Private 4 Year

Quinnipiac Admission Requirements

Hamden, Connecticut

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Chances of getting into Quinnipiac University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Quinnipiac University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Quinnipiac and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Quinnipiac is 82%.  It ranks #19 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Quinnipiac University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 16,312 out of 19,798 applicants were admitted.

Quinnipiac University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Quinnipiac application fee is $65 and applications are due by Feb 1.

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 submitted SAT scores and 25% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Quinnipiac SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Quinnipiac University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
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
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Quinnipiac ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Quinnipiac University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Quinnipiac University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Quinnipiac GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
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 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Quinnipiac accepts 82% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

51% 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 22%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Quinnipiac University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,467 7,331 19,798
Accepted 10,256 6,056 16,312
Acceptance Rate 82% 83% 82%
Enrolled 1,106 651 1,757
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 11% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Quinnipiac University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Quinnipiac. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.