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About Quinnipiac

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University at a Glance


Undergraduate and Graduate Students

10,290 students are enrolled in our College of Arts and Sciences and 8 professional schools with a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.



Number of states our undergraduates call home. They also represent 53 countries. Our graduate population comes from 45 different states and 14 countries.


Top Ranking

Quinnipiac's ranking among all 4-year schools nationally for value of education by The Economist and The Brookings Institution.

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Headshot of Judy Olian wearing a yellow sweater

Leading the charge

University President Judy D. Olian took the helm on July 1, 2018.

President Judy D. Olian

University Leadership

President Judy D. Olian, PhD

President Olian is widely recognized as an innovative leader in higher education. She became Quinnipiac University’s 9th president in July 2018. 

Prior to joining Quinnipiac, she served as dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and John E. Anderson Chair in Management for 12 years. Her tenure at UCLA was highlighted by bold achievements. Under her leadership, more than 60% of Anderson’s faculty were hired, she expanded the school’s prestigious Board of Visitors, directed the launch of four research centers, and led fundraising efforts that generated over $450 million for student and faculty support, innovative programming, and capital improvements. Before serving at UCLA Anderson, she was dean and professor of management at the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Before that, Olian served as a professor and senior associate dean at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Olian has a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and MSc and PhD degrees in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A native of Australia, she is married to Peter Liberti.

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees


William C. Weldon ’71
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Carlton L. Highsmith
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Founder, Specialized Packaging Group

David R. Nelson ’81
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
CEO and President, Veterans Accountable Care Group
President, Inovacus, LLC

Barbara M. Beever ’81
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Former Physical Therapist, Hartford Hospital


John C. Abella ’83
Executive Vice President, DDI Leasing Inc.
Cofounder and Owner, DDI Leasing of New England
Cofounder and Owner, BR Associates

John R. Antonino ’70
President and Co-Owner, Antonino Automotive Group

William L. Ayers Jr. ’70
Former Vice President and Business Unit Leader,
Ayers Group
Founder of the Ayers Group

Patrick Baumgarten ’73
Former Business Manager and Shareholder, Agency for the Performing Arts

Gabriel Ferrucci ’65
Member, Ferrucci Properties, LLC
Former President and CEO, Keystone Engineering Company

Dennis P. Flanagan ’72
Former COO, Ayers Group
Chairman of the Board, Virtua Healthcare

Terry W. Goodwin ’67
Consultant for trading, securities markets, and international equity training

Richard P. Howard
Founder, Prospector Partners, LLC

David W. Keiser
Former President, COO and Director, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Jeffrey Kinkead ’84
Founder, President and CEO, Advanced Systems Resources

Kenneth T. Neilson
President and CEO, Patriot National Bancorp Inc. and Patriot National Bank

Marybeth L. Noonan ’82
Co-Owner/Operator, Global Wine Importers
Founder of a fiberoptic company

Peter Novak
General Agent, Charter Oak Insurance and Financial Service Co.

B. Waring Partridge
CEO, Antilles Financial Services Group, LLC

William T. Platt ’78
Former Deputy Managing Partner of Professional Practice and Retired Deputy Chief Quality Officer, Deloitte & Touche

Arthur H. Rice, Esq. ’73
President, Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller, P.A.

Christian Sauska Sr.
President and CEO, Light Sources Inc. (Orange, Connecticut)
President and CEO, LightTech Ltd. (Budapest, Hungary)

Richard A. Silver
Senior Partner, Silver Golub & Teitell

Brian E. Spears, JD ’92
Private Practice Attorney

Mark Standish
Managing Partner, Deimos Asset Management

Brett M. Amendola ’91
President, Alumni Association Board of Governors
Managing Partner, Aegis Wealth Partners

President's Cabinet

President’s cabinet

Mark Thompson, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost

Lynn Mosher Bushnell, MA
Vice President for Public Affairs

Gregory E. Eichhorn, MBA
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Salvatore Filardi, MBA
Vice President, Facilities and Capital Planning

Jean Husted, MA, MBA ’99
Vice President for Human Resources

Mark Varholak, MBA
Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Donald Weinbach, BS
Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Bethany Zemba, EdD
Vice President and Chief of Staff

Academic Deans

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A full moon rises in the autumn sky over the Mount Carmel Campus.

Fall in New England

A full moon rises in the autumn sky over the Mount Carmel Campus.

Vision and Mission

Vision statement

Quinnipiac University's vision is to be a national leader in the education of undergraduate and graduate students, transforming passion into impact.

Mission statement

An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community. The university prepares undergraduate and graduate students for achievement and leadership in business, communications, education, engineering, health, law, medicine, nursing and the liberal arts and sciences.

Quinnipiac University educates students to be valued and contributing members of their communities through a vital, challenging and purposeful educational program. Students engage in real-world issues through practice and the consideration of different perspectives. The university's innovative core curriculum further prepares undergraduates to understand their role and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community, as well as the larger national and global communities.

To fulfill its educational mission, Quinnipiac:

  • offers degree programs centered on effective practice that are strengthened by the integration of a liberal arts education
  • cultivates critical thinking, intellectual integrity, curiosity and creativity in the pursuit of knowledge
  • provides a variety of learning and service experiences to facilitate student achievement
  • maintains a strong commitment to a diverse and inclusive student body, faculty and staff
  • fosters an understanding of and respect for the multiplicity of human perspectives and belief systems
  • supports faculty teacher-scholars who are effective teachers and who engage in scholarship

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 The Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony.

First steps

Quinnipiac welcomed the inaugural class of students to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine in 2013. In 2017, they graduated with their medical degrees. Here, we welcome the newest medical students, the Class of 2021, during the White Coat Ceremony.

National Prominence and Global Reach

National prominence and global reach

You know our poll. It's the most accurate and widely cited poll by all major news networks. Our 21 NCAA Division I teams are often competing in front of national audiences. We have undergraduate students from 43 states and 53 countries. Many of our programs are nationally ranked based on their academic effectiveness and innovation. Our online programs are consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report. We have partnerships in every industry and a network of 50,000 alumni — many of whom work for top companies and brands around the world.

We have programs in LA, Ireland, England, Italy, Australia, South Africa and China, among others. We have 20 centers and institutes, including Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Central European Institute and the Albert Schweitzer Institute, that extend Quinnipiac's reach beyond our Southern New England roots. We host the premiere global assets conference that attracts more than 1,200 participants from more than 140 colleges and universities in 40 countries, 39 states and the District of Columbia. 

Our Ireland's Great Hunger Museum boasts the world's largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the Great Irish Famine. Our Fred Friendly First Amendment Award has honored prominent journalists such as Barbara Walters, Scott Pelley, Lester Holt and Christiane Amanpour. And with schools of law, medicine and engineering, we are in elite company — one of only 30 universities in the United States that include all three.

We are a school of passionate academics who define our success by our students' success. We create extraordinarily well-prepared professionals. We have a distinct name and we believe every student has the power to achieve greatness. And every day, our students, faculty and alumni make an impact on the world through their talent, passion and ambition. 

Community Impact

Working for the common good feels good

As champions of community service, our 10,000 students volunteer throughout Connecticut, from beautifying neighborhoods and assisting with Ronald McDonald House projects to raising money for charities and motivating school children in the region with Read Aloud days. Our health professions students provide free clinics, and our law students perform legal services and tax preparation for residents in need. The university enriches the community with cultural opportunities, athletics and entertainment options that attract thousands annually. 

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The Mount Carmel Campus, situated at the foot of Sleeping Giant Mountain.

Perfect blend

The Mount Carmel Campus, situated at the foot of Sleeping Giant Mountain, combines the energy of our School of Business, School of Communications, School of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences with the vibrancy of thousands of events and athletics games. The campus is home to our first- and second-year residence halls as well as our undergraduate admissions offices.

Campuses and Facilities

3 students in the Carl Hansen Student Center on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

Collegiate Atmosphere

From left, Quinnipiac students Oyindamola Balogun '18 (legal studies), Dorah Labatte '18 (mathematics and journalism), Maja Laska '17, MBA '18, in the Carl Hansen Student Center on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

Mount Carmel Campus

Our Mount Carmel Campus is where undergraduate students first experience their new home away from home.

The picturesque quad at the foothills of the Sleeping Giant Mountain is where many students first fall in love with our university — and where most of our first- and second-year students live.

The sprawling lawns lead to the Carl Hansen Student Center — which has a full dining hall, space for our nearly 150 student organizations and spots for connecting with friends — academic buildings and the 600-seat Arnold Bernhard Library.

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The Rocky Top Student Center, modeled after a European ski lodge, sits atop the York Hill campus.

Center of it all

The Rocky Top Student Center, modeled after a European ski lodge, sits atop the campus. Featuring a fitness center, dining hall, meeting spaces and a 2-story stone fireplace located at the social heart of the building, it is a great place to both unwind and be productive.

York Hill Campus

York Hill Campus

Our York Hill Campus features breathtaking, 360-degree views of New Haven, Long Island Sound, Sleeping Giant State Park and the surrounding rolling countryside. But more than that, it offers all of the comforts of home in state-of-the-art facilities including the Rocky Top Student Center, built to resemble a ski lodge with pine walls and exposed wooden beams.

Just steps away from the apartment-style residence halls is the Quinnipiac Sports Center, named the best collegiate facility in New England. The twin-arena facility is home to our men's and women's basketball and ice hockey teams — several of which are regularly nationally ranked, as well as the acrobatics and tumbling team. The sports center has hosted the women's Frozen Four ice hockey tournament in 2013 — and again in March 2016.

The fireplace in Rocky Top Student Center offers a comfortable place to study and unwind with friends.

Home away from home

The fireplace in the dining hall of the Rocky Top Student Center offers a comfortable place to study and unwind with friends.

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Our North Haven Campus is home to our education, health sciences, law, medicine and nursing schools.

Interprofessional learning space

Our North Haven Campus is home to our undergraduate and graduate education, health sciences, law, medicine and nursing schools. With each of the five professional schools in one sprawling building, hands-on, interdisciplinary learning comes naturally.

North Haven Campus

Students study in a quiet spot on the North Haven campus.

Learning side-by-side

By offering the degrees of doctor, physician assistant and nurse practitioner, Quinnipiac is at the forefront of interdisciplinary learning and primary care training.

North Haven Campus

Our North Haven Campus is home to our graduate programs in education, health sciences, law, medicine and nursing and the master of social work program. The 5 professional schools are located in adjoining buildings that facilitate interdisciplinary learning. 

The North Haven Campus was purposefully designed with innovative resources and facilities. It includes MRI and CT Scan equipment, simulation labs, biomechanics labs, the Ceremonial Courtroom, fully equipped education classrooms, and examination rooms for medical and health science students to practice taking patient histories and giving medical exams.