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  • Eric Stutman

Quinnipiac U. Too..., or just right for you?

I enjoyed my tour of Quinnipiac U., and discussion with an admissions officer. Ask me if "QU" is for your student.

Overall, I found Quinnipiac not too...

* Small or Large: 7,000 undergraduate students and 3,000 grad students.

* Near or far from Boston: 2 hour drive. 20% students from Mass, most of the rest from CT, NY, and NJ.

* Easy or hard to get in: 66% acceptance rate is reasonable, and lower than it used to be for QU. Nursing, PA, and PT programs are more competitive. Rolling admissions, so apply early.

* Much or little school spirit: Division 1, but no football.

* Low or high retention and grad rates: 85% retention and 76% 6-yr grad rates are good, not great.

* Expensive or cheap: $63,770 cost of attendance is on par with other private schools, but 77% merit aid is generous.

Other thoughts:

* Campus is very pretty, but students can't walk to any town/food/stores which is annoying and isolating.

* Engineering program is a nice addition, but only 6 years old with 6 choices of majors.

* Reputation: Trying to reduce preppy, party reputation, but it still exists at some level. Also trying to increase academic reputation, which is working with addition of Engineering, Nursing, and Medical schools.

Quinnipiac quad and library

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