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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students6,982
   Women4,253 (60.9%)
   Men2,729 (39.1%)
Graduate Students2,672


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate74% of 22,745 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.40
SAT Math568 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading550 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing559 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$61,910
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met67%
Average Freshman Award$26,013
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes


Hamden Population60,960
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew Haven, Hartford
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 77% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities22% of women participate
Fraternities 25% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.4% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students2.3% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning87.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.42 3.73 593 605 27
Low 1.60 2.30 200 400 18
High 4.00 4.97 730 800 33
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• Founded in 1929 as the Connecticut College of Commerce, the school's name was changed to Quinnipiac in 1951 to honor the early Native American settlers who once lived in the New Haven area.

• Quinnipiac's Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center offers students state-of-the-art radio and TV production studios, Internet design facilities and a working news room.

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