• Alison Merzel

School Spotlight: Quinnipiac University

Some students are looking for a broad, liberal arts education while others are looking for a university that offers more of a pre-professional approach. Quinnipiac is a private university in Hamden, CT that can appeal to both kinds of students. While probably known most commonly for its public opinion polling center, Quinnipiac has evolved from being a small liberal arts college to a university with over 14,000 students (undergrad and graduate).


Here are 5 Fun Facts about Quinnipiac:


1) Quinnipiac offers 10 accelerated dual degree programs, giving students the chance to graduate with an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time and at a lower cost. The BS in Health Science Studies (3 years) followed by the MSW (2 years) will prepare students to meet the rising demand in the workforce for social workers, particularly in assisting those with mental and physical illnesses.


2) The nursing program at Quinnipiac is one of 15 BSN programs in New England that is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation, giving students the eligibility to take exams to become a board certified holistic nurse. Pass rate of the national nursing licensure exam (NCLEX) is 91% and 98% of graduates are either employed or furthering their education within 6 months of completing the program.


3) Since 2001, Quinnipiac has been delivering online education to accommodate every kind of learner. Undergraduate students who are not looking for a full-time residential experience can earn a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Health Science Studies or Nursing online.


4) Q30 is Quinnipiac's student-run television station that delivers content to the university community and the local Hamden/New Haven area. Students interested in TV can pursue either a BA or BFA in Film, Television and Media arts, learning from Emmy award winning faculty and accessing internship opportunities at production companies like Warner Bros, ESPN and Nickelodeon.


5) QU has three campuses - the Mount Carmel campus houses most first and second-year students, while upperclassmen live on the York Hill campus. The North Haven campus houses the professional schools in medicine, health sciences, nursing, law and education.



Quinnipiac University campus

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