Private 4 Year

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

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Southern New Hampshire University overview
Location Manchester, New Hampshire
Online snhu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Southern New Hampshire University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), situated in Manchester, New Hampshire, approximately 60 miles north of Boston, is a private, nonprofit institution that blends a suburban setting with the amenities of a larger city environment. Established in 1932, SNHU has evolved to offer a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, with particular strength in business and hospitality administration. The university has a diverse student body with a variety of online and on-campus programs, catering to both traditional and non-traditional students. SNHU is noted for its expansive online education platform, which greatly extends its reach beyond regional bounds. The campus offers residential housing, contributing to the development of a cohesive on-campus community. With an open admissions policy, SNHU is accessible to a broad range of applicants. Although not primarily recognized for its athletics, SNHU does field competitive teams as the Penmen in the NCAA Division II, particularly in soccer and basketball.

In the most recent statistical year 27,953 prospective students applied, and 25,736 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 10,607 enrolled in the school.  43,386 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 102,147 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $15,000 plus fees of $380.












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Admission Standards

Southern New Hampshire University overview
GPA 3.18

Applications Accepted

Southern New Hampshire University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Southern New Hampshire University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$380
Room and Board $11,800
Budget for Other Expenses$7,326
Total One Year Cost$36,006

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

61% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern New Hampshire University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 64%
Psychology 9%
Social Sciences 4%
Computer and Information Sciences 4%
Communication 3%

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