Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University


On a scenic campus of 500 acres in southern Connecticut, just eight miles from New Haven and midway between New York and Boston, Quinnipiac University offers students a range of opportunities, including access to state-of-the-art facilities such as a financial technology center and simulated trading floor; a fully digital high-definition television broadcast and production studio, a professional-grade radiography suite and high-tech simulated patient care labs, to name a few. The school prides itself on its wide range of academic offerings in Business, Engineering, Communications, Health Sciences, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Education, Law, and Medicine. Innovative programs like Writing Across the Curriculum encourage students to work collaboratively and utilize proven research methods to improve their writing and critical thinking skills. Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university offering more than 55 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate programs. Quinnipiac University embodies three important values: high-quality academic programs, a student-centered environment, and a strong sense of community.

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. See Quinnipiac’s website for dates and times. Admissions also offers newly admitted diversity students the opportunity to participate in an overnight visit program, whereby they are paired with and “shadow” a current student and stay overnight in the residence hall to get a feel for student life at Quinnipiac University. Fall 2013 Open House Events: Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, November 9 Learn more about Admissions Events/Visit Program

Mentoring — Office of Multicultural and Global Education

At Quinnipiac University, our Office of Multicultural and Global Education supports our belief that diversity enriches the educational experiences of all students and promotes personal growth and a healthy society. On our campuses, diversity means more than skin color. Diversity includes the individual differences (values, personal interest, personality, learning styles and life experiences) and group/social differences (race/ethnicity, social economic class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability, as well as political religious, age or other cultural values and affiliations) which are integral to the service of learning. At the same time, we stress the importance of inclusion as the campus engages in discussing diverse ideas in a globalized world. Learn more about Office of Multicultural and Global Education

Student Diversity

  • 6,430
  • 38/62
  • n/a
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 2%
  • 4%
    Black or African American
  • 8%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 77%
  • <1%
    Two or more races
  • 3%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 1%

Student Success

  • 88%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 72%
    Six-year graduation
  • 68%
    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
  • Marketing, Engineerng, Finance, Psychology, Biology, Communications, Public Relations, Nursing, Health and Science Studies, Game Design and Development

  • Asian & Pacific Islander Student Association, Association to Maximize Italian Cultural Influence (AMICI), Black Student Union, Jewish Student Organization, Collegiate Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), International Club, Latino Cultural Society, Quinnipiac Collegiate Chapter NAACP, Quinnipiac Hellenic Society, Muslim Student Association, Irish Club, South Asia Society


Cost of Attendance

  • $37,830
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $1,500
    Required Fees
  • $14,250
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $68,390,047
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $22,679
    Average aid package
  • $23,051
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 22%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 86%
    Students with financial need
  • 99%
    Students awarded any financial aid
  • 97%
    Students awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 12%
    Students whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 19,760
    # of applicants
  • 63%
  • 3.40
    Average HS GPA
  • 24
    ACT Composite
  • 536—n/a
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 554—n/a
    SAT Math
  • 554—n/a
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • 2/1
    Regular application closing date
  • $45
    Application Fee
  • $45
    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