Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Rd
Manchester, NH 03106
FAX: (603) 645-9693
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Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
Southern New Hampshire Univerity, (formerly New Hampshire College) founded in 1932, is a private, accredited, nonprofit, coeducational, professional university. The University has a full-time day enrollment of more than 1,900 students and a total enrollment of more than 7,000 in the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education divisions.
The campus, on 280 wooded acres, is located along the Merrimack River in Manchester, New Hampshire. The campus has classroom buildings, residence halls, apartments, town houses, and an athletic complex. Several renovated buildings include the student center, library, and computer center. The University can accommodate approximately 1400 students residing in college housing. The student body is varied in background and represents twenty-three different states and more than sixty countries.
Southern New Hampshire Univerity provides students with a solid educational foundation and professional training through programs in Business, Liberal Arts, Hospitality and Education. Degree programs available within the School of Business include accounting, accounting/finance, advertising, business administration, business studies, business education, information technology, economics/finance, fashion merchandising, international business, management advisory services, marketing, marketing education, retailing, sport management, technical management and the three-year Honors bachelor's degree program in business. Degree programs offered by the School of Liberal Arts include advertising, communication, English language and literature, environmental studies, history, psychology, social science, and teacher education (concentrations in English, and Social Studies). Special programs are also available for pre-law and pre-M.B.A. Degree programs offered by the School of Hospitality , Tourism & Culinary Management include hotel management, restaurant management, and travel and tourism. An Associate of Applied Science degree is offered in culinary arts and in baking and pastry arts. Education programs include those listed above as well as degrees in elementary, general, special education, early childhood education and child development.
In the fall of 1997 the University began offering a competency-based program which allows select students to complete the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree program in three years (six semesters).
The Career, Learner and Academic Support System Center (C.L.A.S.S.) provides students with academic support services that include free professional and peer tutoring, workshops, and counseling. Optional supplemental instruction labs are offered in conjunction with courses that tend to pose particular challenges for students.
Student organizations range from fraternities and sororities, to student publications, to career-related associations, such as the Sport Management Club and the Culinary Student Association. The Student Government Association is led by twenty-six students who represent the student body in campus affairs and allocate student activity funds to various student organizations on campus. On-campus housing is available in dormitory-style residence halls for freshmen and sophomores, and apartments and townhouses for juniors and seniors. All buildings are coed, however all male and all female floors are available. Apartments and townhouses include living rooms and kitchens with a stove and refrigerator. The Wellness Center, through its commitment to serving the whole student, provides an extensive array of educational workshops, health services, and counseling. Lifetime career development services are available to all current students and to alumni.
Facilities and Resources
The recently renovated Harry A.B. and Gertrude C. Shapiro Library has a networked computer center, a specialized career and placement area, student conference rooms, and a constantly expanding collection of bound volumes, microfilm, microfiche, ultrafiche, and an art gallery which features exhibits of New England artists. Shapiro Library also houses the University's technology business information center which, with twenty-four networked computers, and a training room with thirty-two computers, allows users to access information resources worldwide. Robert Frost Hall is the newest academic building and houses the Center for Financial Studies, the 220-seat Walker Auditorium and the McIninan Art Gallery as well as classroom space and faculty offices. The computer center provides industry-standard microcomputers in student computer labs with a suite of Microsoft Windows-compatible software, and full access to the Internet. Athletic facilities include an indoor 25-meter competition-size swimming pool, Nautilus equipment, racquetball court, a dance studio, four outdoor lighted tennis courts, a soccer field, two baseball diamonds, numerous practice fields, and two indoor gymnasiums with six full basketball courts, providing areas for indoor tennis, broom hockey, and many other activities.
The university supports an active athletic program,
both intercollegiate and intramural, as an integral part of the educational
process. At the intercollegiate level, teams are fielded in men's baseball,
basketball, cross-country, ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, and in women's
basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Southern
New Hampshire University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (Division II), the Eastern College Athletic Conference and
the Northeast 10 Atlantic Conference.
Approximately 90 percent of Southern New Hampshire Univerity's full-time day undergraduates receive financial assistance ranging from $250 to nearly the full cost of education. Financial assistance is awarded to students on the basis of academic merit, through scholarships, and financial need through the form of a range of institutional, state, and federal sources. The average financial aid package, including gift, loan, and employment assistance exceeds $16,500. The University participates in all of the federal campus-based financial aid programs for loans, grants and work-study. The University requires that students submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An early financial aid estimator is available, to be filed by December 15.
Southern New Hampshire University evaluates applicants for admission based on review of both academic and personal criteria. Academic transcripts (high school and, if applicable, college) are the single most important item in the evaluation of all candidates for admission. Additional factors used together with the transcript include SAT I or ACT scores with writing, letter(s) of recommendation, written essay, activities and/or work experience, and a personal interview (optional). An online application is available at http://www.snhu.edu/257.asp International students must demonstrate proficiency with the English language through the TOEFL (minimum score: 520). The university operates on a rolling admission basis in which applicants are notified of admission decisions within 30 days of the receipt of their complete credentials. Interested students are encouraged to visit the SNHU by contacting the Admission Office. Campus tours and personal interviews may be scheduled year-round. Open house programs are offered each spring, fall, and summer.
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