University of New Haven: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven.
Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven.

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The University of New Haven is a private university with an acceptance rate of 84%. Established in 1920 on the campus of Yale University, UNH sits on an 82-acre campus in West Haven, Connecticut. Students can choose from nearly 100 academic 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 and an average class size of 22. In athletics, the UNH Chargers compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference.

Considering applying to University of New Haven? 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, University of New Haven had an acceptance rate of 84%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 84 students were admitted, making UNH's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 10,426
Percent Admitted 84%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 15%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of New Haven is test-optional for most applicants. Applicants to UNH may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 92% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 620
Math 510 600
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of University of New Haven'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 UNH scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 510 and 600, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 600. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1220 or higher is competitive for University of New Haven.

Requirements

University of New Haven does not require SAT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, note that UNH participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. University of New Haven does not require the essay portion of the SAT.

Note that applicants to the Forensic Science, Honors, Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate, and College of Business Fast Track programs are required to submit standardized test scores.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of New Haven is test-optional for most applicants. Applicants to UNH may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 19% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 19 26
Math 18 25
Composite 20 26

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of UNH's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of New Haven received a composite ACT score between 20 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Note that UNH does not require ACT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, University of New Haven participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. UNH does not require the ACT writing section.

Applicants to the Forensic Science, Honors, Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate, and College of Business Fast Track programs are required to submit standardized test scores.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of University of New Haven's incoming freshmen class was 3.37. This data suggests that most successful applicants to University of New Haven have primarily B grades.

Self Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

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

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of New Haven. 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

University of New Haven, which accepts more than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that UNH also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, University of New Haven strongly recommends interviews for students who apply test-optional. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of University of New Haven's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most admitted students had a GPA in the "B" range or higher, an ACT composite score of 20 or better, and a combined SAT score (ERW+M) above 1500.

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