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

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Scores Range
830-1030
ACT Scores Range
17-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
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

Southern Connecticut State University Reviews

1,158 reviews
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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.
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My experience at Southern Connecticut State University has been nothing but a great time. The university is open to talking to everyone, and giving everyone a chance to get involved, when it comes to clubs and events. There are so many opportunities at southern when it come to socializing. There are many events on campus that you can be a part of or help by listening to clubs at events. These events range from having a big audience, to being at a stand in the nearby eating center or library. On campus it is very easy to get involved since some events only take a few minutes of your time, the time you can have between classes or after classes. Southern Connecticut State University is a place I call safe. The university informs you everyday on what is happening on campus, and informs us if anything dangerous as happened that can put their students at risk. This university has many opportunities for their students and makes the college process a lot more enjoyable.
My experience at Southern Connecticut State University was wonderful. The teachers were great, especially the chemistry department. My major was chemistry, and the teachers made it fun and easy to grasp such a challenging subject. I really felt like Southern was my home while I finished my degree because everyone was very welcoming. The only complaint I had was getting my transfer credits fixed, which took longer than it should because no one knew where to send me to correct the issue.