Accreditation, Affiliations, and Awards

We are proud to be a University that’s continuously growing and making positive changes for our students and the community. Our achievements are a testament to our dedicated faculty and staff and the cutting-edge programs they develop; our talented students, who continue to be engaged members of the community; and our alumni, who consistently become leaders in their chosen fields.

A Nationally Respected University

Check out some of our awards and affiliations that further validate our standing as one of the finest comprehensive universities in the Northeast.

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New England Commission of Higher Education

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.). The University has been accredited by the Commission since 1948.

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The New American College & Universities

Proud to be Members of the Prestigious NAC&U

In June 2015, University of New Haven announced it had accepted an invitation to join The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U). Founded in 1995, NAC&U is a national consortium of selective, small-to-mid-size (2,000-7,500 students) independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal arts education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Member institutions are frequently cited as models for the intentional integration of teaching and learning, scholarship, and service.

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U.S. News Regional Universities North

University of New Haven Moves Up in 2019 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

For the ninth year in a row, the University of New Haven has been ranked a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "Best Colleges" rankings. The University was also ranked on the publication’s "best value" list of regional colleges in the north.

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University of New Haven Again Recognized by The Princeton Review Among Best Universities in the Nation

In the University’s profile in The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" guidebook, students lauded professors who are "amazing and want to help in any way they can" and classmates who "care about the quality of their education."

It is the sixth year in a row The Princeton Review has included the University in its annual ratings of the nation's top colleges and universities.

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College of Distinction

University of New Haven Named a College of Distinction

The University of New Haven was named a "College of Distinction" by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide that assesses colleges for its engaged students, great teaching, and vibrant campus communities.

Colleges of Distinction says that it looks beyond rankings and test scores to find colleges that are the ideal places to learn, grow, and succeed.

Military Friendly School

G.I. Jobs Magazine - Military Friendly School

The University of New Haven has been ranked by G.I. Jobs Magazine in the top 20 percent of more than 12,000 colleges and universities that recruit military personnel. 

Their mission is to simplify the military transition experience using education and employment tools and resources to guide students to a successful career.

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Best for Vets College Rankings

Recognized by Military Times in its 2019 Best for Vets college rankings, the University has nearly 300 students who are using veteran benefits, including veterans, dependents of veterans, and active service members.

President's Higher Education Community Service

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raises the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships. Annually, colleges and universities are highlighted for the role they play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

AACSB Accredited

Our College of Business is Among the Top 5 Percent Worldwide

In 2015, we announced that our College of Business had become accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation means that our College of Business has passed a rigorous set of standards. The faculty, students, programs, and research have been closely examined and judged to be of exceptionally high standards. AACSB accreditation means our College of Business has proven to be among the best in business education anywhere in the world. This quality is recognized across the globe by top employers, other universities, and recruiters. Graduates from AACSB-accredited schools are recognized and generally receive higher, more competitive salaries.

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National Association of Schools of Art & Design Accreditation

The University of New Haven is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD). This mark of excellence designates the University's B.A. in Art and B.F.A. programs in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Interior Design as nationally accredited programs.

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