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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Beautiful campus, safe as can be, and close to major cities like New York and Boston. The YH gym is top notch.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus is absolutely gorgeous. The facilities are pretty good as well. We have a lot to offer for students of all kinds, majors, and activities. It is a really great place to be.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The campus has an enormous Quad, which is just a field of grass between all the buildings with paved walkways, where students can hang out, study and relax on. Everyone is usually hanging out here on the especially sunny and beautiful days. A new student center was just recently established right next to the dining hall and it is great for studying and class/team gatherings and meetings. It includes several study rooms comfy chairs and couches, along with a cozy fireplace. The library is also a great place to study, aside from its gorgeous architecture, there are many cubby spaces, computers, and study rooms to stay focused within. There are always campus events happening right there in front of your eyes, everyone gets emailed the events listed for that week, and it usually always involves winning prizes and food!

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The athletic facilities are well made, though the machines tend to break down every now and again. The newly redone student center has become very useful to students and the libraries, although they can be filled up pretty easily, are still very top notch and well taken care of. There are plenty of green spaces around the quad or all over campus where people can sit and talk, and when the weather is nice, you see people all over the place.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Quinnipiac is Always offering fun stuff to do with student orgs, like play with puppies, free cotton candy, learning how to sail out to the Long Island Sound and lots of other things.

Take advantage of the LLC's (Living Learning Communities) I signed up for the leadership one and we took an all expense paid trip to NYC in the spring, and in the fall we went zip lining and trained on an obstacle course. If you don't want to get involved that way there are plenty of other leadership options

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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 91 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)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 51 responses

  • 27% Climbing Sleeping Giant Mountain
  • 21% QU vs Yale Game
  • 18% Celebrating May Weekend
  • 9% Hockey Games
  • 6% The Big Event
  • 6% Spirit Week
  • 4% Saturday morning Ray & Mike's runs
  • 4% Orientation
  • 3% Senior week
  • 1% Relaxing on the Quad
  • 1% Sunday morning Acrop

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 38% Hang out with friends
  • 18% Go to the gym
  • 15% Programmed Events
  • 11% Eat
  • 7% Study
  • 6% Greek events
  • 3% Relax on the Quad
  • 2% Go into town

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 57 responses

  • 28% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 56% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 14% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 2% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 89 responses

  • 30% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 55% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 6% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

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