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Quinnipiac Admission Requirements

Hamden, Connecticut

Chances of getting into Quinnipiac University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.5%
Admission Difficulty for Quinnipiac University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Quinnipiac and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 16,493 out of 22,757 applicants were admitted making Quinnipiac a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 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 SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Quinnipiac University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Quinnipiac University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1180

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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 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Quinnipiac University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >81%
1175 to 1260 Avg + 72%-81%
1090 to 1175 Avg - 60%-72%
1005 to 1090 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1005 Low <47%
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Quinnipiac ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
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 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Quinnipiac 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 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Quinnipiac University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Quinnipiac University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >83%
25 to 28 Avg + 72%-83%
23 to 25 Avg - 63%-72%
21 to 23 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 21 Low <52%
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Quinnipiac GPA

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 accepts 72% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Quinnipiac University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,093 8,664 22,757
Accepted 10,052 6,441 16,493
Acceptance Rate 71% 74% 72%
Enrolled 1,163 736 1,899
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 11% 12%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Quinnipiac University and what student information is used for 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
H
University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

W
Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts

L
Long Island University C W Post Campus

Brookville, New York

N
New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York

A
Adelphi University

Garden City, New York

M
Manhattan College

Riverdale, New York

S
St John's University New York

Queens, New York

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

FAQs

Does Quinnipiac University prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to Quinnipiac. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Quinnipiac University?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Quinnipiac. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Quinnipiac University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1260. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Quinnipiac University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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