University of New Haven (UNH)

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University of New Haven can be found in West Haven, CT, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About seven thousand students are enrolled at UNH.

The majority of students admitted to this school had an SAT score between 1030 - 1220, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 21 - 27. We were able to estimate the University of New Haven (UNH) average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. University of New Haven admits about 80% of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 14% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of New Haven (UNH) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of New Haven was reported as 83.0% in Fall 2020 with over 11,000 college applications submitted to UNH. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNH ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • UNH Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of New Haven?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UNH is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of New Haven has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 80.5%
  • 2017-2018: 87.8%
  • 2018-2019: 83.9%
  • 2019-2020: 83.0%
  • Projected UNH Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.9%

How Does University of New Haven (UNH) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of New Haven is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Connecticut State University69.4%
Albertus Magnus College83.5%
Quinnipiac University70.1%
University of Bridgeport54.6%
Sacred Heart University63.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of New Haven (UNH) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math510 - 600
Total Score1030 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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