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UNH Fast Facts


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

The University serves over 6,500 students, has 50,000 alumni, and welcomes 17,000 visitors each year. UNH employs 785 people, with an annual budget of approximately $209 million and an endowment of $33.6 million. Under President Kaplan's leadership since 2004, the University has invested $178 million in infrastructure and construction improvements. Find out more about our history in the About UNH section.


UNH has been recognized as a top-tier, comprehensive university in the North region by U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate engineering programs in the Tagliatela College of Engineering were also singled out as top-tier nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Among its many other awards, UNH has been named a "College of Distinction," and three different organizations have recognized the University as being nationally-rated for service to military veteran students.


The University of New Haven's main campus is located on 82 acres in West Haven, CT, a suburban hillside community only minutes from the bustling city of New Haven and miles of Connecticut shoreline and beaches. The campus is only 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 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, College of Business, Tagliatela College of Engineering, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

The University awards associate and bachelor's degrees in over 50 undergraduate majors, master's degrees in nearly 30 areas of graduate study, and a doctorate in criminal justice. For more information about our academic programs, click here for our Academics page.

During the January 2014 Commencement, UNH awarded 179 undergraduate degrees and 235 master's degrees, and during the May 2014 Commencement UNH awarded 729 undergraduate degrees and 340 master's degrees.

Faculty/Class Size

The University boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, with 241 full-time faculty members in addition to part-time and adjunct professors. Of the full-time faculty, 81 percent hold the highest degree in their field and 20 percent are from minority populations. The University has nearly 500 staff members.

Costs and Finances

Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic year were $16,220 per semester, while graduate tuition was $800 per credit. For international students, 2013-14 tuition and fees were $32,440 for undergraduates (two semesters) and $21,600 for graduate students (three trimesters). 

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

Financial Aid
(data for 2012-2013 undergraduates)

Approximately 88 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. For 2012-2013, the average amount of merit and need-based aid awarded by UNH was $13,265. The average amount of financial aid received from all sources was $16,227, and the total financial aid awarded by UNH was $58.2 million. Click here to go to the University of New Haven's financial aid website.

Student Body

UNH has a total of 6,555 students, a majority of which are full-time (5,342). The student body is nearly a 50-50 split between males and females, with 49 percent of students identifying themselves as a minority and 252 with military veteran status.

Of the University's 4,864 undergraduate students and 1,691 graduate students, 57.6 percent come from Connecticut, while 42.4 percent come from other states or countries.

For fall 2013, the incoming first-year students had an average high school GPA of 3.3 and an average SAT score of 1039 (math + verbal). 

Campus Life

The University boasts more than 150 clubs and organizations, and students have access to 400 different study abroad programs, including at our own UNH Tuscany Campus.

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. UNH 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.

More than 70 percent of undergraduate students live on campus or in University-sponsored housing. First-year students have the option to participate in Living/Learning Communities, which help foster a greater connection to UNH 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, collaborative, and comprehensive. The mission of CASA is to provide a seamless program of services to support students across their entire academic experience.

Career Development

The UNH Career Development Center (CDC) is a comprehensive center that provides complete career development education, advising, preparation, programming, and events to guide students and alumni to academic and career success. The Center also manages the relationships with external recruiting organizations to connect students, alumni, and faculty with internship and job opportunities.

During the 2012-13 academic year, the CDC posted 2,358 jobs and internships available to UNH students. The career development staff conducted 391 mock interviews, hosted 115 employers on campus, and ran 16 workshops and programs for students. Services offered include resume 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 UNH's Virtual Career Center.

Varsity Athletics

UNH is a member of the athletically and academically prestigious Northeast-10 Conference and NCAA Division II. Our teams are known as the Chargers, and UNH's mascot is Charlie the Charger.

The University of New Haven offers 16 varsity sports. Collectively, UNH 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. UNH has eight 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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    Facts and figures on this page are accurate as of spring 2014, unless otherwise indicated.
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