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Southern New Hampshire University

School Profile

  • Southern New Hampshire UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Manchester, NH
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,037
First-year Undergraduate Students: 599
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,024
Graduate Students: 2,174

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Baking/Pastry Arts
  • Associate of Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Associate of Fashion Merchandising
  • Associate of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Accounting/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Child Development
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Digital Communications/Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Retailing
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Technical Management
  • Bachelor of Travel/Tourism Management

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $26,442
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $26,442

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 530
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 71


Member: NCAA
Team name: Penmen


  • Ranked #110 Regional Universities (North)

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Admissions Address

2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
(603) 645-9611
(800) 642-4968
Fax: (603) 645-9693
Contact: Steve Soba
Director of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 93%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 93%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 3,614
Female applicants 1,862
Male applicants 1,752
Applicants accepted 3,345
Female applicants accepted 1,757
Male applicants accepted 1,588
Freshman enrollment 809
Female freshman enrollment 433
Male freshman enrollment 376
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 63%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 96%
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 90%
SAT Critical Reading average score 484
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 430-530
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 489
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 440-550
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 430-530
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 11%
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 17-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-24

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