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Quinnipiac University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hamden, Connecticut. Hamden is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

235 Undergraduate Degrees
90 Graduate Degrees
$47,055 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
74% Acceptance Rate

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Quinnipiac University Rankings

Quinnipiac landed the #81 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 15 schools in Connecticut.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Quinnipiac has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#133 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Quinnipiac.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Quinnipiac has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#20 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#45 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#85 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#112 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#123 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#255 Best Colleges College Factual

Where Is Quinnipiac University?

Location of Quinnipiac University

Contact details for Quinnipiac are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: 203-582-8200

How Do I Get Into Quinnipiac?

You can apply to Quinnipiac online at:

Admission Requirements for Quinnipiac

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Quinnipiac?

74% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
71% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 74%, Quinnipiac may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to Quinnipiac submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 550 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 530 to 630 )
Quinnipiac received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 22 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 23 to 27 )

Can I Afford Quinnipiac University?

$47,055 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Quinnipiac is $47,055. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Quinnipiac, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $11,966 a year. That adds up to $47,864 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Quinnipiac is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Quinnipiac University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,543 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,845 undergraduate students at Quinnipiac, with 6,543 being full-time and 302 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Quinnipiac

There are also 2,863 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,543 full-time undergraduates at Quinnipiac, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Quinnipiac

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Quinnipiac University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Quinnipiac Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 230
Black or African American 232
Hispanic or Latino 594
White 5,027
International Students 152
Other Races/Ethnicities 308

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Quinnipiac University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 52 countries are represented at Quinnipiac. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and China.

Online Learning at Quinnipiac University

1,019 Took All Classes Online
2,093 Took At Least One Class Online
5.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Quinnipiac. In 2017-2018, 2,093 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Quinnipiac has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Quinnipiac

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Quinnipiac University was 5.9%. This is the #1,106 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Quinnipiac regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Quinnipiac University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 235 0 0 235
Nursing Practice 0 0 62 62
Nurse Anesthetist 0 0 16 16
Nursing Science 0 12 0 12
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0
Nursing Administration 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 235 12 78 325


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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