Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH

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Where there are no limits to what you can do

At Southern New Hampshire University, we’ll help you discover and develop your passions, inside and outside the classroom. 

At SNHU, we set the bar high, both for our students and for ourselves. We offer innovative three-year (and five-year) degree programs, an ever-expanding list of majors, state-of-the-art resources for both students and faculty, and an impressive range of unique career preparation opportunities. All of these reflect our dedication to continuous improvement and student success.

SNHU is large enough to offer a wide range of educational programs and small enough that you’ll never feel like just a face in the crowd. When you walk through campus on your way to a class or club meeting, you’ll see friends, classmates, professors, career advisors, and more—and you’ll be able to greet them all by name. With a student body of just over 3,000 on-campus students, SNHU strikes a perfect balance between community and personalization. We believe professors should be able to get to know their students individually. After all, college is about more than just preparing you for a future career: it’s about creating a culture that inspires every person to do more, learn more, try harder, and exceed expectations—every day.

As a private nonprofit university, we understand the financial challenges that many students face when applying for college. That’s why we make every effort to lower the bottom line through merit-based grants of up to $20,000 per year (that’s $80,000 for four years of study!) and additional need-based scholarships for qualified students.

Once you arrive at SNHU, you’ll meet our impressive faculty members, who are engineers, writers, game designers, accountants, pilots, economists, entrepreneurs, and much more. In fact, the range of professional experiences embodied by our faculty is second only to the range of global experiences represented by our students. With over 40 countries represented in our student body, SNHU is never short of fresh new perspectives. 

We could fill a book with our students’ success stories. Our programs are designed with the real world in mind, and we work to ensure our students are successful when they graduate by offering career development opportunities starting on day one. Recent SNHU graduates have built successful careers with organizations such as Fidelity Investments, Disney World, the Department of Homeland Security, BAE, and many more. SNHU has established strong connections with some of the most visible organizations in the region and is the official higher education sponsor of the Boston Celtics.

There is no shortage of things to do or places to be on SNHU’s gorgeous riverside campus, and we’re always making improvements. We recently celebrated the grand opening of our new welcome center, home to our offices of admission, career development, and alumni relations—ensuring that every step in the SNHU life cycle is represented under one roof. Kingston Hall, our newest residence hall, opened in the summer of 2018 (joining Monadnock Hall, which opened in 2017), and we recently broke ground on a state-of-the-art academic building to house our College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics (CETA). The SNHU campus is also home to an augmented and virtual reality lab, a museum-quality art gallery, a 24-acre arboretum, and Penmen Stadium, a brand-new athletics facility housing many of our Division II sports teams.

“Student-run” is a term you’ll hear a lot at SNHU. Campus activities run the gamut from intercollegiate athletics and intramural sports to lip sync contests and comedy shows. With more than 70 clubs and organizations to get involved with, you never know where you’ll meet your next lifelong friend—or when! 

Start making new friends today with a visit to our beautiful campus. Go to to schedule a tour or register for one of our many on-campus events. Ready to apply? Applying to SNHU is free and easy. Learn more on our website or by contacting the Office of Admission. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you all the SNHU campus has to offer! 


Undergraduate Majors
• Accounting*
• Accounting and Finance*
• Aeronautical Engineering
• Air Traffic Management
• Aviation Management
• Aviation Operations and Management
• Biology
• Business Administration*—13 concentrations, including:
- Human Resource Management
- Organizational Leadership
- Small Business Management
• Business Analytics*
• Communication
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Construction Management
• Creative Writing
• Early Childhood Education
• Early Childhood Education Special Education
• Economics and Finance*
• Economics and Math
• Electrical Engineering
• Elementary Education
• Elementary Education with certification in General Special Education
• English Education
• English Language and Literature
• Environmental Science
- Compliance and Sustainability
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Wildlife and Conservation Biology
• Fashion Merchandising and Management*
• Game Art and Development
• Game Programming and Development
• Graphic Design and Media Arts
• History
• Hospitality Business*
• Justice Studies
- Crime and Criminology
- Law and Legal Process
- Policing and Law Enforcement
- Terrorism and Homeland Security
• Law and Politics
• Law and Politics (Pre-JD)
• Marketing*
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Middle School Mathematics Education
• Middle School Science Education
• Music Education
• Operations and Project Management*
• Psychology
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Forensic Psychology
- Mental Health

• Secondary Mathematics Education
• Social Studies Education 
• Sociology
• Special Education
• Sport Management*

* Denotes majors offered in our Degree in Three program

University Profile
Southern New Hampshire University is a private co-ed university with undergraduate majors in our School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics. With over 60 innovative programs to choose from, SNHU allows you to experience traditional without ever settling for typical. 

Founded: 1932

Location: The University is ideally located, with easy access to downtown Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city and the “Most Livable City” in the East, according to Forbes magazine. The mountains, beaches, and Boston are only an hour away.

Campus: 338 wooded acres, riverside, near downtown; public transportation is available, and students may keep cars on campus starting freshman year.

Undergraduate Day Enrollment: 3,023

Average Class Size: 14 students

Population: Students from 29 states and more than 40 countries

Degrees Offered: Associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate

Housing: 68% of undergraduates live on campus.

Assistance: Over 90% of our students receive some type of financial aid through loans, need-based grants, academic scholarships, and work-study programs.

eSports: SNHU currently sponsors four competitive varsity eSports teams, with plans to expand into new eSports in the coming years.
• Fortnite
• Hearthstone
• League of Legends
• Overwatch

Athletics: Our championship-caliber NCAA Division II athletic teams compete in the Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.
• Basketball
• Cheerleading
• Cross-country
• Field hockey
• Golf
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Softball
• Tennis
• Track & field (indoor)
• Track & field (outdoor)
• Volleyball

• Baseball
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Golf
• Hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Tennis

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