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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Southern Connecticut State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,741/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,740/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,698/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,945/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,585/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,257/ 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.79 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,869Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Optimistic
    9%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • 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.98 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    25%
  • Nice
    23%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • 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
52%
National
48%
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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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!
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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.
When I transferred in two years ago I was nervous I would not find my place. Southern has afforded me incredible opportunities to get involved on campus. I joined a medical charity and eventually was elected treasurer. Located close to the heart of the city of New Haven I found endless places to adventure on the weekends having access to the arts and culture there. I always felt safe and supported living on campus. Grants and donations have contributed to many of the new and updated facilities on campus. I found myself studying near the beautiful stained glass windows in the library. This educational institution is sacred to me. I love what I am studying, speech-language pathology and audiology. The major is competitive, but for a good reason. Our new president is committed to social justice and diversity. I am a proud owl and it feels good to look back and reflect on all the progress I have made in my two years at Southern.