Quinnipiac University Overview
Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac University is a private not-for-profit institution. Hamden is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Quinnipiac University Known For?
- Students at Quinnipiac have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Quinnipiac.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Quinnipiac makes roughly $63,300 a year. This is 55% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average Quinnipiac student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Quinnipiac University Rankings
Quinnipiac landed the #163 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 28 colleges in Connecticut, it is ranked at #4.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Quinnipiac has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Quinnipiac.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Quinnipiac has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Quinnipiac University?
Contact details for Quinnipiac are given below.
|Address:||Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518|
How Do I Get Into Quinnipiac?
You can apply to Quinnipiac online at: www.qu.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Quinnipiac
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Quinnipiac?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 71% of students accepted to Quinnipiac submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.
Can I Afford Quinnipiac University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Quinnipiac, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $11,966 a year. That adds up to $47,864 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Quinnipiac is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Quinnipiac University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,863 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,543 full-time undergraduates at Quinnipiac, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Quinnipiac University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||232|
|Hispanic or Latino||594|
Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Quinnipiac University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 52 countries are represented at Quinnipiac. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and China.
Online Learning at Quinnipiac University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Quinnipiac has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Quinnipiac
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Quinnipiac University was 5.9%. This is the #1,607 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Quinnipiac regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Quinnipiac majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||3%|
|Communication & Journalism||34%|
|Other Health Professions||15%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Quinnipiac ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Quinnipiac.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Design & Applied Arts||#34|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#70|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Quinnipiac University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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- National Center for Education Statistics
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