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 help you discover and develop your passions—both inside and outside the classroom.

You’re going to love it here
At SNHU, we all come from different places with different backgrounds, backstories, dreams, and talents. But there’s one thing we have in common: we’ve chosen to make the 338-acre SNHU Manchester campus our home because it fosters a community where we can discover and develop our talents, forge lifelong friendships, and create new ways to make the world a better place. If you share these goals, you’re going to love it here. 

Once you arrive at SNHU, you’ll meet our impressive faculty members who are engineers, writers, game designers, accountants, 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.

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 connect to 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.

There’s no shortage of things to do or places to be
On SNHU’s gorgeous riverside campus, we’re always making improvements. We recently celebrated the grand opening of our new welcome center, home to our offices of admissions, 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 open 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 our Penmen Stadium athletic facility. 

“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 numerous clubs and organizations to get involved with, you never know where you’ll meet your next lifelong friend—or when!

The world has changed—and SNHU is ready for the challenge
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives, SNHU leadership knew a traditional college education was out of reach for a majority of Americans. In order to truly live up to our mission of transforming lives by expanding access to high-quality education, we had to face this challenge head on. We had to lower tuition. 

Introducing a more affordable SNHU campus education
Right now, SNHU is creating a radically more affordable way for you to earn your degree and enjoy the many enriching experiences that campus life offers. But our new campus academic program will still continue to deliver the dedicated, personal support that’s helped thousands of SNHU graduates reach their academic and career goals.

We’re excited to share the full details of this new program later in the fall of 2020. In the meantime, we have several ways for you to keep in touch and learn more about the SNHU campus experience:
• Apply now with no application fee: first-year studentstransfer students
• Sign up to receive campus updates
• Take a video tour of our campus
• Connect with an admission counselor who will guide you every step of the way

Applying to SNHU is free and easy. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you all the SNHU campus has to offer!

COVID-19 update
In order to protect the health and well-being of our community, SNHU has postponed or canceled all external campus events. To view the most recent information about SNHU’s response to the coronavirus, please visit



Named 2020’s “Most Innovative University in the North” and one of the nation's "Best Regional Universities" | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the top 10 Military Friendly® Schools in 2020

Fast Facts

Southern New Hampshire University is a private coeducational university with undergraduate majors in our Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education as well as the 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: Easy access to downtown Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest and “most livable” city in the East (according to Forbes), with mountains, beaches, and Boston only an hour away 

Campus: 338 wooded acres, riverside, near downtown; public transportation available; cars allowed on campus starting freshman year

Undergraduate enrollment: 3,023 daytime students

Student population: Representing 29 states and more than 40 countries

Degrees offered: Associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral

Housing: 68% of undergraduates living on campus

Majors: We’re developing a new portfolio of career-friendly majors and collaborative learning experiences. Apply today and be first to know about our new programs as we roll them out later this fall.

Recent popular areas of study include:
• Accounting & Finance
• Business Administration
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Education
• Engineering
• Game Art & Programming
• Liberal Arts
• Math & Science
• Psychology
• Social Sciences

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “It can be really overwhelming trying to create something alone, but I’m happy I’ve had staff, faculty, and advisors guiding me along the way. You come into SNHU on your own, but you come out with a whole family, and I think that’s what the campus community is all about.”

    • Samantha Frazer ’20
  • “One of the reasons I came to SNHU is the sense of community you initially feel when you get to campus. When I first toured SNHU, everyone was so friendly, and they talked about all the events they have on campus that bring everyone together and how everyone is so involved. I chose SNHU because it felt like home to me.”

    • Emily Murray ’22
  • “Not only are there wonderful opportunities, but it’s like having another family on campus. I’m more confident in myself both academically and personally.”

    • Danielle Kwatcher ’17