Quinnipiac University

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School Overview

Quinnipiac University, located in Hamden, Connecticut, is a private, coeducational university that awards undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Quinnipiac is comprised of six academic schools and colleges, which include its School of Business and Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, School of Education, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. In 2013, Quinnipiac University was ranked first among northern master’s universities by U.S. News & World Report for having implemented innovative academic, campus and facility changes.

General Information

Admission Office

275 Mount Carmel Avenue

Hamden, CT 06518-1908

(203) 582-8600

(800) 462-1944

Fax: (203) 582-8906

Contact: Carla Knowlton

Director of Admissions
Main Address

275 Mount Carmel Avenue

Hamden, CT 06518

(203) 582-8200


Total undergrads: 5,870

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,484

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,747

Graduate enrollment: 1,166


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 45%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 89%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Digital art B
Drama/Theater Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Biomedical marketing B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
International Marketing B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Nonprofit Management B
Office Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B
Computer Programming – Specific Applications B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B
Paralegal/Legal Assistance B

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biopsychology B
Gerontology B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Science Technologies

Biology Technician B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology 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.

Quinnipiac University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (203) 582-8200
Website: www.qu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.qu.edu/apply
Address: Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,708
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 75%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,552 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $49,280
Out-of-state Tuition: $49,280
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,056

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Quinnipiac University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Quinnipiac University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 55
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 115
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 74
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 131
Education 310
Engineering 4
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 479
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 86036

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Quinnipiac University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $49,280
Out-of-state $49,280
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $19,730
Out-of-state $19,730

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,878 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,876 99% $23,056
Student loan aid 1,237 65% $12,715

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,697 90% $27,372
Federal student loans 4,469 60% $6,767

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Quinnipiac University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Quinnipiac University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 22,653 8,374 14,279
Percent admitted 100% 73% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 7% 7% 7%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Quinnipiac University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,708
Undergraduate enrollment 6,845
Graduate enrollment 2,863

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Quinnipiac University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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