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Post University

  • Waterbury, CT
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 51%49%
    student ratio
  • 795
    total students
  • $24,000 | $24,000
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 61%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 415
    sat math
  • 420
    sat reading
  • 415
    sat writing
  • 19
    act composite


Introduction to Post University

Post University is a student-focused, career-driven institution committed to helping students develop the knowledge, personal skills, and experience they need to become leaders in their chosen fields. With small classes and dedicated faculty and staff, Post University can provide students with the personal attention they need to succeed.

At Post University, students can choose from 19 market-driven bachelor's degree programs, 18 NCAA Division II sports, a Sprint Football Program, equestrian teams and dozens of on-campus clubs and activities -- all on a small, safe, and centrally located New England campus! If students are looking for a place where they can really get to know their professors and classmates, Post University is known for its small class sizes and close-knit community.

Campus Setting and Surrounding Location

Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post can offer the best of all worlds -- a small, safe New England campus that's within two hours of two of the nation's most exciting cities, Boston and New York. Students are invited to explore all that Post University has to offer.

There are 6 residence halls that range from single rooms to suites consisting of private rooms around a shared living and eating facility. This is in addition to the University's main dining hall.

Academic Programs and Faculty

Post University offers 19 undergraduate degree programs and 38 concentrations in today's growing fields. All of Post University's degree programs are 100 percent focused on preparing students for careers upon graduation.

The university also offers over 12 graduate degree programs through Post University's Online Accelerated Degree Program.

The Post University faculty, the majority of whom hold advanced degrees in their respective fields, focus on instruction and are involved in all facets of student life. All full-time faculty members serve as academic advisers and maintain weekly office hours for student consultation. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Academic Facilities

All classroom buildings are equipped with the facilities that are necessary for the applied arts and sciences, business, and liberal arts curricula. The Academic Computer Center houses computers to serve all components of the academic curriculum. The center is open to all students, who use the facility for course assignments, simulations, and special projects. The Leever Learning Center provides learning systems that are structured to meet the needs of individual students. Post's Writing Center is staffed with experienced writing coaches, who work with students at all levels of ability.

The Traurig Library and Learning Resource Center has a capacity of more than 84,000 volumes and a growing media collection. As a government document depository, the library houses an extensive government publications collection. University-wide Internet access is available. Students majoring in the equine area use several nearby facilities.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

For the 2014 to 2015 school year, full-time resident students pay a comprehensive fee of $36,680 covering tuition, room, and board. For commuting students, the comprehensive fee is $26,250 per year. Equine and laboratory fees, the $40 application fee, and an estimated $1,000 to $1,500 per year for books and supplies are not included in this basic comprehensive fee.

Post University believes an education is an essential part of students' future success. The university's financial aid staff works with students and their families to develop a plan to make their education affordable. To develop the most comprehensive plan that utilizes all available resources, the university encourages students and parents to apply for all available scholarships, federal aid, grants, and loans. The financial aid staff can deliver a financial aid award letter in as few as 7 to 10 days after students have completed and submitted all required financial aid forms. Financial aid commitments are made on a first come, first served basis. In addition, eligible International students are awarded a $10,000 scholarship to assist with living expenses in the United States.

A vast majority of students today use some combination of the following to finance their education and day-to-day living expenses: loans, scholarships, federal financial aid (through the filing of a FAFSA), payment plans, and federal work study programs.

Student Government

Students play active roles in the day-to-day functioning of Post University. The students' official voice at the University is the Student Government Association (SGA), which expresses recommendations pertaining to student life and oversees the operations of each active student group. The Student Activities Committee participates in the scheduling and programming of campus events. A large percentage of Post University's standing committees include student representatives.

Admission Requirements

Post University is a small, but very diverse university and encourages applications from students of all ethnic, religious, racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds. Post requires a completed admissions application, an application fee, standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), a High School Transcript, and a letter of recommendation. The Admissions Committee makes a decision with respect to a candidate's admission to the University as soon as the candidate's file is complete. International students are not required to take the SAT. ACT. TOEFL. or IELTS. Students without a TOEFL or IELTS score will be tested for English language proficiency on campus and will be placed in the appropriate English or ESL classes.

Campus tours and interviews may be scheduled Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays throughout the semester. To schedule a campus visit students may contact admissions at 1-800-582-8250 or, or submit the campus visit request form at:

As an accredited institution, Post University will accept credits earned from another accredited institution of higher education providing the courses presented for the degree were successfully completed with a final grade of C or better. A student may transfer up to 90 credits from accredited colleges or universities, no more than 75 of which may have been earned at a 2-year college.

Location & Contact

800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT 06723-2540

Ms.Elizabeth Johnson

Acting Director of Admissions

Phone: 203-596-4500
Fax: 203-756-5810

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Agriculture
    • Equestrian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations Related (General)
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Child-Care and Support Services Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2302
    • Accepted1394
    • Acceptance Rate61%
    • Applicants who enrolled400
    • Total enrollment795
    • Female Applicants1202
    • Females Accepted742
    • Female Acceptance Rate62%
    • Male Applicants1100
    • Males Accepted652
    • Male Acceptance Rate59%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$40
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.48
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 420 370 470
    • SAT Math 415 360 470
    • SAT Writing 415 360 470
    • ACT Composite 19 16 21
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/27 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,000
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,000
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,200.00
    • Room and board *$10,500.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students722
    • Male Student Percentage50%
    • Female Student Percentage50%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.77%
    • Black or African American27.84%
    • White or Caucasian40.72%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.11%
    • Asian2.08%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.14%
    • Two or more races2.22%
    • Unknown12.19%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.94% representing 11 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students31% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 52%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Equine Club, Newman Club, GSA, Accounting Club, Choir
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Yes Yes
    • Football No Yes No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Yes Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No Division 2 Yes


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty165
    • Full-time Percentage26%
    • Part-time Percentage74%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 707 students to 83 faculty




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