Side view of the curved, all-glass wall of the Arnold Bernhard Library.

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.

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.


In addition to the president, the mission, strategy and operations of Quinnipiac University are led by the president’s cabinet officers, academic deans and the Board of Trustees.

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Half a dozen students walk next to the student center in with windows aglow in the evening.

Our Strategic Plan and Mission Statement

We are the University of the Future

Our mission at Quinnipiac is to build the University of the Future with a strategy propelling us from our storied past toward an ambitious, inclusive and innovative future. We prepare graduates as enlightened global citizens equipped for the challenges and opportunities of 21st-century careers. We are a community that embraces positive change, inclusive excellence, kindness and generosity of spirit, with a commitment to lift the communities in which we live. Our students, faculty and staff are bold and curious, innovators and explorers. We partner with employers to understand and prepare graduates who meet their talent and technological needs, we embrace lifelong learning, and we pursue learning and scholarship that asks and addresses significant societal and scientific questions.  

Our strategic plan describes our ideals, and articulates the present and future goals for academic programs, approaches to enriching equity and inclusivity, lifelong learning opportunities, ties to the communities we serve, alumni outreach, and capital programs that advance these goals. The plan is enabled through the nimble and forward-thinking nature of Quinnipiac as we work to become the University of the Future.

The plan rests on four pillars: 

  1. Build an institution-wide mindset that prepares graduates for 21st-century careers and citizenship
  2. Create an inclusive, excellence-driven community
  3. Nurture and positively impact internal, local and global communities
  4. Foster lifelong connections and success

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Medical students hold stethoscopes and recite the Hippocratic Oath

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 2022, 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 often compete in front of national audiences for championships. 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 the 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. 

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. 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 assisting with Ronald McDonald House projects and raising money for charities to motivating school children in the region with Read Aloud days to beautifying neighborhoods. 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. 

A student works with an older woman at the Low Vision Clinic

Vision for the community

Students from our social work and occupational therapy programs volunteer with the Low Vision Clinic, which helps people with vision impairments find solutions to improve their daily lives.

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Aerial view of the quad and Sleeping Giant in autumn

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 with a view of the quad behind them.

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 covered in snow at twighlight

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.

A student sits in front of the fireplace in the Rocky Top Student Center.

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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Entrance to the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in the evening

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 chairs outside under a tree by the pond 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.