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Reviews 952 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Academics: When registering for classes it can be a big hassle. I personally am not registering for my classes until Monday, April 14 and this is the last day that freshmen can register, not counting the make up days. It is very stressful and you always worry about classes closing.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I do not have an internship at the moment. For psychology, internships are not really a big part of the major. Most things that includes psychology are case studies and experiments that students can take part in. I have taken part in some online experiments but not in physical experiments.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am happy with my program. I like the classes that we have to take except for the university curriculum courses such as science. I do not have any concerns about finding a job. The professors and advisors are very helpful and they give you tips on what kinds of jobs to pursue.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is very rarely campus crime. Some students excess over drinking but not over crime. There is little to none sexual assault on campus. There are blue lights all over campus so if you are ever in danger you can press a button and the campus security will reach you within a few minutes.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is no real peer pressure at Quinnipiac to partake in any drugs or alcohol. There are no big drugs here, just marijuana and alcohol. Most alcohol includes beer and vodka.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cost of housing at Quinnipiac is very high. Some of the resident halls are far from classes, but do not exceed a 5-10 minute walk. Most everyone on the same floor of one building knows each other from walking around and from social gatherings.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The hockey team on campus is big. Much of Quinnipiac's community attends the hockey games on the weekend to cheer on our fellow Bobcats. At every game, you can see a sea of blue and gold symbolizing Quinnipiac's school colors.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Many students go to Toads, the local club, on the weekends. I personally have never been to Toads but I have heard unpleasant things about it. Quinnipiac is a dry campus but many students go to and attend parties regularly on the weekends. There are shuttles that run from Quinnipiac to Toads from Thursday nights to Sunday nights.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority and I don't think I would ever join one. There is no housing available for sorties or fraternities because of a law in the state of Connecticut. Greeks versus non-Greeks are no different.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I have not used the computers at my school since I have my own laptop.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus currently so I have not lived in the off campus housing but I have heard great things about it. It i every close to campus and the shuttle will pick you up from the residence housing and bring you to campus.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: They loose documents many times. very frustrating

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1 College Junior

Nightlife: Im not a big partier

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4 College Junior

Computers: Library has plenty of PCs

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Bobcat pride is only seen for large ice hockey games.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not a lot of school spirit for most sports except for basketball and hockey (men's teams mostly). It is sad because most of our sports teams are actually good and make it to the playoffs and are worth watching

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's not too bad. Theres a good amount of choice but there are favorites of students like Eli's, Acrop, then the regular chain restaurants

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: QU takes pride in being a diverse community but when it comes down to it, 90% of the students are white, who come from a solid home with some money. Not too many people here struggle financially.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm not a huge party person. No frat houses allowed so no parties like that. Just in peoples rooms or houses off campus. Most people go out to clubs or bars.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Typical New England weather. Snows in the winter, really warm in the late spring and early fall. Not too bad

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got a decent amount of financial aid through a scholarship for academics. Other than that I get an okay amount of federal aid, I wish it could be more though.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have never had an internship, but I hope to get one. It might be hard with my major of Health Science Studies, but they are supposed to be good. I'm sure the school would help find an internship for you but I haven't had much experience.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my program. Besides having to take the QU seminars and other general education classes, I love it. I hope to become a physician assistant in the future. I do not have many concerns because if I can attend QU's PA masters program, I am basically guaranteed a job after graduation

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Hamden and New Haven are not the best cities to be living in. They don't seem to offer much entertainment except for places like restaurants, bars and clubs.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never experienced it, but it is supposed to be great. Those who live off campus love it.

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Mary-Catherine Dolan
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The school provides students with exceptional academics, real world experiences, lifelong relationships, a sense of independence, and a stronger sense of identity. Initially, though, there is an adjustment period when arriving to campus. There is a certain type of student that goes to Quinnipiac, one that has money and wears nice clothes, but if you take some time and explore other avenues, there are so many other people and things beneath the "surface" stuff. The orientation teams at Quinnipiac are made up of nurturing, fun upperclassmen who make the new students feel at home.

The faculty also does a great job of getting to know students on a personal level. From the professors to the people working in financial aid, everyone seems to want to get to know the students and help them in some way. There are also so many organizations and clubs you can join to meet people who have the same interests or career paths as you. The location of the school is another key factor for many students. The campus is so aesthetically pleasing that it puts you in the study/college/independent mode. Its close proximity to New York City and Boston make it a great place to be if you want to take a weekend trip with your college friends. The location also provides students with the option to intern right in New York City. 

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