Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB
Southern Connecticut State is a public university located in New Haven, Connecticut. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,877 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Connecticut State acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 51% 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.96 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses
Most Popular Majors
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.131 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
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- 4 Year
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- BUniversity of Connecticut - Stamford
- 4 Year
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- 198 reviews
- BEastern Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- Willimantic, CT
- 1,050 reviews
- C+Western Connecticut State University
- 4 Year
- Danbury, CT
- 794 reviews
Southern Connecticut State University Reviews
Very pretty campus and super nice people. Everyone is very welcoming to new students. Classes are nice, most professors are very easy to get along with. Dorms are decently big and clean for the most part. Everyone os courteous of each other and its an overall very great place to be. The dining halls food is okay, not a big selection though. They serve the same things over and over and usually the things they say they'll have on the menu aren't actually being served. Other than that, the campus is a fun and diverse place to live and learn on!
The online experience for Southern was fairly easy for me. I can’t speak for others however, my professor we’re all very understanding that not everyone was in the same situation. Southern provided student who had no access to internet with access so that they would be able to continue their studies! Next semester will be online again so I’m looking forward to more understanding and patient professors.
I decided to attend SCSU to save money. When the pandemic started, I decided to commute because of the restrictions on dorms and confusing information. Classes are mostly online and my in-person class quickly was moved online because the professor found it more convenient. I know fellow students who are mainly taking async classes where you teach yourself and the professor just grades (this includes a chemistry class). There were many events on campus, but almost all of them are empty. Everyone goes home on the weekends, I have been one of 3 people left in the building on Saturdays. Overall, extremely lonely and isolating. Clubs are hard to figure out and theres no one contacting you about meeting times.