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Quinnipiac University

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Academics

Nestled next to breathtaking Sleeping Giant Mountain, Quinnipiac University is a private co-ed institution of higher education with a mission “to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for the intellectual and personal growth” of its students. Founded in 1929, the university is located in the picturesque New England town of Hamden, Connecticut, ninety minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston.

Quinnipiac’s 53 undergraduate programs integrate liberal arts and professional curricula and include university-required seminars that discuss the significant impact an individual can have on their community on a local, national and global scale. Undergraduates, in fields such as communications, business, arts and sciences, education and health sciences, will benefit from a technology-rich environment, small classes and a personalized research environment that allows students to choose to collaborate with faculty or do original research with a professor’s supervision. The university offers graduate programs in business, education, health sciences, communications and law. Quinnipiac University Online is available for a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, master’s degree programs in such fields as information technology and business administration, and several certification programs.

The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and several of Quinnipiac’s schools are also recognized: AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (School of Business); American Bar Association (School of Law); National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (School of Education).

Quinnipiac University is consistently ranked among the nation’s best colleges by respected media institutions, with particular recognition given to its business school and physician assistant program. The health sciences school is enhanced with $3.5 million in high-tech equipment, including an orthopedics lab and an intensive care unit; the School of Communications is outfitted with a fully digital, high definition production studio; a biomechanics motion analysis laboratory takes sports medicine studies to a whole new level; and the finance center has its own simulated trading floor.

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Financial Aid

Quinnipiac University grants financial aid to approximately 80 percent of its students through grants, scholarships, student loans and on-campus employment. To apply for financial aid, new students are required to submit the College Board’s College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE form to be considered for institutional need-based aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for government aid consideration. Seven hundred merit-based scholarships are also given to incoming freshmen who qualify. No financial need or application is required for these scholarships, which are automatically awarded to students a few weeks after admission. For more information, contact the Quinnipiac University Financial Aid Office at 800-462-1944 or finaid@quinnipiac.edu.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 402nd for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Quinnipiac’s 5,900 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students hail from 30 states and several countries. The admission rate is 58 percent and the majority of students rank in the top quarter of their high school class. Most students live in residence halls on campus. There are several different room options, but the selection varies depending on class year. Residences include traditional two- and four-person rooms, suites with double rooms and a common living room, and apartments with full kitchens. Quinnipiac offers a convenient online laundry management system that allows students to check the availability of washers and dryers and receive notifications when machines become available or when their laundry is done.

Finding outlets to suit your interest should not be difficult with over 90 student clubs, Greek organizations (Fraternities: Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon; Sororities: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Pi Beta Phi) and student leadership programs. The Quinnipiac Chronicle is the official, student-run newspaper of university.

Quinnipiac students have the opportunity to study abroad on land, including a partnership with University College Cork in Ireland, or spend a Semester at Sea. Building houses across the country with Habitat for Humanity and humanitarian missions in Barbados and Nicaragua are offered as notable alternatives to the traditional spring break. An independent survey found a high degree of student satisfaction with both the educational and living experience at Quinnipiac.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

Join mascot Boomer the Bobcat at TD Bank Sports Center as he cheers on one of the university’s 19 NCAA Division I teams. The blue and gold Quinnipiac Bobcats’ varsity sports range from basketball and ice hockey to acrobatics & tumbling. The Quinnipiac vs. Yale ice hockey match is not to be missed and tickets sell out in mere minutes. In addition, there are numerous intramural sports and recreational programs to join, such as tennis, physical fitness and sailing.

Local Community

Hamden, Connecticut is a picturesque New England town about 20 minutes from New Haven. It appeared Money Magazine’s 100 best places to live in 2010. Hamden sits in the shadow of a mountain in Sleeping Giant State Park, named so because of two miles of mountaintop resembling a giant in repose. The park offers activities such as stream fishing, youth camping and hiking along a 1 ½ mile scenic trail with views of Long Island Sound and the New Haven area.

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop, located in Hamden, commemorates its namesake’s time and contributions to the area. In 1798 Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, came to the site to harness the water power of the Mill River to run machinery. The museum pays homage to Whitney the inventor by collecting, interpreting and teaching experiments in workshops for students, teachers and families. The 1816 Barn, which Whitney built as the centerpiece of his farm, now offers summer theatre, music and country dances.

Best Video, on Whitney Avenue in Hamden, is regarded as one of the top video stores in the country. It contains a film library that is sure to impress even the most devoted cinephile, and is a short drive from Quinnipiac.

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All university buildings are networked and include wireless access in public areas such as residence halls, libraries and classrooms.

An on-campus wind turbine garden, which generates 32,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually, and rooftop solar panels on its newest residence halls illustrate Quinnipiac’s commitment to sustainable living. The university also has a web site that lets students and staff track their energy consumption rates in real-time.

The reputable Quinnipiac University Polling Institute conducts surveys related to political races and issues of public concern. The independent poll is frequently cited by major media outlets.

Bibliography

  • Quinnipiac University. Web. 17 August 2011.
  • City of Hamden. Web. 17 August 2011.
  • Eli Whitney Museum. Web. Aug 17 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 7th in Connecticut and 218th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 5 0.06

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Hamden, CT 06518
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population17,607 (16,507 urban / 1,100 rural)
Households6,310 (2.35 people per house)
Median Household Income$60,639
Families3,978 (2.94 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (other dominant fields)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District903

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 151st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $37,830 $37,830 $37,830
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $900 $900 $900
FT Graduate Tuition $16,110 $16,110 $16,110
FT Graduate Required Fees $666 $666 $666
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $895 $895 $895
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $55,780 $55,780 $55,780
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $55,050 $55,050 $55,050
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $43,530 $43,530 $43,530

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $50,500 $50,500
Medical Degree — Required Fees $850 $850
Law Degree — Tuition $46,260 $46,260
Law Degree — Required Fees $816 $816

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $36,130 $38,000 $36,130 $38,000 $36,130 $38,000
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $800(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $13,430 $13,800
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,420 $1,400
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,930 $12,500
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,420(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,400(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$45
Graduate Application Fee$45
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 20,699 (7,642 male / 13,057 female)
Admitted 13,914 (4,876 male / 9,038 female)
Admission rate 67%
First-time Enrollment 1,803 (665 male / 1,138 female)
FT Enrollment 1,800 (664 male / 1,136 female)
PT Enrollment 3 (1 male / 2 female)
Total Enrollment8,803

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

ACT Test Admission

387th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 29%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 27
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 27

SAT Test Admission

487th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 90%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 580
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 510 / 610
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1000 / 1190

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity5,011
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 51 86 113 78 4 1,638 196 2,176
Accounting 2 5 3 4 1 48 6 69
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 2
Adult Development and Aging 1 1
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Advertising 1 9 2 12
Anesthesiologist Assistant
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 1 11 13
Biochemistry 1 1 2 5 1 10
Biology Teacher Education 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 3 23 1 30
Biomedical Sciences, General 22 4 5 3 38 4 76
Business Administration and Management, General 12 4 5 3 120 14 159
Cardiovascular Science 1 2 3
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 1 1 1 3 10 3 19
Chemistry, General 1 1 2
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 5 2 1 39 22 69
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 2 3
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 2 3 32 2 40
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 3 3
Economics, General 1 1 1 14 1 19
Education, General 2 15 13 30
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 22 4 27
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 48 3 53
English Language and Literature, General 2 4 19 4 29
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 1 1 5 8
Finance, General 2 6 2 53 6 69
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 2 6 16 19 1 209 14 269
Health Services Administration 3 1 4
History, General 1 3 24 2 30
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies 1 13 1 15
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1 3 12 1 18
Journalism 1 9 5 1 76 5 97
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 1 2 18 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 1 4
Marketing, Other 1 5 6
Mass Communication/Media Studies 1 1 1 51 3 58
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 10 11
Mathematics, General 1 1 19 21
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 2 2
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 2 28 2 32
Nursing Science 5 3 6 31 5 50
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 3 3 4 58 11 79
Organizational Behavior Studies 10 1 1 40 18 71
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 1 1 13 3 18
Philosophy
Physician Assistant 4 3 2 37 4 50
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 1 3 1 5
Political Science and Government, General 1 1 1 18 21
Psychology, General 2 4 66 5 77
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 5 2 7
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 5 5
Public Relations/Image Management 3 1 8 1 64 10 87
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 1 3 4 3 71 7 89
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 3 5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 2 5 117 6 137
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 1 3 20 1 25
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 9 1 11
Social Work
Sociology 2 1 30 1 34
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1 3 5 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 4 29 4 37
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 2 1 20 23

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 180th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $103,787 ($113,201 male / $87,673 female)
Number of FT Faculty 419 (201 male / 218 female)
Number of PT Faculty 419
FT Faculty Ratio 1 : 1
Total Benefits $16,501,554

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