#9 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

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University of New Haven overview
Location West Haven, Connecticut
Online newhaven.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
University of New Haven overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of New Haven, situated in West Haven, Connecticut, is a private institution established in 1920 that offers a suburban campus experience in close proximity to the urban resources of New Haven and within driving distance to New York City. The university features a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a particular emphasis on comprehensive career preparation in fields such as criminal justice, forensic science, engineering, and business. Housing options are available for students on campus, which includes residence halls and themed living communities. The University of New Haven maintains a moderately selective admissions process and fosters a learning environment that prioritizes practical experience alongside academic study. While the university competes in NCAA Division II athletics, it is not predominantly recognized for its sports programs. Its academic and campus life is structured to balance theory with hands-on learning, aiming to equip students with skills relevant to their prospective professional fields.

In the most recent statistical year 11,199 prospective students applied, and 10,218 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,242 enrolled in the school.  7,539 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,280 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $42,610 plus fees of $1,574. UNH is ranked 664 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UNH is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of New Haven overview
SAT 1090/1270
GPA 3.47

Applications Accepted

University of New Haven overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of New Haven
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,574
Room and Board $18,608
Budget for Other Expenses$2,590
Total One Year Cost$66,382

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of New Haven students
Subject Percent of Class
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 42%
Business 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Health Professions 9%
Engineering 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129941 IPEDS survey data for University of New Haven.

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