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Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH

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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, Fashion, 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 beautiful New England, only a 5 minute drive from downtown Manchester & a 1 hour drive from either the Atlantic seacoast or the global city of Boston, MA. This is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature but in close proximity to a major U.S. city. NH offers outdoor activities for every season (hiking, skiing, climbing, kayaking, etc.) spanning the beautiful Lakes Region & White Mountains, the beach and the vibrant city of Boston, the birthplace of America.

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 and diverse campus (with 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, and add a great value to your education!

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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 | 08/30-12/19
Spring | 01/03-04/24

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.
  • Culinary Arts - Baking: The Minor in Baking is a hands on curriculum that provides students opportunity to apply learned techniques through the production of baked goods and edible art.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Computer Game Design - Game Art & Development
  • 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! The minor in Entrepreneurship allows students to apply principles and knowledge from various functional areas of business such as accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and more, within entrepreneurial contexts. Students gain skills that support creating, planning for and managing small to medium business ventures.
  • Sports Management - and E-Sport. Esport: 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
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Communication
  • Computer Game Design
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Operations Management
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management/Administration


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
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
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 accept on Plan B

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/24/21

  • 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: 19 ($667 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100 Year Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $165 Year Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $25 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $104.95 Year Home Optional

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 $1,478 (12 months coverage) or $983 (spring start). Parking fee will vary.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/24/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 61% living on campus
  • Double: $4500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
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/tuition-and-financial-aid/tuition-and-fees/campus-undergraduate-costs

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1900 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
https://www.snhu.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/tuition-and-fees/campus-undergraduate-costs https://dinesnhu.sodexomyway.com/dining-plans/index.html


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/24/21

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

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Students need to purchase home campus health insurance or complete and submit an insurance waiver form.
Health Insurance $1,478 (12 months coverage) or $983 (spring start).

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,478 per semester.


  • Health records | due by: April 2nd
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Physical
  • Immunization before registering
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: TBtest if indicated by country of birth

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