AT A GLANCE
Top-level intercollegiate sports involve Quinnipiac’s 21 varsity teams in NCAA Division I competition. Quinnipiac is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), the ECAC for men’s and women’s ice hockey, and the Big East Conference for women’s field hockey.
The introduction of 10 club sports in 2019–2020 enhances the opportunities for students to play on competitive teams. With more than 140 clubs and organizations, Quinnipiac brings together students with a variety of interests. Keep physically fit with a range of activities, from intramural teams in more than 20 sports to fitness classes of all sorts. You can spend time in our expansive recreation center, weight and fitness rooms, and indoor track.
In an event-filled student calendar, we host a range of speakers, artists, and performers such as Khalid, Jason Derulo, DJ Tiesto, and Shark Tank’s Daymond John.
General: Founded in 1929, co-ed, non-sectarian, offering 58 undergraduate and 34 graduate programs through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Business, Engineering, Communications, Education, Health Sciences, and Nursing; the School of Law; and the School of Medicine
Location: An attractive New England campus on 600 acres in three settings; eight miles north of New Haven, 90 minutes from New York City, and two hours from Boston
Students: 7,000 full-time undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students from nearly 40 states and more than 30 countries; in all, 75% of freshmen come from out of state; 95% of freshmen live on campus.
Faculty: The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and the average class size is 24.
Innovative combined degrees: 3+1 BS/MS in Accounting; 3+1 BS in Biology/MS in Molecular Cell Biology; 3+1 BS/MBA in Business; 3+1 BA/MS in Communications; 3+3 BA or BS/JD in Law; 4+1.5 BS/MOT in Occupational Therapy; 6- or 7-year BS/DPT in Physical Therapy; 4+2 BS/MHS in Physician Assistant; 3+2 BA or BS/MSW Social Work; 4+1 BA/MAT in Teaching; 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA
Costs: 2019–2020 tuition and student and technology fees: $49,280; room and board: $15,140
International Study Opportunities:Quinnipiac sponsors a study abroad program in Ireland and also sends students to a variety of countries, such as Australia, China, France, and Spain, for a semester of study or summer program.
Financial Aid: With an average financial aid package of $28,944 per year, about 89% of our student body receives some form of aid. We offer merit scholarships based on previous academic work as well as need-based financial aid, for which the FAFSA is required.
Admission: About 23,000 students apply for admission each year, and we enroll 1,800 freshmen. Given our rolling admission schedule, we recommend that you apply early in the fall semester. Get to know us personally through our fall and spring open house programs, weekday and Saturday information sessions, and weekday admission interviews, all of which include a student-guided campus tour. You can also chat with us online, file your application, view our campus video, and take our virtual tour.
A place for constant beginnings
What can you expect from Quinnipiac University? An accessible and engaged faculty that prepares students for the ever-changing 21st-century workplace and a world where cultural diversity, lifelong learning, and civic involvement are valued. We provide an educational experience that combines the closeness of a small college with the opportunities of a university—and all on a campus rated among the most beautiful in New England.
U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” (2020) places Quinnipiac among the best national universities in the country. We are also recognized in The Princeton Review’s The Best 385 Colleges and Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020.
And you are never just another face in the crowd. Our alumni remember the individual attention they received from faculty. Our professors are, of course, experts, researchers, and authors, but their time is spent mostly with their students, in and out of class. We are fostering lifelong connections and success.
We’re on the journey with you to develop your knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve your goals. In every class, your professors will encourage you to think critically and develop a sense of informed independence. Many courses feature real-world experiences as essential parts of their studies. Quinnipiac cosponsors internships at more than 1,000 locations, including health care centers, network television stations, Forbes 500 businesses, and government offices.
The College of Arts and Sciences provides most of the core curriculum courses that give you a solid and broad foundation for your career and future plans as well as in-depth majors such as Biology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, and more.
The School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship, the Terry Goodwin Trading Room, an active App Lab, and collaborative classrooms enhance learning along with internships and international experiences.
The School of Engineering students gain hands-on learning in a wide range of workshops for Civil, Industrial, Mechanical, and Software Engineering, plus Computer Science.
The School of Communications helps students “tell stories” in all majors using ultra-high-definition Sony FS5 4k and 5k Super 35 Red Dragon cameras, multimedia and digital design labs, a news innovation center, and all the latest software.
The Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing have graduated health professionals in nearly every field who work in hospitals, clinics, corporations, and organizations across the country.
The School of Education offers students interested in teaching a five-year BA/Master of Arts in Teaching degree program. The innovative program combines education courses with a liberal arts or science major and provides experience in classroom teaching.
Advising now and for the future
College-level academics can be demanding, but Quinnipiac is a learning community. The Learning Commons provides full tutoring assistance in academic subjects plus workshops to improve study skills, time management, and research techniques.
What happens after your years at Quinnipiac? Our Integrative Advising Center caters to the lifespan of students and alumni. Career advisement in each of the schools is a potent resource that bridges your college experiences with your career expectations. During your Quinnipiac years, your academic advisor will help you select courses to meet graduation requirements and monitor your progress. Our programs and staff focus on job-seeking skills and resources you’ll need to begin and continue your career.
It is an education that works. In a survey of a recent Quinnipiac class taken six months after graduation, 97% of respondents were either employed or in graduate school full-time.
Three settings, one University
Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel campus has academic, residential, and recreational facilities for all students. The nearby York Hill campus is home to the People’s United Sports Center; Rocky Top, a lodge-like student center; and apartment-style housing for juniors and seniors. Just four miles away, the North Haven campus has classrooms and state-of-the-art labs for graduate and professional courses in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiologist Assistant, and Education as well as the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and the School of Law.