About the University of New Haven

Our History

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

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 of New Haven is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Recent Awards

The University of New Haven has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings. UNH is included in the publication’s “Best in the Northeast” list for 2015 (read the full press release).

The University of New Haven has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year. The University of New Haven is one of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on its excellence in Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities and successful outcomes (read the full press release).

For the third year in a row, UNH ranks in the top 15 percent of more than 12,000 colleges and universities that serve military personnel by “G.I. Jobs” magazine (read the full press release).