Carl Hansen

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 Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, located on our North Haven Campus, is home to our School of Health Sciences, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and the School of Education. The School of Law will move to a state-of-the-art facility on the campus in Fall 2014.


Aerial view of the Mount Carmel Campus
Location: Hamden and North Haven, Conn., 90 minutes from New York City, two hours from Boston. View directions or a campus map...

212, Mount Carmel Campus; 234, York Hill Campus; 104, North Haven Campus. See Campus maps

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; Edward and Barbara Netter Library, North Haven Campus


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Undergraduate degree programs: 53. More...

Special opportunities:
Study abroad on land or spend a Semester at Sea; do summer research on campus.

Graduate degree programs:
More than 20, plus JD degree and MD

Full-time faculty:

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.

Student Body

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Undergraduate enrollment: 6,500. More about who studies at QU

Graduate enrollment: 2,300

School of Law enrollment: 400. View our law student class profile

School of Medicine enrollment
: 60. View our medical student class profile

Costs + Financial Aid

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Undergraduate costs 2011-12: Tuition and fees: $36,130 (12 to 16 credits per semester; additional credits $835 per credit); room and board for freshmen: $13,430; total: $49,560. More about paying for QU...

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 Life

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Student organizations: more than 100 clubs, plus the opportunity to create your own

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:
seven fraternities (Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Zeta Beta Tau); nine sororities (Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc., 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…

Technology Resources

Students in the Financial Technology Center
Campus network: All campus buildings are networked, with wireless in public areas including residence halls, libraries and classrooms.

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:


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NCAA: Division I

Sports: Men’s, 7; women’s,14. More about varsity athletics...

Intramural sports:
Men’s,16; women’s, 14; coed, 14. More...

Everything Else

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President: John L. Lahey; more about our leadership...

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), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (School of Nursing).

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...

33,000 undergraduate and graduate; 4,500 law. More about our alumni...

$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."

All printed publications, including the Annual Report, are available upon request.