7,844
Students
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
63
63%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
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Setting
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Overview

Introduction to Post University

Post University understands student life and the importance of a quality learning experience, which is why they are committed to provide unmatched levels of personal support to students, whether online or on campus. Beginning with the admissions process through graduation and beyond, Post works to provide every resource students need to have an extraordinary learning experience...and they are committed to being with students every step of the way. That's how Post Makes It Personal.

For over 125 years, Post University has been 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.

Online

Post has provided over two decades of excellent online education opportunities to those seeking a more flexible learning format. Whether students are just starting out or making major career moves, Post's online degree programs can help students reach their goals. Once a student applies, an admissions counselor is assigned to each student and guides them through their educational journey.

Post also offers Evening and Weekend programs, where students will learn from the same expert faculty members who teach in the traditional degree paths, and students will take the same challenging classes, but on their own schedule. With a unique hybrid on-campus/online format, Post's Evening and Weekend programs deliver the best of both worlds: all the flexible scheduling of an online degree program, along with the unique experience and support of a campus community.

On Campus

At Post University, students can choose from master's and bachelor's degree programs, 20 NCAA Division II sports, a Sprint Football Program, equestrian teams, cheerleading 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 and business centers, Boston and New York. Students are invited to explore all that Post University has to offer.

There are six 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 20 undergraduate programs with customizable concentrations to support students entering today's growing fields. All of Post University's degree programs are focused on preparing students for careers upon graduation.

The university offers four on-ground graduate degrees and numerous 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 on campus student-faculty ratio is 8:1.

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.

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 2016 to 2017 school year, full-time students pay a comprehensive fee of $30,750 covering tuition, fees, and books. For resident students, the comprehensive fee is $42,350 per year, including room and board.

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 seven to ten days after students have completed and submitted all required financial aid forms. Financial aid commitments are made on a first come, first served basis.

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, an official 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, however, in order to be considered for academic scholarships, international students need to provide an SAT or ACT score. 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 admissions@post.edu, or submit the campus visit request form at: http://www.post.edu/admissions/oncampus-students/visit-us

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 two-year college.

Location & Contact

Address 800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT  06723-2540
United States

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Child-care And Support Services Management Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Crisis/emergency/disaster Management Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,078
Applied
2,583
Accepted
7,844
Enrolled
63%
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Female Admissions

2,369
Females Applied
Not Reported
Females Accepted
0%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,709
Males Applied
Not Reported
Males Accepted
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
2.68
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation
Recommended Essay
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 19 17 21

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

28,250
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Fees

1,300
Full-time student fees
10,600
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

21,725
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package

Student Body

7,844
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
71%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.41%
Black or African American 24.57%
White or Caucasian 40.78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8%
Asian 0.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.47%
Two or more races 5.2%
Other 18.65%

Gender

Male (34.57%)
Female (65.43%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 51%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Fall Weekend, Winter Weekend and Spring Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Equine Club, Newman Club, GSA, Accounting Club and Choir

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
annual and semi-annual emergency preparedness training for students and staff

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football No Checkmark No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
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