Southern New Hampshire University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Manchester, NH

$30,756

Avg tuition

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About Southern New Hampshire University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Southern New Hampshire University is a large private university located on a suburban campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 92,902, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 88%. The university offers 62 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 44%, and a student-faculty ratio of 22:1. Tuition and fees for students are $30,756.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

88% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

65% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

44% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Not required or recommended

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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114k

Students enrolled

94%

Online student enrollment

22:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

58%

Black

16%

Unknown

11%

Hispanic

10%

Two or more races

2%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

48% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

84

Total Online Enrollment

106,762

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

37% On-campus

63% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 50% online

Associate Check Bold 83% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 56% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 74% online

Master's Check Bold 67% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $30,756 $30,756
Graduate $18,810 $18,810

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $12,800
On-campus other expenses $6,742
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,218
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $9,532
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $9,532

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $51,498 $51,498
Off-campus without family $51,706 $51,706
Off-campus with family $41,488 $41,488

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

4%

Institution Grant Aid

33%

Pell Grant

48%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,606
State Grant Aid $2,238
Institution Grant Aid $16,725
Pell Grant Aid $2,879

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$43k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.