Quinnipiac University

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University Overview

Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Hamden (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Connecticut. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Quinnipiac University (QU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Quinnipiac University (QU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 93 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. QU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym QU
Founded 1929
Motto Preparing students for evolving 21st century careers
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 275 Mount Carmel Avenue
06518 Connecticut
United States
Tel +1 (203) 582 8200
Fax +1 (203) 582 8906

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Hamden 06518
(203) 582 8600
(800) 462 1944

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Quinnipiac University's Library
Quinnipiac University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 115,876 physical volumes, 7,562 physical media, 83 digital/electronic medium and 140 licensed digital/electronic databases. Quinnipiac University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Quinnipiac University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,009 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • American Bar Association
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
  • Big East Conference
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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