Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

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Southern New Hampshire University can be found in Manchester, NH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. SNHU enrolls over ninety thousand students each year.

An estimated 90 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Southern New Hampshire University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 48 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected SNHU acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 77%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SNHU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southern New Hampshire University was reported as 88.2% in Fall 2020 with over 25,000 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern New Hampshire University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 92.9%
  • 2017-2018: 78.0%
  • 2018-2019: 72.8%
  • 2019-2020: 88.2%
  • Projected SNHU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.7%

How Does SNHU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern New Hampshire University is fifty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus84.0%
University of Massachusetts-Lowell73.4%
Tufts University15.0%
Harvard University4.6%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology6.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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