A private, coeducational university, Quinnipiac offers graduate and undergraduate programs in a technology-rich environment. The University's Mount Carmel Campus, resting in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain, is an architectural showcase of fine brickwork, with a soaring clock-tower above the library. This campus is home to most of our residence halls, academic buildings, University offices, recreation and athletic fields. Our York Hill Campus is home to the TD Bank Sports Center, the Rocky Top Student Center and our newest residence halls. The North Haven Campus features a state-of-the-art facility that houses our School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and the School of Education. The campus will also serve as home to our School of Medicine.
Acres: 212, Mount Carmel Campus; 234, York Hill Campus; 104, North Haven Campus. See Campus maps
Libraries: Arnold Bernhard Library, with 48,000 square feet and more than 600 wired Internet connections, plus wireless Internet access; law library, School of Law Center; Health Sciences Library, North Haven Campus
Special opportunities: Study abroad on land or spend a Semester at Sea; do summer research on campus.
Graduate-degree programs: 20, plus JD degree
Full-time faculty: 350
Student-to-faculty ratio: 16 to 1
Average class size: under 25
National recognition: Ranked among best universities offering undergraduate and master's degree programs in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" and The Princeton Review’s "The Best 373 Colleges;" School of Business included in Bloomberg Businessweek's "Top 100 Undergraduate Business Schools;" graduate physician assistant program ranked 11th nationally by U.S. News & World Report; graduate pathologists’ assistant program is the oldest and largest in the country.
Undergraduate enrollment: 6,200. More about who studies at QU...
Graduate enrollment: 2,300
School of Law enrollment: 400
Costs + Financial Aid
Quinnipiac grants and scholarships budget, 2011-2012: $72,707,579; learn more about scholarships and financial aid...
Undergraduate students receiving financial aid, 2010-2011: 76 percent
Graduate tuition: $855 per credit ; $765 per credit (graduate clinical semesters)
Graduate fees: $35 per credit, not to exceed $315 semester student fee ($25 summer registration fee)
National recognition: Quinnipiac was named to Kiplinger's list of "Best Values in Private Colleges" in 2010. Learn more
Student leadership: opportunities to serve in student government, plus the Student Leadership Development Program, which focuses on developing leadership skills and managing complex issues
Greek life: six fraternities (Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Zeta Beta Tau); seven sororities (Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Phi Sigma Sigma, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Gamma Rho). Learn more
Alternative spring break: Quinnipiac students have dedicated their week off to travel across the country to build houses for Habitat for Humanity and to travel to Barbados and Nicaragua for humanitarian missions.
Students living in University housing: 4,400
Residence halls: extensive options including traditional two- and four-person rooms, suites with double rooms and a common living room, plus apartments with full kitchens on the Mount Carmel campus. At York Hill, single and double rooms in suite-style living with kitchens and magnificent views of the surrounding area. More about residential life…
Laptop technology: All undergraduate students are asked to bring or purchase a laptop for use in academic, residential and all campus areas. The University offers a purchase plan for a university standard laptop and software, and a 'help desk' in the Technology Center in the Arnold Bernhard Library for support.
Labs and studios:
- Fully digital, high definition production studio in the School of Communications
- High-tech simulated trading floor with 54 workstations in the Financial Technology Center
- State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suite, simulation equipment and exam suites in the School of Health Sciences
- Bio mechanics motion analysis laboratory for the athletic training/sports medicine program
- Computer graphics lab for the interactive digital design program
- Computer science lab for production of imbedded systems and robotics
Sports: Men’s, 7; women’s,14. More about varsity athletics...
Intramural sports: Men’s,16; women’s, 14; coed, 14. More...
Accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges; 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).
Mission and history: Founded in 1929; the University’s mission is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for the intellectual and personal growth of its students. More...
Alumni: 33,000 undergraduate and graduate; 4,500 law. More about our alumni...
Endowment: $285 million. More about supporting QU...
School colors: Blue and gold
University name: "Quinnipiac" is derived from a native American word that some sources claim means "people from the long-water land." Other sources say it dervies from a word meaning "to make change in the direction of travel."