Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
61%
39%
student ratio
7,099
total students
Tuition Cost $44,420 | $44,420
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $27,228
February 1
fall application deadline
76%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
547
sat math
536
sat reading
536
sat writing
25
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 7100 undergraduate and 2,800 graduate students. The student to faculty ratio is 16:1 with an average of 25 students per class. Quinnipiac has 21 Division I athletic teams for men and women plus extensive intramural sports and recreation/fitness activities, 140+ student clubs and organizations, Greek 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 has 58 undergraduate majors, and about 44 minors in the Schools of Communications, Health Sciences, Nursing, Education, Business, Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Unique programs include Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Entrepreneurship, Biomedical Marketing, Film, Television and Media Arts, Software Engineering, Game Design and Development, and Graphic and Interactive Design. 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 the 5-year BS/MBA in business; 6-year (3+3) BA/JD or BS/JD; 5½ -year BS/MOT in Occupational Therapy; 6- or 7-year BS/Doctor of Physical Therapy; 5-year BA/MAT in elementary or secondary education; and 6-year BS/MHS for Physician Assistant. An innovative 4-year (3+1) BS/MBA offers exceptional business students the opportunity to complete both degrees in four years.

The Faculty at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University takes pride in its highly qualified faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields and who are 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.

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 well-rounded, articulate, ethical and engaged world citizens.

Admissions at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University offers two admission options: an early decision plan (binding) for all majors, with a November 1 application deadline, and regular ‘rolling’ admission, with a February 1 deadline. Students are encouraged to file the application itself early in the fall, and provide all supporting transcripts and test scores as they are able. Files are reviewed as they become complete and notification begins in early December. Students applying for the six-year entry-level Physician Assistant program should file the application by October 15.  Those applying to the nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy programs should file the application by November 15. Applicants should 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 for which they are eligible.

Approximately 80 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, 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 should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1. More information regarding financial aid can be found at www.qu.edu/finaid.

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 and athletic center with a gym, cardio equipment, free weights, volleyball and basketball courts and a suspended running track; student center with a 600-seat dining hall, post office, bookstore, study and meeting spaces, a student-run radio station and campus ministry; the Lender School of Business Center includes a financial technology center, innovation and entrepreneurship center, and an app development lab; 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, and views of Sleeping Giant State Park with 1700 acres for hiking.


The 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 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; neonatal, 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.


The 250-acre York Hill Campus has 1500-bed all-suite residence halls; 'Rocky Top', a lodge-like student center with panoramic views of the region; the Sports Center with twin 3300-seat arenas for ice hockey and basketball; and a 2000-car parking garage.

Quinnipiac University Residence Life

Approximately 95% of all freshmen and 75% of all students live in university-owned 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 and seniors choose university owned houses or apartments.

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

A free campus/town shuttle system provides access to area shopping, dining and entertainment in Hamden, North Haven and New Haven and access to Amtrak and Metro-North railroads. (Resident freshmen are not permitted cars on campus.)


Location & Contact

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@qu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      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.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      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
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      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.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      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.
    • Physician Assistant
      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.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      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.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      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
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • 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.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      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.
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater/Theater Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

76% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied23,492
    • Accepted17,957
    • Acceptance Rate76%
    • Enrolled7,099
    • Female Applicants14,699
    • Females Accepted11,413
    • Female Acceptance Rate77%
    • Male Applicants8,793
    • Males Accepted6,544
    • Male Acceptance Rate74%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$65
    • 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 Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 536 490 590
    • SAT Math 547 490 600
    • SAT Writing 536 490 580
    • ACT Composite 25 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 *$44,420
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,420
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,680
    • Room and board *$14,190
    • 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$27,228
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$27,621
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$35,258
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,438
    • Average Grant Aid:$16,502
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$21,612
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 65%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 16%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,099
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.79%
    • Black or African American4.56%
    • White or Caucasian75.91%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.15%
    • Asian3.1%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.32%
    • Unknown or International Student3%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.16% representing 30 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students70% 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 80%
  • 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 Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Not Reported
    • 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 Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,028
    • Full-time Percentage39%
    • Part-time Percentage61%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 9,296 students to 590 faculty


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