It’s hard searching for the ideal college or university as a college-bound veteran. I mean, where to even start? We get it! Therefore, we’ve decided to start a School Spotlight Series where we will highlight one school a week and detail all they do for veterans.


If it sounds like a school you’d be interested in, you can then take it from there and reach out to admissions personnel, here. 


This week’s spotlight is…

Southern New Hampshire University

Location: Manchester, New Hampshire (51 miles northwest of Boston)

Accreditations: Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).

Undergraduate Enrollment: 30,000

Duration: 4 Year
College Type: Private

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(Courtesy: SNHU)

Programs & Class Structure

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers over 200 online programs, with some that are specifically tailored for military students.

As a SNHU student you can attend classes completely online, at one of their five locations or have a program that mixes the two. Besides traditional on campus daytime programs, they offer evening and weekend part-time and hybrid courses on campus. Their approach to distance learning has made them one of the nation’s fastest-growing online schools.

Credit for Military Experience

SNHU also accepts up to 90 credits toward undergraduate degrees and give credit for military training.

SNHU has all of the following veteran/military support programs in place:

Campus SVA Chapter

Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus

Signed VA Principles Of Excellence

Club/Association For Veterans

8 Keys to Veterans’ Success

Offers ROTC Program

Member of S.O.C

Offers College Credit for Military Experiences

Awards Credit For CLEP Exam

Awards Credit For DSST Exam

Approved for TA Funding

Yellow Ribbon Program

Scholarships for Military

Reduced Tuition for Military

You can learn more about each of these programs & their importance, here.


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(Courtesy: SNHU)

How does SNHU help military & spouses with tuition?

They provide tuition savings of up to 30% for U.S. service members, both full & part time, and the spouses of those on active duty. 

Advisors with Experience

One aspect that sets this university apart is that at SNHU you’ll have the support of dedicated advisors with experience in every branch of the military. (Many student veterans complain that their advisors don’t understand them, or don’t know how to relate to where they are in life right now. It looks like that won’t be a problem at SNHU.)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Another complaint we’ve heard from students is how complex getting started is. SNHU lays it all out with these step-by-step guides depending upon what branch of the military you are/were in. 

Support From The Community

They also have loads of outside organizations in the local community that support their student veterans.  


Don’t just take our word for it. Listen to some of their current student veterans and hear what they have to say about SNHU. 


Sound Like a Place You Could See Yourself?

Start a conversation with Southern New Hampshire University today through this free portal. It allows you to converse with admissions counselors without giving out your personal contact info.


Featured Image Courtesy SNHU.