Fast Facts

About this data: Facts and figures on this page are accurate as of Fall 2023, unless otherwise indicated.

Introduction

Founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven 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 more than 9,800 students from across the globe.

In the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching more than 80 new degree and certificate programs and specialized areas of study. The University also has campuses in Tuscany, Italy, and Orange, Conn.

Recognition

  • The University of New Haven has been recognized as one of The 389 Best Colleges in the country by The Princeton Review.
  • 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 named a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency.
  • The University of New Haven was ranked by G.I. Jobs® in the top 20 percent of colleges and universities recruiting military personnel.

Awards and Affiliations

Location

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.

Additionally, the University has satellite campuses in Orange, Connecticut; and Prato, Italy. For more information, click here for the University of New Haven Campus Locations page.

Academic Overview

The University is composed of: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Pompea 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 105 undergraduate majors; master's degrees in 92 areas of graduate study; and doctorate programs in criminal justice, applied engineering, health sciences and occupational therapy. For more information about our academic programs, click here for our Academics page.

In 2022-23, the University of New Haven awarded 1,133 undergraduate and 1,674 graduate degrees.

Costs and Finances

Undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 academic year are $22,050 per semester, while graduate tuition is $1,055 per credit. For international students, 2023-24 tuition and fees are $45,730 for undergraduates (two semesters) and $18,990 for graduate students (two semesters).

For the most up-to-date tuition and fee information, visit the Bursar's Office webpage.

  • Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate students
    Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

    The Cost of Attendance consists of direct charges from the university as well as other general expenses incurred by the student during an academic year. For 2023-2024, the estimated costs of attendance for a full-time undergraduate at the University of New Haven are as follows:

    Estimated Direct Expenses
    Billed by the University of New Haven
      Resident (On Campus) Commuter At Home (Off Campus)
    Tuition/Fees $45,730 $45,730
    Food and Housing $19,202 $0
    Total Estimated Direct Costs* $64,932 $45,730
    Estimated Indirect Expenses
    Not Billed by the University of New Haven
      Resident (On Campus) Commuter At Home (Off Campus)
    Books/Supplies $1,240 $1,240
    Personal/Misc Expenses $1,830 $5,318
    Transporation Expenses $850 $3,486
    Federal Student Loan Fees $66 $66
    Total Estimated Indirect Costs $3,986 $10,110
    Estimated Total Cost of Attendance
      Resident (On Campus) Commuter At Home (Off Campus)
      $68,918 $55,840

    Note: *Costs do not include lab fees, overtime charges for course loads over 17 credits hours, or tuition differentials. The food and housing cost is based on the amount normally assessed most of our residential students. Amounts listed for books, personal, and transportation expenses are estimated costs that may be incurred during the academic year and will not be directly reflected on the student billing account.

    Cost of attendance for part-time students is pro-rated and calculated based on part-time costs.

    Click here for more information.

  • Cost of Attendance for Graduate students
    Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

    To determine your financial aid eligibility the Financial Aid Office utilizes a Cost of Attendance which consists of direct charges from the university as well as other general expenses incurred by the student during an academic year. For the 2023-24 academic year, the cost of attendance for a standard full-time (9 credits per term) and half-time (minimum of 5 credits per term) Graduate student is as follows:

    Graduate Student Cost of Attendance
    Type Full-Time Half-Time
    Tuition

    $18,990

    $10,550

    Estimate for Books

    $744

    $496

    Independent Student Allowance

    $26,146

    $26,146

    Fees

    $250

    $210

    Federal Loan Fees

    $174

    $174

    Totals

    $46,304

    $37,576

    Click here for more information.

Financial Aid

(Data for 2022-2023 Undergraduates)

Approximately 96.2 percent of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. The average amount of financial aid received from all sources was $30,479. Click here to go to the University of New Haven's financial aid website.

Student Body

The University of New Haven has a total of 9,830 students, a majority of which are full-time (8,331). The student body is nearly a 50-50 split between males and females, with 24.5 percent of students identifying themselves as a member of an underrepresented group, and nearly 200 who identify as a student veteran or as a military affiliated student.

Of the University's 4,865 undergraduate students and 4,965 graduate students, 29.4 percent come from Connecticut, while 33.1 percent are from out-of-state and 37.5 percent hail from foreign countries.

For fall 2023, accepted first-year students had an average high school GPA of 3.50 and an average combined SAT score of 1,180.

Faculty/Class Size

The University of New Haven boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1, with an average class size of 19 students. The University has 271 full-time faculty members in addition to part-time and adjunct faculty. Of the full-time faculty, 81.1 percent hold the highest degree in their field.

Career Outcomes Data

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. Click here to view the info.

Campus Life

The University boasts more than 150 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 75 percent of undergraduate students live on campus or in University-sponsored housing in 20 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.

Student Life

Academic Support

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.

Career Development

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 2022-23 academic year, the CDC posted 3,849 jobs and internships available to University of New Haven students. The career development staff conducted 906 mock interviews, hosted 243 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.

In addition to the CDC website, you can also find out more on the Handshake career management system.

Varsity Athletics

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 20 varsity sports and we have about 497 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.

Charger Athletics Website

Student Recreation

At the University of New Haven, campus recreation is called "ChargerREC," with a home base in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. There are 20 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.

ChargerREC website