University of New Haven


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Connecticut


The University of New Haven is a private university located on an 82-acre campus in West Haven, Connecticut. New Haven and Long Island Sound beaches are just minutes away. Undergraduates at the university can choose from nearly 100 degree programs, and the school has notable strengths in criminal justice, fire science and forensics. The university emphasizes hands-on experiential learning. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with over 100 student clubs and organizations and 70% of undergraduates living on campus or in university housing. In athletics, the UNH Chargers compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference. The university fields eight men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Forensic Science, Music

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5233
Total Grad Students: 1030
Undergraduate Students: 4203
Faculty: 182

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 50%
Percent Female: 50%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

300 Boston Post Rd
West Haven Connecticut 6516


Main Email:

Main Phone: 800-342-5864

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Nikki Cardillo
Assistant Director and Coordinator of Transfer Admissions, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
IM Screen Names: ExperienceUNH

Transfer Services Contact:
Felecia Edwards
Director of Retention and Support Services, Division of Student Success
1.800.342.5864 ext 7312 [ ]

International Admissions Contact:
Karen Ludington
Associate Director of International Admissions, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Deborah Chin
Director of Athletics, Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Only a student's credits transfer to the University of New Haven. Grade point average (GPA) does not transfer. Transfer students begin a new GPA at the University of New Haven.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Course grade must be a "C" or better. Credit is not awarded for pass/fail courses.

Credits (Min/Max):
Students may transfer a maximum of 60 credits from two-year institutions and a maximum of 90 credits from four-year institutions. A student's final 30 credits must be earned in residency at UNH.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have completed less than 24 total earned credits from your previous college(s) you must submit official test scores for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) from the testing center.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Transfer students have the option to submit at least one letter of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Transfer students have the option to submit a personal essay.

Application Fee:
The application fee when applying for admission is $75.00 for students submitting a paper copy and $25.00 if submitting online.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admission

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 26
English 20 25
Math 20 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 570
Math 490 580
Writing 470 570

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 822

Transfers Accepted: 451

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 54%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 64%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -10%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1400

Room and Board: 13130

Tuition and Fees: 31750

Total Cost: 47280

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The University of New Haven is committed to assisting you in financing your education. We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 10149

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 83%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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