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Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac, founded in 1929, is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian university in a uniquely attractive New England setting, enrolling 7300 undergraduate and 3000 graduate students in business, communications, engineering, liberal arts and sciences, health sciences, nursing, social work, education, law and medicine. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to three important values: excellence in education, a student-centered campus and a spirit of community.  Quinnipiac’s location provides the best of the suburbs and the city - only 8 miles from New Haven and less than 2 hours from New York City and Boston. The Mount Carmel campus is home to academic buildings, library, residence halls, university offices, fitness and recreation center, and athletic fields and is adjacent to the 1700-acre Sleeping Giant State Park. The nearby York Hill campus is home to a twin-arena sports center, a lodge-like student center and upperclassman residence halls. The Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, Education and Law are located on our North Haven Campus.

Actuarial Sciencex  
Applied Mathematics, Generalx  
Athletic Training/Trainerx  
Biological and Physical Sciencesx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Broadcast Journalismx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Child Developmentx  
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Civil Engineering, Generalx  
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Otherx  
Comparative Literaturex  
Computer Graphicsx  
Computer Sciencex  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studiesx  
Developmental and Child Psychologyx  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Economics, Generalx  
Education, Generalx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studiesx  
Film/Cinema/Video Studiesx  
Finance, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, Generalx  
Human Services, Generalx  
Industrial Engineeringx  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Language and International Tradex  
Legal Assistant/Paralegalx  
Legal Studies, Generalx  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Mathematical Economicsx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Mechanical Engineeringx  
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriologyx  
Occupational Therapy/Therapistx  
Physical Therapy/Therapistx  
Physician Assistantx  
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiologyx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Dentistry Studiesx  
Pre-Law Studiesx  
Pre-Veterinary Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Public Relations/Image Managementx  
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographerx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, Generalx  
Social Sciences, Generalx  
Software Engineeringx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Teacher Education, Multiple Levelsx  
Visual and Performing Arts, Generalx  
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Designx  

Academic Life

The University offers 60 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate programs in business, communications, engineering, health sciences, nursing, liberal arts and sciences, education, law and medicine. Undergraduate programs at Quinnipiac offer a dynamic combination of classroom and hands-on learning through internships or clinical experiences designed to prepare students for career entry or advanced studies. (30% of our students remain at Quinnipiac to earn their graduate degrees.) Opportunities for student research as well as study abroad experiences further enhance students’ academic and personal growth at Quinnipiac.

With a student to faculty ratio of 16:1 and average class size of 25, Quinnipiac provides an ideal environment where professors know their students by name and are readily accessible to each of them both in and out of the classroom.

Campus Life

Quinnipiac offers student a range of opportunities to get involved in campus life with more than 140 student clubs and organizations.  Greek life is also available through nine fraternities and ten sororities. There is always something happening on campus including a variety of events hosted by the University, the student programming board and various student clubs and organizations.

The Carl Hansen Student Center is the hub of many student activities on the Mt. Carmel campus, as is the new Rocky Top Student Center on our nearby York Hill campus.  Both centers are home to various student clubs, as well as student government, social programming boards, and the Office of Campus Life.

Ninety-five percent of freshmen live on campus. Housing options include: traditional residence halls with doubles, quads and suites for freshmen housing, and suite-style apartments (some with kitchens) or townhouse-style housing, apartments, and university owned houses for juniors and seniors.

Facilities and Resources

Quinnipiac’s leading edge facilities enhance and enrich students’ learning. Examples include a financial technology center and simulated trading floor, a fully-digital high-definition television broadcast and production studio, a variety of cutting-edge engineering labs, and the state-of-the-art Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences which includes 325,000 square feet of professional grade facilities designed for collaborative learning for students pursuing degrees in medicine, nursing and the health professions. The university’s academic buildings have won several awards for design; they offer students ample space for discussion, hands-on learning, teamwork, and access to the latest technology.

The Arnold Bernhard Library, open 24 x 7 during the fall and spring semesters, offers automated library systems, more than 100 computer workstations, 600 data ports and wireless access, individual study carrels and team study rooms.

Athletics / Sports

Quinnipiac University offers 21 NCAA varsity sports, most in Division I, and is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), except women’s field hockey (Big East) and men's and women's ice hockey, and tumbling & acrobatics (ECAC). 

Men’s teams: baseball, basketball, cross-country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis

Women’s teams: acrobatics and tumbling, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, ice hockey, golf, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, indoor track, outdoor track; and 14 intramural sports for men and women.

Athletic facilities include a multi-purpose gymnasium, locker rooms, training rooms, steam room, and a 24,000-square-foot, fully-equipped recreation and fitness center, with a suspended indoor track and outdoor lighted tennis courts plus, on the nearby York Hill campus, the People’s United Center with twin 3500-seat arenas for exciting Bobcats ice hockey and basketball.  The Rocky Top Student Center offers a fully-equipped fitness center, along with Spinning® and dance studios.

Financial Aid / Tuition

For the 2018-19 academic year, tuition and fees are $47,960; room and board is $14,540. (weighted average of all housing types.)

Financial aid is essential for many students to attend college. Our goal is to help make Quinnipiac as affordable as possible. Eighty-five percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Families need to file the FAFSA (school code: 001402) by October 1.

The University awards merit-based scholarships, ranging from $7,000 to $28,000, to incoming freshmen. Awards are based on high school rank in class and SAT (critical reading plus math) or ACT composite scores.  


High school students should begin applying for admission early in the fall of their senior year. A completed application consists of the application form (Common application), official high school transcript, official SAT I test scores (or ACT), first quarter grades, personal essay, and one letter of recommendation. Admissions will select the highest (critical reading plus math or ACT composite) scores for admission or merit aid.

The admissions office begins reviewing applications as they become complete and begins notifying students of admission decisions in November. Students applying to the entry-level Physician Assistant program should apply by October 15.  Students applying to the physical therapy, nursing and occupational therapy programs should apply by November 15.  We recommend February 1 as the deadline for all other applicants. An ‘Early Decision’ option is available, which is binding, for freshmen applicants in all programs. Students applying ‘Early Decision’ must file their application by November 1, followed by their application supporting materials, test scores and letter of recommendation, and submit first quarter grades when they are available. With a consistently strong applicant pool, Quinnipiac admits between 65-70% of applicants.

Please visit our website for more information about the application process and our early decision option -QU.edu.

Other Cool Facts


The best way to get to know more about Quinnipiac is to visit our campus.  Enjoy a student-led campus tour, attend a group information session or open house event and/or schedule an individual interview. Register for an event at www.qu.edu/visit.


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Sunday, October 21

Saturday, November 10

Sunday, December 2



October 15 – Application deadline for entry-level Physician Assistant program

November 1 – Early Decision deadline

November 15 – Application deadline for freshmen Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs

November 15 – Suggested application deadline [spring semester]

February 1 – Suggested application deadline [fall semester]


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