Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester , United States
  • 93
    Acceptance Rate
  • 3913
  • 98
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


New Hampshire College became Southern New Hampshire University on July 1, 2001. A new residence hall, New Castle Hall, was completed in 2001, while a new academic facility, Robert Frost Hall, containing the McIninch Art Gallery, was completed in 2002. When nearby Notre Dame College closed, three of Notre Dame's graduate education programs and two undergraduate education programs transferred to SNHU.

When president Paul LeBlanc took over in 2003, the early 2000s recession had affected SNHU with rising tuition and shrinking enrollment. LeBlanc addressed this in 2009 with an increased focus on the College of Online and Continuing Education. Rapid revenue growth from the division helped save the struggling main campus where enrollment had slumped. SNHU focused on increasing graduation rates and adjusting the online college to meet the needs of working adults who comprise most of its student body.

Entry requirements

Equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma

Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 or equivalent

(Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 – 2.49 may be eligible for provisional admission)

English proficiency proof is necessary. 

Duolingo - minimal score 100

Scholarship & funding

Southern New Hampshire University offers several types of grants and scholarships. For more information


Student life

A day with the university student.