A Culture of Success and Innovation

The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of 6,800 students from across the globe.

A Future That Beckons With Boundless Potential

Over the past 15 years, under the leadership of President Steven H. Kaplan, the University has experienced significant growth — both in enrollment and in the expansion of the University’s West Haven campus. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has more than doubled, and first-year applications have nearly tripled.

In the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching 26 new academic programs. The University has also added campuses in Prato, Italy, and Orange, Conn.

Success Starts Here

Within the University of New Haven's colleges and schools, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across engineering, health sciences and healthcare, business, law enforcement and public service, the liberal arts and sciences, and the fine arts. More than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a longstanding commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning.

Here, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty members provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.

We call it our students-first philosophy

Faculty Expertise and Dedication

Learn from professors dedicated to fostering your personal growth and professional development. This unwavering commitment has guided the personal and professional success of each student for more than 100 years.

A Foundational Education

A proven, purposeful education, which, through professionally focused courses of study, equips students with the critical skills, knowledge, and experience essential for meaningful careers and productive life.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

A curriculum that encourages interdisciplinary exploration, educating students who will succeed in a global society, ensuring you are well prepared to understand and navigate the world at large.

Limitless Academic and Co-Curricular Opportunities

A wide range of learning opportunities within our colleges and schools, outside of the classroom and in the community, enable you to pursue your passion – or discover a new one.

Vibrant Campus Community

An engaged, vibrant campus community - that is the right size – small enough to feel personal and manageable, yet large enough to offer students a wide array of academic, residential, athletic, and leadership opportunities.

Leaders and Achievers

Strong post-graduation success, sustained by an engaged alumni network of more than 61,898 across all industries. More than 91 percent of graduates are employed or are pursuing graduate degrees one year out, and 96 percent are succeeding in their fields within six years of graduating.

Mission Statement

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.

Core Values

We are guided by the following core values. They express the core elements of our culture and how we approach issues and make decisions essential to advancing the University of New Haven Mission.

  1. Student Centered: We place their success at the center of our decisions and activities to cultivate their full potential academically and personally.
  2. Engaged and Inclusive Community: We foster and celebrate diversity, inclusion, equity and access and strive for continuous improvement of these.
  3. Impactful Education: We intentionally engage our students in experiential education to prepare them for purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society.