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About Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University is a public, state school in an suburban setting in New Haven, Connecticut. Southern Connecticut State University was founded in 1893 and now enrolls around 9,331 students a year, including 7,440 undergrads.

Southern Connecticut State University offers housing for up to 2,595 students. Most students live off campus,.

Southern Connecticut State University employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Southern Connecticut State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Average GPA 3.1
Mean SAT score 1009
In-State Tuition $6,162
Out-of-State $18,436

Southern Connecticut State University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to Southern Connecticut State University for Fall 2022 is August 15. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by December 15.

Early Admission at Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Southern Connecticut State University is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Southern Connecticut State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Southern Connecticut State University. The acceptance rate at Southern Connecticut State University is 69%. Out of 9,156 applications received in 2021, 6,351 students were offered admission.

Southern Connecticut State University Waitlist 2021

Southern Connecticut State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Southern Connecticut State University?

Southern Connecticut State University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Southern Connecticut State University, applicants must submit the following items.

Southern Connecticut State University Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
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GPA and Test Scores for Southern Connecticut State University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Southern Connecticut State University is 1009.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Southern Connecticut State University.

Does Southern Connecticut State University Require the ACT or SAT?

Southern Connecticut State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 87% submitted the SAT. 3% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at Southern Connecticut State University

Yes! Southern Connecticut State University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,595 students.

Southern Connecticut State University students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Psychology Club and Habitat for Humanity. Spring Week, Homecoming Week, and and Convocation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Southern Connecticut State University.

Financial Aid at Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University meets 48.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Southern Connecticut State University full-time are awarded $7,937 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Southern Connecticut State University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Connecticut State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southern Connecticut State University, around 77% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,159 students who started at Southern Connecticut State University as first-time freshman, 358 graduate within four years.

Around 51% of students who started at Southern Connecticut State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Southern Connecticut State University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $43,146 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Southern Connecticut State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Southern Connecticut State University a good school for you?

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Where is Southern Connecticut State University?

Southern Connecticut State University is located in the suburban setting of New Haven, Connecticut, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see Southern Connecticut State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to New Haven, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tweed-New Haven Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southern Connecticut State University and New Haven are like without leaving home.

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College Info

501 Crescent Street New Haven, CT 06515-1355

Campus Setting: Suburban

Southern Connecticut State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 16

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern Connecticut State University is Aug 16.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Connecticut State University is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Southern Connecticut State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

19 to 26

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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Southern Connecticut State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

920 - 1110

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Math SAT Range

440 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1110 and Above

Good

920 to 1110

Avg

920 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southern Connecticut State University students is 1009. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southern Connecticut State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 920 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 920 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Southern Connecticut State University.

Southern Connecticut State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$25,112

In State

$37,386

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,162
$18,436
Fees
$5,680
$5,680
Housing
$13,270
$13,270
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern Connecticut State University is like? There are approximately 9,331 students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University, including 7,440 undergraduate students and 1,891 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from CT and 3% percent of students are from other states.

84%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,331

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,842

Out-of-State

$24,116

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 16
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