Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

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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

place for constant beginnings
What can you expect from Quinnipiac University? Accessible, engaged faculty who prepare students for the ever-changing 21st-century workplace and a world where cultural diversity, lifelong learning, and civic involvement are valued. We providean educational experience that combines the closeness of a small collegewith the opportunities of a large university—all on a campus that is rated among the most beautiful in New England.

At Quinnipiac, we believe ourdifferences enrich every aspect of University life and lead to a heightened sense of community. We welcome students from diversebackgrounds; 20% of our student body identify themselves as students of color.

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.

And you are never just another face in the crowd. Our alumni remember the individual attentionthey received from faculty. Our professors are, of course, experts, researchers, and authors, but their time is spent mostly with their students inside and outside the classroom. 

Transformative initiatives
We’re on the journey with you todevelop your knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve your goals. In every class, your professors will encourage you to thinkcritically 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, Fortune Global 500 businesses, and government offices.

The College of Arts and Sciences provides most of the core curriculum courses that give you a solid and broadfoundation for your career and future plans as well as in-depth majors such as Criminal Justice,Political Science, and Psychology.

The School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship, the active App Lab, and new collaborative classrooms enhance learning along with internships and international experiences.

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

The School of Communications helps students tell stories in all majorsusing ultra-high-definition SonyFS5 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 a five-year BA/Master of Arts in Teaching program to students interested in teaching. 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 your study skills, time management, and research techniques. Tutors are upperclass students who are certified in those subjects.

What happens after your years at Quinnipiac? Our Integrated 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 withyour 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 that 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, about 97% of respondents were either employed or in graduate school full-time.

Multicultural affairs
The needs of a diverse student body are embraced, celebrated, and advanced through the Center for Cultural & Global Engagement and a varietyof campus organizations and events. The Office is committed to providing services, resources, and initiatives that assist students with a successful transition to, matriculation at, and graduation from the University.


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.

Undergraduate Majors
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.

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