Prepare for the Future in the Heart of the Action

One of the reasons the University of New Haven is the perfect spot in which to live and learn is its location to everything that is important to you. Rub elbows with Yale students in New Haven, take the train into New York City, or spend the weekend exploring Washington, D.C., Boston, or points in between.

An Unmatched Intellectual Environment

Situated on 82 acres atop a hill overlooking the New Haven skyline, with views of Long Island Sound, our residential campus is conveniently located a mile north of Interstate 95 between Boston (135 miles away) and New York City (75 miles away).

Our safe, secure campus community offers a wealth of world-class amenities, while, just outside our campus, West Haven – ranked as of the safest college towns in the country by SafeWise – provides a true college-town feel, featuring parks, shops, recreational activities, and restaurants to explore. West Haven also boasts the longest coastline in Connecticut, putting you never more than steps away from some of the nicest beaches in the state.

Just 10 minutes away, New Haven is a thriving center for both industry and culture. With seven colleges and universities in the immediate area, it’s also a center for academic and technological innovation. Students and faculty come to New Haven from around the world to immerse themselves in this unparalleled intellectual environment.

 

A Gateway to New York City, New England - and Beyond

No matter which direction you head from our campus in West Haven, there’s something new to discover. You are only two hours away from Boston to the north and New York City to the south. You’re three hours from skiing in New Hampshire or seeing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Plus, the history and hustle and bustle of our nation’s capital in Washington, D.C., is only five hours away.

Are We There Yet?

Our proximity to New York City, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations – and truly the city that never sleeps – gives you regular access to acclaimed Broadway plays, 10 major league sports franchises, shopping on Fifth Avenue, and such well-known sites as Central park and the Empire State Building. And, you are only three hours from Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore and five hours from Washington, D.C. Or, stay in New England and enjoy an endless array of opportunities. From the ski slopes of Vermont to the lakes of New Hampshire to the miles-long coastline of Rhode Island to the stunning state parks of Maine, New England has something for everyone – no more than a few hours away.

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Miles to the Beach and Long Island Sound

36

Miles to Old Lyme, Connecticut

41

Miles to Hartford

75

Miles to New York City

141

Miles to Boston

302

Miles to Washington, D.C.

Steeped in History and Tradition

When you come to the University of New Haven, you’re never far from history. West Haven was a frequent arrival point during the Revolutionary War. New Haven is home to Yale and the historic New Haven Green and is credited with introducing pizza to Connecticut. The area surrounding the University is home to a number of iconic firsts, and the history of our region is second to none.

Go Exploring

What To Do What To Do

"Connecticut offers such a dynamic blend of things to do. From beautiful beaches along the Connecticut coast to scenic green trails throughout the state. From some of the world’s most exciting casino resorts to some of New England’s most picturesque camping grounds. From challenging adventure parks to stimulating museums. They’re all so close to you — and all so close to each other." - CTVisit.com

  • New Haven Area Beaches
  • Mystic Aquarium and Seaport
  • Bishop's Orchards
  • Gillette Castle
  • Xfinity Theater
  • Six Flags New England
  • Lighthouse Point Park
  • Long Wharf Theatre
  • Bigelow Hollow State Park
  • Lake Compounce
  • Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
  • Pez Factory
  • Lyman Orchards
  • Yale Bowl
  • Thimble Islands
  • Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun
  • Yale Center for British Art
  • Shore Line Trolley Museum
  • Eli Whitney Museum
  • Connecticut Children's Museum
  • Yale Peabody Museum
  • IT Adventure Ropes Course
  • The Shops at Yale
  • Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at Yale University
  • International Festival of Arts & Ideas
  • R.J. Julia Booksellers
  • Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • Yale Marsh Botanical Garden
  • Meigs Point Nature Center
  • Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge
  • White Sands Beach
  • Rocky Neck State Park
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
  • Bradley Point Park
  • Hammonasset Beach
  • Hubbard Park & Castle Craig
  • Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
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What To Eat What To Eat

Beyond the many on-campus food options, the cities of West Haven and New Haven are go-to locations for food lovers. In fact, Louis’ Lunch is the birthplace of the hamburger, and New Haven has been named among the best pizza towns in the country. There are more than 50 local restaurants and national chains within a three-mile radius of the campus, and some of them accept Charger Cash.

  • Archie Moore's
  • Louis' Lunch
  • Stowe's Seafood
  • BAR Pizza
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
  • Sally's Apizza
  • Modern Apizza Place
  • Zuppardi's Apizza
  • Abbott's Lobster in the Rough
  • Dockside Seafood & Grill
  • Mystic Pizza
  • Stew Leonard's
  • Essex Clipper Dinner Train
  • Bobby Flay's Bar American
  • Anthony Jack's Wood-Fired Grill
  • Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill
  • Ola Restaurant
  • Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale
  • Michael Jordan's Steak House
  • Claire's Corner Copia
  • Bear's Smokehouse
  • Prime 16
  • Ted's Restaurant
  • CandiTopia
  • Georgie's Diner
  • Long Wharf Food Trucks
  • Neil's Donuts
  • Lobster Landing
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Experience the Northeast Experience the Northeast

"The natural beauty, culture, and history of New England attract and delight visitors from around the world... Fall is for viewing the colorful foliage; winter brings all manner of snow sports; spring is the time for urban fun, museums, and cultural attractions; and summer is for getting outdoors in the mountains, meadows, and beaches." - VisitNewEngland.com

  • The Appalachian Trail
  • Newport Mansions (RI)
  • The Empire State Building (NY)
  • Lady Liberty (NY)
  • The Hamptons (NY)
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Yankee Stadium
  • Times Square
  • Broadway
  • Freedom Tower
  • Empire State Building
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • The Hamptons
  • Chrysler Building
  • Central Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Prospect Park
  • Coney Island Cyclone
  • Bronx Zoo
  • The High Line
  • Apollo Theatre
  • Citi Field
  • Boston Public Garden
  • Boston Common
  • Freedom Trail
  • Quincy Market
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Fenway Park
  • Newport Mansions
  • The National Seashore
  • Nauset Lighthouse
  • Northern Exposure Outfitters
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Freedom Trail Walk Into History
  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Mohawk Trail
  • New England Aquarium
  • The Butterfly Place
  • White Mountain National Forest
  • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
  • Acadia National Park
  • Pirate’s Cove Adventure
  • Derry Opera House
  • Castle In The Clouds
  • Stonewall Farm
  • Bromley Mountain
  • Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour
  • Great Vermont Corn Maze
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