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.


General: Founded in 1929, co-ed, non-sectarian, offering 60 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 30 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.

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+1-1/2 BS/MOT in Occupational Therapy; 3+3 BS/DPT in Physical Therapy; 4+2 BS/MHS in Physician Assistant; 3+2 BA or BS/MSW in Social Work; 4+1 BA/MAT in Teaching; 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA
Costs: 2018–2019 tuition and fees—$47,960; room and board—$14,540

International Study Opportunities:
Quinnipiac sponsors a study abroad
program in Ireland and also sendsstudents 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 $26,026 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 24,000 students apply for admission each year, and we enroll 1,900 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. 

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 (3-year accelerated BS option), 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, 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.

Three promises worth keeping
Quinnipiac University makes three promises, as 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. 

At Quinnipiac, we believe differences enrich every aspect of University life and lead to a heightened sense of community. Wewelcome students from diverse backgrounds; 20% of our student bodyidentify themselves as students of color.

U.S. News & World Report’s“America’s Best Colleges” (2019) places Quinnipiac among the best regional universities in the North. We are also recognized in The Princeton Review’s The Best 382 Colleges andFiske Guide to Colleges 2019.

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

Your quest for more
We’re on the journey with you to develop your knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve your goals. In every class, your professor will encourage you to think critically and develop a sense of informed independence. 

Many courses feature real-world experiences as essential parts of their studies. Quinnipiac cosponsors internships at morethan 1,000 locations,including health care centers, network television stations, Forbes 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 broad foundation 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 includeCivil, Industrial, Mechanical, and Software Engineering, plus Computer Science.

The School of Communications helps students “tell stories” in all majors using ultra-high-definition 4k and 5k cameras and editing rooms, 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 offersa five-year BA/Master of Arts in Teaching program to students interested in teaching. The innovative program combines education courses witha liberal arts or science major and provides experience in classroom teaching. 

Help beyond the classroom
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.

What happens after your years at Quinnipiac? Career advisement in each of the schools is a potent resource that bridges your college experiences with your 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 bodyare embraced, celebrated, and advanced through the Center for Cultural & Global Engagement and a variety of 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.

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. 

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’ve hosted Khalid, Jason Derulo, Everclear, and hip-hop and rap groups as well as speakers such as Shark Tank’s Daymond John, former President Jimmy Carter, and Danny Glover.