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About Quinnipiac University

Greetings from Quinnipiac University - the University of the Future! Located in Hamden, CT - midway between New York City and Boston - Quinnipiac prepares students for the evolving careers of the 21st century and strives to develop enlightened global citizens in an environment of inclusive excellence. The university enrolls approximately 7000 undergraduate and 3000 graduate students in business, communications, education, engineering, health sciences, law, liberal arts, medicine, nursing and social work. Quinnipiac offers students a wide range of opportunities, including access to state-of-the-art facilities, nearly 150 student clubs and organizations, counseling and academic support services, small class sizes (average of 20 students), individual attention from professors who know you by name, career development services, study abroad, 21 men's and women's Division I sports, as well as a wide-variety of fitness classes, recreation activities, intramurals and club sports.

Quinnipiac University is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Hamden, Connecticut. Quinnipiac University was founded in 1929 and now enrolls around 10,200 students a year, including 7,305 undergrads.

Quinnipiac University offers housing for up to 5,000 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 76% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

Quinnipiac University's endowment was valued at $481.625 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Quinnipiac University spends about $19,455.

2021 Quinnipiac University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 34%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 25
Tuition $48,680

Quinnipiac University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Quinnipiac University's regular decision application deadline is February 15. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Quinnipiac University by March 15.

Quinnipiac University Early Admission

Quinnipiac University offers early decision but does not offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Quinnipiac University is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
34% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Quinnipiac University.

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Quinnipiac University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Quinnipiac University. In 2021, Quinnipiac University accepted 74% of applicants. Last year, 22,071 students applied to Quinnipiac University and 16,305 were admitted.

Quinnipiac University Waitlist

Quinnipiac University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Quinnipiac University?

Quinnipiac University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Quinnipiac University, applicants must submit the following items.

Quinnipiac University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Quinnipiac University

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Quinnipiac University is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for Quinnipiac University students is 25.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Quinnipiac University.

Is Quinnipiac University Test Optional?

Quinnipiac University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 71% submitted the SAT. 30% submitted the ACT.

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Does Quinnipiac University Offer Dorms?

Yes! Quinnipiac University provides on-campus housing for up to 5,000 students.

Quinnipiac University students are active in the school's Student Government, Social Programming Board and Drama Club. Campus Concerts, Student/Faculty Holiday Dinner, and and Midnight Madness (athletics) are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Quinnipiac University.

Financial Aid at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University meets 65.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,645 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Quinnipiac University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Quinnipiac University

About 86% of students who start at Quinnipiac University return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,511 students who started at Quinnipiac University as first-time freshman, 1,032 graduate within four years.

Quinnipiac University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 75%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 77% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $53,561 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $36,639 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Quinnipiac University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Quinnipiac University a good school for you?

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Where is Quinnipiac University Located?

Quinnipiac University is located in the suburban setting of Hamden, Connecticut, less than an hour from New Haven and Hartford.

If you want to see Quinnipiac University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 and Merritt Parkway to Hamden, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International Hartford.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Quinnipiac University and Hamden are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Quinnipiac University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Quinnipiac University is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Quinnipiac University ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Quinnipiac University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Quinnipiac University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Quinnipiac University SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

550 - 630

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