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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

Quinnipiac Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Quinnipiac, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the application fee costs $65.

Quinnipiac Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Quinnipiac's admissions stats.

Quinnipiac 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 32%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to Quinnipiac?

Here are the application deadlines for Quinnipiac University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification of Acceptance
Early Decision I Yes November 1 By Mid-November
Early Decision II No –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 By Mid-December
Regular Decision Yes February 1 By Mid-March

Early Decision applications are due by November 1. ED applicants should expect a notification of acceptance by mid-November.

The Early Action deadline is November 15. Quinnipiac will release EA admissions decisions by mid-December.

More on Quinnipiac University Admissions

Is Quinnipiac Challenging To Get Into?

Quinnipiac is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2021, Quinnipiac accepted 88% of all applicants, approximately 13,855 of the 15,722 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Quinnipiac, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant programs is program extremely difficult.

Transferring to Quinnipiac University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Quinnipiac?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Quinnipiac

Wondering what factors are considered by Quinnipiac during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Geographical Residence Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
State Residency Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Quinnipiac for more information on admission factors.

Quinnipiac 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Quinnipiac, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Quinnipiac's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Quinnipiac?

Students admitted to Quinnipiac have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4. At Quinnipiac 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Quinnipiac University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 0.96%
3.75 and 3.99 23.61%
3.50 and 3.74 27.09%
3.25 and 3.49 19.69%
3.00 and 3.24 12.46%
2.50 and 2.9 11.41%
2.00 and 2.49 3.22%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Quinnipiac directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Quinnipiac considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Quinnipiac has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 32% of Quinnipiac's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Quinnipiac?

To be competitive with other Quinnipiac applicants, you should aim to score between 1130 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Quinnipiac 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Quinnipiac students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Quinnipiac students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Quinnipiac?

To be most competitive at Quinnipiac, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Quinnipiac's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Quinnipiac students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Quinnipiac University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Quinnipiac.

For Transfer students wishing to start in the fall, transfer applications are due April 1. Transfer applications for Spring are due November 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Quinnipiac during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Quinnipiac Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Quinnipiac?

❌ Students who are admitted to Quinnipiac must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Quinnipiac accept transfer credits?

✅ Quinnipiac accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Quinnipiac accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Quinnipiac accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Quinnipiac accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Quinnipiac?

🟨 Quinnipiac is test optional for most programs, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may not want to include them in your application.

Test scores MUST be submitted if you:

•Would like to be considered for the Accelerated Dual-Degree Bachelor's/JD (3+3) program.

•Are applying to the entry-level, Dual-Degree BS/MHS in Physician Assistant program.

•Have been homeschooled

•Are required to demonstrate English proficiency.

Test scores are highly recommended if you wish to be considered for admission to any other Accelerated Dual-Degree program not listed above.

What is Quinnipiac's acceptance rate?

✅ Quinnipiac has an acceptance rate of 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Quinnipiac?

🟨 Quinnipiac may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Quinnipiac Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Quinnipiac? Quinnipiac is a somewhat selective institution. The Quinnipiac acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


Quinnipiac Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Quinnipiac is Continuous processing.

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

Quinnipiac ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


24 to 30


24 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Quinnipiac is 25. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Quinnipiac. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Quinnipiac SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1280


Math SAT Range

560 - 650


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Quinnipiac GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Quinnipiac, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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