Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT 06518
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Quinnipiac University is a private university in Hamden, Connecticut near Sleeping Giant State Park. It was founded in 1929 and the first graduating class included just eight students. The university now serves over 9,000 students each semester and offers 58 undergrad majors and 20 graduate programs. The university is also home to the Quinnipiac Polling Institute, which is nationally recognized for its reliable independent surveys conducted throughout the US. Major new organizations often cite these surveys. The university also prepares its students for success. Nearly 97.5% of graduates are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing takes a holistic approach to teaching. It is also one of only 12 nursing schools in the country offering programs that are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. The programs are taught within the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, giving students hands-on training working with integrated teams in a real healthcare setting. Undergrad programs include BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Many of the graduate programs are offered online, including the RN to MSN program and MSN in the Operational Leadership program. 97% of undergrads and grads who complete one of these programs are employed or continuing their education after graduation.


Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students10,200
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 19 189
Master's degree 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 8 93
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90%

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2004 - 02/18/2014
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1996 - 02/18/2014
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
01/24/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1080 to 1260
ACT23 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,020/credit
In State Students$1,020/credit
Out of State Students$1,020/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,010/credit
In State Students$1,010/credit
Out of State Students$1,010/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $45,900 $45,900 $45,900
ADN 70 $71,400 $71,400 $71,400
BSN 125 $127,500 $127,500 $127,500
FNP 50 $50,500 $50,500 $50,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Quinnipiac University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 17% $4,225
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,911
State Grant & Scholarships 2% $2,824
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 95% $21,552
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,377
Private Loans 19% $24,549


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$33,699
$30,001 to $48,000$31,176
$48,001 to $75,000$35,143
$75,001 to $110,000$37,640
Over $110,000$41,719

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Quinnipiac University
Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 06518

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