Quinnipiac University: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

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This is the go-to guide for getting into Quinnipiac University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to Quinnipiac University, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Quinnipiac University statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Quinnipiac University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Quinnipiac University, the read our transfer guide. Here’s what we’re about to cover:

What GPA do you need to get into Quinnipiac University?

Quinnipiac University’s average GPA is 3.44. Quinnipiac University does require GPA. This average GPA means Quinnipiac University is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of Quinnipiac University application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.44 to 3.61 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.61 GPA.

*BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Quinnipiac University may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on Quinnipiac University’s campus. These Quinnipiac University admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

What is Quinnipiac University’s acceptance rate?

Last year Quinnipiac University’s acceptance rate was 73.71. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

2016 2017 2018
Acceptance Rate 76.0 % 74.0 % 73.71 %

As you can see, Quinnipiac University is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that Quinnipiac University will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Quinnipiac University - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

Does Quinnipiac University Require Test Scores?

Quinnipiac University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Quinnipiac University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

Quinnipiac University SAT Requirements

Quinnipiac University’s average SAT score is 1085 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Quinnipiac University is getting more or less competitive.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
Math 490 600 545
Reading 490 590 540
2019 Total 980 1190 1085
2018 Total - - -
2017 Total - - -

Quinnipiac University’s average SAT score is 1085. To be a competitive applicant for Quinnipiac University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 980, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Quinnipiac University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1190.

Quinnipiac University ACT Requirements

Quinnipiac University’s average ACT score is 59. To be a competitive applicant for Quinnipiac University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 65, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Quinnipiac University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 54.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
Math 22 - 22
Reading 21 27 24
Writing 22 27 24
2019 Total 65 54 59
2018 Total - - -
2017 Total - - -

How hard is it to get into Quinnipiac University?

Quinnipiac University Requirements

Now you know where you need to be for getting into Quinnipiac University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

Recommendations Status
School Rank Recommended
GPA Required
School Record Required

How to get into Quinnipiac University

Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into Quinnipiac University. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at Quinnipiac University, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Quinnipiac University admission standards.

  1. Score at least a 1085 on the SAT or 59 on the ACT.
  2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.44.

Join Extracurriculars that Align with Quinnipiac University’s Values.

  1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Quinnipiac University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
  2. Volunteer in your hometown. Hamden has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Quinnipiac University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Hamden area in general.
  3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Quinnipiac University needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

Prepare Your Application

  1. Write a stellar essay that shows Quinnipiac University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
  2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Quinnipiac University app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
  3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that Quinnipiac University’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

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