A group of five students walks across the Mount Carmel Campus quad on a fall afternoon

Quinnipiac Quick Facts

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Introduction

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university offering more than 110 programs to approximately 7,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate, medical and law students. Our three campuses are located in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut, and our network of 50,000 alumni is spread around the world.

Student Enrollment

Profile of student body, Fall 2018

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As of November 2018, Quinnipiac University enrolled 7,425 undergraduate and 2,782 graduate students (10,207 total) across our College of Arts and Sciences and 8 professional schools:

  • School of Health Sciences: 2,611
  • School of Business: 2,352
  • College of Arts and Sciences: 1,784
  • School of Nursing: 1,027
  • School of Communications: 968
  • Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine: 388
  • School of Engineering: 363
  • School of Law: 337
  • School of Education: 308

Note: Total includes 69 additional non-degree students

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Average class size

16:1


Student-to-faculty ratio

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning

At Quinnipiac, our world-sized classroom delivers a transformative student experience. It includes internships, clinical work, service learning programs, guided research, student organizations and multidisciplinary projects — and more. 

68%


Service learning

68% of 2018 seniors participated in service learning during their time at Quinnipiac.

73%


Internships

73% of 2018 seniors participated in at least one internship during their time at Quinnipiac.

16%


Research

16% of 2018 seniors participated in research with a faculty member during their time at Quinnipiac.

34%


Study abroad

34% of 2018 seniors participated in a study abroad program during their time at Quinnipiac.

Career Outcomes

Career outcomes

97.5 percent

Successful

Percentage of Quinnipiac graduates who were either employed or in advanced education programs 6 months after graduation

Graphic reads 13% increase

Competitive

Percentage that Quinnipiac’s 97.5% Career Outcomes rate exceeds the national average (NACE 2017)

Academic Programs and Schools

Academic programs

Our undergraduate, graduate, dual-degree, law and medicine programs are offered across 8 professional schools and our College of Arts and Sciences.

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Undergraduate majors

All majors

48


Undergraduate minors

All minors

20


Dual-degree programs

(Combined undergraduate and graduate programs)

Dual-degree programs

34


Graduate degrees

Graduate programs

Schools

Student Experience

Student organizations

We offer 146 undergraduate university-recognized, student-run organizations, including:

  • Academic and Honor Societies
  • Arts, Entertainment and Media Groups
  • Cultural and Identity Groups
  • Faith-Based Groups
  • Government and Programming Boards
  • Greek Life
  • Political and Advocacy Groups
  • Recreation and Spirit Groups
  • Service Groups

Our graduate, medicine and law programs also offer robust student experiences, including student organizations and interest groups.

Athletics and recreation

We offer a range of athletics and recreation opportunities, including:

  • Recreational and fitness facilities on all 3 campuses
  • A full suite of group fitness classes, including yoga, spinning and cardio fitness
  • Outdoor recreational facilities, including basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, grass fields and tennis courts
  • Intramural sports
  • Club sports
  • 21 Division I sports teams

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

$500K+


United Way Campaign

Contributions to the local community

6,000


Hours

Community service by students, faculty and staff at the Big Event

$332K+


QTHON 2019

Raised for the Children’s Miracle Dance Marathon

Location

New England map plotting Quinnipiac's location in relation to Boston, NYC, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Drive time from Quinnipiac


  • Boston: 2 hours
  • New York City: 2 hours
  • Philadelphia: 3.5 hours
  • Washington, D.C.: 6 hours

Location

Quinnipiac’s 3 campuses are nestled in the heart of New England, offering scenic and seasonal landscapes, and easy access to major cities.

Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, at the foot of Sleeping Giant State Park, is the hub of undergraduate academic and student life, offering academic classrooms and labs, our Arnold Bernhard Library, dining halls and several residence halls.

The York Hill Campus in Hamden offers residential facilities, a student center with dining hall and fitness area, and the People’s United Center, home of our ice hockey, basketball, and acrobatics and tumbling teams.

The North Haven Campus in North Haven houses the Schools of Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine and Nursing. The buildings were purposefully designed with state-of-the-art teaching facilities and to promote interdisciplinary learning opportunities.

Student Veterans

Student veterans

Military Friendly, a nonprofit that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunity for the military community, named Quinnipiac as the No. 1 most military friendly four-year university in the United States that offers doctoral degrees in March 2019.

As of 2018, we proudly enrolled 208 undergraduate and graduate veteran students.

Military Friendly School Gold Level 2018-19

Rankings and Distinctions

Rankings and distinctions

U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs grad business 2019

A Top University

Quinnipiac ranked #13 in schools offering undergraduate and master’s-level programs as of the 2019 edition of Best Colleges in the Regional Universities North category.

The Princeton Review 2019 Best Business Schools seal

Among the Best

Quinnipiac University is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the 2019 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 384 Colleges.” Rankings are based on surveys of 138,000 students at top colleges, which include a wide representation by region, size, selectivity and character.

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Smart Investment

The Economist and The Brookings Institution ranked Quinnipiac in the top 13% for the value of education among 1,275 four-year universities and colleges nationally.

Accreditation

Accreditation

Quinnipiac is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. 

Quinnipiac is accredited by the Board of Education of the state of Connecticut and is authorized by the General Assembly of the state to confer such degrees and grant such diplomas as are authorized by the board.

New England Commission of Higher Education