Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, the University of New Haven moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and San Francisco. We provide our students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.
The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, the University of New Haven offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Our students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.
The University of New Haven is a student-centered comprehensive university with an
emphasis on excellence in liberal arts and professional education. Our mission is
to prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society
by providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative
and discovery-based learning.