A survey of recent graduates indicated that close to 95 percent were either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Quinnipiac, founded in 1929, is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian university located in a uniquely attractive New England setting in Hamden, Connecticut and nearby North Haven. Quinnipiac's mission is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for the intellectual and personal growth of its 6800 undergraduate and 2600 graduate, law and medical students.
The university offers broadly-based undergraduate programs together with graduate programs in selected professional fields. At the undergraduate level, through integrated liberal arts and professional curricula, programs in the Schools of Business, Engineering, Communications, Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students for career entry or advanced studies. Graduate programs are designed to provide professional qualifications for success in business, education, health sciences, nursing, communications, social work, medicine and law.
An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to three important values: excellence in education, a student-centered campus, and a spirit of community. The entire university shares a service orientation toward students and their needs. Its collegial atmosphere fosters a strong sense of community, identity and purpose among faculty, staff and students.
Since class sizes are so small, teachers "are able to engage with each student individually." The professors at Quinnipiac "really look out for the students and want them to achieve." Like at any college, "there are amazing professors and terrible professors," but "looking up the reviews and trusting students' opinions" will help you know which ones to pick. Professors all "encourage discussion and bring in real-life stories," and "they are always enthusiastic to share their knowledge. They implement hands-on learning, too." Students cite "the accessibility to meet with professors during their office hours" as a huge plus. "It is very easy to get in contact with them when needed," says a student. "I have close bonds with several, and my academic experience has been nothing but enjoyable," says another. As one student sums up, "Quinnipiac University is extremely dedicated to helping students make their college experience not only beneficial, but enjoyable as well."
Despite the Quinnipiac love, there are some gripes. The living facilities "could stand to be updated," "more onsite parking" is definitely needed, and everyone pretty much universally agrees that the "food could always be better." However, people do love the duality of a "college-town feel with a city nearby," and the shuttles that run into nearby New Haven are extremely popular. The "great sports teams" also help bring together the student body, and "on Friday nights, hockey and basketball are big."
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