Fast Facts

About this data: Facts and figures on this page are accurate as of Fall 2016, unless otherwise indicated.

Introduction

Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D., serves as the president of the University of New Haven, a private, top-tier institution that was founded in 1920.

The University serves 7,000 students, has 57,000 alumni, and welcomes 21,000 visitors each year. The University employs 845 people, with an annual budget of approximately $250 million, and has endowment and invested assets totaling $130 million. Under President Kaplan's leadership, the University has completed $250 million in infrastructure and construction improvements since 2005.

Recognition

  • The University of New Haven has been recognized as a top-tier educational institution in the North region by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Tagliatela College of Engineering was named one of the leading programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The University has been recognized as one of The 382 Best Colleges in the Country by The Princeton Review.
  • The University is recognized for its service to military veteran students by multiple organizations.
  • In June 2015, the University of New Haven joined the New American Colleges and Universities.

Read more about our awards and affiliations.

Location

The University of New Haven's main campus is located on 82 acres in West Haven, Connecticut, a suburban hillside community minutes from the bustling city of New Haven and miles of Connecticut shoreline and beaches. The campus is 90 minutes from New York City and 2 1/2 hours from Boston.

Additionally, the University has satellite campuses in Orange, Connecticut; New London, Connecticut; Old Lyme, Connecticut; San Francisco, California; and Prato, Italy. For more information, click here for the University of New Haven Campus Locations page.

Academic Overview

The University is composed of five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

The University awards bachelor's and associate degrees in 55 undergraduate majors; master's degrees in 31 areas of graduate study; and a doctorate in criminal justice. For more information about our academic programs, click here for our Academics page.

In 2016-17, the University of New Haven awarded 1,186 undergraduate and 919 graduate degrees.

Costs and Finances

Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 academic year are $17,850 per semester, while graduate tuition is $870 per credit. For international students, 2016-17 tuition and fees are $35,700 for undergraduates (two semesters) and $15,660 for graduate students (two semesters).

For the most up-to-date tuition and fee information, visit the Bursar's Office webpage.

Financial Aid

(Data for 2015-2016 undergraduates)
Approximately 90 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. For 2015-2016, the average amount of merit and need-based aid awarded by the University of New Haven was $15,450. The average amount of financial aid received from all sources was $18,830, and the total financial aid awarded by the University was $66.3 million. Click here to go to the University of New Haven's financial aid website.

Student Body

The University of New Haven has a total of 6,835 students, a majority of which are full-time (5,734). The student body is nearly a 50-50 split between males and females, with 24 percent of students identifying themselves as a member of an underrepresented group, and 278 with military veteran status.

Of the University's 4,936 undergraduate students and 1,899 graduate students, 41 percent come from Connecticut, while 43 percent are from out-of-state and nearly 15 percent hail from foreign countries.

For fall 2016, the incoming first-year students had an average high school GPA of 3.38 and an average SAT score of 1,039 (math + verbal).

Faculty/Class Size

The University of New Haven boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, with an average class size of 22 students. The University has 264 full-time faculty members in addition to part-time and adjunct professors. Of the full-time faculty, 82 percent hold the highest degree in their field. The University has nearly 510 staff members.

Career Outcomes Data

In accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers ‘Standards and Protocols for First Destination Surveys,' our Career Development Center utilizes a three-phase methodology to ascertain the employment and advanced education outcomes of graduating classes six years out and one year out. Click here to view the info.

Campus Life

The University boasts more than 150 clubs and organizations, and students have access to hundreds of different study abroad programs, including at our own Tuscany Campus in Prato, Italy.

Student news is provided by The Charger Bulletin, a weekly student-run newspaper available in hard copy and online.

Students and community members also broadcast on the campus radio station, WNHU 88.7 FM, which is also available online and has won a number of Best College Radio Station awards in local media readers' polls.

University of New Haven students show a commitment to community service through club outreach, the Alternative Spring Break program, the President's Public Service Fellowship program in the summer, and many more initiatives.

About 61 percent of undergraduate students live on campus or in University-sponsored housing in 13 different residence halls. First-year students have the option to participate in Living/Learning Communities, which help foster a greater connection to the University of New Haven by allowing students with a common bond to reside together.

Find out more in our Student Life section.

Academic Support

The Centers for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) are comprised of three offices, each of which is dedicated to giving University of New Haven students the skills they need to be successful students and graduates. Our approach is appreciative, personal, and collaborative. The mission of CASA is to provide a seamless program of services to support students across their entire academic experience.

Career Development

The Career Development Center (CDC) is a comprehensive center for career advising, internships, and other career-related preparation and development. The Center also manages the relationships with external recruiting organizations to connect students, alumni, and faculty with internship and job opportunities.

During the 2015-16 academic year, the CDC posted 2,841 jobs and internships available to University of New Haven students. The career development staff conducted 402 mock interviews, hosted 272 employers on campus, and ran 152 workshops and programs for students. Services offered include résumé and cover letter writing assistance and workshops, interview training and mock interviews, networking and social media training, graduate school preparation, assistance with choosing a major, and much more.

In addition to the CDC website, you can also find out more on Virtual Career Center.

Varsity Athletics

The University of New Haven is a member of the athletically and academically prestigious Northeast-10 Conference and NCAA Division II. Our teams are known as the Chargers, and the University's mascot is Charlie the Charger. The University of New Haven offers 17 varsity sports and we have about 325 student-athletes. Collectively, the University of New Haven's teams have been to the playoffs over 250 times. The Chargers have won conference, regional, and even national championships, and our student-athletes excel in the classroom and community.

You can find out the most up-to-date news and information on the Charger Athletics website.

Student Recreation

At the University of New Haven, campus recreation is called "ChargerREC," with a home base in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. There are nearly 50 intramural offerings in three divisions (men's, women's, and co-REC), subdivided into divisions by skill level as well. The University has 11 club sports teams and offers over 35 different fitness classes, in addition to personal training and lifetime health and skills classes.

You can find out more on the ChargerREC website.

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