Acceptance Rate


Avg.Financial Aid



About Post University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Post University is a 4-year private for-profit type university which was established as the ‘Mattoon Shorthand School’ in the year 1890 and has a rich history of providing the education and skills to students to not just to survive, but be leaders in the global marketplace. It is well known for its quality education and innovation.

The university got its current name in the year 2004 after the institution got a new board of trustees. It is situated and headquartered at Waterbury, Connecticut, United States.

There is a private university in Waterbury, CT called Post University. Post University covers an area of 58 acres. The foundation of Post University was laid down in the year 1890. The motto of the Post University is "Post Makes It Personal" and its official colors are purple and orange. Out of total 7,317 students enrolled at PU, 9,729 belong to undergraduate courses while 913 are postgraduate students. The school has a total of 348 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Interestingly, Post University has an ethnically diverse student population. At PU around 37% are white, 26% are Black or African American, and 17% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. And, at the university, around 74% of the students are 25 and over. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 71% of the students are females and 29% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Mario Abdo Benítez, Selim Noujaim, Gregory C. Knight, and Mercedes Martinez in its 130 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, PU offers around 117 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), NAECY National Association for the Education of Young Children, and, NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges).

Location & Contact


800 Country Club Rd


Email: N/A
Phone: 8003452562
Fax: 2037565810
Find Your School


As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. It is generally considered that the ranking of any university helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. Post University, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range


ACT Range


Application Fee




High School GPA


Accept Common App


The admission to Post University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. Post University has 1 admission thresholds. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Post University. It is a non-refundable amount. It can be concluded that scoring high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT is not an important criterion for Post University, as the average SAT or ACT score of students is not available publicly. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 800 Country Club Rd, Waterbury, Connecticut 06723, or call (800) 345-2562.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The next two things to keep in mind before applying to PU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $31,860 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($16,610), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($11,600), and budget for other expenses ($4,250). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Business Administration, Management...

449 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

140 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

109 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

81 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

74 Graduates

Human Services, General

66 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

66 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

45 Graduates

Legal Support Services

41 Graduates

Psychology, General

40 Graduates


34 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

27 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

16 Graduates

Biology, General

7 Graduates

Homeland Security

7 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

5 Graduates

Agricultural and Domestic Animal Se...

4 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

2 Graduates

International Business

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%


39% White

20% Unknown

26% Black

8% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$67,091 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 28% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors


Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary


Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by PU. At PU, $11,600 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. At Post University, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the university offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. The university has enrolled around 29% male and 71% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$280 - 443

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


The financial aid department of Post University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Post University is around $20,165 and the federal grant is $6,338. Post University offers an average institutional aid of up to $20,165 to students.

Other Colleges In Connecticut

Sacred Heart University (SHU)
Sacred Heart University (SHU)

Fairfield, Connecticut

Trinity College
Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Connecticut College
Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

Near By Colleges

Naugatuck Valley Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut

41.5497, -73.073

Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of New England

Southington, Connecticut

41.6323, -72.9202

Quinnipiac University
Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut

41.4189, -72.8941

Other Private for-profit Colleges

Rasmussen College
Rasmussen College

St. Cloud, Minnesota