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Location
Hamden, CT
Undergrads
6,128
Tuition
$38,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There's a lot to do here. The campus is beautiful and if you need something, chances are you'll be able to find it.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Gym - have to sign up for machines and the weight section is mediocre. being a D1 school you'd think wed have a nicer area. Sudent center and library get crowded quickly - need to expand with the increasing class size. However, library and student center are beautiful

5 College Freshman

Facilities: One of the most beautiful campus' in the US babyyyy!!!

4 College Student

Facilities: The library is gorgeous and overall the campus is beautiful during all seasons.

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4 College Student

Facilities: It was my dream to attend Quinnipiac University and so far it truly has been everything I coul have hoped for and more. The teaching program was the top selling point for me; especially the five year master's program.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 120th
    Best Library
  • 214th
    Best Student Centers
  • 326th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 462nd
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1266th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mary-Catherine Dolan
Hometown
Reading
Major
Broadcast Journalism
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Quinnipiac University is known for its beautiful, aesthetically pleasing campus. Over the past couple of years, Quinnipiac has made a tremendous effort in its expansion. The main campus is known as the Mt. Carmel campus, located on Mt. Carmel Avenue. The Mt. Carmel campus is home to Quinnipiac's famed Arnold Bernhard Library, academic buildings, residence halls, and quad. The library is a two-story picturesque building, but it's often overpopulated. With a higher number of students attending Quinnipiac each year, the library is running out of seats and cubbies for everyone. In 2010, students were told they had to reserve a study room if they wanted to use it, unlike previous years where they could just take it if it was open. Maintenance does a great job of maintaining the campus grounds and indoor areas. Freshman and sophomore residence halls are cleaned daily, along with all public bathrooms. 

The University has two new campuses. The York Hill campus is its upperclassman campus, located about five minutes away from main campus. York Hill is a brand-new, state-of-the-art $300 million residence hall and student center that sits atop a hill with sprawling views of Hamden and New Haven. Finished in 2010, the residence hall houses more than 1,000 students. The student center has a ski lodge feel to it, with wooden staircases and a live burning fire in the winter. Equipped with a gym, cafeteria, study and conference rooms, York Hill is enviable of other college dorms. The other new campus is the North Haven campus, home to all health science classes and graduate programs. The building is a refurbished Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield building that contains state-of-the-art medical equipment and beautiful study areas. This campus also has a gym and a cafeteria. 

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
191
Campus Size
640 acres
Student Centers
  • Carl Hansen Student Center (Mt. Carmel campus)
  • Rocky Top Student Center (York Hill campus)
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Arnold Bernhard Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • In the Rocky Top Student Center
  • In your dorm room
  • On the quad
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
None
Movie Theater on Campus
None
"Green" Initiatives
Quinnipiac recycles in every one of its buildings and dorms. The coffee cups used in the cafeteria are eco-friendly. The University is also slowly becoming a paperless campus. Professors present their syllabi and many handouts on the University site Blackboard. Students take many quizzes and have interactive discussions on the site, as well.
School Slang
  • The Lib: This is the main library on campus, the Arnold Bernhard Library
  • The Rat: This is what everyone calls the other dining place on campus, the Bobcat Den. It is called "the Rat" because of its less-than-mediocre food.
Traditions
  • Celebrating May Weekend: The weekend before the last week of classes (usually the last weekend in April) is known as the "unofficial" May Weekend. Students have shirts made, attend parties at off-campus houses during the day, play outdoor games, and drink and sit in the soccer fields or quad.
  • Climbing Sleeping Giant Mountain: Usually every freshman QU 101 class (a mandatory introductory Quinnipiac course) hikes the Sleeping Giant Mountain at the end of the semester. If your class doesn't do it, you definitely should attempt the climb with your friends on a nice weekend.
Urban Legends
All Quinnipiac girls wear North Face jackets and Ugg boots.
Favorite Things To Do
In the springtime, a fun activity for students is to sit out on the quad and relax, or play a game of football or Frisbee. Many students use the gyms on the Mt. Carmel, York Hill, and North Haven campuses on a daily basis. During peak times, there are waits and sign-ups for cardio machines. The spinning classes and group fitness classes are also very popular among students year-round.
Student Newspaper
The Quinnipiac Chronicle
www.quchronicle.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Quinnipiac has more than 70 student organizations! There are many opportunities to become involved.
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Literary magazine
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 42 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 11% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 43% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 43% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 9% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are the worst on-campus student jobs?    Based on 5 responses

  • 62% Cafeterias
  • 38% Polling Institute

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