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

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
67%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
980-1160
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
$15,860/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,567/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.92 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,605Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,949
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Average
    54%
  • Normal
    24%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Above average
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Uninterested
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.109 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Educational
    36%
  • Lively
    11%
  • Spirit
    10%
  • Okay
    10%
  • Motivating
    8%
  • Dry and boring
    8%
  • Party School
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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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.
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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!