University of New Haven

University of New Haven

West Heaven , United States
  • 81
    Acceptance Rate
  • 6984
  • 87
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Over the past 15 years, under the leadership of President Steven H. Kaplan, the University has experienced significant growth — both in enrollment and in the expansion of the University’s West Haven campus. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has more than doubled, and first-year applications have nearly tripled.

Within the University of New Haven's colleges and schools, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across engineering, health sciences and healthcare, business, law enforcement and public service, the liberal arts and sciences, and the fine arts. More than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a longstanding commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements for international undergraduate applicants seeking a bachelor's degree as a first-year applicant. 

1. Submit official certified copies of senior secondary/high school records. This includes all grade reports, mark sheets, academic transcripts, final examination results, diplomas, and degree certificates such as Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate.

International transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified evaluation by one of the 4 professional credential evaluation agencies listed below:

  • World Education Services
  • Educational Credential Evaluators
  • SpanTran Education Services
  • World Education Services

3. Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source (teacher or guidance counselor).

4. Submit a personal essay. The essay is an opportunity for us to get to know you as a person, not just your grades and test scores. It also gives us an example of how you express yourself and demonstrates your ability to organize your thoughts. The personal essay should be between 250 and 650 words on a topic of your choice.

5. If English is not the official language, one of the following standardized exams is required: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT. 

Scholarship & funding

The university offers financial aid opportunities. For more information


Student life

Students at the University of New Haven have the best of both worlds, an active on campus community, and access to the city of New Haven. Whether students are interested in cultural, intellectual, or social pursuits, they have a wealth of opportunities from which to choose.