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International Profile

What can you expect from Quinnipiac University? Three promises, 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—and all on a campus rated among the most beautiful in New England.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” places Quinnipiac among the top master’s-level universities in the North, and The Princeton Review recognizes us as one of The Best 380 Colleges in the United States.

Our methods of teaching and learning are creative and thorough. Classroom lectures, interactive media, and Internet-based learning extend your mind and imagination. 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, Forbes 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, Psychology, Political Science, Biology, and more.

The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and included in Bloomberg Businessweek’s top 100 undergraduate business schools for 2015.

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

The School of Communications offers a fully digital, high-definition landscape for Journalism; Media Studies; Film, Television, and Media Arts; and Public Relations. Our state-of-the-art technologies, multimedia resources, and computer networks are all available for student use.

The Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing have graduated health professionals in nearly every field who work in hospitals, clinics, corporations, and health care organizations across the country and overseas.

The School of Education provides students interested in teaching at the elementary or secondary level a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, which combines education courses with a liberal arts or science major and adds teaching internship experiences.

International students will have the services of an advisor, the International Student Organization, and a two-day orientation prior to the beginning of classes. International students comprise about 2% of the total student population. Seventy-five percent of incoming freshmen at Quinnipiac come from outside of Connecticut; they represent 30 states and 30 foreign countries.

Admission: About 24,000 students apply for admission each year through a “rolling admission” schedule, which provides ongoing notification of admission decisions. We recommend students apply by February 1 to be considered for their program of choice.

Student Life: There’s lots to do! We have 21 men’s and women’s teams competing in Division I athletics, more than 120 student clubs and organizations, and opportunities for leadership development and volunteer work in the community. Plus, there are scheduled events such as family weekend; homecoming/alumni weekend; an early December holiday party (where the faculty and staff serve the students); visiting lecturers; and a Program Board–sponsored series of concerts, movies, and events. Or you can always “Hike the Giant” at the 1,700-acre park adjacent to the campus!

See for Yourself: If living overseas prevents you from visiting the campus, take advantage of our website and e-mail us for more information.

“I chose Quinnipiac because the size of the campus was a perfect fit. I enjoy the small classes and teacher accessibility. I really value the access to a wide range of resources that are very useful in my classes. I’ve found the Learning Center to be a gem; it was a key resource with my calculus class last semester. QU allows me to flourish in many clubs and organizations on campus. I am a member of the Students In Free Enterprise [SIFE], where I was able to travel for a competition. I find the [Hamden] area to be very beautiful, with a lot of stores and restaurants that are easily accessible. The New Haven area is a good place for students to unwind on the weekends.”

— Kimberly Grant
Basseterre, St. Kitts
International Business major



Hamden, Connecticut, is a suburban community eight miles from the city of New Haven in southern New England. Quinnipiac is located between New York City and Boston, a little less than two hours from each. Students can travel by air into any New York airport or into Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Connecticut.


Type of School: Private, coeducational, four-year, no religious affiliation, founded in 1929

Size of Campus: 600 acres, adjacent to Sleeping Giant State Park

Number of Students: 6,800 undergraduates; 2,500 graduate, part-time, and law students; 2% undergraduate international population

Number of Faculty: 396 full time, 170 part time; no teaching assistants or graduate students teach classes.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
• Business: Undergraduate majors in Accounting, Biomedical Marketing, Computer Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing; graduate degrees in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems; five-year BS/MBA possible; combined JD/MBA with the School of Law
• Engineering: Civil, Industrial, Mechanical, and Software Engineering; Computer Science
• Arts and Sciences: Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Game Design and Development, Gerontology, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law in Society, Math, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Theater; graduate program in Molecular and Cell Biology
• Health Sciences: Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Biomedical Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (three-year accelerated BS), Microbiology/Immunology, Occupational Therapy (five-and-a-half–year freshman entry-level master’s), Physical Therapy (six- or seven-year entry-level doctorate), and Physician Assistant (six-year freshman entry-level master’s); graduate programs in Biomedical Science, Physician Assistant, Radiologic Sciences (three-year accelerated BS), Radiologist Assistant, and Social Work
• Communications: Advertising; Communications/Media Studies; Film, Television, and Media Arts; Interactive Digital Design; Journalism; and Public Relations; graduate programs in Interactive Communications, Journalism, and Public Relations
• Education: Elementary and Secondary (five-year BA/MA)
• Nursing: Nursing; graduate Master and Doctor of Nursing Practice

Geographic Diversity: 30 states and 30 countries represented; 75% of undergraduates are from out of state.

International Student Services: International Student Advisor, International Student Orientation Program, International Student Organization

International Student Budget: (2016–2017)
Tuition and Fees    $    43,640
Room and Board    $    15,170
Total    $    58,810

All incoming students are required to purchase or bring a University-recommended laptop.

Financial Aid: We offer a limited number of international students an International Student Scholarship based on the strength of their previous academic record. Students are notified of scholarships at the time of their acceptance. International students must provide a statement of financial support prior to receiving an I-20 form.

Test Score Requirements: TOEFL 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 Internet-based

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Recommended to apply by February 1 for the fall semester; $65 application fee