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Quinnipiac University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
7,102
Total Undergrads
Including 322 Part-time
1,908
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 8 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AAA

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $136,992)
14
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,853)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 80 - -
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 14 16 - Yes
Field Hockey - 28 - Yes
Golf - 10 - -
Gymnastics - 31 - -
Ice Hockey 30 27 - Yes
Lacrosse 40 34 - Yes
Other Sports - 33 - -
Rugby - 22 - -
Soccer 25 27 - Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving - 10 - -
Tennis 9 10 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor - 40 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor - 40 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 15 - Yes -
Volleyball - 18 - Yes
Water Sports - 10 - -
Beach Volleyball - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Skating - - - Yes
Skiing - - Yes Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.2%
Hispanic 4.8%
Non-resident alien 1.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.5%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 5

Notable Alumni

  • Turk Wendell, former MLB player
  • William C. Weldon, CEO of Johnson & Johnson
  • Paula Meronek, cast member of MTV's "The Real World: Key West"
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Joe Smith from Hamden, CT
  • 3
  • Dorm life is pretty decent up to sophomore year. By Junior year they move you to another campus called York Hill and almost no classes take place there so you'll…

  • Jul-11-2012 Read More
  • Kaitlin from Commack, NY
  • 5
  • You are given the option to live in a quad (4 people per room), double (2 people per room) or a suite (6-8 people per suite, double rooms connecting to…

  • Dec-25-2013 Read More
  • Michael from Pembroke, MA
  • 2
  • Dorm life is, well, it is what it is. There is suite style living like mountainview and larson, which are 6-8 people dorms. Legdes and Commons, the more traditional dorms…

  • Dec-06-2015 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • Residence halls are pretty nice. Resident Assistants here are generally very good. …

  • Apr-22-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Michael from Pembroke, MA
  • Dec-06-2015 I am a current student here

    The food at Quinnipiac is not all that bad. Chartwells does a pretty decent job of preparing the food, at least for a college campus. There are only 2 on campus places to dine (main cafeteria and the Bobcat Den) but both have awkward hours of operation. The only thing about Chartwells is that their workers are the worst. They are slow and do not care, and half the time you can find them yelling at each other behind the counters.

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  • 3
  • Danielle
  • Nov-06-2015 I am a current student here

    There are only two dining options on main campus: the caf and the Bobcat Den (better known as the Rat). The food isn't anything special, but it's okay for college food. There aren't very many options though.

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  • 4
  • b from ct
  • Jun-15-2014 I am a current student here

    in the beginning, the food seems to be great, especially since you are away from home. however, it is not uncommon to quickly get sick of the food. its good food, but not the greatest food. i suggest varying what you eat everyday and enjoy the nearby restaurants. part of the college experience is ordering out, which i personally love. you will soon get used to this. there are so many great restaurants in the hamden and new haven area.

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  • 3
  • Maria from Manchester, NH
  • Jun-13-2014 I am a current student here

    There are some things that Quinnipiac make very well and other dining options that you should steer clear of.

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  • 4
  • Chanele
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    On campus, students have two dining options to choose from. The Caf is the main option. The Caf has 5 different lines: Burger line, Pizza (only for lunch), The Kitchen line (serves breakfast in the morning), Sandwich line, Asian line, and the Hot Sandwich line. The Rat has less variety, but is open later than the Caf (p.s.- don't call it the bobcat den, or you will be laughed at. The food isn't bad, it just gets old after a while.

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  • 4
  • Jennifer from Hamburg, NJ
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is not bad. The place to go if you are out late is the Bobcat Den, otherwise known as the Rat. This is a central location for all students on the main campus and offers subs, salads, wraps, and smoothies.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Danielle
  • Nov-06-2015 I am a current student here

    I'm in a sorority and I really like them here at QU. Hazing is strictly forbidden, so they're safe and enjoyable. Their events are all super fun and the volunteer work they do is incredible!

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  • 0
  • b from ct
  • Jun-15-2014 I am a current student here

    i do not have any experience with greek life, but i do know that they are in the involvement fair at the beginning of the year.

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  • 0
  • Chanele
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life isn't the same here as it is at many other universities. There is no greek housing, and greek life doesn't dominate the school. It is a great way to make friends, but if you aren't into it, you can still fit in at the school just fine.

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  • 0
  • Katarina from Schenectady, NY
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    greek life makes up 25% of our campus population, and with a zero tolerance policy for hazing it makes greek life on campus a very safe and amazing experience

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  • 0
  • Jennifer from Hamburg, NJ
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not currently in Greek life. From what I have heard, it is a great way to meet new people. It is a way to get involved in charities and in community service as well.

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  • 0
  • Jason from Westminster, MA
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is on campus, but not how you would think. They are very involved on campus and in the community, but there are no actual houses for greek life, so there are no stereotypical frat parties like in the movies.

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  • 0
  • Hannah
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of Greek life at Quinnipiac University, but it is unnecessary. For those involved is a great opportunity to do different things and have the option to meet many different people, but the prices are outrageous, and the requirements are unreasonable. It is unnecessary with everything going on that students can be involved in and the friendliness of the community. There is no need to spend countless hours with your Greek family and extremely high prices, also required days and meetings with which you have to purchase specific clothes or outfits. The positive is that everyone in a Greek family personally enjoys themselves, but at the same time they can get a little frustrated with all of the mandatory meetings and requirements.

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  • 0
  • Kaitlin from Commack, NY
  • Dec-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is unlike what you tend to think of greek life. There are no assigned greek housing. The head of campus greek life is actively looking over the different chapters on campus. There are very prominent anti-hazing programs and I have not met one person in greek life that was hazed in any way, shape or form. There are a growing number of chapters on campus for both men and women. All of them hold special events on campus in order to raise money for their national philanthropies. Many of our greek chapters have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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  • 0
  • Alexandra from Huntington Station, NY
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Only like 30% of our student body is in greek life. It's not one of those schools where you NEED to be in a sorority or fraternity to fit in. I'm in Pi Beta Phi, and I only hang out with my sisters every once in a while. It's more of the fact that you are a part of something then anything else. There's also no frat or sorority houses.

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