B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Southern Connecticut State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Southern Connecticut State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,517/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,835/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,415/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,688/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,827/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,842/ year

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
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,802Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Optimistic
    10%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • Unfriendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.96 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    25%
  • Nice
    24%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Ehh
    15%
  • Poppin
    8%
  • Outrageous
    5%
  • Fun if you know where to look
    3%

After Southern Connecticut State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses
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Southern Connecticut State University Reviews

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I transferred to Southern this past fall after attending another university. I am generally happy with my experience here. There are a few negative such as poor maintenance . Some of the buildings are not kept as sanitary as they should. Sometimes I feel the school websites are not particularly user friendly. However, the campus is beautiful as are the many academic facilities. They place a high level of respect for transfer and commuter students. They offer multiple lounges that allow students to have a place to relax and do school work as well as a safe place to leave belongings throughout the day. The professors understand the stresses college students face from worrying about finances to juggling jobs and school work. All the instructional staff I have come in contact with has been exceptional.
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I really enjoyed my 4 years at this amazing university. What made my experience so pleasurable was the staff, they were all approachable, helpful, understanding and flexible. The faculty made the students feel like they mattered and put us as their first priority. The campus is extremely beautiful as well there are plenty of resources for students to excel in their studies and different locations to relax and get away from academics. There are many other reasons why my experience at Southern Connecticut State University was great but the staff and campus are the main reasons I enjoyed my time as an under grad.
Southern Connecticut State University is one of the few university that honestly cares about their students I believe. They want to see you do good, I believe there can be better professors and I wish there were more choices to be able to eat from. I believe that this school makes it hard for people because of the many requirements that are necessary, I personally wasn't able to meet some requirements due to the fact that they sometimes do not have enough classes, which makes it hard. Overall I had a good experiences my first year, theres always something to do and there are resources available for you to succeed.