Market-Driven Knowledge

A laser focus

Jennifer Hanlon ’16 uses a confocal microscope to take a closer look. Health sciences students study human movement in the motion analysis lab, where sophisticated software collects data to help students evaluate disabilities, such as walking abnormalities.

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 in a total of 34 faculty-led academic and service-learning trips in 2015-16


Hands on experience

Compared to seniors at public peer Institutions nationally, 15.6% more Quinnipiac seniors participated in an internship or clinical placements during college (National Survey of Student Engagement 2015)


Passports ready

Number of study abroad programs


Braced for impact

Dr. Michael Campbell graduated from Quinnipiac with a degree in physical therapy in 1999 and went on to medical school. He recently performed groundbreaking surgery on a patient with rickets to straighten her bowed legs and add three inches of height.


Accomplished professors who teach

Our balance of PhDs and adjunct professors 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.

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. 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 reserved for working professionals and you’ll gain a competitive advantage when it comes to your job search.

Students collaborate in the Terry W. Goodwin '67 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 work stations also expose students to the industry’s most popular and advanced software.

Nursing students Shaina Bauersachs ’18 and Kenny Cortes ’18 practice tracheotomy care during a skills lab.

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.

Applied Learning

Patient Delany Kenney, 14 of Guilford, CT, (ponytail) is looked at by physical therapist assistant, Rob Rolston, (center) and Kristin Duthie during her appointment at Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Duthie works at the facility in Guilford, CT, while she completes her studies in the doctor of physical therapy program at Quinnipiac University. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Learning by doing

Kristin Duthie '16, DPT '20, examines Delaney Kenney, 14, at her appointment at Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists in Guilford, Connecticut.

Learning happens most deeply through doing

Our hands-on, experiential learning opportunities — numbering in the thousands — are intentionally designed to mimic the work you will be doing as a professional. Interning with investment banks on Wall Street or externing with tertiary-care hospitals. Student-teaching in inner-city school districts. Providing free legal services to migrant farm workers in Connecticut or health-care screening in rural Haiti. You will experience real professional life in the process – and something important about yourself: You can have an impact on the lives of real people.

Career Placement

Carley Shimkus:: associate producer for "Imus in the Morning::" on the set in New York City. January 29:: 2013

In studio

Carley Shimkus '09, associate producer, and on-air talent for Fox Business, Fox News.

“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, six months after graduating, 96.5 percent of graduates from our Class of 2016 were working full time or pursuing advanced degrees — about 10 percent above the national average. Our alumni include judges in superior district court and 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.

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