From the School

Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven 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, and more! With nearly 100 different programs of study for 3,700 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.

Overview

Applicants
10,169
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.31

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 550
SAT Math
470 - 580
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

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.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
620
with Terminal Degree
336

409
Men
211
Women
94
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
81%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Ralph DellaCamera, Jr.
CIO, DellaCamera Capital Management

Daniel Leever
President & CEO, Platform Specialty Products Corp.

Regina Paolillo
Chief Financial Officer, TeleTech Holdings

Michael Toner
President, Electric Boat Corp.

David Beckerman
Founder and CEO, Starter Corporation

Anthony Sparano
Former Head Coach, Miami Dolphins

Dean Lombardi
President & General Manager, Los Angeles Kings

Overview

From The School

Cost for the 2011-2012 Academic year is: Tuition $30,250, Student Fees $1,300, and Room & Board $13,200.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,667

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,905

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,456

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
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

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)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

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 100 campus clubs and organizations, including chapters of several professional societies, religious groups, social clubs, student councils, cultural clubs, and national fraternities and sororities.

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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,864
Out of State
57%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

2.41%
Asian
8.82%
African-American
8.85%
Hispanic
57.09%
Caucasian
20.94%
Unknown
8.08%
International

49% female
51% male
57% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview

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.

Students Say

With more than 150 clubs, sports teams, living learning communities, and on-campus 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.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
68

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Campus Access Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Linda Copney-Okeke

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

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
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
165
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Chargers)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Chargers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

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

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
60%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Whitney Kolwicz
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Address
Bayer Hall
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516

Phone
203-479-4519

Email
wkolwicz@newhaven.edu

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
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

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

10,169
Applicants
4,864
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1030
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists