The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It's a diverse and vibrant community of more than 7,000 students with campuses around the country and around the world. Within its five colleges, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, business, engineering, public safety, and public service. More than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a long-standing commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning. At the University of New Haven, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Sport Management
  • Marine Biology

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Marching Band
  • Club Sports

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


All first year candidates for undergraduate admission must submit the following: Common Application online at $50 Application Fee 250-650 Word Personal Essay (If you have entered a personal essay on the Common App, this is the only personal essay that you need to provide to us.) Official High School Transcript At least 1 Letter of Recommendation from an Academic Source Official SAT or ACT Scores


Required Application Materials: Complete the University of New Haven's Online Transfer Application at Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official final high school or G.E.D. transcript. Official SAT and/or ACT scores - Required for students who have completed less than 12 college credits A 250-500 word written statement / essay that details why you wish to pursue an education at the University of New Haven.

Additional Information

Merit scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in programs at our main campus, at the discretion of the University of New Haven and, unless otherwise noted, require no special application. Students who qualify for these scholarships will be notified by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time of their acceptance to the University. Please note that by receiving these scholarships it does not exclude students from applying for the traditional need-based financial aid programs.

Visit us

It is the best way for prospective students and families to become familiar with and experience the University of New Haven. We offer several different types of campus visits, each one unique and specific to your interests and time frames. In fact, we are open seven days a week for a good portion of the year in order to accommodate your busy schedules. Join us on campus and soon you will discover why our 5,000 full-time undergraduate students call the University of New Haven their home away from home! Please visit

“At the University of New Haven, there is no limit to what you can do or to the exploration that’s possible during your college years.”

Dr. Steven H. Kaplan, President
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School location

300 Boston Post Rd
West Haven, CT 06516, United States of America

Phone number

(203) 932-7319


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