The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven moved to its current campus in 1960 and has earned a national reputation for its criminal justice and forensic science programs.

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Our Mission Statement

To prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing them the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative and discovery-based learning.

University Accreditation

The University of New Haven is a coeducational, nonsectarian, independent institution of higher learning, chartered by the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.

The University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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Recent Awards

The University of New Haven was recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings on its “Best Colleges” list.

The University of New Haven has been honored as a College of Distinction. We are of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities, and successful outcomes.

For over five years, we have ranked in the top 15% of more than 12,000 colleges and universities serving military personnel by the “G.I. Jobs” magazine.

For more information about the University of New Haven’s ranking and awards, visit our awards and affiliations page.