What can you expect from Quinnipiac University? 


General: Founded in 1929, co-ed, non-sectarian, offering 60 undergraduate and 24 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 setting of 600 acres on three campuses, eight miles north of New Haven, 90 minutes from New York City, and two hours from Boston

Students: 7,000 full-time undergraduates from 30 states and 30 countries; transfer students come from more than 90 colleges and universities, and 40% come from out of state.

Faculty: The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and the average class size is 24.

Computer Capability: The entire campus, including residence halls, library, and classrooms, is part of the Quinnipiac wireless network. We require all incoming students to purchase or bring a University-recommended laptop.

Costs: 2017–2018 tuition and fees: $46,780; $14,910 for transfer housing (includes $3,200 food allowance)

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 or summer program.

Financial Aid: With an average financial aid package of $26,262 per year, about 80% 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. Please file the FAFSA to be considered for aid.

Admission: About 24,000 students apply for admission each year. About 65% of applicants are selected for admission, and we enroll 1,900 freshmen and 250 transfer students. 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.

You meet people with backgrounds and interests that hold your attention. You are never “just another student.” You have a personality and an identity that deserve respect. Quinnipiac celebrates diversity through organizations such as the Black Student Union, the Asian/Pacific Islander Association, and the Latino Cultural Society.

Top-level intercollegiate sports involve Quinnipiac’s 21 varsity teams in NCAA Division I competition. 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. In an event-filled student calendar, we’ve hosted Jason Derulo, Everclear, and hip-hop and rap groups—as well as speakers such as Jimmy Carter, Daymond John, George Stephanopoulos, and Desmond Tutu.

Undergraduate Majors

Business: Accounting, Biomedical Marketing, Computer Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing

Engineering: Civil, Computer Science, Industrial, Mechanical, Software

Communications: Advertising and Integrated Communications; Communications/Media Studies; Film, Television, and Media Arts; Graphic and Interactive Design; Journalism; Public Relations'

Health Sciences and Nursing: Athletic Training, Biomedical Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (3-year accelerated BS), Health Science Studies, Microbiology/Immunology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy (5-1/2-year MOT), Physical Therapy (6- or 7-year DPT), Physician Assistant (6-year BS/MHS), Radiologic Sciences (3-year accelerated BS)

Arts and Sciences: Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Game Design and Development, Gerontology, History, Independent, Interdisciplinary, Law in Society, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theater

Education: Elementary, Secondary (5-year BA/Master of Arts in Teaching)

And remember... It’s not always necessary to know what major you want when you apply for transfer. You can indicate you’re undecided about your major and select a path as you develop your interests.

Three promises, expressed in our mission statement: outstanding academic programs, a student-oriented environment, and a strong sense of community. We provide an educational experience that combines the closeness of a small college with the opportunities of a university—on a campus rated among the most beautiful in New England.

U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” (2018) places Quinnipiac among the best master’s-level universities in the North, and The Princeton Review again recognizes Quinnipiac as one of The Best 380 Colleges in the United States.

And you are never just another face in the crowd. Our professors are experts, researchers, and authors, but their time is spent mostly with their students, in and out of class.

About academics
Classroom lectures, interactive media,
and Internet-based learning extend your mind and imagination. In every class you’ll be encouraged to think critically and develop a sense of informed independence.

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 for a solid and broad foundation for your career and your future, as well as majors such as Biology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Psychology.

The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International and included in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Top 100 Undergraduate Business Schools.” 

The School of Engineering majors include Civil, Computer Science, Industrial, Mechanical, and Software.

The School of Communications offers a fully digital, high-definition landscape for Film, Television, and Media Arts; Journalism; Media Studies; and Public Relations. Our state-of-the-art technologies, multimedia resources, and wireless network are all available for student use. 

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 who are interested in teaching a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching degree program. This innovative program combines education courses with a liberal arts or science major and provides hands-on experience in classroom teaching.

Transferring to Quinnipiac
The transfer application process is easy! You will find a link to our online application at qu.edu/transfer,
with a list of what you need to send us, FAQs, and more. We review candidates once application files are complete (rolling admission). There are no specific deadline dates for most majors, but we recommend that you apply by mid-November for the spring semester or by April 1 for the fall.

While we do accept transfer students for the spring and fall semesters, our selective programs of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Athletic Training review candidates only for the fall semester. The application deadline for these programs is March 1, and admission is on a space-available basis. Transfer applications for the fall semester are complete when we receive your grades from the previous fall.

All transfer applicants are automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 for all college work. Transfer scholarships or Phi Theta Kappa awards range from $6,500–$22,000 annually.

We value the work you have completed elsewhere and make every effort to match transfer credits from regionally accredited colleges to your major at Quinnipiac. A course-by-course evaluation, which can be completed prior to application, will show how credits could transfer. All admitted transfer students receive an evaluation after admission. And you’ll work with academic advisors one-on-one to select courses to meet graduation requirements for every semester.

In addition to academics, an important part of your transition to Quinnipiac is meeting other students and getting involved in campus life. A special transfer student orientation and University housing with other transfers are the first steps toward shaping your place in our community.

Help beyond the classroom
The Learning Commons provides full
tutoring assistance in academic subjects as well as workshops to improve study skills, time management, and research techniques.

Career advisement in each of the schools bridges college experiences with career expectations. Programs and staff focus on job-seeking skills and resources.

It is an education that works. In a survey of a recent Quinnipiac class taken six months after graduation, more than 90% of respondents were either employed or in graduate school full time.