Southern Connecticut State University Overview
Southern Connecticut State University is a public institution situated in New Haven, Connecticut. New Haven is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Southern Connecticut State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SCSU.
- In 2017-2018, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from SCSU with a bachelor's degree make about $45,300 a year. That's 11% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Southern Connecticut State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
SCSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SCSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SCSU has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Southern Connecticut State University?
Contact details for SCSU are given below.
|Address:||501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355|
How Do I Get Into SCSU?
You can apply to SCSU online at: www.southernct.edu/admissions/
Admission Requirements for SCSU
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SCSU?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.
Average Test Scores
About 93% of students accepted to SCSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 450 and 550.
Can I Afford Southern Connecticut State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SCSU, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $6,734 a year. That adds up to $26,936 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SCSU is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Southern Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,855 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,801 full-time undergraduates at SCSU, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Connecticut State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,297|
|Hispanic or Latino||816|
Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Connecticut State University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 36 countries are represented at SCSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Southern Connecticut State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SCSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 17th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of SCSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Connecticut State University was 32.7%. This is the #652 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SCSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SCSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Library & Information Science||58%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SCSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SCSU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Library & Information Science||#8|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Southern Connecticut State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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