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 Law, School of Nursing and the School of Education.
Acres: 212, Mount Carmel Campus; 234, York Hill Campus; 104, North Haven Campus. See Campus maps.
Undergraduate degree programs: 58. Learn more
Special opportunities: Study abroad on land or spend a Semester at Sea; do summer research on campus.
Full-time faculty: 400
Student-to-faculty ratio: 16 to 1
Average class size: Fewer than 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. Learn more about Quinnipiac's rankings and distinctions.
Undergraduate enrollment: 6,500. More about who studies at QU
Graduate enrollment: 2,500
- School of Law enrollment: 400. View our law student class profile
- School of Medicine enrollment: 150. View our medical student class profile
Costs + Financial Aid
Undergraduate costs 2015-16: Tuition and fees: $42,270 (12 to 16 credits per semester; additional credits are $965 each); room and board for freshmen: $14,820; total: $57,090. Learn more about paying for QU.
Quinnipiac grants and scholarships budget, 2013-2014: $90,648,372; learn more about scholarships and financial aid.
Undergraduate students receiving financial aid, 2013-2014: 81 percent
Graduate tuition: $920 per credit ($655 per credit for educational leadership program). Learn more about graduate tuition and fees.
Graduate fees: $37 per credit, not to exceed $333 per semester ($25 summer registration fee). Learn about financial aid.
Student organizations: More than 100 clubs, plus the opportunity to create your own
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 Sorority, Inc.). Learn more about Greek life.
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. Learn more about residential life.
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:
- Fully digital, high definition production studio, screening room, audio production studio and multimedia lab in the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center
- 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
- Standardized patients and simulation mannequins for hands-on, clinical simulation experience in the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing
- Computer graphics lab for the interactive digital design program
- Computer science lab for production of embedded systems and robotics
- Specially-equipped classrooms that feature touch-screen SMART Boards in the School of Education
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 about intramural sports
President: John L. Lahey; more about our leadership.
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), 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
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." Learn more
Publications: All printed publications, including the Annual Report, are available upon request.