7,963
Students
Financial aid thermometer
14,501
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
63
63%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Southern Connecticut State University is a Comprehensive institution located in New Haven, CT, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Admissions House, 131 Farnham Avenue
New Haven, CT  06515-1202
United States
Contact Mrs. Alexis S. Haakonsen
Director of Admissions
Email: haakonsena1@southernct.edu
Phone: 203-392-5652
Fax: 203-392-5727

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Library Science Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,625
Applied
5,479
Accepted
7,963
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

5,125
Females Applied
3,414
Females Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,500
Males Applied
2,065
Males Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 18 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,642
In-state
16,882
Out-of-state
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Fees

5,312
Full-time student fees
12,860
Room & board
7,046
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

14,501
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,069
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,359
Avg. Loan Aid
4,636
Avg. Grant Aid
6,639
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
68%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
25%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,963
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.9%
Black or African American 16.8%
White or Caucasian 55.17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.31%
Asian 3.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 2.52%
Other 7.1%

Gender

Male (38.39%)
Female (61.61%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 33%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Week, Homecoming Week and Convocation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Psychology Club, Habitat for Humanity, Crescent Players and Black Student Union

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Gymnastics No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

964
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 423
Part-time - 541
Male - 433
Female - 531