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Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
Southern Connecticut State, founded in 1893, is a public, liberal arts university. It highly prizes the American Dream. Its five schools offer 40 rigorous, quality undergraduate degree programs. A visit to the campus will quickly convince students that the school's excellent facilities provide comfort for both learning and living. Its beautiful 168-acre campus is located in New Haven, 35 miles from Hartford.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 7,963
   Women 4,906 (61.6%)
   Men 3,057 (38.4%)
Graduate Students 2,357
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 8,625 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.00
SAT Math 464 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 475 average
420-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
18-23 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: $24,970
Out-of-state: $36,636
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,054
Out-of-state: $21,720
  Room and Board $11,870
Average Percent of Need Met 68%
Average Freshman Award $15,069
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 440
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
New Haven Population 130,660
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 68% of freshmen, 32% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Flying Owl
Sororities 1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
16.9% Black/African-American
14.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.5% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students 0.6% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 24.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported