Southern New Hampshire University’s Undergraduate Viewbook
At Southern New Hampshire University, we believe there are no limits to what our students can achieve. We offer more than 40 majors in business, liberal arts, education and culinary, all designed to help you launch a great career when you graduate. We provide an intimate living and learning environment where people know your name and will help you succeed.
Go for the adventure. Go for the promotion. Go for the championship. Go for the learning. Go abroad. Go further than you ever dreamed. Go on campus. Go on location. Go online. Follow us on: /SNHUOnCampus /SNHUOnCampus /SNHUtube @SNHUOnCampus @snhu /snhu Youâ€™re about to make a big decision â€“ where to earn your college degree. Thanks for considering SNHU. With more than 40 majors to choose from, award-winning professors who not only teach but inspire, and one of the most affordable private school tuition rates in New England, we think we can make your decision an easy one. Ready to see all we have to offer? Turn the page and go. Go for the Grade Pursue your passion – and your career – as you build a program that fits you. You have unrealized potential just dying to get out. SNHU is a traditional private university but not a typical one. We believe there are no limits to what you can achieve or who you can become, so we’d like to spend the next few years helping you combine your passion and an innovative education to realize all the potential you have. At SNHU, you don’t just learn. You experience learning – through lively discussions, team-based projects, internships, volunteering at special events, attending workshops, observing master teachers at area schools, presenting at trade shows. We understand that you will apply your education more by getting these opportunities outside of class. So we’ll work with you to build in those all-important hands-on experiences that employers love to see on a résumé. We will give you the flexibility to shape your degree around your interests and ambition. You can combine majors and minors across schools to create a one-ofa-kind skill set. You can choose between a business or liberal arts foundation. You can even put your degree on the fast track by participating in one of our three-year programs, such as College Unbound, which substitutes classroom time with project-based, realworld learning experiences. Because SNHU is a teaching university, all faculty members teach the courses themselves â€“ which means their primary focus is you. SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES Majors Go Anywhere, Do Anything Communication Creative Writing and English English Language and Literature Environment Management Environmental Science Game Art and Development (BA) Game Programming and Development (BS) Graphic Design and Media Arts History Integrated Studies (College Unbound) Justice Studies – four concentrations in: • Crime and Criminology • Law and Legal Process • Policing and Law Enforcement • Terrorism and Homeland Security Law and Politics Liberal Arts (AA) Mathematics Psychology – three concentrations in: • Child and Adolescent Development • Forensic Psychology • Mental Health Public Service Sociology Certificates For Communication major Heidi Quigley ’13, it started with a paper she had to write on renewable energy for an English class. She didn’t know much about the subject at the time, but the more she researched, the more she had to know. It quickly dawned on her – she had just discovered a new passion for environmental issues. And she knew she would have to take some courses that fed that passion, even if they weren’t part of her major. At SNHU’s School of Arts of Sciences, that was no problem. Quigley’s advisor worked closely with her to build a program that fueled her curiosity and supported her career goals. And before she graduated in May 2013 – with a BA in communication and minors in environmental studies, marketing and public relations – she already had an offer from a company to lead their environmentally conscious marketing efforts. “My professors were always so willing to help,” says Quigley. “Any time I had a question, I knew who to go to. I never felt like it was just about the grade either.” Quigley – who earned the 2013 Outstanding Student in Communication and 2013 Peer Educator of the Year awards – completed three internships during her time at SNHU, which she says were instrumental in helping her land a position. “I can’t tell you how many emails I got about available internships (while at SNHU),” she says. “Everyone just really wants to see you do well.” Pre-Law Heidi Quigley ’13 BA in Communication Grossman Marketing Group SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Majors 3Year Honors Program in Business Administration Accounting Go Lead With Purpose and Passion Accounting/Finance Accounting/Information Systems Business Administration Business Administration* – four concentrations in: • Human Resource Management • Operations and Project Management • Organizational Leadership • Small Business Management Business Studies Computer Information Technology (BA or BS) Economics/Finance Fashion Merchandising (AS) Fashion Merchandising and Management Hospitality Business – three concentrations in: • Events and Convention Management • Hotel and Resorts Management • Restaurant and Beverage Management Hospitality Management (BAS) International Business Marketing* Marketing with a specialization in Social Media Marketing Operations and Project Management Lucas Moran ’13 was in the home stretch of earning his BS in Business Administration as part of the 3Year Honors Program. And he already had a great position lined up with the Fortune 500 IT company where he was interning. Then one day, due to steep cuts, just like that, his future job was a thing of the past. He was a little disheartened, but he had a year of real-world experience under his belt through his internship and three years of intensive training working in teams, presenting, researching and analyzing methodologies. “I got such a well-rounded experience in the program that I felt like I could literally go into almost any area of business. I felt incredibly prepared to find a job,” says Moran. A few months later, he did just that after attending a seminar he learned about through the Career Development Center. Because of his education and experience, Moran grabbed the attention of Fidelity recruiters and ultimately landed an IT job at the company. Sport Management* Technical Management *Also available in the NEW Degree in Three option. Lucas Moran ’13 BS in Business Administration Fidelity Investments Introducing a New Three-Year Business Program You don’t have to be in the Honors Program to graduate in three years. You can also sign up for Degree in Three, a new program that lets you earn a BS in Business Administration, Marketing or Sport Management in just six semesters without ever having to take evening, weekend or summer classes. Along with saving up to $40,000 in tuition and room and board, you will also gain valuable experience in the field through internships, community-based events, professional development workshops and more! SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Majors Child Development Leadership Go Make a Difference Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Elementary Education with Special Education English Education English Language and Literature and English Education History and Social Studies Education Middle School Mathematics Education Middle School Science Education Music Education Special Education After narrowing down his scholarship offers, Brad Campion ’16, then a high school senior in Bethlehem, NY, made visits to each of his top schools. A stand-out soccer player, he knew his meetings with the coaching staffs would play a big role in his final decision. But soccer was only part of the equation. He also excelled academically and was looking for a university that would prepare him for his other passion – teaching. When he visited SNHU, Campion noticed something special – a strong sense of community. “I felt at home from day one. Everyone is so tight-knit, you have so much support everywhere you turn. And to have a president who’s so involved, who will Tweet back to you and have open office hours, that was huge to me.” Campion was also impressed with the School of Education’s Honors Program and the fact that education students started gaining the required 100 hours of field experience their first semester – unlike so many other schools that make you wait. As he wrapped up his freshman year in the Honors Program, double majoring in history and social studies, it seems clear that SNHU was the right choice for him. Along with getting very involved in student clubs and organizations, Campion earned the Academic Achievement Award and the National Student-Athlete Day Award for scoring the highest GPA of anyone on the soccer team for the fall 2012 semester. “There are so many opportunities here,” says Campion. “And the staff and advisors are always right there for you. They’ll help with anything you want if you just reach out.” Brad Campion ’16 History and Social Studies Education University Honors Program CULINARY PROGRAMS Majors Baking and Pastry Arts (AS) Go Fire Up Your Career Culinary Arts (AS) Culinary Management Certificates Baking Cooking Earning a culinary degree from SNHU won’t necessarily prepare you for success on a reality TV show, but it certainly helped alum Liz White ’08, now a regular on TLC’s “Cake Boss.” The New Jersey native started interning at Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken the summer after her first year in SNHU’s baking and pastry arts associates program. Two years later, TLC created a series around the specialty cake store’s charismatic owner, Buddy Valastro, and White became part of the ensemble cast. She’s now Head Cake Decorator at Carlo’s. “I was able to come into it with some baking knowledge, so I didn’t just have to listen to people tell me what to do,” says White, who earned her AS in Baking and Pastry Arts in 2008 and BAS in Hospitality Administration in 2010. Although White’s career path is certainly unique, students in the culinary programs can expect the same close attention from faculty she enjoyed, as well as countless opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the Hospitality Center. “Classrooms” include The Quill, our award-winning student-run fine dining restaurant; Caffé É Dolce, a popular coffee and pastry shop; a commercial kitchen, a large ballroom and special labs for catering, baking, cold food and food production. And there are numerous off-campus learning experiences offered, including class trips, consulting projects, community service and internships/cooperatives. “I loved my experience at SNHU so much because I was able to really connect with a lot of the people, students and faculty alike,” White says. “And I knew that there were people always looking out for my best interests.” Liz White ’08 Head Cake Decorator Carlo’s Bake Shop Inspiring Students to Go for It SNHU faculty members are masters at the art of teaching and inspiring. In addition to excelling in the classroom, they boast a wealth of experience in the world of industry and are often called upon as experts in their fields of study. They have PhDs from distinguished universities such as Harvard, Columbia and Yale. They’re Fulbright Scholars, hall of fame chefs and NY Times bestselling authors. They’re digital design pioneers, patent holders and international business experts. They’re community activists, award-winning educators and consultants for professional sports teams. And they’re yours. Go for the Challenge – and the Savings If you’re looking for an even greater academic challenge, consider applying to our Honors Program, with a four-year track for students in any discipline and a three-year track for business students. University Honors Program Students in the four-year honors track can pursue any of the university’s four-year bachelor’s degree programs, so you can tailor the program to suit your interests and goals. Students in the Honors Program will receive an annual $2,000 scholarship on top of any other academic scholarships. These students will benefit from: • Priority registration for classes and access to the Honors Lounge • Access to invitation-only seminars taught by SNHU’s most accomplished faculty members • Independent study with a faculty member • Opportunities for honors social events, trips, conferences, meetings with visiting speakers, special programs, volunteering, retreats and other enriching activities. 3Year Honors Program in Business Administration Prepare to be a business leader in three years with Southern New Hampshire University’s innovative 3Year Honors Program in Business Administration. You can even use the fourth year to earn your master’s degree or start your career. The program saves you a year of tuition and fees – more than $40,000 – and is designed to be completed in six semesters, with no night, weekend or overload courses. Through an interdisciplinary, team-based approach to your education, you’ll constantly be applying what you’re learning as you develop transferable skills that prepare you for the real world. “I really felt comfortable at SNHU. I’ve met people from around the world and felt very much accepted here.” Marie Nunez ’13 Psychology Student A Campus That’s Going Places New construction, new buildings and new renovations mean exciting new opportunities for you to explore, learn and grow. It might sound like an exaggeration, but there’s truly never been a more exciting time to be at SNHU. Just walk around campus and you’ll see why. New buildings are going up. Existing buildings are being renovated. And students now have more reasons than ever to live, work and play on campus. And while these physical changes can’t convey the welcoming and caring community you’ll experience when here, they do convey our commitment to providing you with the best facilities, equipment and technology to reach your full potential. Here are just a few recent examples of our progress: New Academic Center (Opened 2009) With state-of-the-art classrooms, Mac and game design labs, group study rooms, and a learning commons where you can grab a bite to eat and study in between classes, our new, spacious eco-friendly Academic Center is fast becoming a student favorite. New Dining Center (Opened 2010) From pizzas to paninis, from stir fry to salads, no matter what you’re craving, chances are you can find it at one of the eight restaurants located inside our new Dining Center. Eat inside at one of the many booths or tables in the common area, or outside on the patio on those beautiful fall and spring days. Tuckerman Hall (Opened Fall 2013) Students are excited to learn that they now have a shiny new environmentally friendly residence hall on campus. The 308-bed coed facility features high-efficiency lighting systems, secure entrances and spacious common areas. New Learning Commons (Fall 2014) True to its name, when the new Learning Commons opens it will serve as a hub for academic resources, support, and development for students and faculty. Inside you’ll find a new state-of-the art library, IT help desk and Learning Center, where our undergraduate day students will go to get extra assistance with classes. ons New Learning Comm Robert A. Freese Student Center (Renovated 2012) It’s no wonder this is such a popular spot for students. It includes the campus store, coffee shop, wellness center, Veterans Lounge, chapel, SNHU’s radio studio, The Last Chapter Pub and many other student development offices. r Academic Cente Tuckerman Hall Dining Center ese Robert A. Fre ter Student Cen Go Get Involved With more than 65 clubs and organizations to join, and less than five miles to downtown Manchester, you have countless opportunities to get involved, give back and have fun. You’ve probably browsed through our majors, got a glimpse of what we offer academically, and now you’re wondering, “What’s there to do for fun?” It’s a popular question. And the simple answer is, “A lot.” Just take a look at the sidebar on the right that lists all our clubs and organizations. But that’s just part of the story. There are also special events, concerts and performances on campus each semester, student- and faculty-led community volunteer efforts, intramural sports, a fitness center, an exercise studio, an Olympic-regulation pool and any number of other events such as the wildly popular Bingo Night at The Last Chapter Pub. You’re also a short drive (or heck, even a bike ride) from downtown Manchester, which Forbes magazine named to its most recent “most livable cities” list. So you’ll be close to major concerts and professional hockey at the Verizon Wireless Center, minor league baseball games at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, all the nightlife hotspots and restaurants around Elm Street, specialty apparel stores and boutiques, kayaking spots along the Merrimack River, and the renowned Currier Museum of Art. It’s also important to know that Southern New Hampshire University is a multicultural, multiethnic, multi-gender and multigenerational university, committed to creating a safe, welcoming environment for all students. Our Office of Diversity Initiatives, for example, collaborates with students, faculty and staff on educational and enrichment activities and events that help support underrepresented students while promoting the larger message of inclusivity. There are also three student organizations dedicated specifically to promoting diversity across campus – The Beloved Community, the International Student Association and Generation Equality. And SNHU recently formed the President’s Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Advocacy, which focuses on ensuring a safe, positive experience for students, faculty, staff and alumni who identify as part of the LGBTQ community through advocacy, policy review, programming and education. SNHU has a long tradition of volunteering in its community. Students, faculty and staff regularly raise money for (and lend a hand to) organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, New Hampshire Food Bank, Operation Frontline, Salvation Army and many more. Some of our more than 65 clubs and organizations: American Sign Language Club Animation and Film Club Cake Decorating Club Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Creative Writing Club Culinary Student Association Debate Club Economics/Finance Association Future Business Leaders of America: Phi Beta Lambda Game Design and Development Club History Club Hospitality Student Association International Business Association Justice Studies Association Math Club Media and Design Club Music Club NH Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Psychology Student Association Reach Peer Educators Sport Management Club Style Club Community Service Organizations Environmentally Sustainable Students Outreach Association Greek Organizations Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity Phi Delta Psi Fraternity Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Kappa Delta Phi, NAS Sorority Phi Delta Beta Sorority Phi Omega Psi Sorority Honor Societies Alpha Chi/Epsilon Chapter (Liberal Arts) Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice) Delta Mu Delta (Business Majors) Eta Sigma Delta (International Hospitality Management Society) Order of Omega (Greek Letter Society) Phi Theta Kappa (Associates Degree Honor Society) Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) Media & Publications Organizations Enterprise Yearbook Radio SNHU Penmen Press (Student Newspaper) Political, Multicultural & Religious Organizations Beloved Community Democrats Club Fellowship Christian Athletes Generation Equality International Students Association (ISA) Saudi Students Club Recreation, Social Activities & Performing Arts Organizations Club Hockey Crew Club Dance Club Drama Club Field Hockey Club Gaming Club Outing Club Paintball Club SNHUmans vs. Zombies Soccer Club Student Governance Organizations Coordinators of Activities and Programming Events (CAPE) Inter-Greek Council (IGC) Student Government Association (SGA) University Support Student Organizations Senior Events Student Veterans of America Student Ambassadors Transfer Students Club For further details, contact the Office of Student Involvement at 603-645-9608 or firstname.lastname@example.org Where Student Athletes Go All Out With new records broken, new personal bests topped and new sports added again, the Penmen remain among the elite Division II athletics programs. • Consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, the men’s soccer team has participated in 19 NCAA Tournaments since 1986 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament national championship game in 2002. • The men’s basketball team, a longtime New England powerhouse, has claimed six NCAA Regional titles and has advanced to the Division II Final Four twice. • Three teams (men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball) claimed Northeast-10 championships in 2012-13, while men’s and women’s tennis reached the NE-10 final. • The men’s baseball team earned an NCAA Division II bid the past two seasons in 2011 and 2012. • A record-high six teams reached their respective NCAA Tournament in 2012-13 (baseball, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis). Our facilities outperform, too. The athletic complex is home to a 5,500-square-foot fitness center, a 2,000-seat field house, an auxiliary gym, a 25-meter competition swimming pool (with viewing gallery), a racquetball court, a mirrored dance room, training and team rooms, and more. Outside facilities include four lighted tennis courts, recently renovated and lighted baseball and softball diamonds, practice fields and a lighted soccer/lacrosse field that features a state-of-the-art FieldTurf surface (viewed by many as the “ultimate all-weather surface”). “At SNHU, you automatically have a group of friends if you’re on a sports team. You have a team of people who are there for you and have your back so that you can always walk on the field feeling more confident.” Emily Mongeau Elementary Education/Special Education Student Soccer and Lacrosse Athlete Athletics at SNHU An NCAA Division II powerhouse, the Penmen have maintained a level of excellence that is second to none. SNHU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Northeast-10 Conference. Men’s Women’s Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Tennis Basketball Bowling (Fall 2015) Cheerleading (co-ed) Cross Country Field Hockey (Fall 2014) Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Tennis Outdoor Track and Field (Fall 2015) Volleyball Academics Count SNHU student-athletes succeed off the playing field as well. The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named SNHU’s Women’s Cross-Country Team as an All-Academic Team in 2011. Nearly 175 SNHU student-athletes were named to the Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2011-12. Experience Manchester, Boston and Beyond Get to Boston, the beaches or the ski slopes in less than an hour. Just five miles down the road (easily bikeable) is downtown Manchester, which Forbes magazine named one of the “most livable cities.” Here’s where you can find nightlife hotspots and restaurants around Elm Street, major concerts and professional hockey at the Verizon Wireless Arena and minor league baseball games at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. There’s also so much waiting for you to explore around the region – especially within an hour’s drive. All you have to do is point your car in the right direction and go. If you’re looking for adventures in the great outdoors, travel less than an hour north and you’re able to hit the slopes in the White Mountains, or drive an hour east and you’re at the beaches of Hampton and Rye. Travel about 50 miles farther south and you’ll end up in downtown Boston, which is a big draw for a lot of students, personally and professionally. You can catch all the major professional sports or visit world-renowned museums. Another big advantage to having Boston close is that you have so many more opportunities to intern, network and gain that all-important real-world experience employers are looking for. Go Experience the World Expand your perspective as a global citizen. Immerse yourself in other cultures, discover new perspectives and visit some of the most historic places in the world by studying abroad. We have partnered with selected universities from around the world to offer SNHU students unique opportunities to take courses at all levels and in numerous majors—along with options for internships or service learning. Study for a full semester overseas or take part in one of our summer programs. National University of Ireland, Galway American University of Rome Hellenic American University, Athens No matter which program you choose, you’ll enjoy: • SNHU-Equivalent Tuition and Housing Costs • Airfare (up to $1,000) and Health Insurance • Support Before and After Your Program • Transferable Credits and Grades For more information, contact Stefano Parenti, Director of Study Abroad/Exchange Program at 603.645.9725 or email@example.com. Webster University, Vienna Florence University of the Arts Institute for the American Universities, Aix En Provence Tom Dionisio ’76 Alumnus Tom Dionisio ’76 is a partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, where he oversees information technology for BCG’s 66 offices in 28 countries. He earned his bachelor’s degree in IT at SNHU, and today he is a university trustee. “I started college thinking I wanted to go into marketing, but SNHU afforded me the opportunity to explore other disciplines, including information technology, which was just beginning to explode at the time,” he says. “Experiences and opportunities at SNHU encouraged and built my confidence. It prepared me to take on the information technology revolution and allowed me to be successful across companies like IBM, Wang and now BCG.” “SNHU was the perfect fit. They took a chance on me, and it paid off!” Nicole Barreira ’06, ’10 Nicole Barreira has good taste. A graduate of the hospitality program and a master’s degree recipient, Nicole leads the menu development and marketing teams at T-Bones/Cactus Jacks, a New Hampshire restaurant chain. “I feel very successful, and it has everything to do with my time at SNHU,” she says. “The teachers related to me both on the level of professor and on the level of being a person. I never needed to ask for help. They were always just there, assisting me, so that I might be more successful.” Our Graduates Go Places Our academic programs are created with the real world – and your career – in mind. Attention is given to the qualities industry leaders say they want in employees. As a result, we’ve often been told that our graduates contribute from day one on the job – while others need the most basic of training before they can even get started. We have great relationships with a number of respected and high-profile employers who provide internship and job opportunities. Career Development We take your career development and your job search very seriously. SNHU’s Career Development Center will work with you to find internships in your major area and provide career counseling. But that’s just the beginning. The Career Development Center also hosts networking events and job fairs with employers, on-campus recruiting, career planning and job search resources, and help with résumé writing and interviewing. Staff can also help you select a major and prepare for graduate school. “Career Development has helped me with every step of the employment search process … I think every SNHU student would benefit from the advice of the Career Development staff.” Nathan Yates BS in Economics and Finance Our students have worked for a variety of well-known, respected companies. Companies that have hired our graduates: American Red Cross Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield AXIS Communications, Inc. BAE Systems Boston Celtics Boston Public Schools Blue Ginger C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Comcast Child and Family Services of New Hampshire Citizens Bank Concord School District Dell Computer Corporation Dyn EMC Corporation Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ernst & Young Fidelity Investments Griffin York & Krause Head Start Program Hilton Corporation Hubspot Insight Technology John Hancock Financial Services Liberty Mutual Group, Inc. Manchester Police Department Marriott International New Balance Athletics New Hampshire Fisher Cats New Hampshire Public Radio Phillips Healthcare Reebok International Scribe Software Sodexo Sherwin Williams Stonyfield Farm Yogurt United Technologies Verizon Wireless Walt Disney Resorts Wedu, Inc. Woodstock Inn & Resort Go-getters Transfer Here We can help you finish what you started. Save Time and Money Turn Your College Credits Into a College Degree You’ve worked hard to earn all those college credits. That’s why we make it easy to transfer them in so you can graduate quickly and affordably. SNHU lets you apply up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree, and a transfer admission advisor will work with you to help make your transition to SNHU as simple and seamless as possible. Why is SNHU such a popular choice for students looking to transfer? Perhaps it’s because we offer a flexible, versatile bachelor’s degree program in every school so students with wide-ranging interests and career goals can maximize their time here. Perhaps it’s because we will transfer credits from another college or degree as well as previous eligible military experience into the program of your choice. Perhaps it’s because we offer partnership agreements and a Regional Community College Scholarship that rewards students who understand the value of working hard. Lastly, we provide all the support needed to our transfer students – before, during and after they graduate. For more information, contact the Office of Transfer Admission at 603.645.9687 or firstname.lastname@example.org. “Transferring to SNHU was easy. I had a lot of resources and contact information given to me to help the process go smoothly.” Melanie Blackman ’14 BA Creative Writing Melanie Blackman transferred to SNHU as a junior in the fall of 2012. A member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at NHTI – Concord’s Community College, where she previously attended, she earned admission into SNHU’s Honors Program and quickly immersed herself in learning the art and craft of writing. “I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to write and receive guidance from people who really know what they’re doing,” she says. “It’s so helpful to have teachers who know the business.” Blackman credits her seamless transition to SNHU in part because she attended SNHU’s weekly transfer orientation course during her first semester. “I found out who to talk to for study abroad and internships, and learned about activities on campus to meet new people. That really helped.” Welcome International Students Southern New Hampshire University offers an excellent environment for international students. We have students and alumni from more than 65 countries. Many of our faculty members have lived, worked and taught overseas. English language programs are available on campus through our Institute for Language Education. International Student Services SNHU’s International Student Services provides orientation programs, international ID cards, immigration advising, travel documents, enrollment certification, information about applying for a Social Security number or a driver’s license, practical training assistance, and cross-cultural adjustment counseling. We make the admission process simple: • several enrollment dates/rolling admission • no application fee • many overseas representatives • rapid response to applications Visit www.snhu.edu and click on “International Admission” for information about English language testing and other requirements. Affordability and Scholarships SNHU is one of the most affordable private universities in New England. Available Grants and Scholarships for Incoming Students Academic Scholarships ($5,000-18,000) Go-getter Grant Academic Scholarship Presidential Scholarship Honors Scholarships ($2,000) University Honors Program Scholarship Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship Leadership Scholarships ($,1000) Academy of Finance Scholarship SkillsUSA Scholarship DECA Scholarships FBLA Scholarship Regional School Partnerships ($3,000) Regional Community College Scholarship High School Articulation Scholarship Athletic Scholarships Alumni Family Scholarship Sibling Grant Students and parents are often surprised to discover that an SNHU degree, with all the benefits of a private education, is more affordable than a public college or university where the real costs are often hidden within the fees, lack of grant aid and huge classes. SNHU can be the school you love and the school you can afford. Applying for Financial Aid More than 90% of our students receive financial aid. $20,267 Average financial aid package including federal aid $6,743 Average need-based grant $10,974 Average merit scholarship 2013-2014 Tuition and Fees Total Tuition and Fees Tuition: $28,554 Room and Board: $11,132 Activity Fee: $330 $40,016 Financial aid funds are awarded based on availability, so it’s smart to apply as early as possible. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (FAFSA code is 002580). Help With the Bottom Line Aid is awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Athletic, academic and other scholarships as well as federal parent and student loans and grants are also available. Our One Stop counselors will work one-onone with students and families through the steps of financing their education. Looking for More Information Find our aid estimator, link to guides and forms, and more online at www.snhu.edu/financialaid. If you’d prefer to speak with someone directly please reach out to our One Stop counselors at 877.455.7648 or email them at email@example.com. We’re more than glad to help you. Go Apply (Visit www.snhu.edu/admission) We recommend you apply early for priority financial aid consideration. Freshman Admission Requirements Transfer Admission Requirements • Completed application, including essay and $40 application fee Priority dates are May 15 for the fall and Nov. 15 for the spring. • Official high school transcript and/or GED • Completed application • One letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher • Certification of high school completion or equivalent (official transcript required if fewer than 12 credits completed) Early action provides the earliest possible admission decision, without obligation. Applications must be submitted before Nov. 15 and will be reviewed based on credentials through your junior year of high school. Decisions will be made by Dec. 15. Standardized Test Optional Students will no longer be required to submit copies of their SAT or ACT scores to be considered for general admission to the university. The admission committee continues to place the strongest emphasis on a student’s academic preparation in high school as the best predictor of success at the college level. However, please note that homeschooled students are required to submit copies of their SAT or ACT scores (with writing) to complete their applications. “It’s a really intimate setting. You’re not one in a million. Your professors know you by name. That reassured me that this is probably the place I want to go.” Erica Solomon ’12 BS Business Administration MBA with Concentration in Marketing (Graduating December 2013) • Official college transcripts from each college attended • List of courses in progress Feels Like Home We hear that a lot from our students. It could be our faculty and staff who are usually quick with a smile and eager to help. It could be all the activities and events going on that students get involved with. It could be our small size, which lets you really get to know everyone. Whatever the reasons, we’re proud that so many students feel that way. And we’ll do our best to make you feel at home, too. We Don’t Like to Brag But when SNHU wins an award or earns special recognition for an accomplishment, we’re proud to let everyone know. It reflects our wonderfully innovative and caring community of faculty, staff and students. Here are just a few accolades we’re glad to share: • National Journal magazine named SNHU one of its “50 Problem Solvers Washington Can Learn From” • BestCollegeOnline.com included us on its list of the top 20 Best Colleges for Socially Conscious Students. • The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) granted SNHU landmark approval in 2013 for our revolutionary College for America program – the first and only program of its kind to be approved by the DOE. College for America offers an affordable, accessible, quality education for the nearly 40 million Americans who have yet to complete their degrees. • The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SNHU as a “2012 Great College to Work For.” • SNHU was the only university in the country to make Fast Company’s 2012 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, ranking #12 along such heavy hitters as Apple, Google and HBO. • Business New Hampshire Magazine named us the 2013 Business of the Year in the Education category. • SNHU is a past recipient of the New England Higher Education Excellence Award and several NH Business Review’s “Best of Business” awards. • SNHU is also a Military-Friendly School and a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. We are proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. Take the First Step (Come visit!) Visiting is the best way to find out if SNHU is for you. A campus visit gets you inside our go-getter culture and lets you see firsthand our facilities, students and faculty. Come see the campus, meet with a counselor and/or a faculty member and sit in on a class. During the academic year, we offer guided tours Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays. We also host open houses each semester. Call the Office of Admission at 603.645.9611 or book a tour online at www.snhu.edu/campusvisit. Southern New Hampshire University on campus. on location. online. Office of Admission 2500 North River Road Manchester, NH 03106-1045 603.645.9611 UGVB0513