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3 College Student

Academics: The academics are awesome, however registration is very difficult and a bad system. The workload is a lot but is a good level of challenging

3 College Sophomore

Academics: the professors are nice and like to meet up with students to help them out. the registration process is a struggle and sometimes the professors give too much work.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: There are times when you can't take it anymore but it's worth it

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5 College Junior

Academics: QU has very highly rated graduate programs; especially in the health sciences.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: From my own experience, every professor I have had has been extremely passionate in their field. They have made classes that I originally was not happy about taking interesting and enjoyable. The workload is hard to get used to at first but is definitely manageable while still having time to socialize. The registration process all depends on your date. The students with the most credits register first leaving the freshman with minimal choices. Popular study areas include the library and the piazza/ student center.

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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 100 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 often do you:    Based on 68 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

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 68 responses

  • 29% This was my dream school.
  • 56% This was one of my top choices.
  • 15% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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