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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Quinnipiac University is planning in-classroom instruction and an on-campus residential experience this fall. We will be implementing slight modifications to our academic calendar for the Fall 2020 semester using parallel delivery of both in-classroom and online classes. Read more in our full announcement at: https://www.qu.edu/today/coronavirus-update-05262020-fall-reopen.html

  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
275 Mount Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
From Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coed university enrolling 7,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students in business, communications, education, engineering, health sciences, law, liberal arts and sciences, medicine, nursing and social work.

Located in suburban Hamden, CT, midway between New York City and Boston, Quinnipiac offers students a wide range of opportunities, including access to state-of-the-art facilities, a multitude of student clubs and organizations, fitness, recreation, intramurals and club sports. Along with personal counseling and academic support services, small class sizes, individual attention from professors (16:1 student to faculty ratio), career development, study abroad and Division I athletics, Quinnipiac provides a well-rounded, rewarding college experience, striving to nurture a diverse and inclusive community where each member is acknowledged and respected and has the necessary resources to thrive as individuals and together.

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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
72%
SAT Range
1090-1260
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$40,208/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,979/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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.120 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses

Majors

Interdisciplinary Studies at Quinnipiac

Not every student finds a single discipline that’s a perfect fit. By choosing interdisciplinary studies, you will explore different combinations of subjects in the arts and sciences that will help you to develop new knowledge and insights. You’ll develop a versatile set of professional skills that are essential in diverse fields such as teaching, public relations, law and environmental science.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,051Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
374
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    43%
  • Motivated
    17%
  • Cliquey
    15%
  • Slobcats
    12%
  • Stuck up
    6%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Apathetic
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.149 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.172 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Presents many opportunities for students
    38%
  • Professional
    16%
  • High school-like
    13%
  • Asthetics
    10%
  • Enjoy your learning
    10%
  • Apathetic
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $63,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    77%
    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

    Quinnipiac University Reviews

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    I am taking a good amount f my classes online, except two classes. However, it is not an issue. All my professors still hold classes at the same time and are using their technology to their advantage! Not to mention, the online classes are helping us TREMENDOUSLY with containing COVID-19. We have tested about 8,000 students and still have 0 positive cases. I am proud to be proud of bobcat nation here at quinnipiac, and I am still thriving with online school and getting the education i deserve. Being an Occupational Therapy major, i am still given the hands on experiences with labs, just in a much safer and mindful way. These opportunities may not be fully available as they were before, however they are still there and i am grateful for that.
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    If I could explain Quinnipiac in one word, I simply wouldn't be able to. From the teachers, to the hockey games, to the endless involvement opportunities. AND the beautiful campuses they have. I have met the most amazing people here at quinnipiac, including my professors. I am really getting the most out of my education here, and I know I am going to be set for my future. All my professors really care about me, and I know I am not just a number here at QU. I also have a diverse group of friends! From student athletes, to friends in greek life or student government! You really will find your best friends here at quinnipiac and people who share the same values as you.
    I am going to be a sophomore next year and I thought about transferring, but after talking to the amazing staff I decided against it. I think the real savior is the dedication of the academic professors, advisors, and deans (specifically communications in my case). While I think the place it lacks is in campus life, but they're getting better! Greek life is getting better, the food is improving, and Judy has been implementing relatively decent changes with only being here for a little bit of time. I see a bright future ahead for the school. The gym also needs major renovations, but that comes with time. Amazing return on investment if you are a 3+1 of some sort student.