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Southern New Hampshire University, also referred to as SNHU, is a coeducational, private university in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. It was founded in 1932 by Harry A. B. Shapiro and Gertrude Crockett Shapiro under the name New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science. In 1961, it was renamed to New Hampshire College of Accounting and Commerce. It was chartered in 1963 under the state of New Hampshire. In 1969, it was renamed again to New Hampshire College. On July 1, 2001, it was granted University status, and the name was changed to Southern New Hampshire University. The University now grants admission to more than 2, 000 students every year. The schools and colleges under SNHU include the following:
  • The School of Liberal Arts
  • The School of Business
  • The School of Education
  • The School of Community Economic Development
  • The School of Professional and Continuing Education
In 2007, the School of Community Economic Development under SNHU received the Robert J. McKenna award, a New England Higher Education Excellence Award. This award was named for the former Rhode Island state senator and NEBHE chair. The University's sports teams are called the Penmen. The official mascot is the Penmen. Students participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, softball, and volleyball. The University also has a cheerleading squad.

Profile of Southern New Hampshire UniversitySouthern New Hampshire University can be found in Manchester, NH (a medium-sized city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Southern New Hampshire University.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in hospitality and business and management.

Southern New Hampshire University Selectivity

Southern New Hampshire University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 385 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 390 to 577, but ranged both higher and lower.

Instructors at Southern New Hampshire University are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 6, 439 students were enrolled in the school. Southern New Hampshire University has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Student dorms or apartments are common at Southern New Hampshire University. The school student athletes compete in Northeast 10 Conference competitions.

Southern New Hampshire University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 373business management, accounting, human resources, international business, marketing, finance, business and related services, accounting and finance, . . .
Education and Teaching190elementary school teaching, business teaching, education, ESL instruction, curriculum and instruction, secondary teaching, early childhood education, social studies teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts178international development, liberal arts and humanities, English, social services, political science, economics, history, humanities, . . .
Therapy and Counselling175psychology, substance abuse Counselling, mental health Counselling, psychology courses
Computer Science and Engineering85computer and info science, computer programming
Hospitality81hospitality management, tourism and travel
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy52sports and fitness management
Media44media studies, advertising, digital communications
Cooking and Culinary Arts35chef training, pastry, culinary arts
Family and Social Work10child development
Design9graphic design
Medical administration1health and medical administrative
Contact: Southern New Hampshire UniversitySouthern New Hampshire University

2500 N River Rd

Manchester, NH 03106

General Phone: (603) 668-2211


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