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Hamden, Connecticut

Quinnipiac University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Quinnipiac University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.9%
Admission Difficulty for Quinnipiac University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Quinnipiac University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 16,305 out of 22,071 applicants were admitted making Quinnipiac University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. Quinnipiac University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Quinnipiac University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Quinnipiac University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Quinnipiac University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1240

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Quinnipiac University?

Quinnipiac University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Quinnipiac University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >83%
1235 to 1320 Avg + 74%-83%
1150 to 1235 Avg - 63%-74%
1065 to 1150 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1065 Low <50%
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Quinnipiac University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Quinnipiac University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Quinnipiac University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Quinnipiac University?

Admission data indicates that Quinnipiac University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Quinnipiac University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Quinnipiac University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >83%
25 to 27 Avg + 74%-83%
23 to 25 Avg - 63%-74%
21 to 23 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 21 Low <50%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Quinnipiac University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Quinnipiac University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Quinnipiac University accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Quinnipiac University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Good
3.25 to 3.50 28% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

66% of Quinnipiac University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Quinnipiac University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 93%
Bottom 50% of class 7%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Quinnipiac University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,746 8,325 22,071
Accepted 10,391 5,914 16,305
Acceptance Rate 76% 71% 74%
Enrolled 1,241 726 1,967
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 12% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
55

Applicants have 55 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Quinnipiac University before the Feb 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Quinnipiac University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Quinnipiac University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Quinnipiac University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130226 IPEDS survey data for Quinnipiac University.