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Southern New Hampshire University

4.7 out of 5 (21 ratings / 21 reviews) Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students, over 80,000 online students and an alumni network of over 84,000, making it one of the fastest growing universities in the nation.



Since its founding in 1932, the University has transformed from a school of accounting and secretarial science into an institution offering over 200 programs, from certificates to doctoral level degrees including business, education, liberal arts, social sciences and STEM.


By reinventing higher education to fit the needs of today's students and workforce, SNHU ensures that students are keeping pace with new technologies and professional requirements. SNHU provides unparalleled support and service to help students achieve their dreams and transform their lives and the lives of those around them.

By relentlessly challenging the status quo and providing the best support in higher education, Southern New Hampshire University expands access to education by creating high quality, affordable and innovative pathways to meet the unique needs of each and every learner.


At SNHU, we put our mission to work — and it makes for much more than your typical 9 to 5. In fact, it’s one of many reasons we’ve been voted one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Colleges to Work For every year since its inception.

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Student services

International Student Services (ISS) provides support to SNHU students in immigration, transition support and intercultural learning. We work in tandem with International Admissions, Campus Involvement, Advising, Career Services, Residence Life and other units on campus.

ISS offers the following services for international students:

  • Immigration advising on maintaining legal status
  • Travel documents
  • Enrollment certification
  • Applying for Social Security Number and driver's license
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Local transportation
  • Income tax workshops
  • Practical training, workshops and counseling for cross-cultural integration

Housing services

Housing is available on campus for ESL, undergraduate, and graduate students with the exception of married students or students with children. On campus housing is limited, so make your reservation early. More information can be found on the Campus Housing page. You have the ability to choose from traditional residence halls (furnished shared rooms typically in suites with a shared common lounge and bathroom), apartments (furnished single rooms with a shared kitchen, living, and bath space), and townhouses (furnished single rooms similar to apartments but with slightly more space). Learn more about options in each category by clicking on the link provided.

Library services

Shapiro Library supports all SNHU students whether they are online or on campus. Using innovative services and technologies, the library delivers information and instruction necessary for academic success and lifelong learning.

Shapiro Library provides online access to and instruction on leading business, education, arts and sciences databases.

Medical services

Health Services offers treatment of common acute problems (e.g., colds, flu, and burns), personal health counseling, education on preventative medicine, information on birth control, referral for sexually transmitted infections testing and assistance processing insurance claims.

Student Life

Campus life

We also have a beautiful campus located just five minutes from downtown Manchester, NH, with 300 wooded acres to explore. We’ve got new, comfortable residence halls, state-of-the-art academic buildings, and plenty of space to live, play, and learn. Don’t take our word for it - come see for yourself!

Sports facilities

Southern New Hampshire University's athletic complex is considered one of the finest in the region, and boasts a 5,500 square-foot fitness center containing state-of-the-art equipment as well as free weights and a climbing wall.

  • 2,000-seat fieldhouse (with a function room that overlooks it)
  • an auxiliary gym with stage to accommodate a variety of university activities
  • a 25-meter six-lane swimming pool with a viewing gallery
  • racquetball court
  • mirrored exercise/dance room
  • training room
  • equipment room
  • several locker & team rooms
  • meeting rooms and offices

Student clubs

With more than 75 recognized clubs and organizations, life at SNHU is busy and active. From the Environmental Club to the Frisbee Club, you're sure to find a club that interests you. Of course, there's always room for more clubs, and it's easy to start your own!

  • Academic Scholars Association 
  • Computer & Technology Club (CTC)
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Culinary Student Association (CSA)
  • Game Design and Development Club
  • International Business Association
  • Justice Studies Association
  • Media and Design Club
  • Sport Management Club
  • Style Club
  • Multicultural Student Union


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

Student Reviews

SNHU Offers the Best Online Education Experience
Danna Latimer rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like that my advisor contacts me each block to check in on how I’m doing and discusses my program as a whole. I really like the 8-week blocks for each class because I feel that they focus on learning rather than the busy work of 16-week classes. Plus most of my classes have a final project instead of test, so we spend the whole class learning how to perfect our final...

SNHU online courses
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I began during the COVID-19 pandemic, so all of my courses have been online, yet the support from the staff is amazing. Their response time is unmatched while the friendly demeanor they possess makes you feel comfortable to ask questions.

Education is the key to success.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The community college I attended had an ambiance that was very positive for myself and other students. The quality of education was also exceptional and I am forever grateful for the continued support and encouragement of my lecturers.

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States


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