Aerial fall foliage view of Quinnipiac University

A private, coeducational university, Quinnipiac offers graduate and undergraduate programs in a technology-rich environment.

The University's Mount Carmel Campus, resting in the shadow of Sleeping Giant State Park, is an architectural showcase of fine brickwork, with a soaring clock-tower above the library. This campus is home to most of our residence halls, academic buildings, University offices, recreation facilities and athletic fields.

Our York Hill Campus is home to the TD Bank Sports Center, the Rocky Top Student Center and residence halls.

The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, located on our North Haven Campus, is home to our School of Health Sciences, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Nursing and the School of Education. 


Locations: Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut, 90 minutes from New York City, two hours from Boston. Visit Quinnipiac.

Campuses: Mount Carmel Campus (Hamden), York Hill Campus (Hamden) and North Haven Campus (North Haven)

Acres: Mount Carmel Campus - 250; York Hill Campus - 234; North Haven Campus - 150



Professor Branchik teaching MBA students

Schools and college: Quinnipiac has eight schools and one college.

Undergraduate degree programs: 58. View all undergraduate programs.

Special opportunities: Study abroad on land or spend a Semester at Sea; do summer research on campus; study in LA or Washington D.C. Learn more about experiential learning.

Graduate degree programs: More than 20, plus JD and MD degrees. View all graduate programs.

Full-time faculty: 400. Learn more about Quinnipiac's faculty.

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16 to 1

Average class size: Fewer than 25

National recognition: Ranked among best universities offering undergraduate and master's degree programs in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" and The Princeton Review’s "The Best 373 Colleges;" School of Business included in Bloomberg Businessweek's "Top 100 Undergraduate Business Schools;" graduate physician assistant program ranked 5th nationally by U.S. News & World Report; graduate pathologists’ assistant program is the oldest and largest in the country. Learn more about Quinnipiac's rankings and distinctions.

Student Body

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Undergraduate enrollment: 6,703 full-time, 279 part-time (6,982 total). View our first-year student class profile.

Graduate enrollment: 1,359 full-time, 1,313 part-time (2,672 total, including law and medical students).

Costs + Financial Aid

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Undergraduate costs 2016-17: $43,640 tuition and fees (12 to 16 credits per semester; additional credits are $995 each); $15,170 room and board for freshmen; total: $58,810. Learn more about paying for QU.

Quinnipiac grants and scholarships budget, 2015-2016: $111,360,738. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

Undergraduate students receiving financial aid, 2015-2016: 81 percent. Learn more about financial aid.

Graduate costs 2016-2017: $985 per credit ($675 per credit for educational leadership program); $40 fee per credit, not to exceed $440 semester student fee. Learn more about graduate financial aid.

School of Law 2016-2017 tuition: $47,190 for full-time students and approximately $33,000 for part-time students, based on an average of 10 credits per semester at $1,650 per credit. Learn more about law costs and financial aid.

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine 2016-2017 tuition and fees: $56,480 tuition, $760 fee and $50 accident insurance. Learn more about medicine costs and financial aid.

Student Life

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Student organizations: More than 100 clubs, plus the opportunity to create your own. View student organizations.

Student leadership: Opportunities to serve on student government, programming boards and more. Learn more about government and programming boards.

Fraternity and Sorority Life: Quinnipiac offers National Panhellenic Conference sororities, culturally-based sororities, and fraternities. Learn more about Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Alternative break trips: Quinnipiac students have dedicated their week off to travel across the country to build houses for Habitat for Humanity and to travel to Barbados and Nicaragua for humanitarian missions.

Spiritual life: The Office of Religious Diversity supports traditional worship and faith-based groups. Learn more about spiritual life.

Students living in University housing: approximately 4,900

Residence halls: Extensive options including traditional two- and four-person rooms, suites with double rooms and a common living room, plus apartments with full kitchens on the Mount Carmel Campus. At York Hill, single and double rooms in suite-style living with kitchens and magnificent views of the surrounding area. Learn more about residential life.

Technology Resources

Students in the Financial Technology Center

Campus network: All campus buildings are networked, with wireless in public areas including residence halls, libraries and classrooms.

Laptop technology: All undergraduate students are asked to bring or purchase a laptop for use in academic, residential and all campus areas. The University offers a purchase plan for a University standard laptop and software, and a "help desk" in the Technology Center in the Arnold Bernhard Library for support.

Labs and studios:


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NCAA: Division I

Conferences: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), ECAC Hockey, National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA), National Collegiate Varsity Women's Rugby Association (NCVWRA)

Sports: Men’s, 7; women’s, 14. Learn more about varsity athletics.

Intramural sports: Men's, women's and co-ed sports and tournaments offered in fall and spring semesters. Learn more about intramural sports.

Everything Else

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President: John L. Lahey. Learn more about our leadership.

Accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (School of Business); American Bar Association (School of Law); National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (School of Education), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (School of Nursing).

Mission and history: Founded in 1929; the University’s mission is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for the intellectual and personal growth of its students. Learn more about history and vision.

Alumni: 40,675 undergraduate and non-law graduate; 6,032 law. Learn more about our alumni.

Endowment: $368 million. Learn more about supporting QU.

Colors: Blue and gold

Mascot: Boomer the bobcat

University name: "Quinnipiac" is derived from a native American word that some sources claim means "people from the long-water land." Other sources say it derives from a word meaning "to make change in the direction of travel." Learn more about Quinnipiac's name.

Publications: All printed publications, including the Annual Report, are available upon request.