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

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.78 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 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 52 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    65%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Optimistic
    10%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • Unfriendly
    2%

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.97 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.113 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    25%
  • Nice
    23%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Ehh
    15%
  • Poppin
    8%
  • Fun if you know where to look
    5%
  • Outrageous
    5%

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
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Southern Connecticut State University Reviews

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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.
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Southern Connecticut State University is a university that tries very hard to convey a sense of equal opportunity. That is, regardless of your high school academic background, it gives whatever chances you need to reach higher and work harder. Professors and academic departments offer as much help as possible, and if you realize that, success is essentially impossible. I appreciate that. I'm not a very social person, so I can't speak very well about campus life or clubs, but classes, professors, and the facilities available are all satisfactory. As a commuter, I am very happy with the return I'm getting for my money.
I transferred to Southern this past fall after attending another university. I am generally happy with my experience here. There are a few negative such as poor maintenance . Some of the buildings are not kept as sanitary as they should. Sometimes I feel the school websites are not particularly user friendly. However, the campus is beautiful as are the many academic facilities. They place a high level of respect for transfer and commuter students. They offer multiple lounges that allow students to have a place to relax and do school work as well as a safe place to leave belongings throughout the day. The professors understand the stresses college students face from worrying about finances to juggling jobs and school work. All the instructional staff I have come in contact with has been exceptional.