Profile of student body, Fall 2018
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
Freshman Class Profile
Class of 2022 profile
- Total applicants: 23,635
- Enrolling first-year students: 1,895
- Enrolling transfer students: 194
High school rank
- Average rank in class: Top 27%
- Top tenth of HS class: 18%
- Top quarter of HS class: 55%
- Top half of HS class: 86%
GPA and test scores
- Average GPA: 3.4
- SAT median score: 1,180
- Evidence-based reading and writing: 590
- Math: 590
- ACT median score: 25
- Female: 61%
- Male: 39%
- American Indian: 0.2%
- Black Non-Hispanic: 4.12%
- Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3.7%
- Hispanic: 8.44%
- Caucasian: 76.32%
- Multiracial: 2.11%
- International students: 2.48%
- Number of states/territories represented: 31
- Connecticut: 24%
- Massachusetts: 18%
- New York: 26%
- New Jersey: 20%
- ME, NH, VT, RI: 6%
- MD, OH, PA, DC, DE, VA: 3%
- All other states: 3%
- Number of countries of residence: 28
Family income distribution
- 91% of our enrolled students received financial aid in 2018–19
- Family income:
- Less than $50,000: 19%
- Between $50,000 and $100,000: 19%
- Between $100,000 and $150,000: 20%
- More than $150,000 or have not applied for aid: 42%
- We encourage all families who wish to be considered for financial aid to file the FAFSA to determine eligibility for grants, work study, loans and other assistance.
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.
Academic Programs and Schools
Our undergraduate, graduate, dual-degree, law and medicine programs are offered across 8 professional schools and our College of Arts and Sciences.
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
Drive time from Quinnipiac
- Boston: 2 hours
- New York City: 2 hours
- Philadelphia: 3.5 hours
- Washington, D.C.: 6 hours
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.
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.
Rankings and Distinctions
Rankings and distinctions
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.
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.