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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

Quinnipiac University is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Hamden, Connecticut. Quinnipiac was founded in 1929 and now enrolls around 10,000 students a year, including 6,800 undergrads. Quinnipiac offers housing for up to 5,000 students. The majority of students live university-owned housing, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing for the first three years of study. On the weekends, about 76% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

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.

Thinking of pledging? 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.

Learn more about life at Quinnipiac on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! February 1, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by March 15.

2021 Quinnipiac Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 34%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 71%
Tuition $48,680
Percent of Need Met 65.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,645

Is Quinnipiac a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at to get a better idea of what Quinnipiac offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

Quinnipiac Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Quinnipiac. Around 74% of applicants get into Quinnipiac each year. Last year, 22,071 students applied to Quinnipiac and 16,305 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Quinnipiac

Retention is 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.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Quinnipiac, around 86% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Quinnipiac's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 75%. 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 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $481.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $19,455 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Quinnipiac

Cost 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 65.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Quinnipiac full-time are awarded $34,645 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $36,639 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Quinnipiac. Based on this information, how does Quinnipiac sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Quinnipiac a good school for you?

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Where is Quinnipiac University Located?

Quinnipiac is located in the suburban setting of Hamden, Connecticut, less than an hour from New Haven and Hartford.

If you want 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

Not available

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

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

Quinnipiac ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 27

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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 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Quinnipiac. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Quinnipiac SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

550 - 630

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