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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

About Quinnipiac

Greetings from Quinnipiac University - the University of the Future! Located in Hamden, CT - midway between New York City and Boston - Quinnipiac prepares students for the evolving careers of the 21st century and strives to develop enlightened global citizens in an environment of inclusive excellence. The university enrolls approximately 6800 undergraduate and 3000 graduate students in business, communications, education, engineering, health sciences, law, liberal arts, medicine, nursing and social work. Quinnipiac offers students a wide range of opportunities, including access to state-of-the-art facilities, nearly 140 student clubs and organizations, counseling and academic support services, small class sizes (average of 20 students), individual attention from professors who know you by name, career development services, study abroad, 21 men's and women's Division I sports, as well as a wide-variety of fitness classes, recreation activities, intramurals and club sports.

Quinnipiac University Overview

Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac is a private, coed, non-sectarian university located in a suburban setting in Hamden, Connecticut. Along with personal counseling and academic support services, small class sizes, 15:1 student to faculty ratio, career development resources, study abroad and Division I athletics, Quinnipiac provides a well-rounded, rewarding college experience, striving to nurture a diverse and inclusive community where each member is acknowledged and respected and has the necessary resources to thrive as individuals and together.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Quinnipiac for Fall 2023 is February 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they got admitted by mid-March.

Quinnipiac Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Quinnipiac. Around 84% of applicants get into Quinnipiac each year. In 2022, 18,668 students applied to Quinnipiac and 15,641 were admitted.

Quinnipiac University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Action EA Offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28%

Job Outlook Quinnipiac University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Quinnipiac is rated the top college in the U.S. for job placement of its graduates over a 10-year period. Within six months of graduating, 97% of graduates are working full-time in their field, pursuing their own business venture or are enrolled in graduate studies.

Recent Quinnipiac grads have an average starting salary of $53,561 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

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Quinnipiac University is located in the town of Hamden, Connecticut, near New Haven and Hartford.

If you would like to see Quinnipiac for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 and Merritt Parkway to Hamden, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International Hartford.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Quinnipiac University and Hamden are like without leaving home.

College Info

Quinnipiac Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Quinnipiac is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Quinnipiac is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Quinnipiac SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1300


Math SAT Range

550 - 650


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Quinnipiac is like? There are approximately 8,788 students enrolled at Quinnipiac, including 6,073 undergraduate students and 2,715 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 35% percent are from CT and 65% percent of students are from other states.


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