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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%

Quinnipiac Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Quinnipiac University. Around 84% of applicants get into Quinnipiac University each year. Out of 18,668 applications received in 2023, 15,641 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Quinnipiac University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/1 and the application fee costs $65.

Students who submit their applications to Quinnipiac University for fall semester should hear back from Quinnipiac University by mid-March.

Quinnipiac University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Quinnipiac University's admissions stats.

Quinnipiac University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to Quinnipiac University?

These 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

Quinnipiac offers early decision and early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

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 University will release EA admissions decisions by mid-December.

More on Quinnipiac University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Quinnipiac?

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

In 2022, Quinnipiac accepted 84% of students, approximately 15,641 of the 18,668 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 University

Quinnipiac University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Quinnipiac University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight 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 on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Quinnipiac University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Quinnipiac University 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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Geographical Residence Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
State Residency Important
Volunteer Work Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
First Generation Important
Work Experience Considered

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

Quinnipiac University Application Requirements

To apply to Quinnipiac University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Quinnipiac University'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
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 University?

Students admitted to Quinnipiac University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 31.34% submitted a class rank. At Quinnipiac University 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 80% 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 12.8%
3.75 and 3.99 21.88%
3.50 and 3.74 30.56%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 11.13%
2.50 and 2.9 9.44%
2.00 and 2.49 1.19%

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 University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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 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.

In 2022, 28% of Quinnipiac University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Quinnipiac University?

To be competitive with other Quinnipiac University applicants, you should strive to score between 1130 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Quinnipiac University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 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 University 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 University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

To be most competitive at Quinnipiac University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Quinnipiac University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to Quinnipiac University

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

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

Transfer students can enroll in Quinnipiac University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Quinnipiac University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Quinnipiac University?

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

Does Quinnipiac University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Quinnipiac University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Quinnipiac University?

🟨 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 University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Quinnipiac University is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Quinnipiac University?

✅ Quinnipiac University's early decision acceptance rate was 84% in 2021.

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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 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1300


Math SAT Range

550 - 650


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

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 3.54. 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.

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