Located in rural Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac University is adjacent to the beautiful Sleeping Giant State Park. The 6,500 undergraduates at this medium-sized comprehensive university live on two campuses: freshmen live on the Mount Carmel campus, and upperclassmen live a half mile up the hill on the York Hill campus (this is where the beautiful, brand new student center and residence halls are!).
While the majority of students are from the Northeast at Quinnipiac, it has very strong health sciences majors, as well as media/film/TV production, which has a semester in LA option. Business and athletic training are also solid programs. You may have also heard about Quinnipiac through their Quinnipiac University Poll; it’s one of the main political opinion polls upon which major national media rely for national and state level elections.
About a quarter of students join Greek organizations here, though the fraternities and sororities do not have official houses. Sports are HUGE here – as we walked through campus we saw posters in windows that said #BEATYALE (Yale is in New Haven, just down the road a few miles, so the rivalry is quite strong!). One of my tour guides said that he had not been a hockey fan before arriving at Quinnipiac, but now he’s not just a fan – he plays the mascot at games!
Quinnipiac’s law school medical school and graduate schools of nursing and health sciences are all located on the North Haven campus, just a few miles away.
Here’s a quick video tour of the undergraduate campuses. You can see all of my photos from my visit to Quinnipiac here.