Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Quinnipiac University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Quinnipiac University was awarded 233 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is virology.

Overall Quality

Quinnipiac landed the #207 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Quinnipiac held the #255 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Quinnipiac also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Connecticut ranking.

See all of the rankings for Quinnipiac University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Quinnipiac?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Quinnipiac University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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 Composite scores ranged between 23 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Quinnipiac University  ( 23 to 27 )

Learn more about Quinnipiac University admissions.

Quinnipiac University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Quinnipiac, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Quinnipiac University is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Quinnipiac University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Quinnipiac University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Quinnipiac for first-time, full-time students is 71%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,845 undergraduates at Quinnipiac with 6,543 being full-time and 302 being part-time.

How Much Does Quinnipiac University Cost?

The overall average net price of Quinnipiac is $41,104. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Quinnipiac

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$35,038 $35,655 $36,118 $39,265 $44,284

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Quinnipiac, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 2.6%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Quinnipiac Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Quinnipiac with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $63,300 in their early years. This is good news for future Quinnipiac graduates since it is 59% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Quinnipiac University make the most money.

Location of Quinnipiac University

Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac University is a private not-for-profit institution. Hamden is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Quinnipiac are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: 203-582-8200
Website: www.qu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuinnipiacUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/quinnipiacu

Quinnipiac University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Quinnipiac University. Of these students, 1,791 received undergraduate degrees and 1,189 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Health Professions 355 $30,100
Nursing 217 $72,600
Finance & Financial Management 111 $49,700
Marketing 111 NA
Child Development & Psychology 97 NA
Business Administration & Management 79 $41,700
General Biology 70 $31,700
Public Relations & Advertising 69 $39,900
Allied Health Professions 56 $59,500
Management Information Systems 52 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Quinnipiac University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Quinnipiac

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 2,156 students took at least one online class at Quinnipiac University. This is an increase from the 2,093 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,156 913
2017-2018 2,093 1,019
2016-2017 1,881 1,013
2015-2016 1,814 864
2013-2014 1,411 833

Learn more about online learning at Quinnipiac University.

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Notes and References


*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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