7,099
Students
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
76
17957/23492
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
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Overview

Quinnipiac University Is a Vibrant, Forward-Looking Institution That Is International in Scope and Outlook

Quinnipiac University, a private, coeducational institution with 6500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, is consistently ranked among the top universities in the north by the "U.S. News & World Report." The university offers more than 58 undergraduate majors, 22 graduate programs, a School of Medicine and a School of Law to a student body with over 150 students from other countries through the Schools of Business and Engineering, Communications, Health Sciences, Nursing, Education; the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Law, and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. A dedicated, award-winning faculty leverages leading-edge technology, small classes of 25 or fewer students, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1 to create an academic environment incredibly conducive to critical thinking and original scholarship. Study-abroad and Semester at Sea programs, as well as the QU in Los Angeles semester program, further extend and expand the university's unique offerings to students. The school is situated near picturesque Sleeping Giant Mountain in Hamden, Connecticut, just eight miles north of New Haven. The campus is a magnificent architectural display of modern brick buildings and large, lush lawns. The state-of-the-art facilities include the Terry W. Goodwin '67 Financial Technology Center, a fully digital "HD" broadcast studio, and the well-known Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The heart and soul of Quinnipiac, of course, is its commitment to teaching, enlightenment, and good global citizenship. Fostering partnerships among students, faculty, visiting scholars, and the scholastic community at large, Quinnipiac University is a vibrant, engaged, and warmly welcoming campus.

Quinnipiac University Has a Two-Way Street for International Study, Offering Scholarship Assistance to Foreign Students

Because the marketplace of today and tomorrow is global, Quinnipiac's exchange agreements with various foreign institutions allow its students to study abroad in a number of different countries. The University's agreement with Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rennes in France, for instance, represents the opportunity of a semester's study in France. Coming the other direction, Quinnipiac actively seeks out students from around the world to contribute their cultural and scholastic assets to its well-rounded student body. Students are able to study abroad at partner institutions or at any Quinnipiac-approved program of study, such as Australearn, API, and Semester At Sea. Students plan early for study abroad, typically going for either the second semester of their sophomore year or one or both semesters of their junior year. Students have attended classes in Spain, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, Costa Rica, South Korea, and Japan, as well as other European, African, Asian, and South American nations. In fact, Quinnipiac offers qualified international students International Scholarships which are based on each student's high-quality work in her or his home country's educational system. The university is not able to provide full funding for all annual costs, and not every student admitted will receive aid. Students' families, of course, are encouraged to provide statements of financial support if their children are accepted at Quinnipiac. More information on applying as an international student is available.

Residential Life at Quinnipiac is Excellent, from the Campus Facilities to the Surrounding Communities and Beyond

Some 5,000 students make up the Quinnipiac University residential community. Traditional residence halls, suites, and apartments on the Mount Carmel campus; houses and apartments in University-owned off-campus properties; and apartment-style residence halls on the York Hill campus offer great variety in settings and collective living. This part of university life is as educational as any classroom course. Quinnipiac's location offers the mix of city resources and country life that make Connecticut a gem. Lush greenery and four, full, robust seasons of New England weather make life brisk and bracing, as well as calm and peaceful. In addition to the restaurants, museums, and cultural opportunities that are in nearby New Haven, two of the world's great cities are within two hours by car or train: New York and Boston. Culture, cuisine, art, entertainment, and professional sports offer everything one could want in a city -- besides the museums, libraries, galleries, parks and skyscrapers. New York has its Boroughs, Boston has its Back Bay, and the Quinnipiac student has his or her choice of destinations to fill in any weekend or break.

Students Who Have Worked Hard on Their Grades and Extracurriculars Find Quinnipiac Working Hard for Them

A Quinnipiac degree really is an exceptional value, especially when considering the quality of the educational experience that students receive at this top-notch institution. The university is ready to welcome every student who wishes to enrich his or her life and future. Our many successful alumni living fulfilling personal and professional lives can certainly attest to this. Quinnipiac University is ready to help students pay for this valuable experience, and will work with them to make sure that they receive the most state and federal aid possible. The fact is, close to 80% of Quinnipiac students get some form and amount of financial aid, which can be assembled in many different ways from a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and student loans. US citizens and permanent residents who wish to apply for need based financial aid are required to file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms and the CSS Profile form by March 1 to ensure complete consideration of their aid applications.

Location & Contact

Address 275 Mount Carmel Avenue
06518  Hamden
, CT
United States
Contact Ms. Joan Isaac-Mohr
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
Email: admissions@qu.edu
Phone: 203-582-8600
Fax: 203-582-8906

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
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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Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
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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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Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Occupational Therapy Checkmark
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Physician Assistant Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
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Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
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
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
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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
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology Checkmark
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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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International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Theater/theater Arts Management Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23,492
Applied
17,957
Accepted
7,099
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

14,699
Females Applied
11,413
Females Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

8,793
Males Applied
6,544
Males Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.4
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 3
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 25 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

44,420
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Fees

1,680
Full-time student fees
14,190
Room & board
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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

Student Body

7,099
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
70%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.79%
Black or African American 4.56%
White or Caucasian 75.91%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 3.1%
Two or more races 2.32%
Other 3%

Gender

Male (39.47%)
Female (60.53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 80%

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

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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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Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
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Faculty

1,028
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 398
Part-time - 630
Male - 453
Female - 575
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