About Quinnipiac University
Quinnipiac is a thriving, three-campus university located in southern Connecticut. As an independent, not-for-profit institution, it offers more than 110 programs to an estimated 7,305 undergraduates and 2,895 graduate, medical and law students. The university, founded in New Haven in 1929 with an emphasis on business, was known as the Connecticut College of Commerce until it changed its name in 1951 to Quinnipiac College. Soon thereafter, having outgrown its New Haven surroundings, the school moved to its 250-acre Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Connecticut, 90 minutes north of New York City, two hours from Boston and eight miles from metropolitan New Haven.
In 2000, the name Quinnipiac University was adopted to better reflect the quality and diversity of the school’s programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Over the years, Quinnipiac has experienced dramatic and steady growth in the quality and scope of its academic programs. Our eight professional schools and the College of Arts and Sciences offer programs in business, communications, education, engineering, health sciences, law, medicine, nursing and the arts and sciences.
The Mount Carmel Campus, next to Sleeping Giant State Park, contains academic buildings and residence halls. The nearby 250-acre York Hill Campus houses the People’s United Center, residence halls for 2,000 students, the Rocky Top Student Center, a fitness facility and a 2,000-car parking garage. A third 150-acre campus in North Haven serves as home to the School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, School of Nursing, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and other graduate programs.
Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue. Throughout its history, Quinnipiac has remained true to its three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a sense of community. The university is easily reached via the Connecticut Turnpike (Interstates 95 and 91), the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) and Interstate 84.