B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Central Connecticut State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 06050
Website
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Central Connecticut State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
900-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$14,852/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,002/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,317/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,886/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,286/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,598/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,763Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Average
    56%
  • Normal
    25%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Above average
    2%
  • Uninterested
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.105 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Educational
    38%
  • Lively
    12%
  • Okay
    10%
  • Dry and boring
    9%
  • Spirit
    9%
  • Motivating
    7%
  • Party School
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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I have had a great experience at Central so far. My advisor has been extremely helpful for the past couple of years, and I've had some great professors who were able to gauge my interest in classes I wouldn't normally enjoy, and they really care about their students. The campus is also beautiful!
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While I can't speak to the on-campus experience at CCSU, I will say that I've been really impressed by the rigor of academics the school provided.

I transferred last year from a private liberal arts school, and the experiences I've had at Central have completely surpassed my expectations going in.

Since enrolling, I've had publication opportunities, I've been given the chance to speak at conferences, and I've gotten an internship--this is much more than I can say about my prior college.

All that said, you do have to search for it. Career services seem pretty hands off, but if you're motivated and show an interest, it'll come to you.

Great English department, as well.
CCSU is a great school to attend because it is a community of amazing people, professors, and administrators that want to see you succeed. It's an overall positive and warming environment! CCSU is a family.