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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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

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
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
830-1030
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$14,960/ 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
    $13,571/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,037/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,043/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,121/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,433/ 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
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,869Undergrads
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 56 responses
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  • Friendly
    63%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Optimistic
    9%
  • Lazy
    5%
  • Unfriendly
    4%

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.101 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    27%
  • Nice
    22%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Ehh
    16%
  • Poppin
    8%
  • Fun if you know where to look
    5%
  • Outrageous
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
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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So far in my first semester at Southern Connecticut State University, I have had a great experience in having excellent professors who make their classes engaging and challenging at the same time. The school provides real work and academic experiences that will better prepare me for my field of study. I have an excellent adviser helping me along the way in preparing and planning my future semester courses. All departments from Student Aide to Financial and Bursar Offices have all made applying and attending much easier. I have been provided with information and resources that I can use throughout my years attending SCSU. I strongly recommend this college to any student looking for an excellent experience that will prepare them for their future.
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Professors and staff are very passionate about teaching. They want students to learn and be proud of their work and themselves. Beautiful, well-taken care of campus. There are clubs for just about everything, and countless ways to be involved with the school, on or off campus. Diversity is key and SCSU has lots of it!
SCSU is a great university for students who prefer small classrooms and want the opportunity to develop close academic relationships with its professors. Professor-student relationships at this school are the key to thriving at this university. Faculty invite students to get involved in internal and external research projects and internships. The Liberal Education Program promotes open mindedness and global awarness. Big programs at SCSU are Education, Anthropology, and Communication, but the Physics program is unique because students get to research cutting edge nanotechnology with some fantastic professors. Lastly, the involvement culture at SCSU is very livel and welcoming.