Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University was established in 1929 as a private, nonsectarian, coeducational university. The University offers enrollment to more than 5,000 undergraduates and over 2,000 postgraduate students. It is comprised of 7 schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Law

The Quinnipiac University offers more than 50 undergraduate and over 20 graduate degrees, and several other professional programs. It also has a particularly well-known journalism program.

The athletics teams of Quinnipiac University are known as the Bobcats, and the official colors are blue and gold. The sports played by the teams include baseball, basketball, cross-country, track, golf, ice and field hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, softball, and tennis.

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Quinnipiac University
Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden , CT 06518
General Phone: (203) 582-8200

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Quinnipiac University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management398business management, purchasing and contract management, accounting, accounting technology, finance, organizational behavior, international business, marketing studies, sales and marketing, ...
Media272communication studies, journalism, public relations, advertising
Medicine197health professions
Liberal Arts167Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history
Law152law, advanced legal research, legal professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine138registered nursing, adult health nursing, nursing science
Medical Support and Technology126radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, radiographer, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Therapy and Counseling124psychology, psychobiology, physical therapy
Computer Science and Engineering75computer and info science, information science, web design, computer support
Education and Teaching74educational administration, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching
Science60biology, anatomical sciences, bacteriology, cardiovascular science, pathology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy53athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Security and Law Enforcement28criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work8adult development and aging, social service professions
Medical Administration3health care administration, medical office assistant, health services administration
Drama and Performing Arts0stagecraft

Number of programs and degrees for Quinnipiac University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,32742
Master's degree43118
Post-master's certificate02
First-professional degree1251
Postbaccalaureate certificate65
Doctor's degree01
Award of less than 1 academic year02
Associate's degree11

Quinnipiac University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Quinnipiac University had a total enrollment of 7,216 students (6,831 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 18%
First Professional 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 36%
20-21 34%
22-24 14%
25-29 6%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York28%
New Jersey19%
Rhode Island3%
New Hampshire3%
(International Students)1%

Quinnipiac University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 100 %

Quinnipiac University Room and Board (2007)

Quinnipiac University offers campus housing for 3,568 of its 6,831 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Hamden, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Quinnipiac University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510590
SAT Math530620
SAT Writing520600
ACT Verbal2126
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2226

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Quinnipiac University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,900
Room and board $ 11,800
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Quinnipiac University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 140200)

Quinnipiac University Faculty

Quinnipiac University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$133,3133$114,407
Associate professorcalendar year4$101,1075$106,812
Assistant professorcalendar year5$92,56615$91,788
No academic rankcalendar year5$67,8906$64,845
All faculty totalcalendar year21$101,90029$91,144

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year69$121,24733$114,304
Associate professoracademic year32$94,96134$88,682
Assistant professoracademic year27$84,12436$70,734
Instructoracademic year9$47,1819$52,514
No academic rankacademic year0*5$53,360
All faculty totalacademic year137$102,925117$86,094

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Quinnipiac University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Northeast Conference
Baseball Northeast Conference
Track Northeast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports72107179

Quinnipiac University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing, Other
Organizational Behavior Studies
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cardiovascular Science
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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