Central Connecticut State is a public university located in New Britain, Connecticut in the Hartford Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,605 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Central Connecticut State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Psychology, Accounting, and Criminology. Graduating 52% of students, Central Connecticut State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.
Central Connecticut State University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.109 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.127 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
Colleges like Central Connecticut State University
- C+Western Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- Danbury, CT
- 747 reviews
- B-Eastern Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- Willimantic, CT
- 1,022 reviews
- B-Southern Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- New Haven, CT
- 1,291 reviews
- B-University of Hartford
- 4 Year
- West Hartford, CT
- 1,527 reviews
Central Connecticut State University Reviews
I am just now entering as an incoming freshman here at Central Connecticut State University as a student athlete. Since the first day of coming in contact with this University at the age of 14, I knew this was where I wanted to spend my four years of college. I first came in contact with this University while playing baseball. I was playing a tournament over in Connecticut and the championship game was a Central. I probably played the game of my life there and I fell in love with the facilities, buildings, fields and just the atmosphere of the students attending there. The vibe there is one like no other.
After spending a full year of college there, I have seen some ups and downs. The ups I have seen so far are how my professors have taught, how well the college is structured, and the local area you're in. There is sadly one downside that needs to change and it's about how they handle certain situations. The biggest situations would have to be the weed smoking and the way they handle suicidal students. I have to say that both situations , in my eyes, have not been handled very well. For example, sometimes you can never go to a certain floor in a dorm building without smelling weed. Why hasn't Central cracked down on that? I can only hope that Central fixes its mistakes at this point
I just recently transferred to the University and so far so good. I had trouble registering for classes before the semester started and an advisor immediately met with me and helped me register for classes which was a huge relief. The professors and all staff at the University care for the students. Lots of resources and who doesn't like a Starbucks on campus? This was a great choice for me to transfer to!