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Quinnipiac Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Quinnipiac, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 1 and the application fee is $100.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Quinnipiac Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Quinnipiac 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 71%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 30%
Waitlist Yes

Continue reading for more information on Quinnipiac's admissions stats.

Applying Early to Quinnipiac?

Quinnipiac University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Quinnipiac will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Quinnipiac is 34%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 74%. Last year, Quinnipiac admitted 145 of the 426 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Quinnipiac University

Getting into Quinnipiac is moderately difficult. Quinnipiac evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Quinnipiac accepted 74% of students, around 16,305 of the 22,071 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

In 2021, Quinnipiac waitlisted 177 students. Of those, 16 eventually got in.

What's Most Important to Get In to Quinnipiac?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Quinnipiac

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

Quinnipiac Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Quinnipiac?

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. 4.0. 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.

Students admitted to Quinnipiac have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5

Out of all students that were admitted, 85% submitted a class rank. At Quinnipiac 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

At Quinnipiac University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 85%

Quinnipiac considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 71% of Quinnipiac's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Quinnipiac?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Quinnipiac students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Quinnipiac students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Quinnipiac?

To be most competitive at Quinnipiac, you should strive to earn between 23 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Quinnipiac's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Quinnipiac students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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Transferring to Quinnipiac University

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

Transfer students can enroll in Quinnipiac during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Quinnipiac Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Quinnipiac?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Quinnipiac.

Does Quinnipiac accept transfer credits?

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

  • CLEP subject tests

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?

❌ No, Quinnipiac is test optional, 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 want not want to include them in your application..

What is Quinnipiac's acceptance rate?

✅ Quinnipiac's acceptance rate is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Quinnipiac?

✅ Quinnipiac's early decision acceptance rate was 34% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Quinnipiac?

❌ Quinnipiac does not offer eary action.

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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 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.


Quinnipiac Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

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

Quinnipiac ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


23 to 27


23 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 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Quinnipiac. 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

550 - 630

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 3.47. 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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