Congratulations to all who got accepted! This thread is for those who have been accepted or think they are going to attend this university. I, myself, got accepted and i'm willing to know more things about this school. So, for those who'd like to share information, please do! For those who already go, please share your experiences there as a Bobcat. Thank you and congratulations once again!
As a current student, I would recommend avoiding this school. Try to forget about how pretty the campus might be or how the buildings are mostly new. This thinking really is a trap, instead, focus your thinking on all the other attributes of this school.
1. Student population is not diverse at all, it is almost all rich, preppy, white kids. The north face/ ugg combination really is the school uniform, even on more than a few guys
2. Food is overpriced, not very good, and lacks variety. It's really tough for freshmen to get off campus to get anything different, mostly because of the terrible shuttle system, so you'll basically be eating from the same 2 places every day, minus the occasional delivery.
3. QU may be good for health sciences, communications, and business, but its really not good for liberal arts. Coming from a Poli Sci major, it seems like the university is spending a lot more on those other branches, like the new medical school, and the College of Arts and Sciences gets somewhat neglected. I do like my teachers and the class sizes are smaller, but selection is much more limited than many other schools.
4. The administration has been at odds with the student body, and the comments I've seen on these boards criticizing them are accurate. It doesn't seem like they care about the students and they do absolutely nothing about rampant alcohol abuse.
5. The student culture is also very indifferent. There really isn't much of any activism or political involvement
Hope this helped, if you have any other questions, feel free to ask
My two sons go to Quinnipiac and I disagree with some of Tarrick's comments. One of my sons is a Criminal Justice major and he loves all his classes. The other son is Communications. There are lots of opportunities to get involved on campus, my son is going on an alternative spring break trip to Alabama and it was very competitive to get a spot. They are also members of a fraternity and do a lot of community service through the fraternity. Lots of kids go to the hockey and basketball games. The food isn't great, but they have alot of variety. Not a lot of diversity, but not everyone is rich or preppy, my kids are definitely not.
They have a lot of very good friends and love the school. I would suppose that Tarrick hasn't really gotten very involved and that might be why he doesn't like the school
Well, let me clarify a little. Its not that I dislike my classes, in fact, I actually do like them. Its just that the selection of classes are limited for my areas of interest. That's not to say that this statement is applicable to everybody, all I'm stating is that a prospective student should fully research the course catalog to see what is available in their fields. A student that wants to be able to have a lot of choices might want to reconsider coming here, depending on their interests.
The student section does get moderate attendance for most mens sports games on average. However, people from Hamden and surrounding areas still constitute a very large majority of attendees over students. I've been to almost every home game this year at the sports center, so I think that my description is accurate
It somewhat depends what one means by "Get Involved". I'm referring mostly to political involvement, and it's really non-existent here.
Thanks for the information. She did email them last week and they said we'd hear within a few weeks. I am hoping that maybe some letters still going out would contain acceptances as opposed to sorry, we're full, you are waitlisted.
I recently went to the Accepted Students day. I plan on majoring in Biology and the professor seemed really nice. Here are the things that I like about the school and I am possibly attending in the fall of 2011.
1. The professors-They seem nice and humorous. During their presentations they were able to be serious and still make the audience (prospective students and parents) laugh at jokes. They also seem extremely knowledgeable talking about helping students with their research projects and being involved in the community.
2. The campus- The campus is absolutely beautiful. I like how they separate the classroom buildings separate from the dormatories. I like how they keep everything separate. I also like all the areas available for sports and exercise.
3. The location of the school is secluded from the city life which can be a good thing and a bad thing. I enjoy the scenery of Sleeping Giant and the campus is not too far away from the main street that you feel too secluded in my opinion.
4. The small classroom sizes.
5. The dorms- Although I don't like how most of their dorms for freshman have a bathroom per floor I hope that I am placed in a suite where there is 8 people to a quarter and a shared bathroom among them. But i think that these type of living conditions are still tolerable and it would be a great college experience overall
and i think thats it. I am still considering University of New Haven but i really like Quinnipiac as of right now. Still trying to decide and commit 100%
I completely disagree with Tarrick's critique of Quinnipiac. He should be happy that he has the privilege to attend a wonderful university such as QU.
I am a graduate of Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and Quinnipiac University. I believe that Quinnipiac is by far the best school out of these three. Only QU has over $200 million in the bank, 3 huge beautiful campuses, 600 acres, 6000 undergraduates, median SAT scores of almost 1200, a law school, a new medical school, the TD Bank Sports Center, ECAC Hockey League Membership, a windfarm, and a Sleeping Giant! Fairfield has a beach in Bridgeport near the ghetto and SHU has a newly designed quad which was modeled after QU's quad but no where near as nice.
I highly endorse QU for any rising senior who is willing to work hard and be appreciative for the extraordinary opportunities that he or she gets.