About the University of New Haven

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, the University of New Haven moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico and San Francisco. We provide our students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.

The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 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 SciencesLyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, the University of New Haven offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Our students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.

Our Mission

The University of New Haven is a student-centered comprehensive university with an emphasis on excellence in liberal arts and professional education. Our mission is to prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative
and discovery-based learning.

A Nationally Respected University

We have been honored for our world-class programs, and we have been invited to join prestigious associations. Our esteemed reputation creates opportunities that enable you to excel.

Experience the Difference!

Fast Facts


Year Founded

Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Campus Locations
West Haven, CT
Orange, CT
Old Lyme, CT
New London, CT
San Francisco, CA
Tuscany (Prato), Italy

2015-2016 Enrollment
5,002 undergraduates
1,784 graduate students

NCAA Division II
17 Varsity Teams
(7 Men’s, 10 Women’s)

Religious Affiliation

Non-Profit Status

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