Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university enrolling approximately 7000 undergraduate and 2900 graduate students in business, communications, engineering, liberal arts, health sciences, nursing, education, law and medicine. Through high-quality academics, top-notch internships, research opportunities, service learning, study abroad and state-of-the-art facilities, students are well prepared for the evolving careers of the 21st century. Quinnipiac is consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News and World Report and others. Recently elevated to the doctoral/professional category by Carnegie Classifications for Institutions of Higher Learning, Quinnipiac advances from the master's category to join some of the leading universities in the United States.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Health Professions
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-Law
  • Dual-degree

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Honors Program
  • Multicultural Student services
  • International student services
  • student leadership
  • student activities

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First Year/Freshmen application plan options: Early Decision November 1, 2020, Early Action November 15, 2020, Early Action II January 1, 2021 and Regular Decision February 1, 2021.

Programs that strongly encourage Early Action I decision plan: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training / Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Nursing.


Transfer applications are accepted for either fall or spring. For spring entry, completed applications are reviewed starting in late October; fall applications are reviewed starting in February (after prior fall term grades are received.) Most academic programs accept transfer students, with some exceptions. Transfers are not accepted to the combined degree programs in Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. The following programs accept transfer students on a space available basis (fall entry only): Athletic Training, Nursing and Radiologic Sciences.

Additional Information

Financing Your College Education - Quinnipiac understands that a college education is a major investment in your future and strives to make it affordable. Our average financial aid package for new freshmen is $33,605. About 93% of new students are awarded financial aid in the form of merit scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Families are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible to be considered for need-based financial aid. For scholarships, we use the highest SAT I critical reading plus math scores and/or the composite score on the ACT, along with rank-in-class information. If the high school does not provide a rank-in-class, we will estimate based on the student's GPA and information from the school profile.

Help Beyond the Classroom - College-level academics can be demanding, but Quinnipiac is a supportive learning community offering a wealth of resources to help students succeed. The Learning Commons provides peer tutoring in all academic subjects, as well as workshops to improve study skills, time management and research techniques.

Extraordinarily well prepared professionals – Quinnipiac delivers a set of market-tested learning outcomes specifically focused on preparing our graduates for career success. Career advisement is a potent resource that helps bridge students’ college experiences with their career aspirations. With a wide network of internship and clinical sites, as well as study abroad and service learning opportunities, Quinnipiac students start building impressive resumes long before graduation.

Visit us

YOU'RE INVITED! The well-being of our community is our number one priority — not only during this global health crisis, but always.  At this time, group information sessions, student panels and individual interviews are being held virtually, while in-person campus tours are limited and require preregistration. You can find more details and register at https://www.qu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit.html.

Can't make it to campus yet? Check out our virtual campus walking tour at: https://www.qu.edu/meet-us/virtual-tour.html. As always, we encourage you to contact us at any time with your questions at admissions@qu.edu.

"Education utterly transforms a person's life. At Quinnipiac, we nurture our students into becoming enlightened global citizens, prepared for the evolving careers of the 21st century."

Dr. Judy D. Olian, President
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School location

275 Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 06518, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 462-1944


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