At Quinnipiac University, you'll find our location in Southern Connecticut a vibrant place to live and work. Connecticut has much to offer. From our rich and diverse culture to outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities and fantastic performing arts, this state has it all.
Plus, there's no better place to experience the rich history of our nation than in Connecticut. As one of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut has a rich cultural heritage, from Native Americans to Dutch explorers and British colonists. History comes alive in our historical meccas and treasured cultural traditions.
Learn about living and working in Connecticut, and in the communities around Quinnipiac University.
A Vibrant Culture
From rural pastures and breathtaking autumnal colors to cities alive with excitement and entertainment, the State of Connecticut is a beautiful and exhilarating place to live. The landscape's beauty is unrivaled, and Connecticut's scenic roads provide visitors a chance to explore sea-side towns and farming villages, historic sites and more.
The communities in the Greater New Haven area, where Quinnipiac University is located, have much to offer, too—from world-class shopping in downtown New Haven to hundreds of restaurants throughout our community, offering every type of cuisine imaginable. You'll also find a dynamic fine arts community, with many local museums and art galleries, including:
A Great Location
Quinnipiac University is located in charming Hamden, Connecticut, right outside of New Haven. Hamden and New Haven are both accessible by the Wilbur Cross Parkway, affording easy access to Hartford to the north and New York City and its metropolitan area to the south. Interstate 91, a north-south interstate, leads you through many of New Haven County's other picturesque suburbs, while Interstate 95 runs through New Haven and is a major artery. By train, The Metro North Commuter Rail provides easy access to New York City and Amtrak gives access to cities along the Northeastern Seaboard.
New Haven County is home to many charming, up-and-coming neighborhoods and offers a wonderful blend of urban and suburban lifestyles. Whether you are looking for an exciting city with vibrant nightlife or the ideal place to raise a family-or even a combination of the two-you'll find it here. In the city of New Haven, for example, you'll find great shopping by day and exciting music and theater venues by night. Plus, a number of family-centered neighborhoods are only a short walk from the New Haven Green.
Working and living in Quinnipiac's home town of Hamden-located right outside metropolitan New Haven-gives you much in the way of choices, too. It's one of the reasons Hamden was named among the"100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance in 2011 and why CNN and Money magazine consistently name Hamden among their "Best Places to Live."
Sports and Recreation
You'll find Connecticut a great place for armchair athletes, too. Our colleges and universities offer quite a local rivalry, and Connecticut serves as a battleground for Boston and New York sports fans.
Considered to be the cultural capital of Connecticut, the city of New Haven has two nationally recognized repertory theaters, is home to the Shubert Center for the Performing Arts, Long Wharf Theatre and Broadway Touring Show and boasts three symphony orchestras. And, for those who would rather get in on the action, Quinnipiac University has an exclusive partnership with the Hamden Symphony Orchestra. This volunteer symphony features many of Quinnipiac's own faculty, administration and staff. For more than 40 years, the symphony has helped the Hamden community with music education through their young person's program.
Regional education options offer a prestige of their own. In addition to Quinnipiac University and Yale University, the entire New Haven area offers both private and public schools, offering a well-engaged and academically driven community. New Haven's public school system is nationally recognized for its tuition-free magnet-school program.
The Hamden community also boasts an excellent public school system, as well as eight private and parochial schools, two magnet schools and a technical high school. Both public and private schools have garnered national and international recognition for their excellence in the fine arts and use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.