Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

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A Premier Education Center for Health Professionals

Quinnipiac University’s accessible and engaged 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 large university.

U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Colleges” (2020) places Quinnipiac among the “Best National Universities” in the United States. We are also recognized in The Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020.

We combine science; practical, in-depth education; and teamwork skills in nationally recognized programs, including Physical and Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, and the natural sciences.

Transformative initiatives
We’re on the journey with you to develop your knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve your goals. The School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing have graduated health professionals in nearly every field who work in hospitals, clinics, corporations, and organizations across the country. The methods of teaching and learning are creative and thorough. In every class, your professors will take a personal interest in you and help you think critically and clearly.

Geared toward educating the healthcare “team,” the state-of-the-art facilities in the Center for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences feature 29 classrooms, 26 seminar and team study rooms, 24 teaching labs, an operating room suite, a 48-station human anatomy lab, patient exam rooms, a SimMan suite, and a complete diagnostic imaging suite.

Clinical experiences, field studies, and internships are integral parts of all health care programs. Quinnipiac maintains affiliations and cooperative arrangements with hospitals, healthcare agencies, and specialized clinics both near the University and at sites in other parts of the country.

Quinnipiac is especially recognized for innovative, in-depth preparation. The Physical Therapy program is a six- or seven-year Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and Occupational Therapy is a five-and-a-half-year entry-level master’s program. The Physician Assistant program is a freshman entry-level six-year program culminating in a master’s degree.

Quinnipiac’s Pre-med advisement gives you the background to meet the academic entrance requirements of professional schools, including Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medicine, Osteopathy, Podiatry, and Veterinary.

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, plus workshops to improve your study skills, time management, and research techniques. Tutors are upperclass students who are certified in those subjects.

Our Integrated Advising Center caters to the lifespan of students and alumni. Career advisement in each of the schools bridges your college experiences with your career expectations. During your Quinnipiac years, your academic advisor helps you meet graduation requirements and monitors your progress. Internships and clinical work often lead to full-time employment after you earn your degree.

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 housing for most juniors and seniors.

Just four miles away, the NorthHaven 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, Education, Medicine, and Law.

“Occupational Therapy preparation at Quinnipiac offered many pre-clinical experiences to help me observe my major before my junior year. Classes went in-depth in documentation with a wide base of theory. I participated in three different types of clinical experiences: psychiatric, physical disability, and outpatient rehabilitation in Palm Gardens, Florida. I was employed within a month of graduation. I returned to Quinnipiac after 10 years as an OT and completed the Physician Assistant MHS degree in 2014!”

— Robert Franceskino ’02, ’14
Occupational Therapist
Physician Assistant


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 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students from nearly 40 states and 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 students.

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 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 receive 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, and take our virtual tour. 

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine provides excellent training in health care for those interested in a variety of specialties. The Center for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences provides state-of-the-art facilities for all students.

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.


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 (five-and-a-half-year MOT), Physical Therapy (six- or seven-year DPT), Physician Assistant (six-year BS/MHS), Radiologic Sciences (three-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 (five-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 and select your path as you experience more areas and continue to develop your interests.

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