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University of New Haven

West Haven, CT 4-Year Private

About University of New Haven

University of New Haven is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of West Haven, CT, less than an hour from New Haven.

Founded in 1920, the institution currently enrolls around 6,961 students a year, including 5,097 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About University of New Haven

Acceptance rate: 91%

Average GPA: 3.48

Mean ACT score: 25

Mean SAT score: 1142

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

University of New Haven Acceptance Rate

Admission to University of New Haven is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at University of New Haven is 91 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.48 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1142. The mean ACT scores is 25.

In 2021, 468 applicants were waitlisted and 177 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is University of New Haven a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of New Haven, around 79 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,214 students who started at University of New Haven as first-time freshman, 671 graduate within four years.

Around 64 percent of students who started at University of New Haven earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $50,115 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of New Haven sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of New Haven a good school for YOU?

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College Info

300 Boston Post Road West Haven, CT 06516

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of New Haven Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of New Haven is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of New Haven is Continuous processing.

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

University of New Haven ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

21 to 27

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of New Haven is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into University of New Haven. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of New Haven SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1210

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Math SAT Range

510 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above

Good

1050 to 1210

Avg

1050 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of New Haven students is 1128. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of New Haven, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of New Haven.

University of New Haven Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$58,866

In State

$58,866

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$40,170
$40,170
Fees
$1,484
$1,484
Housing
$16,212
$16,212
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of New Haven is like? There are approximately 6,793 students enrolled at University of New Haven, including 4,912 undergraduate students and 1,881 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 43% percent are from CT and 57% percent of students are from other states.

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

43%

In State

57%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,793

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$41,654

Out-of-State

$41,654

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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