Quinnipiac University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Quinnipiac University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 72%. Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Quinnipiac is well-known in part due to the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The university has many strengths in business, health, and media fields. Quinnipiac has a 16-to-1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. On the athletic front, the Quinnipiac Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for most sports. The hockey teams compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Hockey.

Considering applying to Quinnipiac University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Quinnipiac University had an acceptance rate of 72%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 72 students were admitted, making Quinnipiac's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 22,757
Percent Admitted 72%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 12%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Quinnipiac requires that some applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing are required to submit scores, as are home-schooled applicants and Division I athletes. Quinnipiac is test-optional for applicants to the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communications, and School of Engineering. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 71% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 550 630
Math 540 630
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Quinnipiac's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Quinnipiac scored between 550 and 630, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 630, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 630. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1260 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Quinnipiac.

Requirements

Quinnipiac does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Quinnipiac participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Quinnipiac requires that some applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing are required to submit scores, as are home-schooled applicants and Division I athletes. Quinnipiac is test-optional for applicants to the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communications, and School of Engineering. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 25% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 22 29
Math 22 27
Composite 23 28

This admissions data tells us that most of Quinnipiac's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Quinnipiac received a composite ACT score between 23 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 23.

Requirements

Note that Quinnipiac does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Quinnipiac does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA for Quinnipiac's incoming freshmen class was 3.4. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Quinnipiac have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Quinnipiac University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Quinnipiac University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Quinnipiac University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Quinnipiac University, which accepts fewer than three-quarters of applicants, has somewhat competitive admissions. However, Quinnipiac also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and a glowing letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Quinnipiac also recommends that interested applicants schedule an interview. The university is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Quinnipiac's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who were accepted to Quinnipiac University had high school averages of "B" or higher, SAT scores (ERW+M) above 1000, and ACT composite scores of 20 or higher. Scores a little above these lower ranges will improve your changes measurably.

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