B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
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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
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
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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

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.108 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.108 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,673Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    49%
  • Cliquey
    17%
  • Motivated
    14%
  • Slobcats
    14%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Stuck up
    3%

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.137 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.160 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Presents many opportunities for students
    41%
  • High school-like
    14%
  • Professional
    14%
  • Asthetics
    12%
  • 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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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!
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Quinnipiac is a wonderful university that has every possible opportunity to offer. The size of the school allows the professors to teach their students in a personal way which is a more effective. They have many study abroad options, endless internships connections and many work study options. For example, I have my own radio show for the schools radio station and I broadcast for the schools athletic network. What is great about Quinnipiac is those opportunities I have been able to take advantage of are great because they are not too competitive for a student be granted. Quinnipiac not being overly selective gives every student an equal chance to to take advantage of these opportunities of these better their talents, college experience, and education. Opportunities like that are what makes a student a more well rounded and educated person that will help set up more experience for a successful life, and Quinnipiac University makes sure all students are given equal opportunities.
Quinnipiac University offers a wonderful experience for all their students, a small campus accompanied by beautiful architecture and landscape makes students feel comfortable and welcome as soon as they step onto campus. The staff, especially the cafeteria staff, make the effort to connect with students and students often find themselves not having to specify their orders as the chefs have already memorized their faces and favorite meals. The professors do their best to help students through courses and if that isn't enough, there are student tutoring centers for all subjects and the library is open 24/7.