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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
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 $34,200.
About Southern Connecticut State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
Address
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
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Southern 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
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,234/ 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
    $14,475/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,276/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,538/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,589/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,355/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.89 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,814Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Friendly
    59%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Optimistic
    8%
  • Lazy
    5%
  • Unfriendly
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Overall snobbish
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.108 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Excellent
    25%
  • Nice
    20%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Ehh
    14%
  • Poppin
    7%
  • Fun if you know where to look
    4%
  • Outrageous
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses
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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.
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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!
SCSU is a fantastic college and really has something for everyone. Whether it's computer science, theater, or biology, Southern has a very informative course to go along with it. The campus is a great place to be with a beautiful Academic Quad and even view of hiking trails! Honestly, the only complaints come from the food (but they have a dunkin donuts here!) and some of the professors are rather strict. However, everyone on this campus wants you to succeed and wants you to be the best that you can.