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University of New Haven Overview

Located in West Haven, Connecticut, University of New Haven is a private not-for-profit institution. West Haven is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is University of New Haven Known For?

1,256 Undergraduate Awards
$42,258 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at University of New Haven have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at University of New Haven.
  • In 2017-2018, 40% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from University of New Haven makes roughly $52,100 a year. This is 28% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average University of New Haven student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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University of New Haven Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of New Haven.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Other Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of New Haven has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#2 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#2 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#9 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#11 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#11 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of New Haven?

Location of University of New Haven

Contact details for University of New Haven are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516-1916
Phone: 203-932-7000
Website: www.newhaven.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unewhaven
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/UNH

How Do I Get Into University of New Haven?

You can apply to University of New Haven online at: www.newhaven.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for University of New Haven

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of New Haven?

88% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
91% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 88%, University of New Haven is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to University of New Haven submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of New Haven  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of New Haven  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800
University of New Haven received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of New Haven  ( 20 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of New Haven  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of New Haven  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of New Haven?

$42,258 Net Price
81% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of New Haven is $42,258. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of New Haven, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $12,414 a year. That adds up to $49,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of New Haven is 4.7%. 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.

University of New Haven Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,768 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,092 undergraduate students at University of New Haven, with 4,768 being full-time and 324 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of New Haven

There are also 1,775 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,768 full-time undergraduates at University of New Haven, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of New Haven

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of New Haven Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 158
Black or African American 559
Hispanic or Latino 582
White 2,981
International Students 208
Other Races/Ethnicities 280

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at University of New Haven. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 68 countries are represented at University of New Haven. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at University of New Haven

347 Took All Classes Online
1,400 Took At Least One Class Online
30.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at University of New Haven. In 2017-2018, 1,400 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of New Haven has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 10th 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 University of New Haven

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of New Haven was 30.1%. This is the #692 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of New Haven regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of New Haven majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Other Homeland Security 24%
Public Administration 14%
Public Administration & Social Service 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of New Haven 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 University of New Haven.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Environmental Engineering #2
Other Homeland Security #6
Engineering #18
Teacher Education Grade Specific #53
Criminal Justice & Corrections #77
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #78
Liberal Arts General Studies #78
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #84
Education #145

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%.

University of New Haven Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14 2 0 388 6 168 3 581
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 61 0 125 0 186
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 81 4 36 0 121
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 1 70 0 71
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 20 0 46 0 66
Fire Protection 0 1 0 57 0 8 0 66
Dental Support Services 0 34 0 29 0 0 0 63
General Psychology 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 61
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 35 0 24 0 59
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 12 0 41 0 53
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 51 0 51
General Biology 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 49
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 21 0 20 0 41
Accounting 0 0 0 26 1 2 0 29
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Music 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 9 0 17 0 26
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 21 0 4 0 25
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 1 21 0 22
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 1 19 1 0 0 21
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Taxation 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 18
Chemistry 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Marketing 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 15
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 15
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 9 0 4 0 13
Legal Support Services 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 12
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Interior Architecture 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Genetics 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Engineering 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
International Studies 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Economics 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
History 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Mathematics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Homeland Security 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 28 38 1 1,189 19 734 3 2,012

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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