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Quinnipiac University

  • Hamden, CT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 62%38%
    student ratio
  • 6,542
    total students
  • $39,170 | $39,170
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 67%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 550
    sat math
  • 540
    sat reading
  • 550
    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

Quinnipiac University Overview

Quinnipiac, located in Hamden, Connecticut, just 8 miles north of New Haven and mid-way between New York City and Boston, is a coeducational, private, non-sectarian university with about 6,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. The student to faculty member ratio is 16:1 with an average of 25 students per class. Quinnipiac has 21 Division I teams for men and women plus extensive recreation and intramural sports, 100 clubs and organizations, Greek life, community based activities, service-learning courses, clinical placements, internships, career planning and study abroad options. All of these elements combine to provide a broad based educational experience.

Majors and Degree Offerings at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac has more than 50 undergraduate majors, and about 48 minors provided by the departments in the Schools of Communications, Health Sciences, Nursing, Education, Business and Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Some of the most unique programs are "Diagnostic Imaging", "Entrepreneurship", "Biomedical Marketing"," Film, Video, and Interactive Media", "Game Design and Development", "Interactive Digital Design", and several programs feature both undergraduate and graduate degrees that can be completed in 4 to 7 years. About 30% of the Quinnipiac undergraduates remain at the university for their graduate work, several are in the dual-degree programs which include: a 5-year BS/MBA in business; a 5-year BS/MOT in Occupational Therapy; a 6- or 7-year BS/Doctor of Physical Therapy; a 5-year BA/MAT in elementary or secondary education; and a 6-year BS/MHS for Physician Assistant.

The Faculty at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University takes pride in its highly qualified faculty members. The university recognizes several faculty members each year with the "Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students" awards. Quinnipiac University faculty members are experts in their fields of study and are known for being generous with their time and knowledge.

Quinnipiac University's Undergraduate Curriculum

Majors at Quinnipiac are grounded in the core distribution that complements professional preparation in business, communications, engineering, health sciences, nursing, education, and arts and sciences. Attention is paid to having students participate in the planning and delivery of their educational goals, and students develop e-portfolios which demonstrate their educational progress.

Quinnipiac offers 3 interdisciplinary seminars: "The Individual in the Community", "National Community", and "Global Community". These seminars introduce students to local, national, and world issues over time, and often involve community projects and an international experience or study abroad.

Quinnipiac also supports "Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)" which focuses on developing strong writing proficiency in all subjects.

Admissions at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University offers many admissions options, from an early decision plan (binding) in all majors, with a November 1 application deadline as an option, to regular admissions, which has a February 1 deadline. Files are reviewed as they become complete and notification begins in early December. Students applying for nursing, physical therapy and physician assistant programs should file the application by November 15 and provide all supportive materials as soon as possible.

Financial Aid for Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University recognizes that an education is an investment, and strives to help its students receive the maximum federal and state aid available per their eligibility.

Approximately 78 percent of Quinnipiac University's student body receives financial aid through scholarships, grants, on-campus jobs, and student loans. At the time of acceptance, students are notified of any merit based awards determined by their previous academic record and test scores. All students who would like to apply for need based financial aid must submit the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by March 1. Information regarding financial aid can best be found on the university Web site.

Quinnipiac University Facilities

Quinnipiac University offers its students numerous state-of-the-art facilities on each of its 3 campus settings, all with wireless access to the campus network. The 250 acre Mount Carmel campus houses the Arnold Bernhard Library; a recreation and athletic center with a gym, cardio equipment, free weights, volleyball and basketball courts, and a suspended running track; the Carl Hansen Student Center, with the 600 seat Q-cafe, post office, bookstore, study and meeting spaces, a student-run radio station, and campus ministry; the Lender School of Business Center with case method classrooms and the Terry W. Goodwin `67 Financial Technology Center; the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center, with digital high definition TV and audio production studios, video editing suites, and Web design work stations, plus residence halls, parking broad fields and views of Sleeping Giant state park with 1700 acres for hiking.

The North Haven campus is a center for health sciences, nursing, education, and the soon to open School of Medicine, which provides state-of-the-art facilities in diagnostic equipment, exam suites, neonatal, pediatric and adult clinical labs, a curriculum center, classrooms, and study areas, all on the 104 acre campus.

The York Hill campus of 250 acres has 1500-bed all-suite residence halls; "Rocky Top", a lodge-like student center with amazing views of the region; the TD Bank Sports center with twin 3300 seat arenas for ice hockey and basketball; and a 2000 car parking garage.

Quinnipiac University Residence Life

Quinnipiac University is located in Hamden, Connecticut, only 90 minutes driving from New York City and 2 hours away from Boston.

Approximately 95% of all freshmen and 75% of all students live in Quinnipiac housing. Freshmen and sophomores live on the Mount Carmel campus in traditional style doubles or quads, suites with double rooms, and apartments with kitchens. Juniors and seniors live on the York Hill campus, which are all suite-style, with kitchens. Seniors have single or double room options. Some juniors or seniors choose university owned houses near the campus, and there is some graduate housing available in an apartment complex owned by Quinnipiac.

All Quinnipiac University residence halls are coed and offer wireless Internet access, smoke-free living, 24-hour security access, hall directors and resident assistants, and vending and laundry rooms.


Location & Contact

Quinnipiac University

275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1940
USA

Ms.Joan Isaac-Mohr

Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: 203-582-8600
Fax: 203-582-8906
Email: admissions@quinnipiac.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater/Theater Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Actuarial Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

67% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied20,696
    • Accepted13,912
    • Acceptance Rate67%
    • Enrolled6,542
    • Female Applicants13,055
    • Females Accepted9,036
    • Female Acceptance Rate69%
    • Male Applicants7,641
    • Males Accepted4,876
    • Male Acceptance Rate63%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Early decision plan November --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 540 490 580
    • SAT Math 550 510 610
    • SAT Writing 550 500 590
    • ACT Composite 24 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$39,170
    • Out-of-state tuition *$39,170
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,500.00
    • Room and board *$14,250.00
    • 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

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,542
    • Male Student Percentage38%
    • Female Student Percentage62%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.13%
    • Black or African American4.39%
    • White or Caucasian77.64%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.26%
    • Asian2.19%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races1.7%
    • Unknown2.84%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.96% representing 30 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students74% 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 78%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • 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 Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations student government, Social Programming Board, Drama Club, Chronicle (student newspaper), dance company
  • 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 text message emergency notification system

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Ice hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby No Division 1 Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,021
    • Full-time Percentage41%
    • Part-time Percentage59%
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 6,385 students to 621 faculty


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