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University of New Haven - ISSCC - International Education & Study Abroad SpecialistSchool ID: 473
School Name: University of New Haven
School Type: Co-Ed
City: New Haven
Tuition fee: Undergraduate: US$47,950 (2 semester)
Residential Type: On-campus residence halls, off-campus housing leased by the University
Rental fee: US$12,778 (2010-2011)
Program offer: Undergraduate, Graduate program
Other Information: The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division IIs highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference. Location The University is located on 82 acres in West Haven, CT, a suburban hillside community only minutes from the bustling city of New Haven and miles of Connecticut shoreline and beaches. The campus is only 90 minutes from New York City and 2-1/2 hours from Boston. Academic Overview The University is composed of five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Tagliatela College of Engineering, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and University College. Approximately 33 percent of students are enrolled in arts and sciences, 21 percent in business, 12 percent in engineering, and 34 percent in the Lee College. The University awards undergraduate associate and bachelor's degrees in over 80 majors, master's degrees in nearly 30 areas of study, and a doctorate in criminal justice. Faculty & Staff The University has 522 faculty members. Among the 200 full-time faculty members, 83 percent hold the highest degree in their field and 52 percent have tenure. The student faculty ratio is approximately 16:1. The University has nearly 500 staff members. Students Of the University's 4,203 undergraduate students and 1,746 graduate students, nearly 60 percent come from Connecticut, while 33 percent come from other states, and 8 percent are international students. More than 70 percent of undergraduate students live on campus or in University-sponsored housing. For fall 2010, the incoming first-year students had an average high school GPA of 3.3 and an average SAT score of 1051. Approximately 12 percent of undergraduates and 43 percent of graduate students are enrolled in part-time study. Student Life Undergraduate students participate in more than 100 clubs and organizations. Graduate students participate on the Graduate Student Council and several academic clubs and organizations. Student news is provided in 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. UNH students show a commitment to community service through club outreach, the Alternative Spring Break program, and the President's Public Service Fellowship program in the summer. Residential Life Over 2,000 undergraduate students live in 10 on-campus residence halls, and nearly 600 undergraduate students live in off-campus housing leased by the University. Shuttle service to campus is provided from all off-campus, University-sponsored housing. First-year students have the option to participate in Living/Learning Communities, which help foster a greater connection to UNH by allowing students with a common bond to reside together. The University offered 12 themed Living-Learning Communities for the 2010-2011 academic year. Athletics UNH is a member of the athletically and academically prestigious Northeast-10 NCAA Division II Athletic Conference. The UNH Chargers compete in 16 varsity sports. In 2008-2009, the Chargers had 10 student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference Honors, and three earned Academic-All American honors. Over the same period, UNH athletic teams completed more than 3,000 hours of community service. Experiential Education Study Abroad: Through UNH faculty-led study abroad experiences and strategic partnerships with Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) and the Center for International Studies (CIS), UNH students have access to over 50 study abroad placements worldwide for varying durations. The University also offers two semester-abroad experience programs for first-year students in the fall. In fall 2010, first-year abroad placements include Florence and Seville. Seventy-six undergraduates participated in fall 2009 study abroad initiatives.. Academic Service-Learning, Work Integrated Learning, and Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research: According to a May 2009 survey of graduating seniors, 78 percent of respondents indicated they had completed an internship while attending UNH. Additionally, 30 percent of respondents had participated in faculty-mentored undergraduate research, and 16 percent had participated in an academic service learning project for credit while at UNH. Computer Resources Nearly all of the University's classrooms feature multimedia. Students may connect to the campus network via wireless access points in academic buildings, the Bartels Hall campus center, the Marvin K. Peterson Library, and public residence hall areas. Wired high-speed network connections also are provided in all residence hall rooms and major common areas on campus. Students are provided with a permanent UNH e-mail account, and all course registration is completed online.

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