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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Manchester
Population | 112,673
Enrollment | 3,900
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A

Term Dates
Fall | 09/03-12/22
Spring | 01/06-04/27

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH

#2 Most Innovative School and #174 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by USNWR
1 hour drive from Boston (south) and the White Mountain National Forest (north)
Military Friendly® Schools in 2023

About This Campus

SNHU’s classic New England college campus has everything you need to pursue your passions & make memories that last a lifetime. With 70+ career-focused majors, new residence halls, D2 athletics, over 70 student clubs & organizations & a beautiful 300-acre campus, get ready for the college experience you’ve been dreaming of. You can explore your passion at SNHU with over 70 academic programs available. From robotics labs & drone arenas to makerspaces & machine shops, hands-on learning is the foundation of our University. With options ranging from residence hall suites to shared apartments, you can make yourself home at SNHU with all the amenities you need at hand. Our dining options can satisfy any palate, featuring global fare, fresh-off-the-grill specials, a pizzeria, Dunkin’, Einstein Bros. Bagels, & more. You can explore academic interests, perform community service, develop leadership skills, or dive deeper into a hobby. Study with us for a semester and leave with lasting mem

Location Information

SNHU is located in the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature but in close proximity to a major city, Boston. NH offers outdoor activities for every season (hiking, skiing, climbing, kayaking, etc.) spanning the beautiful Lakes Region & White Mountains (north), the beach (east) & the vibrant city of Boston (south) - all about 1 hour away! Students can get a free bus pass to the Mall of NH, Downtown (Veterans Park) or the MHT airport.

Helpful Information

On-campus living is strongly encouraged & we are sure you will love it! You will find plenty to do: over 70 clubs & organizations, NCAA Division II athletic teams & many opportunities to get involved with volunteer organizations & the local community. We provide a safe, friendly & diverse campus (with over 600 international students from 70+ countries). This is the right place to meet new people, enjoy the rich nature in New England, explore major cities, & add a great value to your education!
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Courses are not guaranteed in any major.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Marketing - Sales: Sales professionals play a vital role in businesses and organizations across all industries. The Professional Sales gives students, regardless of major, the opportunity to receive the foundation necessary for a career area with numerous opportunities. It also provides students the opportunity to participate in a local or regional sales competition.
  • Marketing Communication - Social Media Marketing: The minor in Social Media Marketing provides students with a broad approach to the history, theory, technology, impact, and strategic uses of social media utilizing the most relevant and current attributes in technology, marketing, advertising, communication, public relations, and journalism.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Computer Game Design - Game and Simulation Programming - Students learn and apply principles used in writing code, developing artificial intelligence, working inside of game engines and designing realistic physics for video games. Game Art & Interactive Design - Students learn and apply principles used in video game art asset creation such as 3D modeling, lighting, shading, anatomy illustration, digital painting, 3D mesh topology, texturing and rigging. Courses in our Game Design program mirror the standard workflow pipeline used in industry for the production of art assets for multiple video game platforms, including web, console, PC and mobile.
  • Entrepreneurship - SNHU is one of the only Universities in the U.S. that owns its own food truck and incorporates the operations of the business into a classroom learning experience. Come work the Munchiez Food Truck!
  • Esports - SNHU is proud to be the first school in New Hampshire (and one of the first in New England) to offer competitive college esports. Esports is an industry on the rise, with rapid expansion and growth occurring globally and in the U.S. market, alongside the VR/AR and gaming industries. A minor in esport may lead to a specialization in esports that could potentially provide key content knowledge that gives students a leg up in the job market. By studying esports, students get exposed to learning about similar aspects from traditional sport including: professional players, teams, uniforms, coaches, managers, agents, leagues, competitions, marquee events, endorsement deals, player transfer fees, color commentators, highlight reels, college scholarships, match fixing, doping, gender related disputes.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, American Sign Language... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 527.00 paper or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/02/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100 Year Home Optional
Comprehensive Fee $500 Semester Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Costs subject to change. Important: Costs and fees refer to when campus is open. Students need to purchase home campus health insurance or complete and submit an insurance waiver form. Health Insurance $1,931 (12 months coverage) or $665 (fall only) or $628 (spring start).

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/02/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $N/A
  • Proximity to campus: N/A
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
For on-campus housing costs: https://www.snhu.edu/student-experience/campus-experience/campus-housing

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
https://www.snhu.edu/student-experience/campus-experience/campus-housing From "Residence Life FAQ" ... 2023-2024 academic year outlined ... $1,900/semester meal plan is required for any campus resident. A commuter meal plan option is available for $1,200/semester.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/02/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1931 Year Home Waiver Available

Important Notes about Health Insurance
SNHU’s current policy states that Student Health Insurance is mandatory, but a waiver is possible if they can provide proof that they are covered under a parent or spouse’s U.S. or Canadian health insurance policy. As part of the waiver process, they have to provide documentation/proof of that coverage.

Otherwise, students need to purchase SNHU Health Insurance.

SNHU Health Insurance costs: $1,931.00 (12 months coverage). Fall-Only coverage would be $665.00 Spring-Only coverage would be $628.00.


    Other Health Related Comments
    Required Immunizations:
    MMR, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal (after age 16), Tdap (within 10 years of coming to campus), Varicella (or proof of having chicken pox), TB screen questionnaire - test is only required if any questions are answered with a "yes" response.

    Students must be in compliance with immunizations before being able to move into on-campus housing.

    All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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