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Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH
Southern New Hampshire University, founded in 1932, is a private, liberal arts school. Its 280-acre campus is located in Manchester, 50 miles north of Boston.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,020
   Women 1,598 (52.9%)
   Men 1,422 (47.1%)
Graduate Students 1,072
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 93% of 4,207 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.06
SAT Math 440-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $49,882
  Tuition and Fees $31,136
  Room and Board $12,062
Average Percent of Need Met 66%
Average Freshman Award $23,900
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Differs by program
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 122
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
Manchester Population 110,378
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 82% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Penmen
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
4.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.2% White
5.7% Unknown
International Students 7.1% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning 72.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported