Quinnipiac University is committed to providing high quality academic programs in a student-oriented environment, on a campus with a strong sense of community. With three distinct campus settings, Quinnipiac offers a suburban location with easy access to nearby attractions. Located in Hamden, CT, the uniquely attractive Mount Carmel campus of 250 acres is located minutes from New Haven, mid-way between New York City and Boston, and offers 58 undergraduate majors plus internships, study abroad and clinical experiences in Business, Communications, Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Law and Medicine to the 6700 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate and part time students. Freshmen and sophomores reside on the Mount Carmel campus in traditional and suite-style residence halls, many with kitchens. Excellent facilities abound, including multimedia computer classrooms, an open media lab, audio production studio,and the fully digital high-definition production studio in the Ed McMahon Center for Mass Communications; the Financial Technology Center (trading room), and a wireless campus provide state-of-the-art technology. The nearby 250 acre York Hill campus is home to the TD Bank Sport Center with twin 3300 seat areas for ice hockey and basketball,1500 bed residence halls for juniors and seniors in suite-style housing,with mostly single rooms for seniors, magnificent views, a 2000 car parking garage and "Rocky Top",a lodge-like student center. The Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in North Haven, a 4 building campus is just 4 miles away with 104 acres and is home to the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing, Education, Law and the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine with state-of-the art facilities for upper level and graduate courses in Physical and Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiologist Assistant and Physician Assistant programs. Unique to Quinnipiac is the Schweitzer Institute which invites speakers to campus, and involves students in alternative spring break service trips to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Barbados. Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) strengthens writing skills in all subjects, and the Quinnipiac first year seminar brings a common book experience and helps students develop their Personal Success Plan. The Quinnipiac "Bobcats" compete in twenty-one Division I sports. Mens and Womens Ice Hockey are members of the ECAC, most other teams are in the MAAC conference, with Field Hockey in the Big East. Quinnipiac is adjacent to the 1,700 acre Sleeping Giant State park with trails for hiking and scenic views. Nearly 80 percent of the entering class comes from out of state and ninety-five percent of the freshmen live on campus. Although resident freshmen may not bring a car to campus, the University maintains an extensive campus shuttle system which brings students to nearby shopping, restaurants, museums, and the New Haven train station with access to Metro North and Amtrak and between the Mt. Carmel and York Hill campus locations.