Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT, USA
3.53 Average Rating

Southern Connecticut State University is a public institution focused on liberal arts and professional training. SCSU is part of the Connecticut State University System and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. All students must complete a Liberal Education Program before graduation, which includes 42 elective credits outside of the chosen major program. At SCSU, psychology, nursing, and public health are among the most popular disciplines.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
66%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
3%
Submitting ACT
98%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1027
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,050
Total Number of Undergrads
8,122
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
45%
20-39 Students
51%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
51%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,155
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,822
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$25,226
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,270
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

0
100
46%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
39%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,117
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,749
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,013

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,734
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$241

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
161
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Owls
School Colors
blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northeast 10 Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Hartford
Boston
New London
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,100

What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
The campus is very big and is newly renovated.
There is always something to do on campus.
You never feel left out with the e-mails from the school.
Brianna from Shirley, NY
This is a great school if you want to be challenged.
Everyone on campus from students to professors are all focused and helpful.
The opportunity in research for aspiring biology majors are great!
Angela from East Haven, CT
Southern is a school with alot of opportunities. A school with caring and enthusiastic professors who are there to help you at any moment. Southern welcomes everyone with open arms and willing to help you succeed.
Sonia from Bridgeport, CT
This was my first choice school because I got an amazing vibe visiting. The students and staff were so welcoming and excited to have new students coming to join the campus. The psychology program, is one of the best also. So my major is going to be worth all of the hard work.
Danielle from Vernon, CT
Southern Connecticut State University has given the opportunity to excel. A safe enclosed environment in New Haven. A place for me to study and succeed.
Gabriel from Waterbury, CT

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