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Quinnipiac University Data & Information Overview

431 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
88% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Quinnipiac University Ranked?

#488 Best Colleges in Nation
#6 Best Colleges in CT
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 431 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting technology/technician and bookkeeping.

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Overall Quality

Quinnipiac is ranked #488 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 28 colleges in Connecticut, Quinnipiac is ranked at #6.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Quinnipiac?

88% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 88%, Quinnipiac University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Learn more about Quinnipiac University admissions.

Quinnipiac University Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
42% Full Time Teachers

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 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Quinnipiac University

87% Freshmen Retention
65% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% 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  87 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 65%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  65 out of 100

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Quinnipiac University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,482 Full-Time Undergraduates
19.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
61.8% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,843 undergraduates at Quinnipiac with 6,482 being full-time and 361 being part-time.

How Much Does Quinnipiac University Cost?

$41,230 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
$44,292 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Quinnipiac is $41,230. 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 +
$33,763 $34,727 $37,175 $40,199 $44,432

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 63% of students took out student loans averaging $11,073 a year. That adds up to $44,292 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Quinnipiac is 2.3%. 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?

$75,575 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Quinnipiac make around $75,575 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Quinnipiac graduates since it is 78% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Quinnipiac University make the most money.

Location of Quinnipiac University

Connecticut State
6,482 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
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: 275 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: 203-582-8200

Quinnipiac University Majors

63 Majors With Completions
1,900 Undergraduate Degrees
1,201 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 63 majors graduated from Quinnipiac University. Of these students, 1,900 received undergraduate degrees and 1,201 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 353 $33,323
Nursing 246 $72,897
Finance & Financial Management 118 $47,247
General Biology 100 $25,504
Marketing 100 NA
Child Development & Psychology 91 NA
Business Administration & Management 91 $43,221
Public Relations & Advertising 84 $38,342
Allied Health Professions 53 $54,368
Criminal Justice & Corrections 51 $35,622

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

Online Learning at Quinnipiac

53% Take At Least One Class Online
8% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 4,903 students took at least one online class at Quinnipiac University. This is a decrease from the 7,213 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 4,903 774
2019-2020 7,213 1,155
2018-2019 2,156 913
2017-2018 2,093 1,019
2016-2017 1,881 1,013

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.


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