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University of New Haven (UNH)

300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT

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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.

Sports programs:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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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 Reading480 - 570
SAT ® Math490 - 580
SAT ® Writing470 - 570
SAT ® Total Score1440 - 1720

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 25
ACT ® Math20 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UNH

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at UNH.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions7,129 (64%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,296 (18%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of New Haven is around 5,900 students. The student body is made up of 71% undergraduate students and 29% 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$17,191
Receiving Student Loans82%$10,322

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of New Haven is approximately 52%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years39%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

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 (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2012)

Programs Offered

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies


Security and Protective Services


Health and Clinical Professions

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music (B)
  • Music Management (B)
  • Commercial and Advertising Art (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Theatre and Theatre Arts Management


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Public Administration and Social Services

Computer and Information Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Physical Sciences


  • Interior Architecture (B)

English Language and Literature

Legal Professions and Studies

Engineering Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Math (B)
  • Applied Mathematics (B)

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Social Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies (C)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (B)
  • Sustainability Studies

Science Technology

  • Biology Technician, Biotechnology Laboratory Technician (B)

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