Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

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A Premier Education Center for Science and Engineering

Quinnipiac’s engaged and accessible faculty prepare 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.

U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” (2020) places Quinnipiac among the best national universities. We are also recognized in The Princeton Review’s The Best 385 Colleges and Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020.

We combine science; practical, in-depth education; and teamwork skills in nationally recognized programs spread across our curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences with Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience; in the School of Health Sciences with Biomedical Science, Microbiology/Immunology, and Health Science Studies; and in the School of Engineering with Civil, Industrial, Mechanical, and Software Engineering (all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET), plus Computer Science.

Transformative initiatives
We’re on the journey with you to develop your knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve your goals. The methods of teaching and learning are creative and thorough. In every class, your professor will take a personal interest in you and help you think critically and clearly.

Excellent lab facilities in the sciences and engineering promote students working in small groups under faculty direction and supervision. Field studies and internships are integral parts of all science and engineering programs. Students may also plan to continue on in graduate study in a variety of fields at Quinnipiac: Molecular and Cell Biology, Cyber Security, Social Work, Business, Law, Health Careers, Education, Communications, or Medicine.

Quinnipiac’s Pre-medical Studies program gives you the background to meet the academic entrance requirements of professional schools, including chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, and veterinary.

At Quinnipiac, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is named for the noted surgeon and world’s most well-known medical illustrator. The School of Medicine is located on the North Haven campus and features a state-of-the-art building and facilities in a spectacular setting.

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.

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 as well as workshops to improve study skills, time management, and research techniques. Tutors are upperclass students who are certified. Internships and clinical work often lead to full-time employment after you earn your degree.

Career advisement in each of the schools bridges your college experiences with your career expectations. During your Quinnipiac years, your academic advisor will help you meet graduation requirements and monitor your progress. Our Integrative Advising Center will cater to the lifespan of students and alumni.

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.

You will meet people with backgrounds and interests that hold your attention. You are never “just another student”; you have a personality and 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.


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, plus 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. 

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

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

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/Sports Medicine, Biomedical Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Science Studies, Microbiology/Immunology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy (5.5-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, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law in Society, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theater

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

And remember...It’s not always necessary to know what major you want when you apply to college. You can indicate that you’re undecided about your major and select your path as you experience more areas and continue to develop your interests.

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 for women’s field hockey.

The introduction of 10 club sports in 2019–2020 enhances the opportunities for students to participate 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.

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