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. About eight thousand students are enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University.

Many students at SNHU scored in the range of 1300 (25th percentile) to 1590 (75th percentile) on the SAT. We were able to estimate the SNHU average GPA (2.98 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Southern New Hampshire University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 24 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected SNHU acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 77%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SNHU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southern New Hampshire University was reported as 78.7% in Fall 2013 with over 4,430 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SNHU SAT Scores: 1300 - 1590
  • SNHU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern New Hampshire University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into SNHU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

How Does SNHU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern New Hampshire University is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus77.8%
University of Massachusetts-Lowell64.0%
Tufts University18.9%
Harvard University5.8%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology8.2%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SNHU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 520
Math440 - 540
Writing430 - 530
Total Score1300 - 1590
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