Quinnipiac University

Connecticut - United States


Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students. Quinnipiac is consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report.


Our History
Quinnipiac began as a small college in New Haven in 1929. In the early 1960s, Quinnipiac purchased land across from Sleeping Giant State Park, which is now the Mount Carmel Campus. Quinnipiac transitioned from a college to a university in 2000, and has since grown into a national university with eight schools and colleges and two additional campuses. 

"Quinnipiac," pronounced (KWIN-uh-pe-ack), is an altered version of a Native American word. Theories differ on the word's exact meaning. Some sources, such as "The Quinnipiack Indians and Their Reservation," written in 1900, assert that the nameQuinni-pe-auke means "long-water land or country" and that Quinnipiack means "people from the long-water land." Later sources claim the word Quinnipiac apparently derives from quinnuppin-uk, defined as "a turning point" or "to make a change in the direction of travel." Both definitions seem appropriate for Quinnipiac, which is near a long tidal river and which marks a turning point in students' lives.

Our Mission
An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community. The University prepares undergraduate and graduate students for achievement and leadership in business, communications, engineering, health, education, law, medicine, nursing and the liberal arts and sciences.

Quinnipiac University educates students to be valued and contributing members of their communities through a vital, challenging and purposeful educational program. Students engage real-world issues through practice and the consideration of different perspectives. The University's innovative QU seminar series further prepares undergraduates to understand their role and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community, as well as the larger national and global communities.

To fulfill its educational mission, Quinnipiac:

offers degree programs centered on effective practice that are strengthened by the integration
of a liberal education;

cultivates critical thinking, intellectual integrity, curiosity and creativity in the pursuit of

- provides a variety of learning and service experiences to facilitate student achievement;

- maintains a strong commitment to a diverse and inclusive student body, faculty and staff;

- fosters an understanding of and respect for the multiplicity of human perspectives and belief

- supports faculty teacher-scholars who are effective teachers and who engage in scholarship.



Athletic Training
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biomedical Marketing
Biomedical Sciences
Business BS/MBA Program
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Diagnostic Imaging
—Civil Engineering
—Industrial Engineering
—Mechanical Engineering
—Software Engineering
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
Film, Video and Interactive Media
Game Design and Development
Health Science Studies 
Independent Major
Interactive Digital Design
International Business
Legal Studies
Microbiology/Molecular Biology
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy 
Political Science
Public Relations
Social Services
Spanish Language & Literature


College of Arts and Sciences

School of Law

School of Business and Engineering

School of Health Sciences

School of Communications

School of Medicine

School of Education

School of Nursing


English Requirements

Minimum test scores:

TOEFL / KiBT: 80

IELTS: 6.5


International Students:
International Student Scholarship - (amount varies)
Quinnipiac offers a small pool of scholarship funds which are awarded to international students who demonstrate strong academic achievement. Students must have a complete admissions application on file by March 1. Students must provide a statement of financial support for the remainder of their costs. Renewal is based upon continuing as a full-time student while maintaining satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Quinnipiac University Catalog.

Transfer Students:
Transfer Scholarship - ($4,000 — $10,000)
Students transferring from other two- or four-year colleges who have completed two years of college AND have a minimum GPA of 3.5 are considered for a transfer scholarship. Quinnipiac University has established articulation agreements with several community and two-year colleges in New England. Articulation scholarships are merit-based and awarded to selected students from each school graduating with an associate degree and high academic standing. Students must have a complete admissions application on file by April 1. Renewal is based upon continuing as a full-time student while maintaining satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Quinnipiac University Catalog.

Part-time Students:
Quinnipiac Tuition Assistance Program - QTAP (amount varies)
This scholarship was established for adult, part-time students to make a higher education financially accessible. QTAP applications may be obtained from the Office of Part-time Admissions. Students who start classes in the fall must have a completed QTAP application on file by Aug. 15, and spring students by Jan. 4. Scholarship funds are limited and students are encouraged to apply early.

Athletic scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Quinnipiac University provides an NCAA Division I athletic program. Athletes must be recommended by the athletic director and coaching staff. Scholarships are based on the needs of the individual sports. For renewal, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress, full-time status and comply with both institutional and NCAA rules and regulations.

Tution Fee

Tuition & Fees (all students): $40,670

Room & Board (freshmen)*: $14,490

TOTAL: $55,160