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Southern New Hampshire University

New Hampshire - United States

Overview

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students and 30,000 online students, making us one of the fastest-growing universities in the country. Founded in 1932, we’ve been relentlessly reinventing higher education ever since and have gained national recognition for our dedication to helping students transform their lives and the lives of those around them.

We’re proud to provide affordable, accessible education that students can pursue online, on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, or at our regional centers in Manchester, Portsmouth, Nashua and Salem, NH, and Brunswick, Maine. We offer more than 200 online degree programs in today’s most in-demand career sectors, including business, education, health care, IT and marketing, plus more than 50 specialized MBAs.

As a SNHU student, you’ll get the support you need to see yourself succeed, including:

Admission counselors to help you choose the degree that best supports your goals

Your own dedicated academic advisor to provide the guidance and encouragement you need for academic success

Career advisors, webinars, internships and more to prepare you to enter or advance in the workforce

Faculty with real-world expertise in the fields they teach

World-class student services on campus and online, including an online bookstore, online library, tutoring and 24/7 tech support

We’ve also earned GetEducated.com Best Buy and Best of Business – Best Online Degree awards and are consistently ranked as a Military Friendly School by G.I Jobs.

Our Mission:

Southern New Hampshire University educates intellectually and culturally enriched individuals to be successful in their careers and contribute to their communities. SNHU’s educational philosophy challenges students’ intellectual potential and prepares them for professional lives in an ever-changing and increasingly interconnected world. It provides a supportive and close-knit learning community, delivering engaging instruction in a flexible variety of formats. Students develop the knowledge to understand a complex world, the skills to act effectively within that world and the wisdom to make good choices. They do so within a community of teachers, staff and peers that is encouraged to add its scholarly, creative and pedagogical contributions to the larger social good.


Faculties

School of Arts & Sciences

Communications, Media Arts & Technology

English

Humanities & Fine Arts

Justice Studies

Mathematics

Psychology

Science

Social Sciences

School of Business

Accounting & Taxation

Culinary

Economics/Finance

Hospitality Business

Information Technology

International Business

Marketing

Organizational Leadership

Quantitative Studies, Operations & Project Management

Sport Management

School of Education


English Requirements

Undergraduate:

TOEFL score of 71 and greater, IELTS score of 6.5 and greater, PTE score of 49 and greater, ELS score of 111 and greater, EF score of 107 and greater, and Michigan score of 85 and greater. The TOIEC examination is not accepted.

Graduate:

English Bridge Applicants with the following scores will start in a bridge program combining English courses and academic courses: TOEFL 71-78, IELTS 6, PTE 49-53, ELS 112, EF 106, Michigan 85-89. English as a Second Language (ESL): Students with scores of TOEFL less than 71, IELTS less than 6.0, PTE less than 48, ELS less than 112, EF less than 106, and Michigan less than 85, can register and attend English as a Second Language (ESL) program


Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

New students applying to the undergraduate day program are automatically considered for merit-based, renewable grants and scholarships. No separate application process is required for the scholarships below.

Academic/Go-Getter Scholarship
The Academic and Go-Getter Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate day students based on their academic record in high school or college. Students selected for an Academic or Go-Getter Scholarship will be notified at the time of admission and may receive additional types of financial assistance based on financial need. New students applying to the undergraduate day program are automatically considered for merit-based, renewable scholarships. Individual scholarships amounts vary and are renewable each year based on students maintaining cumulative grade point average (CGPA) that meets scholarship requirements. Failure to maintain the required GPA for the awarded scholarship will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds.

Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is offered to new full-time undergraduate day students that have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in a strong college preparatory or advanced curriculum. New students applying to the undergraduate day program are automatically considered for merit-based, renewable scholarships. The Presidential Scholarship is renewable based on the maintenance of a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship
An unlimited number of $2,000 scholarships for both full-time undergraduate day resident students and commuters are awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members who have a completed associate degree from a two-year program and a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Students must apply by May 15 for fall admission and November 15 for spring admission to guarantee eligibility. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average of all college work is required for the scholarship to be renewed. Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds. This scholarship will be combined with other non-Phi Theta Kappa scholarships and any academic awards that a student may receive from SNHU.
Honors Program Scholarship
SNHU awards a $2,000 Scholarship to students accepted into the University Honors Program or 3-Year Honors Program in Business Administration. Renewal of the scholarship is yearly contingent upon continued participation in the program. Failure to maintain the required GPA will result in the permanent loss of scholarship funds

Future Business Leaders of America Scholarship (FBLA)
SNHU awards Future Business Leaders of America Scholarships of $1,000 each year to students who participate in FBLA in their high schools. Recognition of participation must be acknowledged in both the student application and the teacher or guidance recommendation in order to receive the award.

DECA Scholarship
SNHU awards DECA Scholarships of $1,000 each year to students who participate in DECA in their high school. Recognition of participation must be acknowledged in both the student application and the teacher or guidance recommendation in order to receive the award.

Skills USA Scholarship
SNHU awards a $1,000 Skills USA Scholarship to any new student who places first, second or third in a Skills USA state or national culinary arts competition at any time during high school. The award is renewable for each year of attendance at the university. Official notification of the award must be submitted to the Office of Admission. Notifications received after March 15 does not guarantee the scholarship for the following year

Other Scholarship Programs

Alumni Family Scholarship
The Alumni Family Scholarship, in the amount of $1000 per year, is awarded to dependent children of alumni, including graduates of any associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree program at SNHU. The student must be enrolling in the full-time undergraduate day program. This scholarship is awarded during the admission review process.

Athletic Scholarship Program
Athletic scholarships are available to outstanding athletes in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, women's softball, men's baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's cross-country. Scholarship amounts vary. Information regarding these scholarships can be obtained by contacting the appropriate coach in the Southern New Hampshire University Athletic Department or by calling 603.645.9604.

Resident Assistant Scholarship Program
The Resident Assistant Scholarship Program awards work scholarships to students who are chosen for positions as resident assistants in the dorms, apartments and townhouses on the university campus. The program is limited to full-time upper-class students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Applications are handled by the Office of Residence Life.

Women's Faculty Scholarship
The Southern New Hampshire University Women's Faculty Scholarship was created in 1990 by the university’s women faculty. This scholarship acknowledges and supports students who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to human and environmental rights, economic justice, gender equity and/or community service.  Each year SNHU Women's Faculty Scholarships will be awarded to those applicants who best represent those values.  Any full-time returning student, undergraduate or graduate, may apply regardless of race, gender or nationality.  Prior scholarship applicants and recipients may re-apply.  Recipients are selected based upon academic record, past and continued commitment to human rights, and financial need.  The size of awards varies with the number of selected recipients in a given year and with the scholarship merits of each candidate. 


Tution Fee

Undergraduate:

 

Tuition Per Semester Annually
Tuition- Undergraduate Day $14,637 $29,274
Summer class/non-matriculated rate - $960/cours

Graduate:

Regular Graduate Pricing Per-Course* Per-Credit Hour*
Online Degrees/Certificates $1,881 $627
On Campus Degrees/Certificates $1,881 $627
Degrees/Certificates (Active-duty Military and their Spouses) $1,410 $470