Private 4 Year

Quinnipiac Admission Requirements

Hamden, Connecticut

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Chances of getting into Quinnipiac University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Quinnipiac University
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Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Quinnipiac and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,885 out of 22,653 applicants were admitted making Quinnipiac a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Quinnipiac University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Quinnipiac University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 71% of students submit SAT scores and 25% submit ACT scores.

Quinnipiac SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
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Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Quinnipiac University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
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SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Quinnipiac University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
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Quinnipiac ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
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ACT Scores for Quinnipiac University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
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ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Quinnipiac University
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ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Quinnipiac GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Quinnipiac University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Quinnipiac. 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 70% 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

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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


Admission Statistics

Quinnipiac University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,279 8,374 22,653
Accepted 9,764 6,121 15,885
Acceptance Rate 68% 73% 70%
Enrolled 930 622 1,552
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 10% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Quinnipiac University is $65.

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 Considered but not 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.


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?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Quinnipiac. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.