From the School

A survey of recent graduates indicated that close to 95 percent were either employed or enrolled 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 approximately 7300 undergraduate and 3000 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.

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Overview

Applicants
22,071
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

32%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
1,084
with Terminal Degree
600

619
Women
465
Men
158
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Latin American Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology, General.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Microbiology, General.
  • Molecular Biology.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance and Financial Management Services.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Insurance.
  • International Business.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Broadcast Journalism.
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Graphics.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • American History (United States).
  • History, General.
  • History.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Law.
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
  • Legal Studies, General.
  • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).
  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Theatre/Theater.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Clinical Psychology.
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Economics.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Social Sciences, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.


Students Say

Quinnipiac University is a mid-sized Connecticut institution that uses a practice-focused, market-tested curriculum and experiential learning to prepare students for the working world. The university's job connections in Connecticut, New York, and Boston are particularly strong, and its ongoing expansion "is giving its students the opportunity to work in more and more locations throughout the world." Small classes are "tailored to the individual student," but the school "still has a big university feel. It is the best of both worlds." There are "numerous resources that are helpful to students," such as peer fellows at the Learning Commons that "put on review sessions for difficult courses like Anatomy and Organic Chemistry."All in all, faculty and staff alike "work hard to ensure the student body develops skills crucial to the workforce."

Professors at Quinnipiac are "highly educated in their fields and lecture based on personal experiences in their careers," which "truly brings the material to life when learning about it." The faculty "really want you to succeed and want to help in that process." All of the teachers here have real-world experience to bring to the classroom and "have several connections within their field." Quinnipiac is "big into projects" and "tries to limit the number of exams that students are forced to take," finding a balance between graded assignments, projects, and tests in order to cater to every student's strengths.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
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
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Bill Weldon
Past CEO and Chairman, Johnson & Johnson

Murray Lender
CEO Lender's Bagels

Turk Wendell
Former Professional Baseball player

Molly Qerim
ESPN Anchor

Lisa D'Onofrio
Plastic surgeon

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 20

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,375

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,734

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,429

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$48,894

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,210

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$45,540
Required Fees
$2,440
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,990
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
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)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,305
Foreign Countries Represented
51

Demographics

3.32%
Asian
3.82%
African-American
9.37%
Hispanic
76.63%
Caucasian
2.26%
Unknown
1.95%
International

61% female
39% male
71% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

Quinnipiac University is "the perfect size where you don't know everyone in your year, but you know a good amount of people. Most of the "not very diverse" students come from "the four big surrounding states" (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts), and tend to be from upper-middle to upper-class families. There are "more females than males," as well as a large amount of health science and law students. Most of the students "love the outdoors and enjoy looking at the mountains of Sleeping Giant State Park on their walk to class." It's a "very friendly" student body. "Everyone at Quinnipiac can find a group to fit into and feel at home," says a student. "The halls are full of people who stop to say hello and ask how you are."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
75%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Aside from going to and from class, the average day at Quinnipiac could be filled with "a variety of campus activities, student group meetings, or special occasions." Many students choose to work out or play sports at the Recreation Center, and many student groups offer on-campus activities and lectures, such as guest speakers or performers." Most students spend their time in the library, but venture into Hamden's surrounding towns and cities, as well as hike "the Giant," which is a mountain right in front of the main campus. In fact there are "many amazing restaurants, bars, clubs, and fun things to do" within a certain radius; QU After Dark always has events, and "there is also a good amount of night-life on the weekends in New Haven."

When students involve themselves in an activity on campus, "they are in it 100 percent." For bigger events, students set fundraising goals, and "what they raise goes beyond anyone's expectations." Everyone hangs out on the quad in the nice weather, and "all of your friend's residence halls are within a five-minute walk from each other." Quinnipiac's Division 1 athletics certainly "bring everyone together" on weekends, and hockey and basketball games draw the most students. A lot of students participate in Greek Life, but no one on campus is left out:"It is a very Panhellenic community and outsiders are encouraged to participate in events and have just as much fun as the members."


Special Needs Admissions


Director
Matthew Cooper

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
145
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
7

24% join a fraternity
30% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

34% participate in intramural sports
6% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bobcats)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Bobcats)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Southern CT State College and UCONN
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Yale University, 'Cross town' program with all colleges in the area

Sustainability

75/99

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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Special arrangements with Dell, HP, and Apple.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Undergraduate Admissions Office

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Phone
2035828600

Email
admissions@qu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Arnold Bernhard Library
Carl Hansen Student Center & Starbucks
Rocky Top student center with fitness facility
Mountainview Residence Hall
TD Bank Sport Center
The nearby 250 acre 'York Hill' campus with the TD Bank Sports Center-twin 3500 seat arenas for ice hockey and basketball, includes residence halls with 1500 beds and "Rocky Top", a lodge-like student and recreation center. About 4 miles away is the North Haven campus of 104 acres, home to the graduate programs in the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing, Education and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. Upper division (juniors and seniors) students in Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Diagnostic Imaging and graduate health sciences programs also use this outstanding state-of-the-art facility.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Sleeping Giant State Park (adjacent to campus)
North Haven shopping complex, movies, Target, Panera
New Haven, 8 miles, restaurants, museums, theater, train station to NYC
Wentworth's homemade ice cream, walkable
Shopping in Hamden
The Quinnipiac shuttle bus routes take students free of charge to nearby shopping,restaurants,the New Haven Train Station (Amtrak and Metro-North),a multi-plex cinema, Barnes and Noble plus other stores in Hamden and North Haven.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Throughout the year at varying times. Most Saturdays while college is in session.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.quinnipiacbobcats.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Admitted students may arrange a day visit through the Admissions Office in the spring semester by emailing dayvisit@quinninpiac.edu

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Must be arranged privately, not coordinated by the admissions office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is Bradley (BDL) just north of Hartford with all major carriers. CT Limo 800-472-5466) provides shuttle service to nearby locations. New Haven train station is 8 miles from campus with Amtrak (Richmond VA to Boston) and Metro North service to Grand Central in NYC. Campus shuttle bus provides connection to station, and to nearby attractions.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Exit 10 off I-91, take exit road to end and turn right onto Whitney Avenue. At 4th light, turn right onto Mt. Carmel. Exit 61 if heading north or 62 if heading south from the Merritt Parkway (aka Wilbur Cross)(Route 15). Turn right at exit to go north on Rt 10. Go three miles to Mt. Carmel Avenue and turn right. Visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x627.xml for directions from other areas.

Local Accommodations
Best Western (exit 12 off I-91) North Haven Clarion Hotel(exit 61/62 Merritt,Rt 15) Hamden Courtyard by Marriott (exit 15 off I-91) Wallingford Homewood Suites by Hilton (exit 15 off I-91) Wallingford Hilton Garden Inn (exit 15 off I-91) Wallingford Omni New Haven Hotel(exit 3 off I-91) New Haven


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