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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

About Quinnipiac

Greetings from Quinnipiac University - the University of the Future! Located in Hamden, CT - midway between New York City and Boston - Quinnipiac prepares students for the evolving careers of the 21st century and strives to develop enlightened global citizens in an environment of inclusive excellence. The university enrolls approximately 6800 undergraduate and 3000 graduate students in business, communications, education, engineering, health sciences, law, liberal arts, medicine, nursing and social work. Quinnipiac offers students a wide range of opportunities, including access to state-of-the-art facilities, nearly 140 student clubs and organizations, counseling and academic support services, small class sizes (average of 20 students), individual attention from professors who know you by name, career development services, study abroad, 21 men's and women's Division I sports, as well as a wide-variety of fitness classes, recreation activities, intramurals and club sports.

Quinnipiac University Overview

Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac is a private, coed, non-sectarian university located in a suburban setting in Hamden, Connecticut. Along with personal counseling and academic support services, small class sizes, 15:1 student to faculty ratio, career development resources, study abroad and Division I athletics, Quinnipiac provides a well-rounded, rewarding college experience, striving to nurture a diverse and inclusive community where each member is acknowledged and respected and has the necessary resources to thrive as individuals and together.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Quinnipiac for Fall 2023 is February 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they got admitted by mid-March.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Quinnipiac!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Quinnipiac's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Quinnipiac students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Quinnipiac has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Quinnipiac has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Quinnipiac on the Student Life page.

2022 Quinnipiac Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision ED offered
Early Action EA Offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 32%
Tuition $49,170
Percent of Need Met 61%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,142

Is Quinnipiac a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Quinnipiac offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

Quinnipiac Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Quinnipiac. The acceptance rate at Quinnipiac is 88%. Last year, 15,722 students applied to Quinnipiac and 13,855 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Quinnipiac

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 87% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Quinnipiacreturn for their sophomore year. Around 80% of students who started at Quinnipiac earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Quinnipiac Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Quinnipiac is rated the top college in the U.S. for job placement of its graduates over a 10-year period. Within six months of graduating, 97% of graduates are working full-time in their field, pursuing their own business venture or are enrolled in graduate studies.

Recent Quinnipiac grads have an average starting salary of $53,561 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Quinnipiac's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Quinnipiac University's endowment was $481.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Quinnipiac spends about $19,455 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Quinnipiac

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Quinnipiac meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,142 a year.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Quinnipiac.

Based on this information, does Quinnipiac seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Quinnipiac a good school for you?

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Where is Quinnipiac?

Quinnipiac is located in the suburban setting of Hamden, Connecticut, in the suburbs of New Haven and Hartford.

If you would like to see Quinnipiac for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 and Merritt Parkway to Hamden, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International Hartford.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Quinnipiac and Hamden are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Quinnipiac Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Quinnipiac is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Quinnipiac is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Quinnipiac ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Quinnipiac is 25. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Quinnipiac. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Quinnipiac SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1280


Math SAT Range

560 - 650


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Quinnipiac Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Quinnipiac is like? There are approximately 9,217 students enrolled at Quinnipiac, including 6,298 undergraduate students and 2,919 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 32% percent are from CT and 68% percent of students are from other states.


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