Overview

Applicants
3,124
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
2.96

GPA Breakdown

6%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
33%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
423
with Terminal Degree
91

243
Men
180
Women
14
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Business Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Child Development

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Accounting and Computer Science

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Graphic Design


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$11,497

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,954
Out of State
55%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
79

Demographics

52% female
48% male
55% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
78%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Director
Hyla Jaffe, Coordinator

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
aptitude, achievement, information processing.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Aptitude information processing, neuro-psychological, diagnostic interview

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
58
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
1

6% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Penmen)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Penmen)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: LGBTQ Pride is a recognized club on campus. SNHU also has a safe zones program.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of New Hampshire - Durham
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of New Hampshire - Durham

Sustainability

Southern New Hampshire University is the first carbon neutral university campus in New Hampshire. The university has entered into an agreement with PPM Energy that enables SNHU to stabilize its energy prices for fifteen years, offset all its carbon production, and invest in other carbon-offsetting technology. As part of the agreement, SNHU will also receive 17,500 renewable energy credits per year, which translates into 13,125 tons of carbon dioxide per year. SNHU is also launching a green initiative with EARTH University in Costa Rica. This initiative calls for both universities to become carbon neutral within two years, share research, promote faculty collaboration, host an annual sustainability conference, and exchange teaching resources. The administration emphasizes sustainability on campus through “CORE”—curriculum, operations, research, engagement. SNHU’s “One Earth. One Bottle” campaign aims to get students, faculty, and staff to drink tap instead of bottled water by providing stainless steel water bottles for free to members of the campus community who sign a pledge not to purchase bottled water. SNHU’s interdisciplinary Environment, Ethics and Public Policy degree program combines course work in science, ethics, law and public policy to prepare students to respond to the challenges posed by sustainability in the twenty first century. Student-run organizations like the Environmentally Sustainable Students’ (ESS) group hold events like Plant-a-Tree Day, and recruit volunteers to clean up area ponds. Clean transportation is available through the Penmen Bike Rental Program, and restrooms on campus are equipped with water-saving toilets and sinks.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
2%

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
24

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
PC Connection, DELL and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Steven Soba
Director of Admission

Address
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106

Phone
(603)645-9611

Email
admission@snhu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Center for Financial Studies
Fitness Center / Athletic Complex
Robert Frost Hall (Academic Building)
McIninch Art Gallery
Last Chapter Pub
In addition to our five most popular places on campus, we also have a gourmet restaurant on campus run by our culinary and hospitality students, a bakery and coffee shop.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Verizon Wireless Arena
Mall of New Hampshire
White Mountains and Ski Resorts
Hampton Beach and Lake Winnipesaukee
Tilton Shopping Outlets

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri
8am-5pm
(603)645-9611

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Selected Days

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Manchester Transit Authority offers bus services available for pick-up/drop-off at the Student Center. Taxis are also available for travel to the Manchester/Boston Airport (just 15 minutes away) and the greater Manchester area.

Driving Instructions to Campus
FROM BOSTON: Take Exit 9N from I-93 onto US 3/RT 28N. Take a left at first intersection, at Fleet Bank. Proceed on West Alice which becomes Donati Drive at the 90 degree turn. At the stop sign, take a right onto Bicentennial Drive. At the next stop sign, take a right onto North River Road. Southern New Hampshire University is a 1/4 mile on the left. FROM EVERETT TURNPIKE/ROUTE 3: Take US 3 to I-293N to Exit 6. Bear right at traffic circle and cross the Amoskeag Bridge, then turn left onto Elm St. Follow Elm for 1 mile, then turn left onto Bennington Rd. Go 1 block, then right onto North River Rd. The university is 1.5 miles on the left.

Local Accommodations
Center of New Hampshire - Radisson 603-625-1000 Four Points Hotel - Sheraton 603-668-6110 Highlander Inn at the Airport 603-625-6426 Courtyard by Marriott 603-641-4900