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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

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.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Quinnipiac University

It is moderately difficult to get into Quinnipiac. In 2022, Quinnipiac accepted 88% of applicants. In 2022, 13,855 out of 15,722 total applicants were accepted.

Quinnipiac University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision ED offered
Early Action EA Offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 32%

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 locatedin the town of Hamden, Connecticut, in the suburbs of New Haven and Hartford.

If you want 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Quinnipiac is 25. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Quinnipiac. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Quinnipiac SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1280


Math SAT Range

560 - 650


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Quinnipiac Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Quinnipiac is like? There are approximately 9,217 students enrolled at Quinnipiac, including 6,298 undergraduate students and 2,919 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 32% percent are from CT and 68% percent of students are from other states.


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