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Southern Connecticut State University

  • New Haven, CT
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 8,257
    total students
  • $4,600 | $14,886
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • April 1
    fall application deadline
  • 75%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 463
    sat math
  • 466
    sat reading
  • 475
    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Southern Connecticut State University Gives Students the Training for Success

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is located in southern Connecticut between New Haven and historic Westville Village. As a student-centered institution, Southern regards student success as its highest priority. Originally a teacher's college, Southern has developed into a university where students are given a grounding in the liberal arts and sciences to serve as a foundation for professional development and lifelong learning.

Over 12,000 students receive professional training in 48 graduate and 68 undergraduate programs, guided by the research, scholarship, and creative activity of the teaching staff. Roughly 2,700 students live on campus, with women outnumbering men by a nearly 2:1 ratio.

By mixing tradition with innovation, SCSU attempts to give every undergraduate student the knowledge, skills, and perspectives essential for active participation and impassioned, ethical leadership in a rapidly changing, global society. Southern is a leader in undergraduate education within the Connecticut State University System, producing the largest number of graduates in health/life sciences, education, and social/public services.

Southern Offers Nearly 100 Student Clubs and Organizations to Educate the "Whole Person" in a Balanced Way

Student life is filled with opportunities at Southern. The biggest gathering place on campus is the Adanti Student Center, which plays host to a large number of campus organizations and activities. The facilities are diverse enough to include space for meetings, lectures, dances, movies, and a well-rounded program of cultural, social, and recreational activities. In addition to the meeting rooms and lounges, there is a fitness center, recreation center, copy center, book store, food court, and more.

Roughly 100 student-run clubs and organizations exist at Southern Connecticut State, literally from A to Z -- from the Accounting Society to the Zeta Delta Epsilon Honor Service Society. Religious study groups, community service groups, academic organizations, Greek life groups, and others are all options for enthusiastic SCSU students. In addition to the hundred clubs and organizations, there are numerous opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, help with large events like Homecoming, and participate in various community service projects.

The Owls are the mascot of Southern Connecticut State, and encompass a number of athletic teams from basketball to lacrosse. The Owls swim team even went to Rome in 2009 for the World Championships.

Academics at Southern Give Students the Opportunity to Excel in the Fields of their Choice

SCSU offers undergraduate bachelor's degree programs in liberal arts and in professional studies, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Education with teacher certification. Degrees range from anthropology and communications to theatre and special education. Courses are spread among four schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Health and Human Services.

There are also a number of special offerings for students who wish to take a pre-law program, join the R.O.T.C. for the Air Force or Army, or embark down the path towards a medical profession. Students can take courses for pre-dental, pre-medical, or pre-veterinary, or even prepare to become registered nurses.

Students may join the Honors College, a unique four-year interdisciplinary program designed to challenge and reward the academically superior student. Honors College students are thrust into a more involved intellectual community where professors and students constantly debate and discuss various schools of thought, in order to stimulate creative analytical dialogue.

Academic support in various forms is available for students who require assistance with their college courses. A free academic advisement center and tutorial center both guarantee that students get the individual attention they need to help foster success. A writing center is also available to help students to become confident and competent writers.

SCSU Makes Quality Education Affordable, with Enlightened Admissions for Students with Non-Traditional Educations

Southern's individualized program of admission takes the full student experience into consideration. Students with non-traditional educations are still given full consideration, so any students who believe they would thrive at Southern are encouraged to apply.

Federal grants and loans are available to some students who maintain satisfactory academic performance. There is also a federal work-study program where students can work up to 20 hours a week on campus, as well as various scholarships based on academic standing, financial need, major, place of residence, and other factors.


Location & Contact

501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1355
USA

Mrs.Alexis Haakonsen

Associate Director of Admissions

Phone: 203-392-5652
Fax: 203-392-5727
Email: haakonsena1@southernct.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Library science
    • Library and Information Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,870
    • Accepted3,673
    • Acceptance Rate75%
    • Enrolled8,257
    • Female Applicants3,041
    • Females Accepted2,386
    • Female Acceptance Rate78%
    • Male Applicants1,829
    • Males Accepted1,287
    • Male Acceptance Rate70%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.88
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 466 410 510
    • SAT Math 463 410 510
    • SAT Writing 475 420 530
    • ACT Composite 17 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,600
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,886
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$4,600.00
    • Room and board *$11,289.00
    • Room only *$6,216.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,257
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.38%
    • Black or African American15.47%
    • White or Caucasian60.37%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.24%
    • Asian2.41%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.04%
    • Two or more races2.35%
    • Unknown7.35%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.39% representing 8 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 32%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Psychology Club, Habitat for Humanity, Crescent Players, Black Student Union
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Gymnastics No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,063
    • Full-time Percentage40%
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 8,863 students to 635 faculty


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