Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) began as a two-room business school above a nondescript storefront in downtown Manchester, NH. Originally named the New Hampshire Accounting and Secretarial School, the tiny enterprise enrolled fewer than 10 day students and 35 evening students in bookkeeping, accounting, and secretarial courses.
By relentlessly challenging the status quo and providing the best support in higher education, Southern New Hampshire University expands access to education by creating high quality, affordable and innovative pathways to meet the unique needs of each and every student.
By reinventing higher education to fit the needs of today's students and workforce, SNHU ensures that students are keeping pace with new technologies and professional requirements. SNHU provides unparalleled support and service to help students achieve their dreams and transform their lives and the lives of those around them. SNHU is proud to offer you an exceptional student experience with nationally recognized academic programs.
Here at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), we work hard to attract, develop, motivate, support and retain talent. We strive to make a difference every day in the lives of our employees.
SNHU has been recognized as a Great College to Work For™ by The Chronicle of Higher Education every year since the program's inception. Our unique culture of innovation has been widely recognized and in 2012, we were the only University to make Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies list.
International Student Services (ISS), located in William S. and Joan Green Center for Student Success, assists and supports international students and scholars at SNHU.
SNHU is committed to the academic growth and development of all of our students. We also help students looking for career information and planning, graduate school preparation and other experiences. With support from SNHU, you'll make yourself and your family proud.
Housing is available on campus for ESL, undergraduate, and graduate students with the exception of married students or students with children. On campus housing is limited, so make your reservation early. More information can be found on the Campus Housing page. You have the ability to choose from traditional residence halls (furnished shared rooms typically in suites with a shared common lounge and bathroom), apartments (furnished single rooms with a shared kitchen, living, and bath space), and townhouses (furnished single rooms similar to apartments but with slightly more space). Learn more about options in each category by clicking on the link provided.
Shapiro Library supports all SNHU students whether they are online or on campus. Using innovative services and technologies, the library delivers information and instruction necessary for academic success and lifelong learning.
Shapiro Library provides online access to and instruction on leading business, education, arts and sciences databases.
Health Services offers treatment of common acute problems, personal health counseling, education on preventative medicine, information on birth control, referral for sexually transmitted infections testing and assistance processing insurance claims. Health Services is a licensed facility and must follow guidelines established by the Department of Health and Human Services.
At SNHU, you can explore your interests and passions in and out of class — from hospitality to hiking, communication to concerts and finance to Frisbee — so you become exactly what you want to be while you enjoy fun school traditions and activities on a beautiful New England campus.
Southern New Hampshire University's athletic complex is considered one of the finest in the region, and boasts a 5,500 square-foot fitness center containing state-of-the-art equipment as well as free weights and a climbing wall.
With more than 60 clubs and organizations, life at SNHU is busy and active. From the Outreach Association to the Crew Club, you're sure to find a club that interests you. Of course, there's always room for more clubs, and it's easy to start your own!
All student members must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA (UG) and 3.0 GPA (GR) to be involved in organizations (higher for select organizations).
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). All programs offered by SNHU are encompassed by this regional accreditation.