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University of New Haven is a private institution that was founded in 1920. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,607, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 82 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. University of New Haven's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 100. Its tuition and fees are $32,750 (2012-13).
The University of New Haven is a selective, private institution near the Connecticut coastline, about 80 miles from New York City. The university, often shortened to UNH, offers about 80 undergraduate majors and nearly 30 master’s programs, including those in the field of public affairs. In order to graduate, each UNH student must complete one form of experiential learning, such as an internship, faculty-mentored research, study abroad, or an academic service-learning project in the community. UNH also offers two unique services: one specifically to help freshmen transition from high school and another to help sophomores begin to think about their career search.
For extracurricular fun, UNH students can explore more than 100 campus organizations, write for the The Charger Bulletin student newspaper, or play for one of the many recreational sports teams. For more serious athletes, there are more than 15 New Haven Chargers varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference. Notable alumni include Tony Sparano, who graduated with a degree in criminal law before becoming the head coach of the Miami Dolphins professional football team.
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The University of New Haven (UNH) is the university for students seeking
In addition to academics, UNH recognizes the importance of providing a well-rounded college experience. With an exceptionally safe campus, UNH provides over 150 on-campus student organizations. UNH sponsors many university-wide activities too, including concerts with bands such as Lifehouse, Kat Deluna, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, all three of whom performed on campus in the past. The university also offers shuttles to go shopping, to the beach, and to downtown New Haven, as well as trips and activities to NYC, Boston, tubing down the Farmington River, and more.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to University of New Haven, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 11. The application fee at University of New Haven is $75. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.8 percent and an early acceptance rate of 88.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||63.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 11|
The student-faculty ratio at University of New Haven is 17:1, and the school has 31.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of New Haven include: Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Engineering; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.2 percent.
University of New Haven has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,607, with a gender distribution of 49.1 percent male students and 50.9 percent female students. At this school, 56.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44.0 percent of students live off campus. University of New Haven is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of New Haven offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of New Haven 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of New Haven.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of New Haven, 81.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,843.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,750 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,600 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data