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Southern New Hampshire University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Robert Frost Hall at SNHU

Robert Frost Hall at SNHU

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Southern New Hampshire University Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2012):

admission statistics from the SNHU website

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 17,454 (11,110 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 53% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,050
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,900
  • Other Expenses: $1,550
  • Total Cost: $41,500

Southern New Hampshire University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Southern New Hampshire University Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 88%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,638
    • Loans: $7,929

Most Popular Majors:

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

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Southern New Hampshire University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.snhu.edu/about.asp

"Southern New Hampshire University educates intellectually and culturally enriched individuals to be successful in their careers and contribute to their communities. SNHU’s educational philosophy challenges students’ intellectual potential and prepares them for professional lives in an ever-changing and increasingly interconnected world. It provides a supportive and close-knit learning community, delivering engaging instruction in a flexible variety of formats. Students develop the knowledge to understand a complex world, the skills to act effectively within that world and the wisdom to make good choices. They do so within a community of teachers, staff and peers that is encouraged to add its scholarly, creative and pedagogical contributions to the larger social good."

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