Southern New Hampshire UniversityLogo Southern New Hampshire UniversityLogo

Undergrad Profile

Where there are no limits to what you can do.
At Southern New Hampshire University, “typical” isn’t in our vocabulary, and we’ll never make you choose between tradition and innovation. 

Ask any group of people what comes to mind when they think of Southern New Hampshire University, and you’ll hear one word again and again: innovation. At SNHU we set the bar high, both for our students and ourselves. The Wall Street Journal has praised our innovative three-year degree program, and our ever-expanding list of majors and impressive list of unique career preparation opportunities reflect our dedication to continuous improvement.

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 students, SNHU strikes a perfect balance between community and intimacy. We believe that 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, every day, to do more, learn more, try harder, and exceed expectations.

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 with need-based grants of up to $18,000, with additional need-based scholarships for qualified students.

Once you arrive at SNHU, you’ll meet our impressive faculty, who are Fulbright Scholars, writers, chefs, artists, accountants, marketing pros, economists, entrepreneurs, and much more. In fact, the range of professional experience represented by our faculty is second only to the range of global experiences represented by our students. With over 70 countries represented in our student body, SNHU is never short of fresh new perspectives.

We could fill a book with these students’ success stories. Our programs are designed with the real world in mind, so students are prepared to launch successful careers when they graduate. Recent SNHU graduates have built successful careers with companies such as Fox News, the American Red Cross, ESPN, the Boston Celtics, and more. SNHU has built strong relationships with many of the most visible organizations in the region and is an official sponsor of the Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, and Major League Soccer.

There is no shortage of things to do or places to be on SNHU’s gorgeous riverside campus. Campus features include a state-of-the-art academic center with plenty of private study areas and a case study room, as well as a dining hall featuring a wide variety of made-to-order culinary options, from exotic international dishes to your favorite comfort foods.

In the fall of 2014, we opened our new 50,000-sq. ft. Library and Learning Commons, which houses our collection of 100,000 books, a café, and an innovation lab, nestled amongst a variety of cozy study spaces. The SNHU campus is also home to a new 300-bed residence hall, simulated stock trading room, museum-quality art gallery, fully equipped fitness center, and our award-winning, student-run gourmet restaurant, The Quill.

“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.



Undergraduate Majors
• Accounting*
• Accounting/Finance*
• Accounting/Information Systems
• Baking and Pastry Arts (A.S.)
• Bradley Three-Year Honors Program in Business Administration
• Business Administration*
• Business Studies
• Child Development Leadership
• Communication
• Computer Information Technology*
• Creative Writing and English
- Fiction Writing
- Nonfiction Writing

• Culinary Arts (A.S.)
• Culinary Management
• Early Childhood Education
• Economics/Finance
• Elementary Education
• Elementary Education w/certification in General Special Education
• English Language and Literature and English Education
• Environmental Science and Sustainability
• Fashion Merchandising (A.S.)
• Fashion Merchandising and Management*
• Game Art and Development
• Game Programming and Development
• Graphic Design and Media Arts
• History
• History and Social Studies Education
• Hospitality Business*
• Hospitality Management
• International Business*
• Justice Studies
- Crime and Criminology
- Law and Legal Process
- Policing and Law Enforcement
- Terrorism and Homeland Security

• Law and Politics
• Liberal Arts (A.A.)
• Marketing *
• Mathematics
• Middle School Math Education
• Middle School Science Education
• Music Education
• Operations and Project Management*
• Psychology
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Forensic Psychology
- Mental Health

• Public Service
• Secondary Mathematics Education
• Social Studies Education/History
• History and Social Studies Education
• Sociology
• Special Education
• Sport Management*
• Technical Management

* Available in the new Degree-in-Three format

Specialty Programs
• SNHU Advantage

University Profile
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, co-ed university with undergraduate majors in our Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. With dozens of 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: 3,050

Graduate Enrollment: 13,385

Average Class Size: 20

Population: Students from 28 states and more than 70 countries

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

Housing: 70% 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.

Athletics: Our NCAA Division II champion caliber athletic teams compete within the Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.