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 7,000 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, 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 offers almost 60 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 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, and Supply Chain Management. 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; 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.
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: an 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, Athletic Training/Physical Therapy, and Nursing (traditional BSN). Early Action II (January 1 deadline); and Regular Decision (March 1 deadline for Fall 2021 entry; otherwise, 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 85 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 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 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, innovation and entrepreneurship center, and an app and business 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 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; 'Rocky Top', a lodge-like 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 the People’s United Center with twin 3300-seat arenas for 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. Two of the residence halls underwent major renovations in 2020. Juniors and seniors live on the York Hill Campus, which are all suite-style with kitchens. Seniors have single or double room options. Additional options for upperclassmen include university-owned houses or apartments in close proximity to 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 area shopping, dining and entertainment as well as access to Amtrak and Metro-North railroads via New Haven’s Union Station.
Majors & Degrees
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Biology/biological Sciences, General|
|Biomedical Sciences, General|
|Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology|
|Microbiology And Immunology|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Accounting Technology/technician And Bookkeeping|
|Business Administration And Management, General|
|Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General|
|Management Information Systems, General|
|Marketing/marketing Management, General|
|Organizational Behavior Studies|
|Purchasing, Procurement/acquisitions And Contracts Management|
|Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other|
|Mass Communication/media Studies|
|Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication|
|Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other|
|Public Relations/image Management|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences, General|
|Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design|
|Civil Engineering, General|
|Computer Software Engineering|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|English Language And Literature, General|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Adult Development And Aging|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Spanish Language And Literature|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Clinical/medical Laboratory Science And Allied Professions, Other|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer And Ultrasound Technician|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other|
|Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General|
|Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist|
|Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer|
|Registered Nursing/registered Nurse|
|Legal Professions And Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Legal Professions And Studies, Other|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Applied Mathematics, General|
|Biological And Physical Sciences|
|Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Developmental And Child Psychology|
|Research And Experimental Psychology, Other|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Human Services, General|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions, Other|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Criminal Justice/safety Studies|
|International Relations And Affairs|
|Political Science And Government, General|
|Social Sciences, General|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Cinematography And Film/video Production|
|Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General|
|Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other|
|Game And Interactive Media Design|
|Theatre/theatre Arts Management|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||February 1st||Not reported|
|Early decision plan||November 1st||December 15th|
|Other early decision plan||November 15th||January 15th|
|Transfer||April 1st||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||587||550||630|
Tuition & Fees
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||
|Black or African American||3.82%|
|White or Caucasian||76.63%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.1%|
|Two or more races||2.54%|
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||75%|
Campus Concerts, Student/Faculty Holiday Dinner and Midnight Madness (athletics)
Student Government, Social Programming Board, Drama Club, Chronicle (student newspaper) and dance company
text message emergency notification system
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 1|
|Ice Hockey||No||Division 1|
|Track And Field||No||No||No|
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 1|
|Field Hockey||Division 1|
|Ice Hockey||No||Division 1|
|Track And Field||No||Division 1|