Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University


On a scenic campus of 600 acres in southern Connecticut, Quinnipiac University offers students a range of opportunities, including access to state-of-the-art facilities, a multitude of student organizations and activities, counseling and academic support services, small classes, individual attention from professors, individualized career planning and much more. Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university offering 58 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate programs in Business, Engineering, Communications, Health Sciences, Nursing, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Law and Medicine. Multicultural education is a key component of the Quinnipiac experience. At Quinnipiac University, we believe that diversity enriches the educational experiences of all students and promotes personal growth and a healthy society.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Middle School College Awareness Program

The Office of Admissions hosts groups of area middle school students on campus for its ‘College Awareness Program,’ designed to foster a “college-going” mindset, to demystify the college environment and to help students view a college education as a beneficial and attainable path for their future. Learn more about Middle School College Awareness Program

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Admissions Events/Visit Program

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts individual interviews, group information sessions, campus tours and Open House programs throughout the year for college-bound students and their families. Admissions also offers newly admitted students the opportunity to participate in a day visit program. Learn more about Admissions Events/Visit Program

First-Year Experience & Transition First-Year Experience (FYRE)

FYRE is designed to help all first-year students have a positive transition to college life at Quinnipiac. The experience helps our students build meaningful relationships with residents in their hall and make lasting connections with the campus community. Quinnipiac’s Global Living Community is a residential interest community for first-year students interested in learning about inclusion, cultural diversity and individual identity through domestic and international immersion programs and experiences. Learn more about First-Year Experience (FYRE)

Scholars & Leadership The University Honors Program

A number of Quinnipiac undergraduates are looking for a unique and particularly sophisticated academic experience. These students share a common desire to excel in their studies and to learn by discussing and sharing new ideas. The University Honors Program helps Quinnipiac’s most academically talented students get the most from their education—with special seminar courses, close relationships with professors, leadership opportunities and great opportunities for enrichment. Learn more about The University Honors Program

Academic Courses & Service Learning Serving to Learn & Learning to Serve

Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. Learn more about Serving to Learn & Learning to Serve

Mentoring Office of Multicultural and Global Education

The Office of Multicultural and Global Education provides advocacy for the cultivation of a sustainable campus environment that is supportive of a diverse student body. The Quinnipiac University Enriching Student Transitions (QUEST) program provides a means for first-year underrepresented and first-generation students to connect directly with peer and professional mentors to aid in their success and adjustment to college. Learn more about Office of Multicultural and Global Education

Student Diversity

  • 7,102
  • 40/60
  • 14%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 3%
  • 5%
    Black or African American
  • 9%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 76%
  • 2%
    Two or more races
  • 3%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 2%

Student Success

  • 88%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 76%
    Six-year graduation
  • 80%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 95%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 75%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 351
    Full-time faculty
  • 52
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 16:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Psychology, Biology, Communications, Public Relations, Nursing, Health and Science Studies, Game Design and Development

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Asian & Pacific Islander Student Association, Association to Maximize Italian Cultural Influence (AMICI), Black Student Union, International Club, Latino Cultural Society, Quinnipiac Collegiate Chapter NAACP, Quinnipiac Hellenic Society, Irish Club, South Asia Society


Cost of Attendance

  • $41,990
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $1,950
    Required Fees
  • $15,170
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $121,690,760
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $26,272
    Average aid package
  • $44,552
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 17%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 61%
    Students with financial need
  • 88%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 82%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 18%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 23,456
    # of applicants
  • 69%
  • 3.40
    Average HS GPA
  • 24
    ACT Composite
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Critical Reading
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Math
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • 2/1
    Regular application closing date
  • $65
    Application Fee
  • $65
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • yes
    Early decision plan
  • 11/1
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date