Quinnipiac University is located in Hamden, Connecticut. The school was founded in 1929 under the name Connecticut College of Commerce, but it changed its name in 1951 and moved to its current location in 1966. Judy's interviewer told us that this is the first time in 20 years that there hasn't been construction on its campus.
The afternoon we visited the college was drenched in sunshine, as you can see, but very cold.
Quinnipiac is comprised of three campuses. We only toured the main campus. We did not see the upper classmen apartments and the athletics complex on the York Hill campus or the medical training facilities on the New Haven campus.
Below is one of the common rooms in the Freshman dorms.
Below is the library.
Although the campus architecture is quite modern, it was designed in traditional East Coast college fashion. The Library, with its tower, is perhaps the most impressive building on the main campus.
Quinnipiac seemed to have less tradition and history than some of the other schools we've visited, but it was quite impressive in its own way. Though we did not see the Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine campus in New Haven, it too is quite impressive in the opportunities it provides Quinnipiac students.
It might be interesting to note that we have enjoyed all of the schools we've visited and liked them for different reasons. It seems that each of them offers their own unique benefits and sadly, I can see Judy walking the campus of most of them. It will be interesting to see which school she decides to attend.
Last weekend we took Judy to visit Wells College in Aurora, NY. It is situated in a little town on the shores of Cayuga Lake, the longest of New York's glacial Fingerlakes.
It was quite rural, and the day quite deary. At first we were a bit doubtful about how we'd like it, but in the end we all agreed; it is a nice little college and we think Judy could be happy there.
Here are some photos from the campus.
Pottery wheels in the Art Building.
The Dining Hall, from the outside.
The coffee shop near the Dining Hall.
The Dining Hall looks a bit like the one at Hogwarts.
One of the common rooms.
One of the things we liked about Wells was the mixture of old and new buildings. We were impressed by the thoughtful and varied design of the new buildings. They were beautifully designed. It seemed like every window had a lovely view.
Wells College was founded as a women's college by Henry Wells (also the founder of Wells Fargo) in 1868. He graduated from nearby Cornell University and believed that women deserved institutions of higher learning as well. It became co-educational in 2005.