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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?

1,891 Undergraduate Awards
$47,055 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#52 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#278 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#299 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Quinnipiac.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Quinnipiac has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Other Health Professions College Factual
#20 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#46 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#53 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#85 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#107 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Quinnipiac University?

Location of Quinnipiac University

Contact details for Quinnipiac are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: 203-582-8200
Website: www.qu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuinnipiacUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/quinnipiacu

How Do I Get Into Quinnipiac?

You can apply to Quinnipiac online at: www.qu.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Quinnipiac

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Quinnipiac?

74% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
71% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Quinnipiac University is 74%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 550 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800
Quinnipiac received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 22 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 23 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Quinnipiac University?

$47,055 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Quinnipiac is $47,055. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

6,543 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,845 undergraduate students at Quinnipiac, with 6,543 being full-time and 302 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Quinnipiac

There are also 2,863 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,543 full-time undergraduates at Quinnipiac, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Quinnipiac

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Quinnipiac University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Quinnipiac Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 230
Black or African American 232
Hispanic or Latino 594
White 5,027
International Students 152
Other Races/Ethnicities 308

Geographic Diversity

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

1,019 Took All Classes Online
2,093 Took At Least One Class Online
5.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Quinnipiac. In 2017-2018, 2,093 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Quinnipiac has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Education 31%
Health Professions 17%
Other Health Professions 15%
Special Education 66%

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
Special Education #137
Education #452

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Health Professions 413 0 8 0 421
Business Administration & Management 83 0 273 0 356
Nursing 235 0 12 78 325
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 86 75 161
Finance & Financial Management 111 0 0 0 111
Marketing 111 0 0 0 111
Child Development & Psychology 111 0 0 0 111
Allied Health Professions 48 0 60 0 108
Public Relations & Advertising 87 0 11 0 98
General Biology 58 0 37 0 95
Medicine 0 0 0 85 85
Special Education 0 17 65 0 82
Law 0 0 0 73 73
Accounting 60 0 9 0 69
Journalism 51 0 15 0 66
Communication & Media Studies 52 0 0 0 52
Management Information Systems 51 0 0 0 51
Educational Administration 0 30 20 0 50
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 48 0 48
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 47 0 0 0 47
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 41 0 41
Criminal Justice & Corrections 41 0 0 0 41
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 40 0 40
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 33 0 33
Economics 33 0 0 0 33
General English Literature 31 0 0 0 31
Legal Professions (Other) 26 0 0 0 26
Social Work 0 0 26 0 26
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 25 0 25
General Sales & Marketing 23 0 0 0 23
Computer Information Systems 21 0 0 0 21
Instructional Media Design 0 1 19 0 20
Sociology 20 0 0 0 20
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 3 0 16 0 19
Mechanical Engineering 19 0 0 0 19
History 19 0 0 0 19
Political Science & Government 18 0 0 0 18
Design & Applied Arts 18 0 0 0 18
Interdisciplinary Studies 17 0 0 0 17
International Business 15 0 0 0 15
Mathematics 14 0 0 0 14
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 0 0 0 11
Civil Engineering 10 0 0 0 10
Romance Languages 7 0 0 0 7
Public Health 0 7 0 0 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 6 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 5 0 0 0 5
Computer Engineering 4 0 0 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 0 0 4
Industrial Engineering 3 0 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 0 0 0 3
Human Development & Family Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,891 59 844 311 3,105

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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