The University of New Haven is a private university located in Connecticut's town of the same name. The campus is home to just under 5,000 undergraduate students and approximately 1,700 graduate students. They offer more than 100 academic programs in fields such as Arts, Business, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Music, and Natural Sciences, among others. New Haven students can enhance their educations in a number of ways, including short trips into New York City where the cultural and business opportunities are nearly endless.
Overview of University of New Haven
Outside of class, there is hardly a dull moment. Students can join one or more of the 150 student organizations, participate in varsity sports, or explore numerous other recreational activities both on and off campus. For instance, UNH offers a long list of club and intramural sports, fitness classes, and personal training opportunities.
For those who prefer a drop-in, ad-hoc approach to wellness, the Recreation Center is full of workout equipment and activity courts. On the weekends, students can take recreational trips through the region: hiking trips, climbing excursions, and more. Students also love rooting for the home team(s), The Chargers, to victory in sports that include Cheerleading, Marching Band, and E-sports.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||16:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|SAT/ACT||Considered But Not Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||February 15|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
When it comes to costs, the University of New Haven is not exactly cheap. As a private institution, it does not receive public funding that help bring costs down. Thus, a full year of school costs students around $41,000 per year for tuition, books, and supplies. When room and board are factored into the gross costs of education, a year of UNH can cost $60,000. However, gross costs are diminished by generous financial aid packages.
In fact, UNH's financial aid offices are able to bring the average net price down to $34,000, which includes room and board. The average net price includes the low end, which goes to lower-income students who pay an average of $29,000. At the top end, high-earning households pay an average of $35,000. Students might even bring those costs down even more if they win additional grants and scholarships.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$22,201|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||99%|
|Room & Board||$16,852|
- Tuition In-State - $40,440
- Tuition Out-of-State - $40,440
- Books and Supplies - $1,000
- Room & Board - $16,852
- Other - $1,746
The University of New Haven may not be in the Ivy League, like a certain university a quick 10-minute drive away. Nevertheless, UNH manages to deliver a curriculum and academic tradition that launches students into highly successful careers and lives. Their academic excellence is reflected in many ways, but an objective measure includes their retention rate, graduation rate, and their student-to-faculty ratio.
The retention rate is a metric that researchers use to measure student satisfaction with the academics on campus. It illustrates the rate of how many first-time, full-time students return for a second year. UNH reports that 77% of its full-time students return for a second year. Then, the institution reports that 62% graduate on an UNH stage. On top of this, 31% of all students decide to enroll in a different institution. Since most transfers are to schools that are equal-to or better than the original institution, it can be assumed that around 93% of all students who start their academic career at UNH achieve a bachelor's degree.
These strong academic numbers are surely bolstered by the fact that UNH posts a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. This indicates that students can receive more attention in class and will find fewer distractions when they are trying to learn.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services||526 Total Graduates / 44%|
|Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration||279 Graduates|
|Forensic Science and Technology||109 Graduates|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other||81 Graduates|
|Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician||36 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||125 Total Graduates / 11%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||61 Graduates|
|Finance, General||17 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||14 Graduates|
|All Engineering Majors||124 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Mechanical Engineering||35 Graduates|
|Civil Engineering, General||21 Graduates|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||21 Graduates|
|Chemical Engineering||16 Graduates|
|Visual and Performing Arts||91 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Music, Other||25 Graduates|
|Music Management||17 Graduates|
|Graphic Design||9 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||82 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||49 Graduates|
|Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography||25 Graduates|
|Genome Sciences/Genomics||8 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||20%|
Outcome & Salary
Students need to know that their education will pay off for them in the long run. While the value of an education is largely subjective, there is at least one objective measure students can refer to. That is the starting salaries of alumni from University of New Haven. Though these figures rely on new graduates responding to surveys, UNH still posts strong numbers. Their electrical, electronic, and communications engineering students top the earnings list with a starting median salary of $68,000. At the lower end of the top earners are the fire protection students who use their bachelor's degrees to earn a median salary of $49,000.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$55,400|
|College Grads Average Salary||$72,441|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$101,100|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$724,410|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,735,410|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$137,412|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$586,998|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,597,998|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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