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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 mid-way between New York City and Boston, is a coeducational, private, non-sectarian university with about 7,300 undergraduate and 3,000 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 club sports, extensive intramural sports and recreation/fitness activities, 150+ 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 a 5-year BS/MBA; 6-year (3+3) BA 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.

Innovative 4-year (3+1) accelerated dual-degree programs offer exceptional students the opportunity to complete both degrees in four years. These include: BS/MBA or MS Accounting, 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; BS Biology/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.

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 global 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 of their senior year and provide all supporting transcripts and test scores as they are able. Completed files are reviewed  and notification begins in early December. Students applying for the 6-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

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 suspended running track; a student center with a 600-seat dining hall, post office, bookstore, coffee shop, study and meeting spaces, student; 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, 5k video editing suites, and web design workstations, the School of 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.

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; 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; and the People’s United Center with twin 3300-seat arenas for ice hockey and basketball.

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/vape-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.

Location & Contact

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

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 3
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Early decision plan November 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st 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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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 9.37%
Black or African American 3.82%
White or Caucasian 76.63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 3.32%
Two or more races 2.54%
Other 2.26%

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 75%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Campus Concerts, Student/Faculty Holiday Dinner and Midnight Madness (athletics)

Student Services

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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

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
text message emergency notification system


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Men's Sports

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

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
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Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No Division 1 Checkmark
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Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
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Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 378
Part-time - 706
Male - 465
Female - 619
Quinnipiac University