Southern New Hampshire University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New Hampshire


Southern New Hampshire University, SNHU, sits on a 300-acre wooded campus on the northern edge of Manchester and the banks of the Merrimack River. Boston is an hour to the south. The university also operates several continuing education centers in New Hampshire and Maine, and the university's online offerings continue to grow. SNHU students come from 25 states and 65 countries and represent a mix of traditional and adult students. At both the bachelor's and master's level, SNHU's well-regarded business programs are most popular. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. For residential students, life on campus is active with a wide range of student clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the SNHU Penmen compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference. The university fields eight men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Accounting Finance, Business Administration, Hospitality Administration, English, Marketing, Psychology, Sport Management

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6991
Total Grad Students: 1634
Undergraduate Students: 5357
Faculty: 128

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 55:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 42:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 33%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

2500 North River Road
Manchester New Hampshire 3106


Main Email:

Main Phone: 603-645-9687

Additional Campuses:
SNHU Online
33 South Commercial Street Suite 203
Manchester, NH 03101

SNHU Maine
Cooks Corner, 10 Tibbetts Dr.
Brunswick, ME 04011

SNHU Manchester Continuing Education
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106

SNHU Nashua
546 Amherst St.
Nashua, NH 03063

SNHU Salem
19-A Keewaydin Dr.
Salem, NH 03079

SNHU Seacoast
Pease International Tradeport, 231 Corporate Dr., Suite 100
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Admissions Contact:
Bethany Perkins
Director, Office of Transfer Admission
IM Screen Names: SNHUBethany

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Steve Harvey
Director, International Admission

Athletics Contact:
Chip Polak
Athletic Director, SNHU Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be considered for admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Generally a course with a grade of (C) or better that applies to the degree program is transferable. If the cumulative GPA is at least a 2.0, a grade of (C-) or better will transfer.

Credits (Min/Max):
We accept up to 90 credits toward a Bachelor's degree and up to 30 credits toward an Associate's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Not required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required.

Essay(s) required:
Not required.

Application Fee:
Apply at and the application fee is waived.

Other Requirements:
To complete your application, we require a list of courses the applicant is currently enrolled in or plans to take prior to enrollment at SNHU.

Fall Deadline:
Priority: May 15

Spring Deadline:
Priority: November 15

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 530
Math 450 550
Writing 430 540

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 84%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -84%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1550

Room and Board: 10584

Tuition and Fees: 27234

Total Cost: 40368

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
A private college education should be affordable. SNHU provides close to 90% of students with some type of financial aid. Transfer students could receive up to $17,000 in scholarships and grants if they enroll in our full-time day program.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 9158

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 91%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 84%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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