University of New Haven Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

University of New Haven
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If you're interested in applying to the University of New Haven, the good news is that they admit the majority of applicants. Learn more about their admission requirements.

About the University of New Haven

The University of New Haven is a private university located on an 82-acre campus in West Haven, Connecticut. New Haven and Long Island Sound beaches are just minutes away. Undergraduates at the university can choose from nearly 100 degree programs, and the school has notable strengths in criminal justice, fire science, and forensics.

The university emphasizes hands-on experiential learning. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Student life is active with over 100 student clubs and organizations and 70 percent of undergraduates living on campus or in university housing. In athletics, the UNH Chargers compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference. The university fields eight men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 6,835 (4,936 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50 percent Male / 50 percent Female
  • 92 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,060
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,130
  • Other Expenses: $1,660
  • Total Cost: $54,850

University of New Haven Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96 percent
    • Loans: 78 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,569
    • Loans: $11,245

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students) 80 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country

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University of New Haven Mission Statement

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"The University of New Haven is a student-centered comprehensive university with an emphasis on excellence in liberal arts and professional education. Our mission is to prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative and discovery-based learning."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics