Post University

2014 Quick Stats
800 Country Club Road, PO Box 2540

Waterbury, CT 06723

Phone: (203) 596-4500
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
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rolling admission

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Regional Colleges (North)

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Post University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,546, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 58 acres. It utilizes a continuous-based academic calendar. Post University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $27,450 (2012-13).

The main campus of Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, offers small class sizes and more than 25 bachelor's degree and certificate programs. There are only about 800 students on the main campus, and about half of them commute. Post University also has regional sites in the cities of Danbury and Wallingford, and an online accelerated degree program, which is designed for working adults with busy schedules. Participants can take courses online or during evenings and weekends at all campus locations.

Post University students can get involved in the Student Government Association and explore more than a dozen clubs on campus. Student athletes can play with the Post University Eagles varsity teams, which are members of the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and compete in about 15 sports.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1890, Post University is committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. On its main campus in Waterbury, Conn., and through the Online Education Institute, Post University offers access to high quality education for students seeking a traditional New England college experience or working professionals who want to the convenience of flexibility of fully online and hybrid programs. Post is known for its quality, career-driven undergraduate and graduate academic programs, small classes, exceptional student support services, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. It also has a Collegiate Sprint Football team, and equestrian teams. The University's more than 16,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by scholar-practitioner faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today's global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit or call 800-345-2562.

General Information

School type proprietary, coed college
Year founded 1890
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar continuous
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Post University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Post University is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 55.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Post University is 23:1, and the school has 67.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Post University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Legal Assistant/Paralegal; Accounting; and Human Services, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 51.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 43%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 19%
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 15%
Accounting 13%
Human Services, General 9%

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Student Life

Post University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,546, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 10 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90 percent of students live off campus. Post University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,492
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Post University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Post University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Post University, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Post University.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $27,450 (2012-13)
Room and board $10,430 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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