Quinnipiac University
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About Quinnipiac

Quick Facts

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university offering more than 140 programs to approximately 6,800 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate, medical and law students. Our three campuses are located in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut, and our network of 60,000 alumni is spread around the world.

Total Enrollment Fall 2020: 9,746 Students

  • College of Arts and Sciences: 1,609
  • School of Business: 2,123
  • School of Communications: 918
  • School of Education: 322
  • School of Engineering: 398
  • School of Health Sciences: 2,407
  • School of Law: 384
  • Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine: 398
  • School of Nursing: 1,122

Student enrollment

20 Average Class Size

15:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Class of 2024 profile


  • Total applicants: 19,787
  • Enrolling first-year students: 1,759
  • Enrolling transfer students: 196


  • Female: 1,105
  • Male: 651
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Black or African-American: 4.2%
  • Hispanic: 10.5%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Two or more races: 2.7%
  • Unknown/Not Reported: 1.7%
  • White: 74.6%
  • Underrepresented Minority: 21.0%
  • International Students: 2.2%

GPA and test scores

  • Average GPA: 3.49
  • Average SAT score: 1178

Geographic distribution:

  • Number of states/territories represented: 32
  • Connecticut: 27%
  • Massachusetts: 17%
  • New York: 25%
  • New Jersey: 17%
  • ME, NH, VT, RI: 6%
  • MD, OH, PA, DC, DE, VA: 2%
  • All other states: 3%
  • Number of countries of residence: 24

Career Outcomes

97.4% Successful Outcomes

Nearly all Quinnipiac graduates are either employed or in advanced education programs 6 months after graduation.

#1 Employment

The career site Zippia.com ranked Quinnipiac for the second consecutive year as the best college in the nation for employment with an employment rate of 96.1% 10 years after graduation.

Experiential Learning

73% Internships

Seniors who participated in internships during their time at Quinnipiac.

25% Research

Seniors who participated in a research project with faculty during their time at Quinnipiac.

31% Study Abroad

Seniors who participated in a study abroad program during their time at Quinnipiac.

Community Involvement

75% Community Engagement Programs

Students who participated in helping the communities throughout Connecticut and around the world.

68% Service Learning

Seniors who participated in a service learning experience during their time at Quinnipiac.

Volunteerism and Philanthropy

6,000 Hours

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

$500K+ United Way Campaign

Contributions to the local community

$332K+ QTHON 2019

Raised for the Children’s Miracle Dance Marathon

Academic Programs

  • Undergraduate majors: 58
  • Undergraduate minors: 48
  • Dual-degree programs: 35
  • Graduate degrees: 46

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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

Browse undergraduate clubs and organizations

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

Learn more about athletics and recreation


Map of Quinnipiac between New York City, Boston, Washington DC and Philadelphia 

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

The Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, at the foot of Sleeping Giant State Park, is the hub of undergraduate academic and student life, offering 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 a 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 School of Education, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Nursing and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. The buildings were purposefully designed with state-of-the-art teaching facilities to promote interdisciplinary learning opportunities.

Drive time from Quinnipiac:

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

A Legacy of Growth

+355% Growth

The total student enrollment grew from 2,200 to 10,000 from 1987 to 2020, a 355% increase in student population.

+483% Expansion

Quinnipiac grew from 1 campus with 120 acres to 3 campuses totaling 700 acres, marking an increase of 483%.

+213% Increase

With the addition of new majors and programs, Quinnipiac’s faculty grew from 130 to 408 full-time faculty.

Military Friendly Top 10 School 2020-21 

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.


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.

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New England Commission of Higher Education