Two students and a professor observe a student running while he wears motion analysis equipment in the motion analysis lab.

Market-Driven Knowledge

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Jennifer Hanlon ’16 looks at the camera while sitting by a confocal microscope. The room is dark with a soft red-light glow.

A laser focus

Jennifer Hanlon ’16 uses a confocal microscope. Our labs offer you the opportunity to learn techniques for research and analysis.

Professional Schools

Your success is part of our DNA

Quinnipiac began as a small business college in New Haven in 1929. Preparing students for professional success has always been at the heart of what we do, even as we have grown into a nationally ranked university with a college of arts and sciences and 8 professional schools on 3 campuses. Our responsive curriculum continually adapts to the changing needs of the professions. Our resources, opportunities and industry contacts have expanded with our growth, but our students remain our focus. The success of our graduates is the standard by which we measure our own success and build on it.

By the Numbers


Well Traveled

Students traveled abroad on faculty-led academic and service-learning trips in 2016-17


Hands-on experience

Compared to seniors across the country, 12.5% more Quinnipiac seniors participated in an internship or clinical placements during college (National Survey of Student Engagement 2017)


Passports ready

Number of study abroad programs


Photo of Dr. Michael Campbell '99 taken through his device to help straighten the legs of a patient who suffers from rickets.

Braced for impact

Dr. Michael Campbell '99 graduated from Quinnipiac with a degree in physical therapy before going on to medical school. He recently performed groundbreaking surgery on a patient with rickets to straighten her bowed legs and add 3 inches of height.


Accomplished professors who teach

Our balance of full-time professors with industry leading academic credentials and part-time professors with strong industry expertise creates a dynamic blend of theory and practice. Faculty members bring their distinguished backgrounds and vital experiences directly into the classroom.

Along with their knowledge, they share insiders’ advice and exposure to their professional networks. You can invest in an education here knowing that your professors will be fully invested in your education and your career. That’s why they’re here.

Engineering professor Jose Riofrio places a student's water-bottle rocket into the launcher while students observe.

Collaborative successes

Engineering professor Jose Riofrio places a student's water-bottle rocket into the launcher during class.

World-Class Facilities

From Bloomberg Terminals to simulated hospital rooms

At Quinnipiac you will work with industry-standard equipment in state-of-the-art settings regardless of which career you choose. We offer a financial center that mirrors those found on Wall Street, high-definition media studios that rival those found in industry, courtroom with judge’s chambers, a student-run black box theater, simulated patient-care settings, high-tech computer and robotics labs. 

Across the professions and disciplines, you will gain experience with resources that are ordinarily reserved for working professionals and you’ll gain a competitive advantage when it comes to your job search.

Five students work at a conference table with a glass window behind them to a class in the Financial Technology Center.

The beat of Wall Street

The Terry W. Goodwin '67 Financial Technology Center is a sophisticated hands-on classroom that enables students to experience how financial markets tick in real time. The center’s 50 workstations also expose students to the industry’s most popular and advanced software.

Two students wearing gloves and white coats intubate a mannequin lying in a hospital bed.

The pulse of health care

Nursing students Shaina Bauersachs ’18 and Kenny Cortes ’18 practice tracheotomy care during a skills lab. Students in the Schools of Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing have access to simulation labs, where they practice their clinical skills in a safe environment that mimics actual clinical settings.

Experiential Learning

At the intersection of theory & practice

Our hands-on, experiential learning opportunities — numbering in the thousands — are intentionally designed to mimic the work you will be doing as a professional. Your learning might take the form of an internship with investment banks on Wall Street or an externship with tertiary-care hospitals.

You might choose to do student-teaching in inner-city school districts, provide free legal services to migrant farm workers in Connecticut, or offer health-care screening in rural Haiti.

You will experience real professional life — and learn something important about yourself in the process.

Alexis Salomone ’18, MAT ’20, works with a student at Church Street School, located near campus.

Getting in the field

Alexis Salomone ’18, MAT ’20, works with a student at Church Street School, located near campus.

Career Placement

Carley Shimkus '09, associate producer, and on-air reporter for Fox Business Network.

In studio

Carley Shimkus '09, associate producer, and on-air reporter for Fox Business Network.

“When I reflect on my time at Quinnipiac, I recall the teachers who inspired me, the lasting friendships I made — and the great preparation I received for my career.”

We’re in an enviable position. Last year, 6 months after graduating, 97.5% of graduates from our Class of 2017 were working full time or pursuing advanced degrees. That's about 10% higher than the national average. Our alumni include judges in superior district courts, physicians at major regional hospitals, elected officials in city and state governments, broadcasters at ESPN and accountants in the Big Four accounting firms in New York City. Our graduates don’t simply get jobs; they enter meaningful careers.