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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
    B-
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.
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
About Southern Connecticut State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference

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.

Southern Connecticut State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,389/ 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
$6,117/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

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
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.96 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses

Majors

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
    14%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,877Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,245
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Optimistic
    7%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • Unfriendly
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Overall snobbish
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.131 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
  • Excellent
    26%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Nice
    19%
  • 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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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!
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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.