Hamden, York Hill, and North Haven, Connecticut
The University of the Future, Quinnipiac University employs a practice-focused, market-tested curriculum and an experiential approach to learning. Its institutional commitment to positive change advances on the traditional university learning model to better meet what the market demands. And with nearly 98% of graduates obtaining a job or enrolling in graduate school within six months of graduation, Quinnipiac demonstrates the professional readiness it instills in its students as well as the instant impact that its students have on the world.
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Students are given opportunities to conduct independent research and to present their findings at professional conferences and in research publications. Students also participate in national competitions with funds available through various sources to support student travel to regional and national competitions and professional conferences. Examples include American Mock Trial Association Competition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Design Competition, Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum, and National Student Advertising Competition.
60+ study abroad opportunities include programs across 40+ countries.
The Quinnipiac University community feels a sense of obligation to work toward a more diverse environment, increasing intentional global engagement opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to learn together both in and outside the classroom. The following international opportunities are available: Semester abroad, intersession, clinical experiences, internships and experiential learning, community engagement, faculty-led courses, research, and exchange programs.
Many semester programs are intentionally designed for students to stay on track with their major and minor, even as they travel. Some examples include nursing/PT/OT/health science programs in Ireland and Spain; engineering programs in France and the Netherlands; and business programs in Poland and Czech Republic. The university also facilitates global internships for business and communications students in England, Italy, and Germany as well as biomedical science students in Barbados.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 166 | 10-19: 536 | 20-29: 416
30-39: 368 | 40-49: 46 | 50-99: 38 | 100+: 0
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4%
White, non-Hispanic: 76%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS
A Quinnipiac University education strives to instill a mindset of lifelong learning, establishing an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing local and global communities, and fostering meaningful connections. The first-year seminar initiates such an education as the starting point of the University Curriculum. Each student enrolls in a faculty-designed seminar constructed to help examine a complex problem, an enduring question, or new ideas from multiple perspectives.
This seminar is designed to accomplish three essential goals that help prepare students for 21st-century careers and citizenship:
- Introduce students to the concept of inquiry as a process that utilizes multiple approaches and perspectives to investigate questions through the collection, analysis, and evaluation of various types of evidence.
- Enable students to practice inquiry through an investigation of a problem, question, or idea that faculty select from their areas of expertise.
- Develop students’ complex thinking skills—necessary tools that they will continue to use throughout the University Curriculum.
FLEXIBLE YET COMPREHENSIVE CORE
University Curriculum (UC) is designed to maximize student choice with a solid foundation in the liberal arts: social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and natural sciences. Distinct elements of the UC program are the options students have to fulfill these areas of learning: they can take a philosophy or history class for their humanities, and they might choose between an anthropology or chemistry course for their natural science. This way, students can select the courses that either complement their major or stray into completely alternative modes of thought.
The UC program is not only designed around student intention and interest, but it also provides the necessary foundation in critical and engaged thinking to encourage the kind of global citizenship needed in the 21st century. One unique requirement of the University Curriculum program is the I Course, which covers Intercultural Citizenship and Responsibility. I Courses are designed not only to introduce students to the human diversities we find across the planet, but also to ground their understanding of these differences in a greater awareness of the historical, social, political, and cultural factors that have contributed to differential access to resources, discriminatory practices, various ideologies of hate and harm, and how privilege and power shape our contemporary experiences.
Cross-disciplinary learning is inherent to the Quinnipiac education.
The University Curriculum program is designed to allow the greatest degree of flexibility for a student’s interests while ensuring interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary opportunities as part of the general education requirements. There are a number of cluster-classes and team-taught opportunities in the UC that allow students to address topics from multiple perspectives. The UC Breadth Elective courses are designed to be interdisciplinary, transferable, and generalizable for any undergraduate major on campus. Faculty-led study away courses are another unique feature of the UC program that allows for cross-disciplinary coursework and experiences. Students can study diverse theories of education in Guatemala, conservation biology in Costa Rica, sustainable development in Morocco, or the Holocaust and its aftermath in Poland, to name a few.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Teacher certification program
Quinnipiac University offers a variety of coursework that includes a service-learning/community-engaged component with local community partners. There are a handful of service-learning or community-based global learning programs linked to capstone or special topics courses that have traveled to Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Los Angeles, and New York City. Courses allow students to learn both in and out of the classroom on complex issues related to global health and health disparities, environmental justice, food security, engineering, sociology, poverty, and biology (to name a few!). All service-learning courses include a graded reflection component as well as robust pre-departure training or coursework.
As champions of community service, students also volunteer throughout Connecticut, whether that be through assisting with Ronald McDonald House projects or by motivating school children in the region during “Read Aloud” days. Additionally, health professions students provide free clinics, while law students perform legal services and tax preparation for residents in need.
21 Division I sports teams and 14 intramural sports opportunities make #BobcatNation a thrilling place to be.
Women’s: Acrobatics & tumbling, Basketball, Cross country, Field hockey, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor track & field, Outdoor track & field, Volleyball
Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross country, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis
Intramurals: 3-on-3 basketball, 5-on-5 basketball, Field hockey, Flag football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, 4-on-4 soccer, Softball, Tennis, Tailgate games, 4-on-4 volleyball, 6-on-6 volleyball, Ultimate
LIVE AND THRIVE
On top of the five residence halls for freshmen on the Mount Carmel campus, QU provides upperclassmen a variety of living units to choose from, including deluxe singles and apartment-style, suite-style, and off-campus houses.
Students who wish to surround themselves with like-minded academic peers can also choose to join one of the 9 Living-Learning Communities: Business 3+1 BS/MBA program; Communications 3+1; Creative Artists; Engineering and Computer Science; Global Living; Ledges; Mountainview.
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 95%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Quinnipiac University places a heavy emphasis on experiential and applied learning. Students engage with the professional world through internships, practicums, clinical rotations, service-learning, faculty-mentored research, and study abroad programs. These experiential opportunities are supplemented by campus recruitment events (career fairs, on-campus interviewing, alumni and professional guest speakers), formal and informal alumni mentorship opportunities, and career development tools and resources.
In addition to their participation in recruiting events, employers are active partners in the training and guidance of QU students through classroom conversations as well as résumé reviews, mock interview programs, and course-related project partnerships. All students have access to career coaches affiliated with their academic path for one-on-one guidance. Dedicated professional advisors are also available for students on pre-health professions and pre-law tracks. Many programs also offer career development courses as standalone options, or in conjunction with off-campus experiential learning experiences.
DOMESTIC TRAVEL FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Quinnipiac in Los Angeles program (QU in LA) is offered during the fall and spring semesters as well as during the summer, giving undergraduate and graduate students the experience of working and studying in the nation’s second largest city. Open to all university students, QU in LA emphasizes experiential learning to enhance Quinnipiac’s professionally oriented education. This program expands on Quinnipiac’s career development programs, which prepare students to be contributors in the workplace from day one; meet the interests of students who want to experience and understand firsthand the unique working environment of Los Angeles and the West Coast; and enable students to have internships, career practicum experience, a sense of independence and autonomy as part of QU’s academic culture.
The Quinnipiac in Washington, D.C., program (QU in DC) provides students of all majors with the chance to live, work, and learn in the nation’s capital, the hub for American politics, government, international relations, and national security. With more broadcast media companies, news organizations, elite public relations firms, and government agencies than anywhere else in the world, D.C. offers a unique opportunity for aspiring communications, political science, and business professionals to kickstart their careers. Both individual seminars in D.C., as well as semester-long programs combining a seminar with a semester-long internship in the student’s field of choice, are available to students in any major.
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA
Character/personal qualities | Level of applicant’s interest
Class rank | Standardized test scores | Application Essay | Recommendation(s)
Interview | Extracurricular activities | First generation | Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence | State residency | Volunteer work
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 550 | 75th Percentile: 630
25th Percentile: 540 | 75th Percentile: 630
25th Percentile: 23 | 75th Percentile: 28
25th Percentile: 22 | 75th Percentile: 27
25th Percentile: 23 | 75th Percentile: 29
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $15,440