Your path to admission starts now
We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why our admission process is personalized. We are committed to helping you apply with confidence and ease to your program of choice.
Quinnipiac is a member of the Common Application, though you may use the Quinnipiac Application. Learn more about the process below — including deadlines, costs and financial aid — or contact our office with questions at any time.
Applications are now available for Spring 2021. Applications for Fall 2021 will be available starting August 1.
Key dates for undergraduate admissions
Decision notifications sent to applicants
Matriculation fee and housing deposit due
Early Action I*
Early Action II
*For full consideration for the entry-level master’s physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and traditional nursing programs, we strongly encourage candidates to apply Early Action I (November 15 application date).
**The Class of 2024 deposit deadline has been extended to June 1.
How to Apply
How to apply as an undergraduate
There are some differences in the application, requirements and financial aid processes for certain categories of prospective students — including transfer, military and international students, and those applying to the Accelerated BS in Nursing program. Once you’ve been admitted to the university, you can also consider applying to the Honors Program, which offers motivated students academic challenges and cultural growth opportunities.
We’re committed to making your application process as simple as possible. Learn more about each admission process and complete your application by clicking the links below.
What type of applicant are you?
We want to meet you virtually
While we prefer to host our prospective students and their families on our campuses, we are developing a growing number of virtual events to bring our campuses to you while our campus facilities are closed because of COVID-19. We invite you to join us for a virtual information session or interview, and engage with our virtual tours.Virtual visits Connect with your counselor
Undergraduate admission requirements
We consider many factors when reviewing your file for admission. These include grade patterns, specific courses taken throughout high school and AP credits you have earned. We pay special attention to your most recent work to get a sense of your academic strengths and achievements, especially as they relate to the program you’ve applied to.
While we set no specific criteria, strong applicants typically demonstrate:
- At least a "B" average or a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3
- SAT scores in the range of 1080-1300 or ACT scores in the range of 22-28
Required of all students:
- High school transcript
- A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you which tells us who you are, and speaks to your values, goals and aspirations as a student
- At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or someone who can reflect on your dedication and work ethic
- 4 years of English
- 3+ years of mathematics (4 for physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing and physician assistant applicants)
- 3+ years of science (4 for applicants to the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing)
- 2 years of social science and foreign language
- 3 academic electives
Test Score Policy
Test score policy
Quinnipiac is “test optional” for certain programs, but we encourage you to share your SAT and/or ACT scores with us, if you wish to do so.
If you are interested in being considered for an accelerated dual-degree program (combined bachelor’s/master’s program that saves one year of study), we strongly encourage you to submit your scores.
Self-reported test scores
If you self-report your scores, you must arrange to have official test scores (from College Board or ACT) sent to Quinnipiac University by June 1 if you are accepted and plan to enroll. Failure to provide official scores which are consistent with self-reported scores may result in a review of your acceptance and/or any scholarship award.
If you wish to apply test optional, please do not write in your scores on the testing section of your application. Applying test optional is not available for certain applicants. See below for additional details.
Official test scores are OPTIONAL if you are applying to the:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Business
- School of Communications
- School of Engineering
Official test scores are REQUIRED if you are:
- Applying to the School of Health Sciences
- Applying to the School of Nursing
- An athlete playing a Division I sport (as required by the NCAA)
- Interested in combining your bachelor of arts major with the Master of Arts in Teaching, because achieving a certain score can waive the PRAXIS exam requirement
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Financial Aid
There is demonstrated value in a Quinnipiac degree — just ask our more than 50,000 alumni who are thriving in successful careers around the world in fields ranging from law and business to health care and communications.
Learn more about the value of a Quinnipiac education, and explore the many options for financing your future.
Peaceful Protest Policy
Peaceful protest policy
Quinnipiac is a community that supports students’ rights to express themselves peacefully. Students who are disciplined for peaceful protest or productive civic engagement can rest assured their admission into the university will not be adversely affected.
Class Profile Details
Class of 2022 profile
- Total applicants: 23,635
- Enrolling first-year students: 1,895
- Enrolling transfer students: 176
High school rank
- Average rank in class: Top 27%
- Top tenth of HS class: 20%
- Top quarter of HS class: 58%
- Top half of HS class: 92%
GPA and test scores
- Average GPA: 3.4
- SAT median score: 1,180
- Evidence-based reading and writing: 590
- Math: 590
- ACT median score: 24
- Female: 60%
- Male: 40%
- American Indian: 0.1%
- Black Non-Hispanic: 4.12%
- Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3.7%
- Hispanic: 8.44%
- Caucasian: 74.8%
- Multiracial: 2.11%
- International students: 2%
- Number of states/territories represented: 31
- Connecticut: 24%
- Massachusetts: 18%
- New York: 25%
- New Jersey: 20%
- ME, NH, VT, RI: 5%
- MD, OH, PA, DC, DE, VA: 3%
- All other states: 3%
- Number of countries of residence: 29
Family income distribution
- 91% of our enrolled students received Financial Aid in 2018-19
- Family income:
- Less than $50,000: 19%
- Between $50,000 and $100,000: 19%
- Between $100,000 and $150,000: 20%
- More than $150,000 or have not applied for aid: 42%
- We encourage all families who wish to be considered for financial aid to file the FAFSA to determine eligibility for grants, work study, loans and other assistance.