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Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University

Top reasons to study here

  • Named 2020 Most Innovative University in the North and one of the nation's "Best Regional Universities" by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Awarded the 21st Century Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Technology by The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • As a university built for people, not for profit, we invest in our learners and their communities.


Since its founding in 1932, the University has transformed from a school of accounting and secretarial science into an institution offering over 200 programs, from certificates to doctoral level degrees including business, education, liberal arts, social sciences and STEM.


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.

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 learner.


At SNHU, we put our mission to work — and it makes for much more than your typical 9 to 5. In fact, it’s one of many reasons we’ve been voted one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Best Colleges to Work For every year since its inception.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (47)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Student services

International Student Services (ISS) provides support to SNHU students in immigration, transition support and intercultural learning. We work in tandem with International Admissions, Campus Involvement, Advising, Career Services, Residence Life and other units on campus.

ISS offers the following services for international students:

  • Immigration advising on maintaining legal status
  • Travel documents
  • Enrollment certification
  • Applying for Social Security Number and driver's license
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Local transportation
  • Income tax workshops
  • Practical training, workshops and counseling for cross-cultural integration

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

Medical services

Health Services offers treatment of common acute problems (e.g., colds, flu, and burns), personal health counseling, education on preventative medicine, information on birth control, referral for sexually transmitted infections testing and assistance processing insurance claims.

Campus life

We also have a beautiful campus located just five minutes from downtown Manchester, NH, with 300 wooded acres to explore. We’ve got new, comfortable residence halls, state-of-the-art academic buildings, and plenty of space to live, play, and learn. Don’t take our word for it - come see for yourself!

Sports facilities

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.

  • 2,000-seat fieldhouse (with a function room that overlooks it)
  • an auxiliary gym with stage to accommodate a variety of university activities
  • a 25-meter six-lane swimming pool with a viewing gallery
  • racquetball court
  • mirrored exercise/dance room
  • training room
  • equipment room
  • several locker & team rooms
  • meeting rooms and offices

Student clubs

With more than 75 recognized clubs and organizations, life at SNHU is busy and active. From the Environmental Club to the Frisbee 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!

  • Academic Scholars Association 
  • Computer & Technology Club (CTC)
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Culinary Student Association (CSA)
  • Game Design and Development Club
  • International Business Association
  • Justice Studies Association
  • Media and Design Club
  • Sport Management Club
  • Style Club
  • Multicultural Student Union

Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). All Programs offered by SNHU are encompassed by this regional accreditation.


Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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