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

For nearly 170 years, CCSU has been a leader in public higher education, driven by the strength of our connections.

We strive to be connected to our past, to our community, and to each other in our effort to be of better service to our communities and the state of Connecticut. By teaching and embracing the value of connection, we cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful academic environment.

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

Application Deadline
May 1
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
980-1170
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,469/ 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
$6,682/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Academics

Professors
B-
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.93 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses

Majors

Biology: Human Biology, B.S.

In addition to providing a basic understanding of biological concepts, the Human Biology specialization also allows students to focus their studies on the human body. This includes human anatomy and physiology, human reproduction and development, human nutrition and metabolism, human disease, and various areas of human systems biology such as neurology and endocrinology.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,576Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,970
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Average
    56%
  • Normal
    24%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Above average
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Uninterested
    2%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    Poll
    52%
    of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.110 responses
    Poll
    44%
    of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.128 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 73 responses
    Report
    • Educational
      37%
    • Lively
      11%
    • Spirit
      10%
    • Okay
      10%
    • Motivating
      8%
    • Dry and boring
      8%
    • Party School
      5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    51%
    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

    Central Connecticut State University Reviews

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    I admire the location of Central Connecticut State University. In my opinion, it is not to far but not too close and has everything you need right around the New Britain area. In addition, they are known for their fantastic Business program that they acquire, as well as, their athletics. They are a phenomenal DI school. In my opinion, I do not think it can get better than Central Connecticut State University!
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    Great value for the relatively low tuition. I didn’t graduate with crippling student debt and was offered a job in my field out of college. I was a commuter, but I still felt like there was plenty to do on campus. Between classes, I would often attend yoga classes, swim laps, hang out in the student center. My biggest dissatisfaction with the school is the career center was not helpful. They gave me advise that ended up being counterproductive. The internships through the school are scarce. After graduation, I tried to offer an internship through the school and the process was a lot more difficult then neighboring schools like UHart, or Quinnipiac.
    Teaching program and earth science department was great. Math department was difficult to work with and teachers were sub par. Myself as well as almost everyone I have known that graduated from there was told their last semester of college that they would not be able to graduate due to missing credits. This caused myself and others to stay in school an extra semester. In addition, When I transferred from another state school, a sister school if you will, They did not accept DOZENS of my credits. Leaving me to take classes like english 100 as a junior. I found this ridicuous since they are of the same school system.