University of New Haven

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The University of New Haven (locally referred to as UNH) is privately owned and operated coeducational higher education institution in West Haven, Connecticut. The university also lies on the border of New Haven (a much larger city) and Long Island Sound. According to the U.S. News and World Report UNH is among the top 100 universities in the northeastern United States and is well known of having a top tier engineering school. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through its five academic colleges: the College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Lifelong & eLearning, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, and the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. During the past few years the University of New Haven has experienced tremendous growth. Total annual student enrollment is just over 6,000.

General Information

Admission Office

300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, CT 06516

(203) 932-7319

(800) 342-5864

Fax: (203) 931-6093

Contact: Kevin Phillips

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, CT 06516

(203) 932-7000

Total undergrads: 3,552

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,148

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,494

Graduate enrollment: 1,681


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $75

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 68%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Interior Architecture A,B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design A,B,C
Interior Design A,B,C
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Ecology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hotel/Motel Management A,B,C
International Business B
Logistics/Materials Management C
Marketing Management B
Travel/Tourism Management C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,B
Journalism C
Mass Communications/Media Studies C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Hazardous Materials Management C
Occupational Safety A,B,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Institutional Food Production A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A,B
Medical Dietetics B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A,B
Paralegal/Legal Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Science Technologies

Biology Technician B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,B,C

Fire Science/Firefighting B,C
Forensic Technologies B,C
Law Enforcement Administration B
Police Science A,C
Security/Loss Prevention C
Victim services administration C

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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