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.

Website: www.ccsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,554
Undergraduate
Students
(46.9%) 4,478 Women
(53.1%) 5,076 Men
2,326
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
67% of 7,870 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
17-24 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,215
Out-of-state: $36,673
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,225
Out-of-state: $21,683
Room and Board
$11,816
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$8,747
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$5,831
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
448
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

New Britain Population
72,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Devil
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
12.8% Black/African-American
14.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.6% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students
1.6% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1615 Stanley Street
City, State, Zip
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
Phone
(860) 832-2278
Fax
(860) 832-2522
E-mail
admissions@ccsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
High school class rank recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 7,870 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 4,025 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 3,845 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,472 (47%) of 5,254 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,209 (45%) of 2,678 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,263 (49%) of 2,576 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
35
Students Accepting Wait List Position
35
Students Admitted From Wait List
25

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.07
3.75 and Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
17-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
31%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
20%
Score of 18 - 23
62%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 26%
Top half: 65%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,215
Out-of-state: $36,673
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,225
Out-of-state: $21,683
Room and Board
$11,816
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Other Expenses
$2,024
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001378
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,269 (89.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,048 (82.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,009 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
116 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$8,747
Need-Based Gift
Received by 825 (81.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,050
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 769 (76.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,662
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 213 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
47 (3.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,053

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,944 (91.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,039 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,351 (88.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
5,119 (95.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$8,551
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,745 (70.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,573
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,903 (72.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,541
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 956 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
102 (1.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,149

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$5,831
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
695
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Criminology
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
448
Part-Time Faculty
484
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 52% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
703,732
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
750
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Psychology
  • History
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Information Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Italian
  • Logistics
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology

Location and Setting


New Britain Population
72,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
314 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
 
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Berlin

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
76%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Blue Devil
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x  
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x  
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, inter-residence council, student radio station, program board (c.a.n.), student government association, a cappella society
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,554
Women
4,478 (46.9%)
Men
5,076 (53.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,605
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
12.8% Black/African-American
14.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.6% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students.
1.6% from 16 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
2,326

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
45.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Engineering 1%
Arts and Sciences 15%
Education 5%

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