About Quinnipiac University

Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac University. is a Private college. Located in Connecticut, which is a city setting in Connecticut, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 7,099 full time undergraduate students, and 2,801 full time graduate students.

The Quinnipiac University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 370 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Quinnipiac University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee65
SAT Range980-1190
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,60% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 66% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Quinnipiac University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Quinnipiac University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    167 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    132 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    173 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    172 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    172 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    172 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    172 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    173 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Quinnipiac University?

50 Students rated Quinnipiac University

Aidan - 06/23/2023

Jazmin - 03/30/2023

Quinnipiac University is a wonderful school when it comes to preparation in the Workforce. There are a lot of opportunities for internships, and they have wonderful opportunities such as the 3+1 MBA program. One of the most concerning issues is the lack of diversity, I often see myself as the only women of color in a room. They do make some effort to be more inclusive, but it feels more the students then the actual school. Clubs are a lot of fun, as someone who is involved in a lot. One of the social groups I am involved in is Student Government, and I get to work with amazing people. I think that this university could accomplish many more things if they increased the budget, as we are struggling often to give the clubs the funding they deserve. The sport games do deliver, even though we don’t have a football team I have never felt an empty void without one. Our hockey team is what we are most known for, and now that I am a student here I see why. They are always super hype with good attendance, free merchandise, a band, cheerleaders, you name it. Living on campus hasn’t been bad at all, when my friends from other colleges get shocked when they see that I got a suite-style dorm as a first year. There was one incident where there was a leak in my bathroom and the wet ceiling fell onto one of my roommates, but at least it makes for a funny story. I’m not sure if I would recommend going here or not, I probably would as long as you don’t have to pay for the whole tuition. It is awfully expensive.

Dalila - 06/08/2022

I believe that is a wonderful school that has a lot of potentials to get students into the roles they wish to inhabit in the near future. The only problem is the tuition and the aid. The tuition is a lot to handle and even with a ton of scholarships under your belt, there is sometimes always a gap that needs to be filled with increasingly more scholarships. But only so few can get that lucky.

Jordan - 07/15/2021

Quinnipiac University is a great college. There nursing program is excellent and well known across the country, and I feel honored to be chosen. I was a freshman last year in 2020 when Covid was affecting normal life everywhere. Despite mask wearing, hybrid classes, social distancing and no family visitors, QU made great effort to create activities and events, from on-line to outside, with Covid restrictions enforced. They screened students regularly, made student health available and took care of us. Even though the cafeteria food was not always great, there were many healthy choices. In addition, QU made great efforts to improve by bringing in local food trucks for a variety of options. The best part for me was my dorm living. I lived in a suite of 8 other nursing students. We felt like we were living in our own apartment. We got along well, and I've made life long friends. Most of us are living together this next year in another dorm. Hopefully this coming year, we'll have more liberties and socializing, including sporting events, as Covid is hopefully being thwarted by the vaccine.

Quinnipiac University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Quinnipiac University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Quinnipiac University is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Mostly white rich kids, really hot girls, trouble makers,

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  3. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    not entirely

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Most people at Quinnipiac are very friendly.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    The teachers are very personable. The classes in my major interest me and all other classes bore me. The work is not overly excessive.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The campus is gorgeous, which is what attracts so many people. Everyone hates the visitor policy though. People often complain that the school takes more money from the students than it should. If you don't have a car, you probably won't spend much time off campus.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    You do not need to be a part of Greek life to make friends. Alot of people choose to drink and party on the weekends but if it is not your thing, there are activities every Friday and Saturday night on campus.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's a small university with small classes that allow you to really get to know your professors and classmates. There is plenty of assistance available if you need help outside of class.

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  9. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have gotten so much more than i could imagine so far in my college experience. It has been a rough journey however but I am extremely dedicated to finish with a degree in the year 2012. It has been very valuable to attend because without education these days, where can you go? Education is the single most important aspect in life in the present time. I hope to remain in college untill i reach my Masters Degree and become a spanish teacher or translator.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had understood how much money I was really spending. Deciding between colleges at 17 years of age, I only looked at majors and social life. However, Quinnipiac is one of the most expensive schools in the U.S. and while I love this school so much, the loans I have taken out are monsterous and cause me great anxiety.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    someone who is looking for a very campusy school

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It's really fun, but frikken expensive.

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Quinnipiac is the expense. I love everything about my school so that is really the only downfall I can think of. It is way too expensive (although I do think it's worth it).

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who does not wish to put in the effort in their classes should not attend this university. Most of the classes require study time outside the classroom in order to pass. If a person is not motivated to be a successful student, they should not attend this university.

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  15. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That we are a prestigious University with great professors, great community opportunities, and widely accepted of every one every where, there is always something to do here at Quinnipiac, there is always something to get involved in no matter what youre interests.

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my college was not being able to choose a roomate in my freshman year and the difficulty that was involved in making changes once I got there. At the time when I was there, parking for students was extremely limited and difficult.

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  17. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that the professors are so dedicated to the students. They want their students to succeed and be good in the profession they are going for. Most professors are available out of the classroom with any questions students may have. They are generally prompt with responding to emails.

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  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.


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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Quinnipiac Cheerleading in Daytona

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of students is that they are all rich kids that wear vineyard vines. While this may be somewhat true, it does not apply to the majority of students. Many students receive financial aid, and all of my friends have scholarships and financial aid.

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  21. What do students complain about most?

    Parking at Quinnipiac University ... students made this video for a course try to try expand the commuter lot.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Quinnipiac University receive some sort of financial aid. 15% were awarded federal grants. While 63% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$110K & UP

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