#6 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University overview
Location Hamden, Connecticut
Online quinnipiac.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Quinnipiac University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Quinnipiac University, established in 1929, is a private institution situated in Hamden, Connecticut, nestled in the foothills of the Sleeping Giant State Park, which provides a picturesque backdrop for the university's distinctly New England campus architecture. Approximately eight miles north of New Haven, Quinnipiac is composed of three campuses?Mount Carmel, York Hill, and North Haven?that together offer a variety of professional and liberal arts programs. The university is known for its nationally recognized programs in business, communications, health sciences, nursing, and law. Quinnipiac offers residential housing options across its campuses, striving to accommodate the majority of its undergraduate student population on campus. While Quinnipiac maintains a selective admissions process, it draws a diverse pool of applicants. The university does not have a heavy athletic focus, but it participates in NCAA Division I athletics as the Quinnipiac Bobcats, with ice hockey being a notable sport for which it has received recognition.

In the most recent statistical year 18,668 prospective students applied, and 15,641 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,605 enrolled in the school.  7,579 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,209 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $49,170 plus fees of $2,620. Quinnipiac is ranked 173 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Quinnipiac is rated within the top 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1120/1300
ACT 24/29
GPA 3.39

Applications Accepted

Quinnipiac University overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Quinnipiac University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$2,620
Room and Board $15,950
Budget for Other Expenses$2,000
Total One Year Cost$70,540

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$65,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Quinnipiac University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 26%
Business 25%
Communication 19%
Social Sciences 7%
Psychology 6%

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