University of New Haven

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300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, CT 06516

Phone: (203) 932-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#101 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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University of New Haven is a private institution that was founded in 1920. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,693, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. University of New Haven's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 101. Its tuition and fees are $33,740 (2013-14).

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.

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

The University of New Haven (UNH) is the university for students seeking
quality education in liberal arts or for professionally oriented careers. We combine hands-on learning and a focused curriculum with a solid foundation in liberal arts and sciences. We bring practice into the classroom and the classroom into the workplace. We are committed to small classes and to tailoring coursework to everyday life in the selected field of study. Internships, special events, service learning and experiential learning enhance the UNH experience. Our most popular programs are: Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Music and Sound Recording, Music Industry, Management of Sports Industries, Engineering, Fire Science, Dental Hygiene, and the Biological Sciences.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1920
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $23,540,240


When applying to University of New Haven, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. The application fee at University of New Haven is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.5 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of New Haven is 16:1, and the school has 41.8 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; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 47%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 44%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Engineering 7%

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Student Life

University of New Haven has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,693, with a gender distribution of 49.6 percent male students and 50.4 percent female students. At this school, 51 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 49 percent of students live off campus. University of New Haven is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,351
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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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

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Paying for School

At University of New Haven, 80 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,067.

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Tuition and fees $33,740 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,900 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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