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Quinnipiac University is a private institution that was founded in 1929. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,262, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 600 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Quinnipiac University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 13. Its tuition and fees are $38,000 (2012-13).
Quinnipiac University is a private school in New Haven, Conn.’s quaint suburb of Hamden, about 90 miles from New York City. Students at Quinnipiac can choose from more than 50 undergraduate programs and 20 graduate degrees, including those in the highly ranked physician assistant field and in the schools of business and law. Quinnipiac also has a joint J.D./M.B.A. program that allows students to cut down on one or two semesters of extra classes. Outside the classroom, students can explore nearly 10 fraternities and sororities, more than 70 student organizations, or the numerous campus events planned by the Student Programming Board. These events include renaissance fairs, pageants, comedy shows, film series, and group trips to New York City and Boston. Student athletes can get involved with intramurals or join the Quinnipiac Bobcats varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. Notable Quinnipiac alumni include William Weldon, CEO of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson.
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Quinnipiac University is committed to providing high quality academic programs in a student-oriented environment, on a campus with a strong sense of community. With three distinct campus settings, Quinnipiac offers a suburban location with easy access to nearby attractions. Located in Hamden, CT, the uniquely attractive Mount Carmel campus of 250 acres is located minutes from New Haven, mid-way between New York City and Boston, and offers 58 undergraduate majors plus internships, study abroad and clinical experiences in Business, Communications,Engineering, Health Sciences, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Law to the 6000 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate and part time students. Freshmen and sophomores are housed on the Mount Carmel campus in traditional and suite-style residence halls, many with kitchens. Excellent facilities abound, including the news technology center, audio production studio,and the fully digital high-definition production studio in the Ed McMahon Center for Mass Communications; the Financial Technology Center (trading room),and a wireless campus provide state-of-the-art technology. The nearby 250 acre York Hill campus is home to the TD Bank Sport Center with twin 3300 seat areas for ice hockey and basketball,1500 bed resident halls for juniors and seniors in suite-style housing, magnificent views, a 2000 car parking garage and "Rocky Top",a lodge-like student center. The North Haven campus (purchased from Anthem/Blue Cross)just 4 miles away with 104 acres opened its first of four buildings, and is home to the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing and Education with state-of-the art facilities for upper level and graduate courses in Physical and Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiologist Assistant and Physician Assistant programs. The Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University will enroll its first class Fall 2013. Unique to Quinnipiac is the Schweitzer Institute which invites speakers to campus, and involves students in alternative spring break service trips to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Barbados. Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) strengthens writing skills in all subjects, and the Quinnipiac seminar series brings a common book freshmen experience, discussing the individual in the local community, and expands to the sophomore and junior seminars exploring the individual in the national and international communities. The Quinnipiac "Bobcats" compete in twenty-one Division I sports. Men's and Women's Ice Hockey are members of the ECAC, all other teams are in the Northeast Conference. Quinnipiac is adjacent to the 1,700 acre Sleeping Giant State park with trails for hiking and scenic views. Nearly 80 percent of the entering class comes from out of state and ninety-five percent of the freshmen live on campus. Although resident freshmen may not bring a car to campus, the University maintains an extensive campus shuttle system which brings students to nearby shopping, restaurants, museums, and the New Haven train station with access to Metro North and Amtrak.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Quinnipiac University, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Quinnipiac University is $45. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||63.1%|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Quinnipiac University is 12:1, and the school has 45.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Quinnipiac University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.2 percent.
Quinnipiac University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,262, with a gender distribution of 37.7 percent male students and 62.3 percent female students. At this school, 78.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 22.0 percent of students live off campus. Quinnipiac University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Quinnipiac University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Quinnipiac 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 Quinnipiac University, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Quinnipiac University.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Quinnipiac University, 62.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,717.
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|Tuition and fees||$38,000 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,800 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data