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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Depends on what you study. I study physical therapy so I know I'm getting a comparable education as that of more name-schools. Same thing as PA-studies students and OT-students. Nursing is pretty good here too. Us health science majors have the North Haven and Netter schools nearby, which contributes to the atmosphere of learning for us. We're the most pampered students on campus. Most other majors tho suffer from professors and students who don't take what they do seriously. Accounting is pretty good tho here, but thats an exception. Most of the other kids either go on to sales, staffing (which is also sales), or something their rich friends and their parents set up for them long before. That's because the other majors have profs and departments who don't take their students seriously.

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4 College Senior

Academics: The Poli Sci department is generally pretty good. The faculty provide you with places to internships pretty regularly. There are a few excellent professors who are really down to earth and intelligent. I think that the poli sci degree at QU is useful for entering industry/government. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who wants to go into a PhD program. There is not much research/statistics training and pretty much no opportunities to conduct research with faculty. It's much more business/career oriented.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Social science faculty are the best in my experience. The people you take to meet the social sciences University Curriculum will probably be the best professors. I found the hard science professors to be generally lousy. At times it feels like they're there to make you do poorly to "weed you out." I have a lot of good personal relationships with the faculty in my majors (social sciences).

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4 College Junior

Academics: There are ample opportunities to secure an internship or job with career fairs, resume reviews, on-campus interviews, employer panels, and an online-database.

3 College Junior

Academics: Being a Health Science major is a lot of work but defiantly manageable. If you have the time management, passion and are driven you will do fine. There are many opportunities being in the health science field because we are right next to Yale New Haven Hospital. I am very lucky to be apart of such a great school and career field.

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Quinnipiac University boasts a wide variety of very reputable academic programs. The University is mostly known for its competitive health and science programs. The school's seven-year physical therapy program is among the most competitive. It is one of the few physical therapy programs in the country that students cannot transfer in to. Occupational therapy is another fully-accredited, very reputable major. The six-year physician assistant program is just as competitive as other universities. 

Quinnipiac's School of Business just made the "Top 100 Undergraduate Business Schools" in Bloomberg's Businessweek. Finance classrooms deliver state-of-the-art television monitors that display breaking financial news that simulates the New York Stock Exchange. Quinnipiac's School of Communications is also highly accredited with graduates landing jobs at nearby ESPN, NBC, ABC, and many other national magazines. Situated just 90 minutes outside of New York City, Quinnipiac students have the unique opportunity to take internships in the Big Apple during the school year. The School of Communications has a fully functioning TV studio with live student-run broadcasts on its own channel. Quinnipiac's College of Arts and Sciences is filled with a wide variety of interesting classes, anything from a political science class about the Middle East to a sociology class about death and grief is available. Professors are committed to providing their students with exceptional academics at Quinnipiac.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
349
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
582
Total FT Faculty
349
Faculty with Terminal Degree
85%
Average Faculty Salary
$95,672
Full-Time Retention Rate
84%
Part-Time Retention Rate
0%
Graduation Rate
75%
Programs/Majors Offered
77
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 46%
  • 20 to 49 students: 54%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other: 6%
  • Law: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social Science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Semester at sea
  • Student-designed major
  • Washington semester
Online Courses
Quinnipiac University offers online master's degrees and certificates.
Best Places to Study
Arnold Bernhard Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Build relationships with your professors.
  • Get involved in an extracurricular activity.
Did You Know?
Quinnipiac University is home to the Polling Institute, which surveys public opinion in Connecticut, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and nationally. The poll is often cited by major news outlets, including The Washington Post, Fox News, USA Today, and the New York Times.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 43 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 40 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 12 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 11 responses

  • 57% William C. Weldon - CEO of Johnson & Johnson
  • 21% Murray Lender- Lender's Bagels
  • 14% Turk Wendell - former MLB player
  • 7% Paula Meronek - cast member, "The Real World: Key West"

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 12 responses

  • 33% This was my dream school.
  • 58% This was one of my top choices.
  • 8% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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