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Beyond scholarship and critical thinking, you will acquire the skills it takes to become a successful professional. Our College of Arts and Sciences and 8 professional schools are equipped with all the resources that enable success. From accomplished faculty members to state-of-the-art facilities to experiential learning opportunities in our world-sized classroom to our network of companies that provide internships and clinical experiences, we'll give you the skills and knowledge you'll need not just for a job, but for a successful and rewarding career.
Do you picture yourself working in a hospital, at a television station, at an investment firm? In a career in sports journalism? As a teacher who changes lives? We’ve got a degree for that. We offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 6,300 courses across a wide range of disciplines. Each year we evaluate the market demands and create new courses. Just this year, we added 75 new courses.
We also offer part-time and online classes flexible enough to fit your individual circumstances. Additionally, our industry-leading 3+1 programs will take you from bachelor’s to master’s degrees in just 4 years.
In keeping with our core philosophy of advancing on tradition, Quinnipiac is committed to the continuous innovation of the curricula across our programs within our College of Arts and Sciences and 8 professional schools.
We believe that a curriculum must evolve at the speed of industry, closely matching the needs of a constantly changing marketplace. To this end, we revise the courses across our 100 different academic programs each year, plus we offer many new ones. In 2017 alone, we developed 73 new course offerings that address current job trends and burgeoning career paths, from Visual Storytelling in the School of Communications to Corporate Entrepreneurship in the School of Business, Ecological Engineering in the School of Engineering to Introduction to Meditation in the School of Nursing.
These courses enable you to diversify your knowledge while developing skill sets that are relevant to the modern workplace. They may even expose you to specialties you might not have considered before. You also have the option of pursuing an independent study course in which you’ll work directly with a faculty member on a passion project that may serve as the crux of your future career.
A professional education doesn’t stop with an undergraduate degree. Our innovative dual-degree programs deliver an education that advances on the traditional university learning model by creating a seamless transition from your undergraduate to graduate degree.
We offer accelerated dual-degree programs designed to fast-track your career. Enter our 3+1 program and start your job search with an MBA at the same time your classmates are completing their bachelor’s degrees. You save significant money, you enter the workforce to make money faster, and you make an impact sooner.
Or, you can choose one of our dual-degrees, such as our 6-year master's degree program for physician assistants, which bring you from undergraduate to graduate school in one continuous program.Dual-Degree Programs
So much of learning happens outside the classroom. Here, amidst the opportunity-rich New England corridor between New York and Boston, you will become part of a community of 10,000 classmates and peers. Many will broaden your perspective, and some will become friends for life.
You’ll have the chance to contribute in more than 150 student clubs and organizations. Volunteer in the community. Organize a conference. Compete in one of 21 NCAA Division I sports, pick up a new intramural sport or develop a lifelong hobby from yoga in one of our studios to sailing the Long Island Sound.
Along the way, you'll have countless opportunities to develop greater emotional intelligence and learn the soft skills that employers value highly: leadership, collaboration, empathy, ethical decision making and willingness to take risks. You will be stretched and challenged, and you will have fun. And the experience will become part of you for life.
International experiences put your education onto a larger canvas. They provide perspective, teach confidence and self-reliance, and help create global awareness at a time when our economy’s challenges and opportunities have never been more global in nature.
Experience Ireland’s culture while attending University College Cork. Study international business in China. Get an up-close look at the effects of climate change in an African country. Learn what social justice means in Guatemala. We give you the chance to explore the world and discover something about yourself in the process.World-Sized Classroom
If you are looking to pique your intellectual curiosity and satisfy your desire for academic leadership, the Quinnipiac Honors Program offers something unique. The program will give you intellectually challenging course work and purposefully designed experiences that will enhance your day-to-day college life while building a foundation for both personal and professional success.
We offer a well-established program to take advantage of the many cultural and learning opportunities across our campuses and in the Northeast. We organize trips to performances and parks in New York City, the Connecticut Forum in Hartford, and galleries, collections and plays in Hamden, New Haven and the surrounding communities.
As a member of the Honors Program, you’ll be able to more deeply explore ideas, take advantage of opportunities for campus leadership, make time to think creatively, and engage fully with the university environment.
Does this sound like you? If you are a first-year student, ranked high in your class and on the SATs and/or ACTs, or someone who is a bit outside of the mainstream, intellectually adventurous, or just downright curious about the world, we encourage you to apply once you’ve been accepted to the university.
Here, you'll have the chance to apply what you’ve learned in a setting where it matters. Fit children with age-appropriate bike helmets. Offer free tax assistance to lower-income residents in New Haven. Provide counseling and health care education to underserved patients in low-income areas. Through these types of opportunities and more, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of course concepts and community needs while developing the skills that will make you more effective as a working professional.
For 40 years, Quinnipiac has been working with a single architect to create a cohesive, village-like experience with the sole purpose of fostering connection and community. Our three campuses, spread over 600 scenic acres, are designed to be places that nurture and inspire the sharing of knowledge, that invite vibrant activity and quiet reflection. Every detail has been considered with your full experience as a student in mind.
Beyond first-rate libraries and dining and residential halls, our signature facilities include audiovisual recording studios that mirror those in industry; simulated health care settings; a Wall Street-standard financial technology center; and, for our engineering students, specialized workshops for thermodynamics and heat, hydraulics, advanced automation and rapid prototyping.
Our location, midway between New York City and Boston — in the middle of one of the world’s greatest concentrations of corporate headquarters, financial institutions and media organizations — expands our student experience in rich and challenging ways.Our Campuses
Our professors are accomplished scholars and former industry leaders. They come to Quinnipiac because they love to teach. They measure their worth not by the number of their publications or by how many graduate students they supervise, but by the individual successes of the students in their classrooms. Our 400 full-time faculty members, complemented by hundreds of part-time professors, engage their students in a practice-focused education that balances theoretical and experiential learning. With an enviable student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1, you will be assured of close access and personal mentoring. It’s an exhilarating, powerful equation.
“In every corner of this campus you can find deeply committed faculty and professional staff, united by a desire to help students find their gifts and passions and to partner with them as mentors, advisers and, ultimately, colleagues.”Mark Thompson, PhDProvost
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Numbers don’t define a person. While we report numbers and guidelines, we consider you as an individual. Quinnipiac admissions counselors recognize that everybody is different — and we want to get to know you. And considering that the university you choose will become forever part of your personal identity, it's important that you make the right decision. This is where our admissions counselors come in. They are here to answer your questions and introduce you to deans, students and alumni to help you with your decision. It's a big one and we invite you to reach out to us to learn more.
A total of 1,996 students make up the Class of 2021
The Class of 2021 represents 30 states, including Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington
Members of the freshman class call 18 countries home, including Australia, China, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe
One-fifth of the freshman class identify as a person of color
Women make up 63% and men account for 37% of the Class of 2021
On average, the entering freshmen ranked in the top quarter of their high school class and scored 1170 on their SATs