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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.

Web Sitewww.ccsu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students9,538
   Women4,410 (46.2%)
   Men5,128 (53.8%)
Graduate Students2,246

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate60% of 7,810 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMay 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.07
SAT Math509 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading501 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing499 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-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 Met63%
Average Freshman Award$9,250
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$28,016

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
450
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

New Britain Population72,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 64% of freshmen, 24% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBlue Devil
Sororities1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students1.5% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning78.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
20.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.42 3.58 570 586 22
Low 2.80 2.90 490 470 15
High 4.00 4.17 680 650 28
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Central Connecticut State is the state's oldest publicly supported institute of higher learning.

• CCSU's Copernican Observatory and Planetarium hosts free public observations using its 16-inch telescope.

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