Tuition & Fees

$10,954

$23,464

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
33%
400-499
49%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
32%
400-499
46%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
35%
400-499
48%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
53%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,479
Declined + 3,146
Total Received 8,625
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Public

7,963

undergraduate students

2,357

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3662
ACT 0593

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Location

School Facts

Southern Connecticut State University, founded in 1893, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 168-acre campus is located in New Haven, 35 miles from Hartford, 90 miles from New York City and 135 miles from Boston

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,320
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACA (American Counseling Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

New Haven, CT

171-acre campus in New Haven (population: 129,934), 35 miles from Hartford. Served by bus and train; major airports serve Windsor Locks and New York City (65 miles). School operates transportation to commuter parking lot. Public transportation serves campus.

Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1355

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
56%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 1% of male students
 
6 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
1%
Top 1/4
8%
Top 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/4
23%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
33%
400-499
49%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
32%
400-499
46%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
35%
400-499
48%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
53%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,479
Declined + 3,146
Total Received 8,625

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Alexis S. Haakonsen
Director of Admissions
P: 203 392-5644
F: 203 392-5727

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,501

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,954
Room $5,298
Board $4,970
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $22,622
Average Financial Aid - $14,501
Total with Avg. Aid $8,121

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,549,826
State $2,691,390
Institutional $4,826,361
Other external $41,900
Total $21,109,477

Non-need-based

Federal $35,961
State $839,694
Institutional $1,984,215
Other external $1,530,568
Total $4,390,438
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 9

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 203 392-5222
F: 203 392-5229

Financial Aid Officer

Gloria Lee
Director of Financial Aid
leeg1@southernct.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Dance, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Taekwondo, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Dance, Golf, Rugby, Taekwondo, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dance Company, Drill Team, Floor Hockey, Karate, Paintball, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jay Moran (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northeast-10 Conference
Mascot
Owls
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Physics
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Bilingual Education
Biology
Biology 7-12 Education
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Chemistry
Chemistry 7-12 Education
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Nurse Leader
Communication
Communication Disorders
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth Science/7-12
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English
English/7-12
Environmental Education
Environmental/Sustainability Science
Exercise Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
French
French/7-12
General Studies
Geography
Geography/Earth Sciences/7-12
German
German/7-12
History
History/Social Studies/7-12
Information Management/Services
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian
Italian/7-12
Journalism
Library Information Studies
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/7-12
Media Studies
Music
Nurse Educator
Nursing
Nursing Education
Philosophy
Physical Education/K-12
Physics
Physics/7-12
Political Science
Political Science/7-12
Psychology
Public Health
Reading
Recreation/Leisure Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Romance Languages
School Counseling
School Health Education
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/7-12
Spanish
Spanish/7-12
Special Education
Sport Management
Sport/Entertainment Management
Studio Art
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

10,320

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

7,963
students

Female
62%
4,906

Male
38%
3,057

23%

2,357
students

Female
74%
1,734

Male
26%
623

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

6,830
students

Female
63%
4,275

Male
37%
2,555

15%

1,133
students

Female
56%
631

Male
44%
502

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 10

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Countries most often represented China
Denmark
Germany
Nigeria
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dr. Erin Heidkamp
Director of International Education
203 392-6821
heidkampe1@southernct.edu

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