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Quinnipiac University: Narrative Description


275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518-1940
Tel: (203)582-8200
Free: 800-462-1944
Admissions: (203)582-8600
Fax: (203)582-6347
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 400-acre suburban campus with easy access to Hartford. Endowment: $150.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $524,194. Educational spending 2003-04: $8026 per student. Total enrollment: 7,220. Faculty: 741 (281 full-time, 460 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 10,624 applied, 55% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 5,091 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 373 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 20 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous until 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $34,640 includes full-time tuition ($23,360), mandatory fees ($980), and college room and board ($10,300). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $570 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Social Programming Board, Drama Club, student newspaper, dance company. Major annual events: May Weekend, Student/Faculty Holiday Dinner, Midnight Madness (basketball). Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,250 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Arnold Bernhard Library plus 1 other with 285,000 books, 4,400 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.3 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hamden, population 55,000. Sleeping Giant Mountain State Park is adjacent to the campus and has 1700 acres for walking and hiking.

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