About Us

University at a Glance


Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Number of students 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 Institute

Leading the Charge

University President John L. Lahey walks down a pathway on the Mount Carmel Campus quad.

University Leadership

John L. Lahey marks 30th year as president

John L. Lahey, PhD, became president of Quinnipiac in 1987, initiating a strategic planning process that has resulted in the growth of student enrollment from 2,000 to nearly 10,000 students, expansion of the physical plant from 100 acres to 650 on three campuses, and an increase in the endowment from $3 million to $400 million.

Further, President Lahey expanded Quinnipiac from a college to a university, which now has a college of arts & sciences and 8 professional schools, including the School of Law (1992), the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (2013) and, our newest addition, the School of Engineering (2016).

He also established the nationally recognized and often-cited Quinnipiac University Poll and Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, the largest collection of artifacts related to Ireland's Great Hunger. He is assisted by the university cabinet and the academic deans of our College of Arts and Sciences and 8 professional schools.


Lynn Bushnell, MA
Vice President, Public Affairs

Gregory E. Eichhorn, MBA
Associate Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Salvatore Filardi, MBA
Vice President, Facilities and Capital Planning

Cindy Gallatin, MBA
Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, Online Programs

Jean Husted, MA, MBA ’99
Vice President/Executive Associate and Chief Human Resources Officer

Joan Isaac Mohr, MA
Vice President, Admissions and Financial Aid

Keith Rhodes '91, MBA
Vice President, Brand Strategy
and Integrated Communications

Mark Thompson, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost

Mark Varholak, MBA
Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Donald Weinbach, BS
Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs

Academic Deans

Jennifer Gerarda Brown, JD
Dean, School of Law

Mark G. Contreras, MBA
Incoming Dean, School of Communications

Anne M. Dichele, EdM, PhD
Dean, School of Education

Lee Kamlet, BA
Dean, School of Communications

Justin Kile, PhD
Dean, School of Engineering

Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Medicine

William Kohlhepp, DHS
Dean, School of Health Sciences

Jean W. Lange, PhD
Dean, School of Nursing

Matthew L. O’Connor, PhD
Dean, School of Business

Robert A. Smart, PhD
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel campus photographed from the University's York Hill campus as a nearly full mon rises October 26, 2015. (Photography by Christopher Beauchamp / for Quinnipaic University)

Fall in New England

A full moon rises in the autumn sky over the Mount Carmel Campus.

Our Mission

Our mission, commitment and values

An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community. The university prepares undergraduate and graduate students for achievement and leadership in business, communications, engineering, health, education, law, medicine, nursing and the liberal arts and sciences.

Quinnipiac University educates students to be valued and contributing members of their communities through a vital, challenging and purposeful educational program. Students engage in real-world issues through practice and the consideration of different perspectives. The university's innovative seminar series further prepares undergraduates to understand their role and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community, as well as the larger national and global communities.

To fulfill its educational mission, Quinnipiac:

  • offers degree programs centered on effective practice that are strengthened by the integration of a liberal arts education
  • cultivates critical thinking, intellectual integrity, curiosity and creativity in the pursuit of knowledge
  • provides a variety of learning and service experiences to facilitate student achievement
  • maintains a strong commitment to a diverse and inclusive student body, faculty and staff
  • fosters an understanding of and respect for the multiplicity of human perspectives and belief systems
  • supports faculty teacher-scholars who are effective teachers and who engage in scholarship

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 are often competing in front of national audiences. 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 26 institutes, including Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning, 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. 

Our Great Hunger museum boasts the world's largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the Great Irish Famine. Our Fred Friendly First Amendment Award has honored the likes of Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Scott Pelley and Christiane Amanpour. And with schools of law, medicine and engineering, we are in elite company — one of only 30 universities in the United States that offer all three.

We are the school of passionate academics who define our success by your success. We create extraordinarily well-prepared professionals. We have a distinct name and we believe every student has the power to achieve greatness. And every day, our students and alumni make an impact on the world through their talent, passion and ambition. 

Paula DeMaio, Clinic Coordinator of Community Access Imaging, (left) works with Andrea Baldick, during performing an ultrasound on a patient's abdomen Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in North Haven, CT.  Health Sciences and Diagnostic Imaging students participate Quinnipiac University's free diagnostic imaging program. Patients who cannot afford this type of medical care are referred by facilities in New Haven. Baldick is in the diagnostic medical sonography program. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Finding Clues

Paula DeMaio, clinic coordinator of Community Access Imaging at the School of Health Sciences, left, and Andrea Baldick ’18 perform an ultrasound on a patient's abdomen as part of the free diagnostic imaging program for underinsured patients.

Community Impact

Working for the common good feels good

As champions of community service, our 10,000 students volunteer throughout Connecticut, from beautifying neighborhoods and assisting with Ronald McDonald House projects to raising money for charities and motivating school children in the region with Read Aloud days. 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 Quinnipiac Education

Ready for launch

We emphasize practice as well as theoretical learning. For instance, our journalism students learn the tools of the evolving industry throughout their time at Quinnipiac — including gaming, virtual reality and drone techniques.

Campuses and Facilities


Collegiate Atmosphere

The Mount Carmel Campus quad connects five buildings including the ones pictured from left: the Lender School of Business Center, the Arnold Bernhard Library and the Carl Hansen Student Center, which houses Tator Hall.

Mount Carmel Campus

Our Mount Carmel Campus is where undergraduate students first experience being home away from home.

The picturesque quad at the foothills of the Sleeping Giant 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 are surrounded by the Carl Hansen Student Center — boasting 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.

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 footsteps from the apartment-style residence halls is the TD Bank Sports Center, with dual arenas for exciting ice hockey and basketball action.


View from the Top

The Rocky Top Student Center serves as the hub of the York Hill Campus.


Learning Together

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 five professional schools are located in adjoining buildings that facilitiate interdisciplinary learning. This campus was carefully designed with your success in mind.

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