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The University of New Haven was founded in 1920 at New Haven, Connecticut and was originally located on Yale's campus. In 1960 the school moved to it West Haven location. UNH is a private university, and is considered a top tier liberal arts college. The school services over 6,400 undergraduates and graduates, and provides hands on learning opportunities for more than 75 majors.
The University of New Haven has over 100 undergraduate, and 25 graduate programs that it offers. The school provides students with a high quality education and strong learning environment to ensure that students are given every opportunity to succeed.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Requirements for admissions to the University of New Haven will vary based on various factors. Interested students should contact an admissions officer and discuss what is necessary to attend UNH. Students interested in financial aid should contact UNH to discuss tuition, scholarship, grant and loan options available and how to determine eligibility.
The New Haven Chargers compete in a variety of sports as a NCAA Division II school.
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates University of New Haven accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into University of New Haven.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||460 - 550|
|SAT ® Math||470 - 580|
|SAT ® Writing||460 - 560|
|SAT ® Total Score||1390 - 1690|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||19 - 25|
|ACT ® Math||19 - 25|
|ACT ® Composite Score||20 - 25|
Acceptance Rate Table
We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at University of New Haven.
|Granted Admissions||7,567 (74%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||1,174 (16%)|
Total enrollment at University of New Haven is around 6,400 students. The student body is made up of 74% undergraduate students and 26% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $32,000-$38,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $1,100-$1,300 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$17,191|
|Receiving Student Loans||82%||$10,322|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 4%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, University of New Haven may offer services including:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
The overall graduation rate of University of New Haven is approximately 52%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||39%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program (more info)
- * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2007)
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1994)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2012)
University of New Haven is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Basketball (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Track and Field (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Football (Northeast 10 Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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