Southern New Hampshire University

2500 N River Rd, Manchester, United States
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  • Total Documents
    73
  • Class Notes
    26
  • Textbook Notes
    27
  • Study Guides
    10
  • Currently Enrolled
    91
  • Previously Enrolled
    127

Overview of Southern New Hampshire University

About this school

Southern New Hampshire University, founded in 1932, is a private, liberal arts school. Its 280-acre campus is located in Manchester, 50 miles north of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,020
    • Men:1,422 Men (47.1%)
    • Women:1,598 Women (52.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southern New Hampshire University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2500 North River Road
City, State, Zip
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
Phone
(603) 645-9611
Fax
(603) 645-9693
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
93% of 4,207 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 2,303 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 1,904 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
996 (25%) of 3,907 admitted students enrolled
Women
535 (25%) of 2,168 admitted students enrolled
Men
461 (27%) of 1,739 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.06
375 And Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,136 (61.73%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,278 (24.34%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (2.38%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,822 (11.54%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southern New Hampshire University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002580
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
704 (91.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
622 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
622 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
92 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$22,182
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 373 (60.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,603
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 523 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,009
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 618 (99.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
129 (16.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,128

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,322 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,106 (90.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,106 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
325 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$22,185
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,257 (59.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,130
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,797 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,725
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,026 (96.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
588 (20.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,451

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$40,327
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Computer Science, Education, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Siblings of Current Students, Twins, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


133

Part-Time Faculty


312

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


20%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southern New Hampshire University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Advertising
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Child Development
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Informatics
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Retailing and Retail Operations
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (44)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Child Development
  • Community Health
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Ethics
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Business
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Investment Management
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Quality Management
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability Management
  • Taxation
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


110,378

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston

Campus Size


317 acres

Weather


Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Manchester
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


62% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


38%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Penmen
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southern New Hampshire University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, coordinators of activities and programming events (cape), psychology club, economics/finance association, gaming club, outing club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,935

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,020
Women
1,598
Men
1,422

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 3.3% Black/African-American
  • 4.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.2% White
  • 5.7% Unknown

International Students


7.1% from 35 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,072

Student Resources