SNHU: Traditional College, Not Your Typical Education


The Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) campus, home to 3,000 full-time undergraduates from over 70 countries, is conveniently located just five minutes from downtown Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city. Manchester has been named one of the top college towns in the country, and with the mountains, beaches, and Boston only an hour away, students say the campus feels like home.

SNHU has always been committed to improvement, and over the past few years the school has constructed a new 50,000 square-foot Library Learning Commons, a new Welcome Center, and even a new quad in the center of campus. New athletic fields, new dormitories, and a new Science and Engineering building are currently under construction as well. SNHU strives to provide students with the resources and support they need to get the most out of their college experience, both socially and academically. With over 70 student-run clubs and organizations on campus, a robust career center, and professors who are able to take a personal interest in their students thanks to small class sizes, SNHU students know that their school is here to support them in all facets of college life.

Bachelor’s Degrees in Just Three Years

SNHU’s unique Degree in Three program — offered in accounting, accounting/finance, business administration, computer information technology, economics/finance, fashion merchandising and management, hospitality business, international business, marketing, operations and project management, and sport management — allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years through a blend of traditional and non-traditional experiences. Degree in Three students can save more than $40,000 by graduating in six semesters with no night, weekend, or summer courses. Internships, real-world consulting experiences, and experiential learning opportunities prepare students for success by encouraging them to apply classroom learning immediately. Graduates pursue graduate school or full-time employment a year ahead of their peers.

Outside the Classroom and Studying Abroad

Work in a boutique in Italy. Live with a family in France. Serve children in Ecuador. Complete a hands-on community project in London. Intern at a local business in Greece. Through SNHU, study-abroad opportunities go deeper. Students attend classes at partner institutions abroad while actively engaging with local communities and participating in extracurricular activities that extend beyond the traditional abroad experience. SNHU is dedicated to keeping these experiences affordable, which is why tuition and room and board during your time abroad will cost no more than if a student lived on campus. SNHU will also pick up the tab for a student’s flight (up to $1,000) and the full cost of travel health insurance.

The abroad experience takes many forms. Students have provided computers for classrooms in South Africa, read to kids in local schools, interned at the Beijing Olympics, played on nationally ranked sports teams, joined a fraternity or sorority, worked as Resident Assistants, were elected to Student Government, and so much more. Recently, a group of students ran a conference in Istanbul before heading to a partner school in Rwanda. It’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like these that transform the college experience!

Internships and Real World Experience

SNHU is dedicated to ensuring that graduates are moving right into competitive and fulfilling careers when they graduate. At many private universities, students are forced to seek out any potential career development opportunities themselves. At SNHU, it is built into the curriculum through classes like SNHU-303, a required course that includes résumé writing and/or critiquing, mock interviews, company and industry research, and networking strategies. SNHU’s top-notch Career Development Center (CDC) also offers counseling and skill-building sessions, organizes company site visits, and brings businesses and organizations to campus to interview students for jobs and internships. The University has established relationships with a number of high-profile employers who provide internship and job opportunities, including Fidelity Investments, Google, IBM, New York Life, Walt Disney World, LEGO Systems, the Boston Celtics, the Boston Red Sox, and Marriott International. Many SNHU students even transition straight from their internships into full-time employment!

With SNHU’s national reputation, and a base of over 80,000 alumni, graduates are seeing their employment opportunities expand. Look no further than Morgan Munson, a recent graduate who now works in marketing for the Boston Celtics, or Mike Capalbo who landed his “dream job” for ESPN. At SNHU, career development opportunities aren’t just important—they are an essential part of student success.

Private College Made Affordable

College should change students’ lives, not break the bank. A private education should be affordable. That’s why SNHU students with high school GPAs of 2.5 and higher can earn up to $20,000 in academic scholarships in addition to generous financial aid packages. More than 90 percent of the students at SNHU receive some type of financial aid.