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Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut is a public university. Founded in 1849, it gained university status in 1985. Its 294-acre campus is located in a residential area of New Britain, nine miles from Hartford. Although some campus buildings date from the 1920s, most are contemporary in style.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,538
   Women 4,410 (46.2%)
   Men 5,128 (53.8%)
Graduate Students 2,246
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 7,810 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline May 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.07
SAT Math 509 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 501 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,410
Out-of-state: $38,076
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,936
Out-of-state: $22,602
  Room and Board $11,462
Average Percent of Need Met 63%
Average Freshman Award $9,250
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 450
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
New Britain Population 72,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 64% of freshmen, 24% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Blue Devil
Sororities 1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
12.2% Black/African-American
13.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.0% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students 1.5% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning 78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 20.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported