire University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Southern New Hampshire University has a total student population of about 61,000. The student body is made up of 72% undergraduate students and 9% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $33,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,300 to $1,500 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$8,766
Receiving Student Loans74%$7,685

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Southern New Hampshire University may offer services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Southern New Hampshire University is approximately 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years42%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years0.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2014)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2014)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Southern New Hampshire University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Basketball (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Southern New Hampshire University for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

Virtual Tour of Campus

Virtual Tour of Southern New Hampshire University

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