Quinnipiac University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Connecticut


Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac University sits within a couple hours of both New York City and Boston. The school's name is well known thanks in part to the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, and the university has many strengths in business, health, and media fields. Undergraduates can choose from 52 degree programs while the graduate schools offer 20 degrees. Quinnipiac has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of about 25. The school typically does well in both regional and national rankings. On the athletic front, the Quinnipiac Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference for most sports. Hockey competes in ECAC Hockey

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice, Finance, Health Studies, Journalism, Management, Nursing, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7413
Total Grad Students: 1295
Undergraduate Students: 6118
Faculty: 293

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Percent Male: 37%
Percent Female: 63%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden Connecticut 6518

Website: http://www.quinnipiac.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 203-582-8200

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
To transfer to Quinnipiac, you should have earned college-level credit after graduating from high school with at least a 2.5 grade-point average. Some programs in the health sciences require a higher GPA. Please see individual programs for their requirements.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credits earned at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better that are similar to courses offered at Quinnipiac will usually transfer.

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Test Scores for Applying:
Have your official SAT I or ACT scores sent directly to us. This is required for students who have fewer than 30 credits of college level work. Quinnipiac's SAT code is 3712; ACT code is 0582.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Include a letter of recommendation. We encourage you to provide one from your adviser or a teacher.

Essay(s) required:
This one-page essay is to be included with your application. It's most helpful if you use the essay to tell us about your previous college experience and your reasons for wanting to transfer to Quinnipiac.

Application Fee:
The application fee is $45.

Other Requirements:
Those seeking a second bachelor's degree only need to submit the application form, application fee and college transcripts.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 26
English 21 26
Math 21 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 580
Math 510 610
Writing 510 590

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 63%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -63%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 1420

Room and Board: 13430

Tuition and Fees: 36130

Total Cost: 51780

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
We offer merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 a year to selected incoming transfer students. Applicants who have completed two years of college and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 are eligible for consideration. The best part: no separate application.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 10714

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 62%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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