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The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It?s a diverse and vibrant community of more than 6,800 students with campuses around the country and around the world.

Within its five colleges, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, business, engineering, public safety and public service. More than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a long-standing commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning.

At the University of New Haven, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.

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Overview

Applicants
9,953
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — December 1

Early Action — December 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
647
with Terminal Degree
386

417
Men
230
Women
130
Minority
33
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Interior Architecture.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Genome Sciences/Genomics.
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.

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

  • Accounting and Related Services, Other.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • International Finance.
  • International Marketing.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

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

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

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

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.
  • Fire Protection, Other.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Studies, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • International Economics.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Drawing.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Illustration.
  • Music Management.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.
  • Painting.
  • Sculpture.
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.


Students Say

The University of New Haven is a comprehensive school that offers its 5,000 undergraduates access to an experiential education achieved via 55 majors, generous financial aid, numerous satellite campuses, and more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide. The resources available to students are comprehensive, keeping the school "full of academic, social and professional opportunity," and the relatively small population "allows the professors to get to know you and gives multiple opportunities for research and other advancements." The forensics and criminal justice programs are among the top of their kind in the nation, and the specificity of all of the programs "fully prepares students for the practicalities of their professions." "So much extra help" is provided by the professors and tutoring center, and the faculty and staff are "fair and [will] work with you in whatever way possible." It is also "quite easy to form study groups," and peers tend to be" very open-minded in online discussions."

The "down to earth" professors "are amazing and want to help in any way they can," and "most of them are accessible outside of the classroom either by their office hours or by appointment." They are "open to feedback from students" and work to create a suitable learning environment tailored to each student, truly believing that "their main purpose is to help us be ready for our future and to prepare us to become leaders." Teachers here are both very knowledgeable in the textbook material as well as the real world applications, and "take material from the classroom and show how to use after college." Hands-on learning is a requirement, students must either have an internship, study abroad, or complete independent study to gain experience in their fields in order to graduate.


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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Princess Ameera al-Taweel
International Humanitarian

Dean Lombardi
President and General Manager, Los Angeles Kings

Steve Bedrosian
Former MLB Player, Winner of 1987 National League Cy Young Award

Tony Sparano
Former NFL Head Coach

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
59%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,963

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,708

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,267

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$49,941

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 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
State 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
5,216
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

2.95%
Asian
11.68%
African-American
11.60%
Hispanic
61.12%
Caucasian
5.32%
Unknown
5.75%
International

53% female
47% male
56% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Students Say

There are "so many" clubs on campus, and students participate in a range of activities, from "Music with a Mission to Greek life to ROTC, and everyone gets involved with competitive sports through the rec center. There "is always at least one or two activities happening on any given day," and "very student is involved in some way on the campus" and loves being there. At the New Haven campus, there's a shuttle bus "that goes everywhere, such as Walmart, Target, Starbucks, the mall, city of New Haven," and "everything a student could need is on Boston Post Road." Students avail themselves of the numerous study rooms to work or hang out, and during the spring and fall the grounds are "much more alive with people hanging out in the quads." The "very convenient" campus is small and everything is in walking distance. The marching band is "a very large part of campus life"; UNH is also a decently close distance from Boston and NYC so that "if you did want to spend a weekend in the city, you could."

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Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

There are "so many" clubs on campus, and students participate in a range of activities, from "Music with a Mission to Greek life to ROTC, and everyone gets involved with competitive sports through the rec center. There "is always at least one or two activities happening on any given day," and "very student is involved in some way on the campus" and loves being there. At the New Haven campus, there's a shuttle bus "that goes everywhere, such as Walmart, Target, Starbucks, the mall, city of New Haven," and "everything a student could need is on Boston Post Road." Students avail themselves of the numerous study rooms to work or hang out, and during the spring and fall the grounds are "much more alive with people hanging out in the quads." The "very convenient" campus is small and everything is in walking distance. The marching band is "a very large part of campus life"; UNH is also a decently close distance from Boston and NYC so that "if you did want to spend a weekend in the city, you could."

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Linda Copney-Okeke

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
140
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)
10 Sports

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

Student Services

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

Sustainability


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

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Monique Bolt
Director of Events and Campus Visitation

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

Phone
203-932-7476

Email
mbolt@newhaven.edu

Experience College Life


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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