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Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University
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  1. Named 2020 Most Innovative University in the North by U.S. News & World Report
  2. 1 hour drive from Boston (south) and the White Mountain National Forest (north)

About This Campus

Voted the ‘#1 Most Innovative University’ in the Northeastern Region by U.S. News and World Report, & one of the fastest growing universities in the country, Southern New Hampshire University is a small, private, nonprofit institution with more than 3,000 on-campus students & over 100,000 online students. The Schools of Business, Arts & Sciences, Education, and Engineering offer over 150 Degree Programs including Business, Sport Management, E-Sport, Accounting, Marketing, Game Design, Graphic Design & more. Our career-focused academic programs allow students to gain real-world experience. We provide academic and personal support, both inside our small classes & outside of the classroom. Our gorgeous riverside, 300-acre wooded campus has received many recent upgrades & benefited from new constructions, including a new Welcome Center, a new Library and Learning Commons, a renovated Student Center, a new stadium, an augmented virtual reality lab & a brand new Residence Hall. .

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 75 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!

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Manchester
Population | 112,673
Enrollment | 3,899
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/28-12/17
Spring | 01/08-04/28

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 2%
Black | 2%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Two or more | 1%
White | 67%
Other | 24%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: 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
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 527.00 paper, N/A computer 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
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/24/23

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
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

Important Notes: 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 05/24/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 61% living on campus
  • Double: $5000
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
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

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1900 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/24/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1478 Year Home Waiver Available

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Students need to purchase SNHU Health Insurance or complete and submit an insurance waiver form, which can be completed online through the students mySNHU portal under the "Student Financial Services Tab/Other Forms."

SNHU Health Insurance costs: $1,572.00 (12 months coverage). Fall-Only coverage would be $534.00 Spring-Only coverage would be $1,038.00.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


    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, Covid-19 vaccine.

    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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