Quinnipiac University

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#210, overall score 26.58/100

Fun Fact:

The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute is one of the most respected pollsters in the country. Many of its interviewers are QU students.

Why should Jewish students attend Quinnipiac? “Quinnipiac has some marvelous programs that produce cutting-edge professionals in many fields. If that is your mission, and you are Jewish, there’s a way for you to fulfill and grow your personal Judaism at Quinnipiac.” — Rabbi Reena G.W. Judd, Quinnipiac University Rabbi


  • Location: Hamden, Conn.
  • Region: New England
  • Campus type: Small city
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 7,099
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 350
  • Jewish population share: 5%
  • Student origin: 29% in-state / 71% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Quinnipiac Chronicle
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Bobcats

COST & AID Score: 0/15

  • Score: 0/15
  • Tuition: $46,780
  • Room & board costs: $14,190
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $21,210
  • Average loan debt: $48,894
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: No

ACADEMICS Score: 3.33/20

  • Score: 3.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
  • Median SAT range: 1080-1260
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 9/20

  • Score: 9/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 0
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: No
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: No
  • Jewish Agency for Israel fellow: No
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never Introduced

SAFETY Score: 6.67/11

  • Score: 6.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 1
  • Campus crime rate: 1.41/1,000 students (low)
  • City crime rate: 27.84/1,000 people (medium-low)
  • LGBT center: No

JEWISH LIFE Score: 7.58/34

  • Score: 7.58/34
  • Hillel: Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life at Quinnipiac University is not affiliated with Hillel International
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: No
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Chicken soup hotline: No
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 23
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 11 (4 Orthodox, 5 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.
  • Kosher food details: Shabbat services and free dinners are offered every Shabbat when school is in session.

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