Location
Hamden, CT
Undergrads
6,128
Tuition
$38,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 981 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is expensive and the lottery is terrible. It is convenient to live on campus because you don't really need a car.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: You get academic scholarships and grants. If mommy and daddy aren't paying for everything you don't receive nearly enough aid. But if mommy and daddy are taking care of it you're all set. The middle class does't get what the needs and you will need to tai out loans

3 College Senior

Athletics: Hockey and basketball games are well attended. There is a wide variety of intramurals

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a bunch of chain restaurants that the shuttles can bring you to if you don't have a car. There are also a lot of places that accept student cards and deliver.

3 College Senior

Weather: Typical New England weather. Snowy winters but pretty falls and warm springs

3 College Senior

Transportation: Shuttles are always late. They provide shuttles to New Haven to the clubs, but don't provide transportation to the North Haven campus for classes.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Security only gets involved if you are being obnoxious about it

4 College Senior

Academics: The OT program is amazing and most of the health science are also. A bunch other the others are a joke

3 College Senior

Computers: Not a lot of access if your computer breaks

4 College Senior

Nightlife: School sends shuttles to broken up house parties

2 College Senior

Greek Life: No houses and high dues

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Much cheaper than on campus

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Nice in the spring, cold and snowy in the winter, standard New England.

1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Nice ratio if you're a straight guy, but don't let that fool you. These girls all look for the same things in guys, ie who they're friends with, and if you major in whatever is popular (so that if they were to marry you, you'd be worth it). Very stuck up, and not open to meeting no people. If you talk to them, you're assumed to be hitting on them.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Outsourced to Chartwells, which charges insane amounts of cash for the same stuff, both unfresh and unhealthy. Lines are forever too.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This college is high school all over again. You are in a tough spot if you miss out on freshman year because most people are cliquey and the members of that clique are usually freshman roommates. People are rather apathetic to anything that isn't the popular thing at the moment, music, tv, celeb gossip. Any other interests like music, reading, you're a weirdo. Its a small school and rather gossipy. People are also obsessed by what their friends will think for being friends or dating other people. If you're not Irish/Italian and Catholic, you're odd man out. This school's job placement for anything aside from OT/PT/AT/nursing is terrible. Business students will wind up in ops or sales, and CAS/Communications, nowhere. Business students often look at temp jobs on graduation. Most of the student clubs do not take themselves seriously. Socially, while the guy to girl ratio may look favorable, many of the girls will mainly chase athletes. They also mainly care about what their friends will say or think, which will affect your ability to get with them. The school is gay friendly, but sadly, it winds up hurting the social scene more because many girls choose to mainly hang out with them. But pretty campus tho!

2 College Sophomore

Parking: The lot has no markers to avoid getting lost, and its WAYYYYY too small.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Security busts up too many parties.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Big dorms but they force roommates on everyone. I feel bad for the freshman, as they live in quads. Some sophs too. Only seniors get singles in Eastview. The upperclass dorms do have kitchens which is nice.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Students man the check-in table at the psychological services. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? Oh yes not gonna spread gossip. Students who dare be depressed or sad are put on medical leave, and their semesters, maybe even their lives, ruined because the school refuses to have real therapists. And they have students as employees driving kids to their therapists. Joke. Utter joke.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle system was sad when I was there. Never on time, rude and lazy drivers, etc. You will not survive academically or socially here without a car of your own, whatever any adcom or student tour guide says. Parking is also weak: finding a spot can be next to impossible at times.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: If you're a health science major (nursing/OT/PT/AT) I hear its somewhat rigorous, but everything else is a joke. If you're pre-med, you're likely to wind up in PA school, or if you make med school, an offshore one, after which you'll have trouble getting a good residency. If you're business, you're either gonna be in auditing, or if you major in finance, you will never make it to real spots, only sales and ops. CAS, forget about it, and their career dept. I hear is non-existent. And thats sad because they actually have curious students there. Most people don't take class seriously, mad people bring their laptops to play games and Facebook on. Some of it also probably owes to the anti-intellectual atmosphere prevalent among students.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey and basketball are good, and the rest is a joke. Yet somehow the athletes tend to be the kings of campus socially, even tho I don't wanna imagine some of their SAT scores after what we saw with UNC. Intramurals are very popular, and along with the right roommates/dormmates freshman year, how you'll make friends. Also guys who are not in them are looked at funny.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: depends on your neighbors and landlord. Because you need a car here socially, getting to campus isn't too big a deal for most people.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a sad joke on this campus. No houses, and the director of Greek life really hampers everything, getting her nose into parties, etc. Two of the frats throw good parties, but otherwise sororities never have anything and the houses are far off campus. New Road would be a good frat row but for the school's poor decisions and relationship with the town. Only one or two real frats, the others are magnets for, ehmm, an alternative set. The girls are really stuck up, often over nothing, especially given how airheaded many of them are. Yet the girls in Greek life see guys in Greek life mainly as friends, which defeats the purpose of Greek life in part.

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Mary-Catherine Dolan
Hometown
Reading
Major
Broadcast Journalism
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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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