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Post University was founded in 1890 as a business school to fulfill the educational and training needs of industry in central Connecticut. It was named after Henry C. Post, who became principal and later president of the school. It became a four-year college in 1976. In 1990, it affiliated with Teikyo University in Japan and was renamed Teikyo Post University. In 2004, Teikyo University transferred control of the university to a new board of directors, and the school was renamed Post University. The first master’s degree was offered in 2006, and it became the largest provider of online education in Connecticut.


Post University is a small school with a big reach. Founded in 1890 in Waterbury, Connecticut, it has a traditional on-campus undergraduate population, as well as vital evening and weekend, graduate, and online education programs. The undergraduate enrollment hovers around 800 students,with a very low student/faculty ratio, which is very positive for classroom learning. The university offers 17 undergraduate majors including equine business management, legal studies, and sports management, as well as the more typical business and liberal arts majors. The student body breaks down into 60 percent female and 40 percent male; and one percent international students, with 15 countries represented. Fifty-six percent of students are from instate; 44 percent from out of state.

The university also offers many programs for adult and nontraditional students, making it easy for transfer students and adult learners who want to return to school to finish their degrees. Approximately 450 students participate in Post’s evening/weekend programs and receive the same degrees as full-time students. The accelerated degree programs enable students to complete their degrees entirely online or through a combination of online/onsite classes at either the main campus or at one of the regional locations at Danbury, Madison, Meriden, or Norwalk. Certificates in a number of subject areas are also available.

The largest student population at Post is its online population, currently numbering more than 4,000. Online degrees are offered in eight week modules, so an undergraduate degree can be earned as quickly as 18 months, while a master’s degree can be completed in 12-24 months. Graduate degrees offered through weekend/evening or online courses include the master of business administration, master of education, master of human services, and master of public administration. The university also offers unique military programs for active duty, veterans, and military dependent students with no out of pocket expenses.

The school lists other options for study as cooperative education, cross registration, double major, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, and study abroad. The school’s motto “Student-Driven, Career-Focused,” is more than a catchy phrase, administrators say; it is a promise that you will get the personal attention and practical skills and experience you need to succeed in your career.

The university is accredited by both the state of Connecticut and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Criteria for admission to Post University includes academic history, standardized test scores, personal qualities, and individual characteristics. These can be broken down into various levels of importance. Very important criteria include high school GPA, the interview, and student’s level of interest. Important factors include standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, talent/ability, and volunteer work. Additional factors taken into consideration include essay, recommendation, and alumni/ae first relation first generation. Admission is made on a rolling basis when a candidate’s file is complete. Percent of applicants admitted hovers around 62 percent.

Students can get advanced placement credit for receiving a grade of three, four, or five on the Advanced Placement Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board, as well as by receiving a passing grade on certain CLEP examinations.

The average high school GPA for 2010 was 2.7, with 90 percent of students from public high schools. GED is accepted. Minimum TOEFL score is 500 for non-native English speakers, or a score of 70 on iBT or 5.5 on IELTS. For those who only speak a little English, students can take English Language and Communications courses while working on their college degree.

Students should request an application from the Office of Admissions or can complete it online, and should have their high school transcript forwarded to the university or provide a copy of your GED test results.

Post University has a flexible transfer policy that allows students to transfer up to 90 credits towards a bachelor’s degree, get credit for military and life experiences, or transfer in all 60 credits from an associates degree from an accredited institution.

Financial Aid

The financial aid staff works with applicants to make their education at Post University affordable. When applying for admission, students need to indicate if they intend to apply for financial aid. Students are encouraged to apply for all available scholarships, loans, grants, and federal aid, and the financial aid staff can deliver an award letter within 10 days of completing the financial aid forms. Student employment is also available through the federal work-study program. Approximately 75 percent of undergraduate students receive financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Students are at home on a safe New England campus, but are also not far from Boston, Hartford, and New York City and all those cities have to offer.

There is guaranteed on-campus housing for all undergraduates. Sixty-six percent of first-year students and sixty percent of all undergraduates live in college housing, In addition to their studies, students can have fun and stay busy as members of any of 30 registered clubs and organizations, including an environmental club, Chinese club, and criminal justice society.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The Post University Eagles are a member of the NCAA and have a number of men’s, women’s, and coed sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, and sprint football. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. Coed sports are dressage and equestrian.


  • Complete Book of Colleges, New York: Random House, Inc., 2010. Print.
  • Post University, website, May 15 2011

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Ranks 28th in Connecticut and 2542nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 9 0.16
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 10 0.18
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 160 0.14
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 7 0.01
Forcible Rape 9 0.01
Robbery 183 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 818 0.74
Larceny 3,326 3.01
Vehicle theft 427 0.39

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Diverse Fields
UndergraduateProfessions focus, no graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (other dominant fields)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District905

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 796th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $16,450 $16,450 $16,450
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $550 $550 $550
FT Graduate Tuition $7,390 $7,390 $7,390
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $614 $614 $614
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $37,105 $37,105 $37,105
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $34,679 $34,679 $34,679
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $26,675 $26,675 $26,675

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $25,900 $27,450 $25,900 $27,450 $25,900 $27,450
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,850 $10,430
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,250(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,424 $8,004
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,250(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,250(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 2,968 (1,297 male / 1,632 female)
Admitted 2,464 (987 male / 1,463 female)
Admission rate 83%
First-time Enrollment 1,036 (357 male / 679 female)
FT Enrollment 460 (198 male / 262 female)
PT Enrollment 576 (159 male / 417 female)
Total Enrollment8,082

Admission Criteria

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

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf

ACT Test Admission

1193rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 3%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 22

SAT Test Admission

1259th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 22%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 390 / 470
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 370 / 490
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 760 / 960

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 Capacity431
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1665th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $66,062 ($69,992 male / $62,395 female)
Number of FT Faculty 62 (26 male / 36 female)
Number of PT Faculty 510
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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