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The University of New Haven, also known as UNH, is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut. Originally established in 1920 as the New Haven YMCA Junior College, the college offered education in business and engineering to the local students. The institute became independent in 1926, and it gained the university status in 1970. The main campus covers more than 80 acres and the college grants associate s, bachelor s, and master s degrees in more than 100 Course Topics. UNH is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • Graduate Programs
  • Henry C. Lee College
  • Tagliatela College of Engineering
  • University College
UNH’s sports teams are nicknamed the Chargers and the college’s athletics department fields more than 15 sports teams.

Profile of University of New Haven

University of New Haven is located in West Haven, CT (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by University of New Haven is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of New Haven is known for its programs in music and security and law enforcement.

University of New Haven Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 580. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


University of New Haven has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

University of New Haven had 4,774 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. University of New Haven offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of New Haven is a student-centered comprehensive university with an emphasis on excellence in liberal arts and professional education. Our mission is to prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning. "

University of New Haven Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Security and Law Enforcement446forensic science, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech, security and loss prevention, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice, fire protection, . . .
Business and Management320business management, accounting, human resources, business and related services, labor relations, taxation, marketing, finance, . . .
Education and Teaching152education, educational administration
Engineering84electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, engineering management, chemical engineering, engineering, . . .
Therapy and Counselling83organizational psychology, psychology, community psychology, forensic psychology, mental and social health services, psychology courses
Science67anatomical sciences, chemistry, biology, bioinformatics, ecology, marine biology
Computer Science and Engineering61computer and info science, information science, computer support, computer engineering, computer programming courses, computer science, computer programming
Music53various music studies, music management, music
Medical Support and Technology36dental hygienist
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36dietitian, sports and fitness management
Family and Social Work23public administration, social service professions, foodservice management
Liberal Arts16political science, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, international studies, history, international relations, political science and government
Medical administration15health care administration, occupational health, health and medical administrative
Engineering Technician14occupational safety tech, telecommunications tech
Hospitality12hospitality management, hotel management, tourism and travel
Architecture and Planning10interior architecture
Law9legal assistant, legal studies
Media8communication studies, journalism, mass communication
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial art
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Science and Laboratory Technician2biology tech, chemical tech
Mathematics2mathematics, applied mathematics
Transportation1aviation operations
Fine Arts1fine arts
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts services
Design0interior design

Contact: University of New Haven

University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, CT 06516

General Phone: (203) 932-7000


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