Awards and Affiliations

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.

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



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.

University Continues to Show in U.S. News & World Report’s Annual College Rankings

For the 11th 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, having risen four spots from the previous year.

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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 389 Colleges" guidebook, students lauded professors who are "amazing and want to help in any way they can," and the University's "refreshingly diverse campus."

It is the eighth 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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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 as a top school for student veterans. Of the more than 1,800 schools that participated in the 2022-2023 survey, the University was one of 282 schools to achieve "Gold" status.

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

The University’s Veterans Day ceremony honored the dedication and service of the veterans in its community.

Best for Vets College Rankings

Recognized by Military Times in its 2023 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.

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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, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.

Additional Accreditations and Certifications

Specific colleges and programs at the University hold various forms of professional accreditation or certification, which can be seen via the link below.

Accreditations