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Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University Overview

Southern Connecticut State University is a public, state school in a suburban setting in New Haven, Connecticut. Southern Connecticut State University was founded in 1893 and now enrolls around 8,788 students per year year, including 6,800 undergraduate students. Southern Connecticut State University offers housing for up to 2,595 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Southern Connecticut State University

Love music or performing?

Interested in journalism or communications? Southern Connecticut State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Southern Connecticut State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Southern Connecticut State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Southern Connecticut State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Southern Connecticut State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 42%
In-State Tuition $6,470
Out-of-State $19,358
Percent of Need Met 51.5%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,103

Is Southern Connecticut State University a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Southern Connecticut State University offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

Southern Connecticut State University Acceptance Rate 2022

Southern Connecticut State University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 83% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 7,293 applications received in 2022, 6,048 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Connecticut State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 72% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southern Connecticut State Universityreturn for their sophomore year. Southern Connecticut State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 52%. 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 Outlook Southern Connecticut State University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Southern Connecticut State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Southern Connecticut State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Connecticut State University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Southern Connecticut State University meets 51.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Southern Connecticut State University full-time are awarded $9,103 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $41,767 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Connecticut State University.

Based on this information, is Southern Connecticut State University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school 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, in the suburbs of 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

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Connecticut State University is Continuous processing.

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

Southern Connecticut State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

21 to 27

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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Southern Connecticut State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

430 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

and Above

Good

to

Avg

and Less

Low

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 8,788 students enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University, including 6,800 undergraduate students and 1,988 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from CT and 4% percent of students are from other states.

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,788

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,842

Out-of-State

$24,116

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Unknown
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