Quinnipiac University Visit Report by Lafalum84
Visit to Quinnipiac University in February 2009 by Lafalum84(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Information Session: Yes - Run by assist dean of admissions, who was not my cup of tea. Too much "sales" and not very organized.
Campus Tour: Yes - Student lead, student was friendly and knowlegable. Answered all questions
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Campus Visit Notes for Quinnipiac University
I really wasn't sure what to make of our visit to QU. I had my 11th grade D and her BF with me, and they liked it. D loved the freshman dorms. They are smallish buildings clustered around in a village-type setting, with 3 story foyers, and little alcoves and window seats in unexpected places - felt sort of Disney-esque to me. But all the rooms were quads - 18 x 18 rooms with 4 lofted beds, 4 desks & 4 small dressers (usually under the beds) and 4 wardrobes. There are also slightly older frosh dorms with triples that weren't large either. We didn't see the upperclassmen dorms but they look new and are all supposedly suite/apartment style. Two dining halls, neither looked large but they are adding on to one. They are also expanding the student center next year. The recreation center was not very large. The campus is very pretty and very state--of-the-art but there were only 4 undergrad classroom buildings (plus the law school) and none of them was very big. There is another campus about 1 1/2 miles away that houses the brand new athletic center. They are also building apartments for 1800 students at that remote campus, along with another student center and dining hall. There are shuttle busses between the campuses. Currently QU seniors must live off campus but within a year or 2 the new apartments at the remote campus will allow QU to guarantee housing for all. QU has also bought an office park a few miles away that they are turning into graduate program space. Academically, they seem to have very strong & modern programs in health sciences, communications & business. My D is interested in Arts & Sciences, we weren't shown that classroom building because it was "off thru the woods" (tour guide's words), we drove by and it looked nice but not large. There is nothing in walking distance of campus (restaurants or stores) but the college runs shuttles to those places as well, and they're within a couple of miles. My overall impression was that QU is very up-and-coming. They are building and growing. They don't have a lot of academic space, but what they have is state-of-the-art.