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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Quinnipiac University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
Website
From Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university enrolling 7,100 undergraduate and 2,800 graduate students in Business, Engineering, Communications, Health Sciences, Nursing, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Law and Medicine. Located in suburban Hamden, CT—15 miles north of New Haven—Quinnipiac offers students a wide range of opportunities, including access to state-of-the-art facilities, a multitude of student clubs and activities, counseling and academic support services, small classes, individual attention from professors, career development, study abroad, and Division I athletics.

Quinnipiac University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$37,439/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,412/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,011/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,550/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,515/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,736/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
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  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.101 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.110 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.110 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,673Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    47%
  • Cliquey
    16%
  • Motivated
    15%
  • Slobcats
    14%
  • Stuck up
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.139 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.162 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Presents many opportunities for students
    40%
  • Professional
    15%
  • High school-like
    14%
  • Asthetics
    11%
  • Enjoy your learning
    10%
  • Apathetic
    4%
  • Internships
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses
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Quinnipiac University Reviews

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Quinnipiac is an amazing University, and is really on the rise! It’s known as an amazing school for a reason. As a freshman I was super nervous for college, and I was afraid of not fitting in. Immediately I felt safe and welcomed by everyone. I’ve loved all of my professors, they truly care about their students. Quinnipiac is expensive but financial aid does their best to help every student. I believe it’s worth every penny because QU offers amazing opportunities and resources to students, they work to keep the campus safe and beautiful, and the spirit of this school is the most welcoming and fun experience yet!
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Quinnipiac University had many opportunities for me to get involved on campus and find who I am coming in as a freshman. I joined many groups, clubs, and even a sorority, but the best experience I had was through the study abroad program! As a second semester sophomore, I went to Queensland, Australia and found myself. Without the opportunity that Quinnipiac gave me, I would not be where I am today. I would not have changed my major, would not have transferred schools to be where I want to be, and would not have learned that my hobbies such as traveling and adventuring are more than just hobbies to me!
One thing I always loved about Quinnipiac University is the beauty of its campus! It is such a relaxing environment and you never get bored of looking at that view. Quinnipiac was a very convenient choice for me because I was planning on being a commuter and the campus is close to home. In my second year here, I can say with certainty that everyone here is so friendly and always willing to help you. The professors are amazing and they will do everything they can to make sure you are understanding the concepts and succeeding academically. Another interesting thing about Quinnipiac is that it has many clubs and organizations available. In this way, each student can definitely find something that matches their hobbies and interests. And lastly, I am glad I chose Quinnipiac because it offers such an interesting major, which is Behavioral Neuroscience. I recently declared it and I can't wait to explore it further more in the months to come!