University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus
University of New Haven campus

From the School

Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven (UNH) is a private, co-educational institution that offers a wide range of majors in a small, intimate college environment. UNH attracts students who are interested in a Liberal Arts education with an emphasis on career preparation through internships, co-operative education, research, community service, study abroad and more! With over 100 different programs of study for 4,600 full-time undergraduate students, UNH offers a personalized experience that focuses on “experiential learning” reflecting the belief that students learn best if they are actively engaged in real-world applications of what they learn.


From The School

UNH has an Early Decision and Early Action Admissions Policy; we begin to review applications on September 1st and continue until programs are filled. UNH offers one binding and two non-binding admission programs for fall admission. To be considered for certain programs applicants must follow the established timelines and important dates. Early Decision Applications are due by December 1, Early Action Applications are due by December 15, Regular Decision Applications are due after December 15, and Spring Admission Applications are due no later than January 15.

Students may apply using the Common Application. To be considered for admission, candidates must complete the application form and submit it along with a non-refundable $50 application fee. An application is considered complete once we receive the application, personal essay (250-600 words), transcript(s), standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT), and one letter of recommendation (from an academic source).

Visiting Campus
We encourage all prospective students and their families to visit us and see what the University of New Haven has to offer. UNH offers a variety of campus visits for students and their families to choose from seven days a week! Visits to choose from include daily campus information sessions and tours, Open Houses, Enhanced Visits, Accepted Student Days, Charger Days, Explore UNH Days and much more! To view our campus visit calendar and register for an event, visit our website at

For further information about the University of New Haven and to schedule a campus visit or personal interview, students may contact:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 203-932-7319 or Toll-free 800-DIAL-UNH ext. 7319
Fax: 203-931-6093
Visit our website:


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Decision
December 1

Early Action
December 15

Other Admission Factors


Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

The University of New Haven mixes traditional degrees along with many unique programs in five academic colleges. UNH also offers 30 graduate degree programs.

Majors and Degrees Offered

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers traditional majors such as Art, Biology, Communication, English, History, Mathematics, Psychology, and Political Science as well as unique majors in the areas of Dental Hygiene, Environmental Science, Genetics & Biotechnology, Global Studies, Graphic Design, Digital Art and Design, Interior Design, Interior Design – Pre-Architecture, Marine Biology, Music, Music Industry, Music & Sound Recording, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Theater Arts. UNH also offers minors in languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Farsi, Portuguese and Spanish.

College of Business
The College of Business offers degrees in Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Sport Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management with concentrations in Hotel & Resort Management, Foodservice Management, and Event & Tourism Management.

Tagliatela College of Engineering
The Tagliatela College of Engineering offers degrees in Chemistry, General Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Cyber Systems with focus areas of study in Cyber Forensics and Cybersecurity, and Wireless Networking.

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences offers degrees in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Fire Science, Legal Studies, Paramedicine and National Security Studies. UNH offers eight separate Criminal Justice concentrations in Investigative Services, Crime Analysis, Law Enforcement Administration, International Justice and Security, Forensic Psychology, Juvenile and Family Justice, Victim Services and Corrections. The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences also contains three distinct degrees in the area of Fire Science: Arson Investigation, Fire Science Administration, and Fire Protection Engineering. Legal Studies programs are offered in Paralegal Studies, Public Affairs, and Dispute Resolution.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is located in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Lyme offers four BFA degrees in Drawing, Illustration, Painting, and Sculpture.

Accreditations and Recognitions
Many of our academic programs have earned further distinction through high-level private accrediting bodies in the respective fields:

AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredits five of our undergraduate business degree programs: Accounting, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, and Sport Management.
ABA (American Bar Association) approves our undergraduate degree in Legal Studies, one of only a few such programs at the undergraduate level in the entire country.
ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredits six of our undergraduate academic degree programs in the Tagliatela College of Engineering: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredits our very popular undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, leading many of our students to become Registered Dietitians (R.D.).
ACS (American Chemical Society) accredits our Chemistry program. FEPAC (Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission) accredits our nationally renowned Forensic Science program. Only a select number of programs have earned this level of distinction through the American Academy of Forensic Science (A.A.F.S.).
NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredits our programs in Drawing, Painting, Illustration, and Sculpture at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

Marvin K. Peterson Library
The Marvin K. Peterson Library offers over 240,000 volumes, 1,400 print journal and newspaper subscriptions, and electronic access to over 19,000 full-text journal and newspaper titles, approximately 550,000 pieces of microfiche, 12,000 volumes of microfilm, e-books, 33,000 e-journals and 162,000 paper U.S. Government documents. Students have access to numerous Internet stations and ports throughout the library and a coffee shop and lounge area for students to study and take a break.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Interior Architecture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Sustainability Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Community Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • National Security Policy Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Management
  • Music Technology
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Students Say

The University of New Haven is a small private university that grooms students for future careers through an emphasis on experiential education. The school is all about "providing students with avenues of experience inside and outside the classroom throughout the education process," and the "culturally diverse" city of New Haven provides "massive" opportunities with local organizations for internships and research. The incredibly popular Criminal Justice program (and the concentrations therein) is one of the best in the country, and a huge draw to UNH. The university "goes the extra mile to create well-rounded, successful students," successfully preparing students for the life after college by providing its students with real-life statistics and situations to help better their education.

All of the professors have real world experience, and "are able to bring their research experiences into each lecture and provide pertinent examples for everything." They are "completely supportive and only want the best for their students" and "challenge the students during classes," but will give additional help if requested. Students have many options for tutoring and assistance at the university, and "there is support everywhere for all kinds of different problems," so "it is almost impossible to fail socially or academically."

The school puts a lot of money and "endless resources" into making sure students have all the tools they need to get the most out of their classes. Most importantly, staff members "want students to succeed, take action, and be involved." "The University of New Haven is all about a sense of community and preparing students for the next step in their lives," says a junior.


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

David Beckerman
Founder and CEO, Starter Corporation

Dean Lombardi
President and General Manager, Los Angeles Kings

Regina Paolillo
Chief Financial Officer, TeleTech

Tony Sparano
Former NFL Head Coach

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Cost for the 2016-2017 Academic year is: Tuition & Fees – $35,700 and Room & Board – $15,030.

Financial Aid

Students are automatically considered for merit-based academic scholarships by simply applying for admission to UNH. Students must complete their admission application by May 1 for the fall semester or by January 2 for the spring semester in order to be eligible for merit-based awards. Merit-based scholarships range from $10,000 to $24,000 per academic year for students who qualify.

To file for need-based aid, the priority deadline for Financial Aid is January 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. Students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at in order to be considered for need-based aid at UNH.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Study Abroad
The University of New Haven opened its satellite campus in Prato, Italy (Tuscany Region) in the fall of 2012. The course offerings at the Tuscany campus change from semester to semester. Students can take a total of 15 credits (5 courses) during the semester including one mandatory Italian language course. Each semester the university sends full-time faculty to teach UNH courses alongside Italian faculty. Students can study abroad at our Prato, Italy campus as early as first-semester freshman year. UNH is also a leading provider of study abroad education, offering students over 300 options worldwide. We also offer an intensive study abroad program which offers 2-week abroad sessions with a UNH faculty member during intersession for six credits at a number of locations such as London, Dubai, Rome and more.

As a member of the Northeast 10 Conference, UNH competes in 16 Division II varsity sports (7 men’s and 9 women’s) baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. UNH also has a number of club sports, which compete at the intercollegiate level including: baseball, cheerleading, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse (men’s), rugby (men’s and women’s), soccer (men’s), tennis, volleyball (men’s) and wrestling. Opened in December 2007, the 58,000-square-foot David A. Beckerman Recreation Center adds another dimension to athletic opportunities at UNH. It features a fitness center with aerobic equipment, weights, and televisions; multi-purpose rooms for yoga, aerobics, Pilates, spinning, and other wellness activities; two basketball/volleyball courts; a multi-sport court for rollerblading, floor hockey, indoor soccer, and other activities; an elevated indoor running track; and lounge areas including a juice bar/café.

Residential Life
UNH has 12 on-campus and 6 off-campus housing options which offers a variety for students to choose from ranging from a traditional residence hall to apartment-style housing with suites of two or more bedrooms. In 2005, UNH started a Living Learning Community (LLC) program where students combine their residence hall and academic experience by interacting with faculty members outside of the classroom and living with students in the same academic area of interest as theirs. Participants also enjoy special trips and opportunities geared towards their major of interest. Currently, UNH offers LLC’s in Business, Criminal Justice, Community of the Arts, Engineering, Fire Science, Forensic Science, Health Sciences, Health and Wellness, Marine Biology, Music/Music Industry/Music & Sound Recording, Pre-Law, Honors Program, and ROTC.

Student Organizations and Activities
The Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) oversees all aspects of undergraduate life, organizing campus social and cultural activities, supporting the student-run radio station and student-produced publications, and overseeing the budget for all undergraduate organizations.
There are more than 170 campus clubs and organizations, including chapters of several professional societies, religious groups, social clubs, student councils, cultural clubs, and national fraternities and sororities.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



50% female
50% male
57% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Students Say

Thanks to the variety of majors available, the "friendly and welcoming atmosphere" is composed of "a giant mish-mash of every type of student." Everyone "cares about [their] studies as much as they do about their individual lives," and UNH even has the option of residential Living Learning Communities in which students of like majors live together. Everyone is involved in "many different clubs and/or sports" and so is "extremely busy, but having so much fun doing it!" There is "a large international population," which provides "an excellent way to make friends from various walks of life, and to gain a new perspective." Students usually stay in their own cliques, but "they are not unfriendly towards other people or strangers." "All the students at UNH are amicable; doors are always being held open and smiles are seen around campus a lot," says a student.


From The School


The University of New Haven is located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut. UNH is conveniently situated 75 miles from New York City and 135 miles from Boston. Only minutes away from the beautiful beaches along Long Island Sound, the University offers a shuttle to downtown New Haven and other local areas.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Some of the finest anywhere in the United States. Over $200 million has been invested in facilities and academic programs in just the past five years. Some of these include a brand new freshman residence hall (Westside Hall) and new student dining area (Food on Demand), opened in Fall 2014, the 58,000 square-foot David A. Beckerman Recreation Center, the $48 million Celentano Residence Hall for upperclassmen, the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, National Crime Scene Training & Technology Center, Laurel Vlock Center for Convergent Media, Samuel Bergami Learning Center for Finance & Technology, TV and Film Production Studio, Digital and Analog Recording Studios, MIDI and Sound Synthesis Lab, Music Practice Rooms, 300-seat addition to our main dining hall, Ralph A. DellaCamera Stadium featuring our Blue & Gold turf field, Solar Testing & Training Laboratory, Hazel Nut Café (student-run coffee shop), and the planned 2018 opening of a new Center for Marine Sciences right on the water in the greater New Haven area.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

With more than 150 clubs, sports teams, living learning communities, and oncampus employment opportunities, "it is very hard not to get involved on campus." "An exorbitant amount of activities occur on my campus everyday," says one student, with clubs ranging from "professional and major to scuba diving and snowboarding to paranormal investigations and research." The area that the university is in is gorgeous and "easily accessible to many stores if things for classes are needed," and "there are plenty of beautiful spaces on campus where people can meet up and hang out." However, all say that "parking really needs to improve on campus." Partying and greek life do have their place at UNH (as do the downtown clubs: "There is a bus that runs late from Thursday night to Saturday night, picking up students on campus"), but studies come first. As for non-alcoholic options, SCOPE is a non-greek organization devoted to organizing activities on campus, which include "taking student's photos in a giant snowglobe, to weekly movie showings, to monthly Beanhouse events where music and poetry are shared." Students can also "jump on a train or bus and go into New Haven, New York, or Boston"; downtown New Haven offers plenty of opportunities to "eat out, shop, or walk around in the Yale green." "It is absolutely impossible to be bored because there is always something to do," says a student.

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Campus Access Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Linda Copney-Okeke

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Requred for LD
Intelligence test/Achievement test including information processing.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Diagnosis by qualified examiner including data from any tests performed, functional limitations relative to learning, and inform

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Chargers)
7 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Chargers)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Yale University


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors


Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Whitney Kolwicz
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Bayer Hall
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Beckerman Recreation Center
Echlin Dining Hall
Bartels Student Activity Center
Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery
Peterson Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Westfield Connecticut Post Mall
West Haven Shoreline and Beach
Peabody Museum of Natural History
East Rock Park
Mystic Aquarium

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle bus running to popular locations.

Rankings & Lists

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