Quinnipiac University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in Hamden, Connecticut
Quinnipiac University grants undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through its College of Arts and Sciences; School of Business and Engineering; School of Communications; School of Health Sciences; School of Law; School of Nursing and School of Education. U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 America’s Best Colleges issue has ranked Quinnipiac University first among northern universities with master’s degree programs as having made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, campus or facilities. Quinnipiac is home to the well-known Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
For the undergraduate class of 2013, Quinnipiac admitted 6,223 (67.2%) of the 13,828 total applicants who applied. 1,640 (26%) of the admitted enrolled for the Fall 2009 semester. 22% ranked in the top tenth of their high school class; 55% in the top quarter and 90% in the top half. The majority of this class hail from the American Northeast with 26% from New York State, 21% from Connecticut, 20% from New Jersey and 19% from Massachusetts. One percent (1%) of the 2013 class is international. About 78% consider themselves to be Caucasian and 12% are minorities. The remaining 10% did not declare a race or are multi-racial. The female count is 62% and 38% for male. 70% received some form of financial aid. Generally, Quinnipiac’s Office of Admissions seeks the following characteristics in undergraduate applicants: a 3.3/4.0 GPA and an average SAT score of 1118 for the incoming class.