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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT


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Quinnipiac University Overview

Quinnipiac, located in Hamden, Connecticut, just 8 miles north of New Haven and midway between New York City and Boston, is a coeducational, private, non-sectarian university with about 6,800 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate, medical and law students. The student to faculty ratio is 15:1 with an average of 20 students per class. Quinnipiac has 21 Division I athletic teams for men and women plus club sports, extensive intramural and recreation/fitness activities, 140+ student clubs and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, community-based activities, service-learning courses, clinical placements, internships, career planning and study abroad options plus a "QU in Los Angeles" semester-long opportunity for students in all majors.  All of these elements combine to provide a broad-based educational experience with a focus on preparing students for careers or graduate study.

Majors and Degree Offerings at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac offers almost 60 undergraduate majors, and about 44 minors in the Schools of Business, Communications, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing, Education,  and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Unique programs include Biomedical Marketing, Business Analytics, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management, Film, Television and Media Arts, Game Design and Development, Graphic and Interactive Design, Software Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Talent Management for Entertainment, eSports and Sports. About 30% of Quinnipiac undergraduates remain at the university for graduate studies. Several programs feature combined undergraduate and graduate degrees that can be completed in 4-7 years, including a 5-year BS/MBA; 6-year (3+3) BA or BS/JD; 5½ -year BS/MOT in Occupational Therapy; 6-year BS/OTD in Occupational Therapy; 6- or 7-year BS/Doctor of Physical Therapy; 5-year BA/MAT in elementary or secondary education; 6-year BS/MHS Physician Assistant; and 5-year BA or BS/Master of Social Work.

Innovative 4-year (3+1) accelerated dual-degree programs offer high-performing students the opportunity to complete both degrees in four years. These include: BS/MBA, MS Accounting or MS Business Analytics; BA or BFA/MS Interactive Media and Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or Sports Journalism; BA Theater/MBA or MS Accounting, Interactive Media and Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or Sports Journalism; and BS Biology or Biochemistry/MS Molecular and Cell Biology.

The Faculty at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University takes pride in its highly qualified faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields and known for being accessible and generous with their time and knowledge. The university recognizes several faculty members each year with the "Excellence in Teaching" award.

Quinnipiac University's Undergraduate Curriculum

Academic programs at Quinnipiac are grounded in a core curriculum that complements professional preparation in business, communications, engineering, health sciences, nursing, education, and liberal arts. Students participate in the planning and delivery of their educational goals, developing e-portfolios that demonstrate their educational progress. First-year students can explore computing-related courses to expand their knowledge base and prepare for highly employable career opportunities related to computing and information technology. 

Quinnipiac's Writing Across the Curriculum program is designed to help students develop strong critical thinking and communication skills through writing. Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs) have been identified that broaden students' knowledge, engage them in their educational process, and help them become articulate, informed, ethical and engaged global citizens.

Admissions at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University offers several admission options: Early Decision (November 1 deadline; binding) for all majors; Early Action I (November 15 deadline) for all majors and strongly recommended for the following programs: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Nursing (traditional BSN); Regular Decision (February 1 deadline) Students are encouraged to file the application itself early in the fall of their senior year and provide all supporting transcripts and test scores as they are able.

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 for which they are eligible to help manage the cost of their education.

Approximately 92 percent of Quinnipiac University's student body receives financial aid through scholarships, grants, on-campus jobs and/or student loans. At the time of acceptance, first-year students are notified of any merit-based awards, determined by their previous academic record and test scores. Merit-based assistance is also available to transfer and international students. All students who would like to apply for need-based financial aid can submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after October 1. More information regarding financial aid can be found at

Quinnipiac University Facilities

Quinnipiac University offers its students state-of-the-art facilities on each of its three campus settings. The 250-acre Mount Carmel Campus houses the Arnold Bernhard Library; a recreation center with volleyball and basketball courts, fitness center and indoor running track; a student center with a 600-seat dining hall, piazza with a two-story fieldstone fireplace and comfortable seating, post office, bookstore, coffee shop, study and meeting spaces; the Lender School of Business Center includes a financial technology center, and innovation and entrepreneurship center; the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center, with digital high definition TV and audio production studios, 5k video editing suites, and web design workstations; the School of Computing and Engineering offers a network systems and security classroom, fabrication, hydraulics and mechanical workshops and more; plus residence halls and views of Sleeping Giant State Park with 1700 acres for hiking. A new state-of-the-art Recreation and Wellness Center is slated to open in fall 2022. 

The 150-acre North Haven Campus is home to the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine and the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing, Education and Law. The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences comprises 325,000 square feet of space designed for collaborative learning for students pursuing degrees in medicine, nursing, social work and the health professions. The facility includes 29 classrooms; 24 seminar and team-study rooms; 24 teaching labs; an operating room suite; an anatomy lab with 48 pro-section stations; 16 patient rooms; pediatric and adult clinical labs; diagnostic imaging suite; adaptive model apartment; suite of life-size patient simulators; a 350-seat auditorium, library and dining hall. Ample outdoor seating provides views of pristine, rolling lawns and scenic ponds with fountains.

The 250-acre York Hill Campus has 1500-bed all-suite residence halls for upper-classmen; a lodge-inspired student center which includes a 500-seat dining hall, a new pub and grill with pool tables, shuffleboard and a stage for live performances, fitness center, yoga/dance studio, spinning studio, meeting spaces and ample interior and exterior seating to take in the panoramic views of the region; and twin 3300-seat arenas for Division I ice hockey and basketball.

Quinnipiac University Residence Life

To enhance the overall student experience, all students are required to live in campus housing for the first three years of study. Freshmen and sophomores reside on the Mount Carmel Campus in traditional style doubles or quads, suites with double rooms, and apartments with kitchens. Several residence halls have undergone major renovations in the past few years. Juniors and seniors live on the York Hill Campus, which are suite-style with kitchens. Seniors have single or double room options. Additional options for upperclassmen include university-owned houses or apartments near the main campus.

All Quinnipiac University residence halls are coed by floor and offer wireless Internet access, smoke/vape-free living, 24-hour security access, vending and laundry facilities and are managed by hall directors and resident assistants.

A free campus/town shuttle system provides access to all three campuses as well as area shopping, dining and entertainment.

Location & Contact

Address 275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT  06518
United States
Contact Elizabeth H. Ludovico
Director of Admissions
Phone: 203-582-8600
Fax: 203-582-8906

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting Technology/technician And Bookkeeping Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Purchasing, Procurement/acquisitions And Contracts Management Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Adult Development And Aging Checkmark
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Comparative Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Clinical/medical Laboratory Science And Allied Professions, Other Checkmark
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer And Ultrasound Technician Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Occupational Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Physical Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Physician Assistant Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies, Other Checkmark
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Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Gerontology Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions, Other Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Theatre/theatre Arts Management Checkmark


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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
3 recommendations
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3.3

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan November 15th February 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 587 550 630
SAT Math 578 530 630
ACT Composite 25 23 27

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Financial Aid

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100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 10.51%
Black or African American 4.37%
White or Caucasian 74.27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.08%
Asian 3.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.02%
Two or more races 2.62%
Other 2.28%


Male (38.53%)
Female (61.47%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 63%

Student Activities

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Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Campus Concerts, Student/Faculty Holiday Dinner and Midnight Madness (athletics)

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government, Social Programming Board, Drama Club, Chronicle (student newspaper) and dance company

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
text message emergency notification system


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Acrobatics And Tumbling No No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
Golf No No No
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Acrobatics And Tumbling No No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 396
Part-time - 709
Male - 450
Female - 641
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