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University of New Haven

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.

Important Facts

The University serves 6,793 students, has 60,000 alumni, and welcomes 25,000 visitors each year. The University employs 892 people, with an annual budget of approximately $287 million, and has endowment and invested assets totaling $70 million. Under President Kaplan's leadership, the University has completed $300 million in infrastructure and construction improvements since 2010.

The University of New Haven has been recognized as one of The 385 Best Colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
The University of New Haven was named Top-Tier Comprehensive University in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
The Tagliatela College of Engineering is rated among the top third in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
In June 2015, the University of New Haven joined the New American Colleges and Universities.
The University of New Haven was ranked by G.I. Jobs® in the top 20 percent of colleges and universities recruiting military personnel.

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.

The University is composed of: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the School of Health Sciences, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the Tagliatela College of Engineering.

The University awards bachelor's and associate degrees in 55 undergraduate majors; master's degrees in 33 areas of graduate study; and a doctorate in criminal justice. For more information about our academic programs,

In 2018-19, the University of New Haven awarded 1,227 undergraduate and 734 graduate degrees.

Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year are $19,500 per semester, while graduate tuition is $940 per credit. For international students, 2019-2020 tuition and fees are $39,000 for undergraduates (two semesters) and $16,920 for graduate students (two semesters).

The University of New Haven has a total of 6,793 students, a majority of which are full-time (5,911). The student body is nearly a 50-50 split between males and females, with 27.4 percent of students identifying themselves as a member of an underrepresented group, and 223 with military veteran status.

Of the University's 4,912 undergraduate students and 1,881 graduate students, 42.3 percent come from Connecticut, while 45.6 percent are from out-of-state and 12.1 percent hail from foreign countries.

For fall 2019, the incoming first-year students had an average high school GPA of 3.46 and an average SAT score of 1,132 (math + verbal).

The University of New Haven boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, with an average class size of 20 students. The University has 278 full-time faculty members in addition to part-time and adjunct professors. Of the full-time faculty, 84.9 percent hold the highest degree in their field.

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.

The University boasts more than 160 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 56 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.

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.

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 2018-19 academic year, the CDC posted 2,403 jobs and internships available to University of New Haven students. The career development staff conducted 779 mock interviews, hosted 295 employers on campus, and ran 156 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.

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 275 times. The Chargers have won conference, regional, and even national championships, and our student-athletes excel in the classroom and community.

At the University of New Haven, campus recreation is called "ChargerREC," with a home base in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. There are 50 intramural offerings in three divisions (men's, women's, and co-REC), subdivided into divisions by skill level as well. The University has 21 club sports teams and offers over 35 different fitness classes, in addition to personal training and lifetime health and skills classes.

Ranking / Awards

Awards and Affiliations
We are proud to be a University that’s continuously growing and making positive changes for our students and the community. Our achievements are a testament to our dedicated faculty and staff and the cutting-edge programs they develop; our talented students, who continue to be engaged members of the community; and our alumni, who consistently become leaders in their chosen fields.

Check out some of our awards and affiliations that further validate our standing as one of the finest comprehensive universities in the Northeast.

Proud to be Members of the Prestigious NAC&U
In June 2015, University of New Haven announced it had accepted an invitation to join The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U). Founded in 1995, NAC&U is a national consortium of selective, small-to-mid-size (2,000-7,500 students) independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal arts education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Member institutions are frequently cited as models for the intentional integration of teaching and learning, scholarship, and service.

University of New Haven Moves Up in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
For the ninth year in a row, the University of New Haven has been ranked a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "Best Colleges" rankings. The University was also ranked on the publication’s "best value" list of regional colleges in the north.

University of New Haven Again Recognized by The Princeton Review Among Best Universities in the Nation
In the University’s profile in The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" guidebook, students lauded professors who are "amazing and want to help in any way they can" and classmates who "care about the quality of their education."

It is the sixth year in a row The Princeton Review has included the University in its annual ratings of the nation's top colleges and universities.

University of New Haven Named a College of Distinction
The University of New Haven was named a "College of Distinction" by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide that assesses colleges for its engaged students, great teaching, and vibrant campus communities.

Colleges of Distinction says that it looks beyond rankings and test scores to find colleges that are the ideal places to learn, grow, and succeed.

G.I. Jobs Magazine - Military Friendly School
The University of New Haven has been ranked by G.I. Jobs Magazine in the top 20 percent of more than 12,000 colleges and universities that recruit military personnel. 

Their mission is to simplify the military transition experience using education and employment tools and resources to guide students to a successful career.

Best for Vets College Rankings
Recognized by Military Times in its 2019 Best for Vets college rankings, the University has nearly 300 students who are using veteran benefits, including veterans, dependents of veterans, and active service members.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raises the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships. Annually, colleges and universities are highlighted for the role they play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.


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Main Campus

300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT

Orange Campus

584 Derby Milford Road, Orange, CT

Tuscany Campus

Piazza S. Francesco, 8, Prato, Italy

Saw Mill Campus

600 Saw Mill Road, West Haven, CT

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