Southern Connecticut State is a public university located in New Haven, Connecticut. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,814 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Connecticut State acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 48% of students, Southern Connecticut State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,800.
Southern Connecticut State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities329 Graduates
Public Health100 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching77 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services67 Graduates
Speech Language Pathology52 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.113 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 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.60 responses
Colleges like Southern Connecticut State University
- B-Central Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- New Britain, CT
- 1,220 reviews
- BUniversity of Connecticut - Stamford
- 4 Year
- Stamford, CT
- 188 reviews
- B-Eastern Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- Willimantic, CT
- 1,027 reviews
- C+Western Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- Danbury, CT
- 753 reviews
Southern Connecticut State University Reviews
What I would like to see change at Southern State University, is to respect students privacy, sometimes students maybe going through things. It is better to ask than to assume that outside sources are right, when the outside source may not even have the full entirety of whats going on. Dont allow outside sources to execute negative actions that other people may pray on happening to your fellow students. Respect is key!
I have only completed one semester, but within this term I have experienced the enthusiasm that other students and faculty have for this college. They are extremely welcoming and have a true passion for SCSU. By far one of the most impressive aspects is the wide variety of clubs and activities that the school has for its students. There are so many it is hard to choose from! My professors have been very kind, smart, and inspiring. The music department is filled with life and talent, from its students and staff! I truly have enjoyed my first semester here at Southern.
SCSU is only getting better, especially with President Joe there making such important changes, and advances! I really enjoyed my time there, and will continue my education there come this fall. The school isn't too big so you always see familiar faces, which was nice to me because it felt like the same school every semester, not a different one with strangers everywhere!