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Southern Connecticut State University
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  • 4 Year
  • NEW HAVEN, CT

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

501 CRESCENT STREET
NEW HAVEN, CT 06515
About Southern Connecticut State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
From Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University is a public institution focused on liberal arts and professional training. SCSU is part of the Connecticut State University System and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. All students must complete a Liberal Education Program before graduation, which includes 42 elective credits outside of the chosen major program. At SCSU, psychology, nursing, and public health are among the most popular disciplines. Accelerated Pathway (4+1) Programs are offered to save time and money and our Exploratory Program allows you to take up to 60 credits before officially establishing an Academic Major of choice.

Expect More, Be More, Southern.

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Southern Connecticut State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
910-1090
ACT Range
16-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,220 / 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
$5,256 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 82 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 99 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 99 responses

Majors

Exploring Your Academic Options

academic spotlight

Exploratory Program @ SCSU: Whether you’re totally undecided, confidently declared, or somewhere in-between, it’s best to explore your options before fully committing to a major. Students who make the effort to explore are more likely to choose a major that aligns with their interests and are ultimately more successful!

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
    65%
  • On Campus
    3%
  • Online
    32%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,268 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,172
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Optimistic
    7%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • Unfriendly
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Overall snobbish
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 118 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
  • Excellent
    26%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Nice
    20%
  • Ehh
    13%
  • Poppin
    6%
  • Fun if you know where to look
    4%
  • Outrageous
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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