Quinnipiac University
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About Quinnipiac

Quick Facts

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university offering degree, certificate and badge programs, as well as innovative pathways to combine undergraduate to graduate degrees through our dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate, medical and law students. Our three campuses are located in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut, and our network of more than 70,000 alumni spans the world.

Total Enrollment Fall 2023: 8,918 Students

In Fall 2023, Quinnipiac enrolled 6,248 undergraduate students and 2,670 graduate, law and medical students.

  • College of Arts and Sciences: 1,489
  • School of Business: 1,423
  • School of Communications: 610
  • School of Computing and Engineering: 426
  • School of Health Sciences: 1,424
  • School of Nursing: 836
  • Non-degree students: 40

Student enrollment

20 Average Class Size

11:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Class of 2027 profile


  • Total applicants: 21,323
  • Enrolling first-year students: 1,797
  • Enrolling transfer students: 216


  • Female: 58.5%
  • Male: 41.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African-American: 3.5%
  • Hispanic: 12.6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 2.8%
  • Unknown/Not Reported: 1.1%
  • White: 74.7%
  • Underrepresented Minority: 23.2%
  • International Students: 1.3%

GPA and test scores

  • Average GPA: 3.58
  • Average SAT score: 1200

Geographic distribution:

  • Number of states/territories represented: 31
  • Connecticut: 31.6%
  • Massachusetts: 18.3%
  • New York: 21.6%
  • New Jersey: 15.7%
  • ME, NH, VT, RI: 6.6%
  • MD, OH, PA, DC, DE, VA: 2.4%
  • All other states: 2.4%
  • Number of countries of residence: 14

Career Outcomes

97.4% Successful Outcomes

Nearly all Quinnipiac graduates are either employed or pursuing advanced education within 6 months after graduating.

#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% Hands-On Experience

Percentage of seniors who participated in at least one internship 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

16,346 Hours

Community service hours performed by students, faculty and staff through various initiatives.

$40,254 United Way Campaign

Contributions to the local community, 2022

$103,956.17 QTHON

Raised for the Children’s Miracle Dance Marathon, 2023

$25,382 Tap Out Hunger

Funds raised for local food networks, 2023

$165,885 Funds Raised

The amount of charitable dollars raised by fraternities and sororities for various local, national and international causes during the 2023-24 academic year.

Academic Programs at Quinnipiac

Through innovative academics, an emphasis on the professions and a unique model for experiential learning, we create extraordinarily well-prepared professionals who enjoy bold and exciting careers. 

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Dual-degree programs

Our industry-leading dual-degree programs provide a clear path to earn both an undergraduate- and graduate-level degree in a seamless pathway of study. Many of these programs allow students to mix and match degrees to create a program of study that meets their ambitions and career goals.

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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

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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

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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 M&T Bank Arena, 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

+300% Growth

The total student enrollment grew from 2,200 to 8,700 from 1987 to 2022, an approximately 300% 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%.

+205% Increase

With the addition of new majors and programs, Quinnipiac’s faculty grew from 130 in 1987 to 397 current full-time faculty.

Recognized Among the Top

A Best National University

U.S. News & World Report names Quinnipiac among the best national universities in the nation.

Best College

The Princeton Review ranks Quinnipiac among the top 388 colleges in the country.

Top College

Forbes recognizes Quinnipiac as one of America's Top Colleges.


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