University of New Haven
West Haven, Connecticut
At the University of New Haven, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.
University of New Haven is a private, comprehensive, student-focused institution that is a recognized leader in experiential education with an emphasis on career preparation. Founded in 1920, the University currently has an enrollment of more than 6,100: approximately 1,700 graduate students and more than 4,400 undergraduates, 70 percent of whom reside in University housing. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 30 graduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, Pompea College of Business, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, and the College of Lifelong and eLearning.
Get to know University of New Haven
- Campus Ministries
- International Student Organization
- Marching band
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Undergraduate Research
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
The University believes that gaining hands-on, real-world experience while still in college is the best preparation for future success in a professional field. To that end, the University offers numerous opportunities for students to start making their mark in their chosen field before graduation.
Each department in UNH’s College of Arts and Sciences, Pompea College of Business, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences provides an opportunity for students to enroll in a three-credit internship. Some programs even require this life-changing experience as a part of the degree program.
Small student teams, guided by a faculty member, are able to work on an actual project developed by a corporate sponsor. The students earn course credit as they produce a solution to the corporation’s project.
UNH’s study abroad program provides students with numerous opportunities to gain international experience. Choices include China, Germany, India, and Ireland, among others. UNH is one of only a few universities in the United States that offers freshman-year study abroad.
STUDENT ACADEMIC SPONSORED RESEARCH
The University promotes collaborative research among small groups of students or between students and faculty. Students receive valuable exposure to academic and professional circles by presenting their research at conferences and workshops held by recognized associations.
REAL-WORLD BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
Pompea College of Business students in the Personalized Academic Curricular Experience (PACE) program work with their advisers to form a cluster of four 3-credit courses not from the Pompea College of Business that are nevertheless thematically related to their proposed field of work upon graduation.
In the Corporate Challenge, student groups competitively perform field work on a case study presented to them by a local business organization. This case study is always relevant to emerging issues in business, keeping students up to date with the current market while helping the organization. Finalists receive awards, scholarships, and cash prize opportunities.
In addition to all of the Pompea College of Business’ real-world exposure, the Professional Enrichment Program hosts seminars and forums focused on professional readiness and/or current work-related issues while giving students the opportunity to network with industry professionals.
Run by students and overseen by the dean, the Student Advisory Board provides information about special programs and opportunities that the Pompea College of Business has to offer. It also provides feedback and advice to the leadership team of the Pompea College of Business.
The Student Ambassador Program welcomes eligible business students who demonstrate academic accomplishment and professional expertise. Students serve as stewards to the community, ambassadors for the College to its alumni and business and community leaders, and role models for others on campus.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 11%
White, non-Hispanic: 63%
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: 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 4%
The University believes that the best and the brightest deserve to learn from the best and the brightest. The faculty members at UNH have impressive academic and professional credentials, in many cases bringing with them national and even international reputations in their field. They are committed to the success of each of their students, allowing for the establishing of relationships that extend beyond their experience at UNH.
Small class sizes allow for an uncommon degree of individual attention. The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 16:1. The University has 522 faculty members and, among the 200 full-time faculty members, 83 percent hold the highest degree in their field, and 52 percent have tenure.
The University keeps up with the latest in high-tech educational innovations to fully engage students and faculty in the learning and teaching process. The Tegrity learning system allows faculty members to record class lectures and post them to the University’s Blackboard Academic Suite so students can download actual audio and video of the class to review. Numerous computer labs and wireless technology help ensure that students can stay connected across campus, enabling them to study on their own time and in their own way.
LIFE ON CAMPUS
The University of New Haven is home to more than 170 clubs, professional and academic honor societies, a student government association, Greek life organizations, 16 Division-II sports, and a number of intramural sports opportunities. The 58,000-square-foot David A. Beckerman Recreation Center houses three basketball and volleyball courts; a multi-activity court and two racquetball courts; and fitness equipment and classes for students. In addition, Bartels Hall, the campus center, was recently expanded to add space for campus club and organization offices and events, student group meetings and programs, and dining options.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered on the University’s main campus located on 82 acres in suburban West Haven, Connecticut (between Boston and New York), as well as at a variety of off-campus sites. Downtown New Haven, with plenty of cultural and entertainment activities in the immediate area, is only 10 minutes away. And only 5 minutes away is the West Haven Beach area, the longest shoreline area in Connecticut.
17 NCAA Division-II sports competing in the Northeast-10 Conference
Football, Basketball (M/W), Volleyball (M/W), Track & Field (M/W), Baseball, Lacrosse (W), Tennis (W), Baseball, Softball, Soccer (M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Field Hockey (W)
Team Name: The Chargers
Colors: Blue and Gold
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 79%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Special housing for disabled students
Through an innovative combination of faculty-led research, work-integrated learning internships and co-op programs, academic service-learning, and numerous study abroad programs, students at the University of New Haven are not just given an education; they are prepared to be successful after graduation. The lifelong learning skills achieved by students through participation in these opportunities, as well as the University’s core curriculum, not only prepare students for a job upon graduation, but for career growth throughout their lifetime.
Graduating seniors can job shadow an industry professional throughout the day to experience the ins and outs of their workplace and career firsthand.
The Pompea College of Business sponsors a three-tiered mentoring program: Business Leader to Student, the E-mentoring program, and the Student-to-Student mentoring program.
Application closing date (fall): Rolling admission
Priority date: Mar. 1
Academic GPA | Standardized test scores
Application Essay | Recommendation(s)
Rigor of secondary school record | Interview | Extracurricular activities
Character/personal qualities | Volunteer work
Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 530 | 75th Percentile: 620
25th Percentile: 520 | 75th Percentile: 600
25th Percentile: 22 | 75th Percentile: 28
25th Percentile: 20 | 75th Percentile: 26
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 28
Tuition & Cost
The following scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the University of New Haven and, unless otherwise noted, require no special application. Students who qualify for these scholarships will be notified by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time of their acceptance to the University.
- Presidential Scholarship ($20,000 – $24,000 per academic year)
- Distinguished Scholar Awards ($15,000 – $18,000 per academic year)
- Charger Award ($10,000 – $14,000 per academic year)
- Transfer Presidential Scholarship ( $10,000 – $20,000 per academic year)
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship ( $2,000 per academic year)
- Writing Award ($1,000 – $3,000 per academic year)
These awards are guaranteed for the first year and are renewable each year provided that the recipient remain a full-time undergraduate student while maintaining satisfactory progress toward a bachelor’s degree.