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ocated in suburban Hamden, Connecticut, — 8 miles north of New Haven and midway between Boston and New York City - Quinnipiac is the academic home to8,300 undergraduate, graduate and law students on an attractive 500 acre campus. For the 12th consecutive year U.S. News and World Report ranked Quinnipiac among the top regional schools in the north providing a full range of undergraduate and master’s level programs.  The university has also earned high marks in Princeton Review’s Best 361 Colleges, as well as from school and independent counselors.

Students live in traditional, suite and apartment style housing during their undergraduate years. 95% of our freshmen live on campus, 80% of whom come from outside of Connecticut. All residence halls are grouped in tree-lined villages and housing is guaranteed to all full time undergraduates.

The university offers more than 50 undergraduate degree programs and 20graduate programs through the College of Liberal Arts and the Schools of Communication, Health Sciences, Business, the Division of Education and School of Law.

Our professors come to know each student as a person — not a number — and are available for questions and advisement.  Discussion and mutual respect are at the heart of all of our courses: classes are small (average size sunder 25) with a 16/1 student/faculty ratio.

The university encourages internships and field experiences as a vital part of the educational experience. Our students have gained invaluable experiences at such varied sites as The Today Show, Dow Jones, ESPN and The Connecticut State Legislature. The School of Health Sciences alone maintains affiliations with nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care centers. For an international learning experience, students can study abroad at sites in Ireland, France, England, Spain, Australia, Italy, Canada and Costa Rica.

In athletics, Quinnipiac is a member of NCAA Division I, and our 21 teams compete against nationally ranked schools. The university is a member of the Northeast Conference in most sports, and the ECAC in men’s and women’s ice hockey. The recently completed twin 3500 seat arenas for ice hockey and basketball in the TD Banknorth Sports Center, offers student-athletes facilities that are among the best nationally and attracts an enthusiastic crowd.

The vitality of campus life is also expressed by more than 100 clubs and organizations, campus publications, community outreach, student government, 10 fraternities and sororities, dance, music and theater groups. Ethnic and multicultural organizations include the Black Student Union, the Latino Cultural Society and the Asian/Pacific Islander Association.  Regular socials, concerts and cultural events spark the weekends; and the list of distinguished guest speakers includes Kweisi Mfume, Cornel West, Harry Belafonte and the late Yolanda King.

The learning experience at Quinnipiac also has a high technology dimension. The entire campus is connected by a wireless computer network—prompting PC magazine to rate Quinnipiac among the top ten nationally in2007’s Top 20 Wired Colleges. The Arnold Bernhard Library has printed materials, nearly 100-Internet accessible workstations, additional laptop nodes and electronic access to databases from libraries across the world.  Communications students have ready access to the News Technology Center, audio studio and high definition digital television production studio. The latest stock market trends are instantly available at the Terry W. Goodwin ’67Financial Technology Center — which was the first in Connecticut.

We encourage you to visit the campus – we have interviews, group information sessions and campus tours available Monday – Friday throughout the year, and we host 3 Saturday Fall Open House programs, and 1 Spring Open House.

For more information, see our Web site at or send a message to Our phone number: 800-462-1944 or 203-582-8600. Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

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