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.
Events and Organizations
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
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 and select your path as you experience more areas and continue to develop your interests.