University of New Haven

Introduction to University of New Haven

The University of New Haven (UNH) is a private university in West Haven, Connecticut. Between its main campus in West Haven and its graduate school campus in Orange, Connecticut, the university grounds cover about 122 acres of land. The university includes the College of Arts and Sciences, the Pompea College of Business, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences.[3] The university is a member of the Northeast-10 Conference and its mascot is a charger, a medieval war horse.

The University of New Haven was founded in 1920 as the New Haven YMCA Junior College, a division of Northeastern University, which shared buildings, laboratories, and faculty members[4] at Yale University, for nearly 40 years.

The University of New Haven has nearly 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. Around 33% of students are enrolled in arts and sciences, 21% in business, 12% in engineering, and 34% in criminal justice and forensic sciences.[11]

The University of New Haven is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2017 “Best 381 Colleges” guidebook, and the 2021 “The Best 386 Colleges” guidebook. In the previous two years, the university was included in the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” list.[14]

The University offers on-campus accommodation to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.