University Of New Haven

University Of New Haven

The University of New Haven, also known as UNH, is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut. Originally established in 1920 as the New Haven YMCA Junior College, the college offered education in business and engineering to the local students. The institute became independent in 1926, and it gained the university status in 1970. The main campus covers more than 80 acres and the college grants associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 100 areas of study. UNH is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • Graduate Programs
  • Henry C. Lee College
  • Tagliatela College of Engineering
  • University College

UNH's sports teams are nicknamed the Chargers and the college's athletics department fields more than 15 sports teams.

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University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven , CT 06516
General Phone: (203) 932-7000

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University of New Haven Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement531criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, corrections and criminal justice, fire protection tech, fire protection, security and protective services ...
Business and Management328business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international finance, human resources, labor relations, international business, ...
Education and Teaching158education, educational administration
Engineering113engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, operations research, various engineering courses, ...
Therapy and Counseling73psychology, community psychology, organizational psychology, forensic psychology, psychology courses, mental and social health services
Science61biology, anatomical sciences, bioinformatics, ecology, marine biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering53computer and info science, computer programming, computer programming courses, information science, computer science, computer support, computer engineering
Music44music, music management, various music studies
Medical Support and Technology44dental hygienist
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31sports and fitness management, dietitian
Family and Social Work26foodservice management, public administration, social service professions
Liberal Arts18English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, international studies, international relations, political science, political science and government, history
Medical Administration17health care administration, health and medical administrative, occupational health
Law16legal studies, legal assistant
Media12communication studies, mass communication, journalism
Hospitality8hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management
Engineering Technician7telecommunications tech, occupational safety tech
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies
Architecture and Planning6interior architecture
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Fine Arts2fine arts
Mathematics1mathematics, applied mathematics
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech, chemical tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts services

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate6834
Associate's degree5718
Bachelor's degree56848
Award of less than 1 academic year5717
Master's degree80227
Doctor's degree81

University of New Haven Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of New Haven had a total enrollment of 4,774 students (4,345 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 59%
Graduate 41%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 9%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 25%
20-21 21%
22-24 20%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

University of New Haven Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 13 %

University of New Haven Room and Board (2007)

University of New Haven offers campus housing for 2,098 of its 4,345 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 14 meals per week.

University of New Haven Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440550
SAT Math440560
SAT Writing440550

Application Requirements:

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

University of New Haven Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,190
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,190
Room and board $ 11,506
Room charge $ 7,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,566
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
University of New Haven participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 139700)

University of New Haven Faculty

University of New Haven 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
Professoracademic year57$101,44410$89,548
Associate professoracademic year30$86,54410$76,425
Assistant professoracademic year12$64,49521$62,726
Instructoracademic year4$56,3442*
Lectureracademic year23$54,29811$45,676
No academic rankacademic year3$76,5650*
All faculty totalacademic year129$84,15854$66,524

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

University of New Haven Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball New York Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track New York Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports234669

University of New Haven Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Finance
Labor and Industrial Relations
Logistics and Materials Management
Marketing Research
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming, Other
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General
Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Protection, Other
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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