Central Connecticut State University

1,116 reviews
  1. New Britain, CT
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Central Connecticut State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 06050
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
920-1110
ACT Range
20-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,734/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,807/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,548/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,370/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,499/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,645/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,702Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Average
    60%
  • Normal
    25%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Above average
    2%
  • Uninterested
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.101 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Educational
    41%
  • Lively
    13%
  • Okay
    11%
  • Dry and boring
    9%
  • Spirit
    9%
  • Motivating
    8%
  • Safe
    5%

After Central Connecticut State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses

Reviews

1,116 reviews
  • Excellent
    95
  • Very Good
    349
  • Average
    537
  • Poor
    91
  • Terrible
    44
Financial aid is always quickly displayed online on the student pipeline, and accepting award/loan offers is literally as easy as checking a box and cllicking the "submit" button. Any credits to your account are usually applied quickly (within a day or two). Just be careful when accepting aid awards! Because it's so easy to accept aid offers, it's possible to accidentally accept a loan you don't want or need if you click through everything without reading. If you're usure of what you need or what the difference between a loan and a grant is, or anything else, you can always go to the financial aid office to try and work it out. They've been generally very helpful in my experience, and even helped me understand the entire loan process during my first semester.

I highly recommend submitting the general scholarship application that CCSU offers for the chance to get awarded any of the available annual scholarships directly through the school. It's not difficult to apply, and the award amounts are large. There's a huge directory of possible scholarships and all their requirements on the institution website that outline exactly what scholarships you qualify for based on major or interests, so there's no reason to not apply.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 10 2015
Students just dont come to school, take a class, and then go home or to work. There is a social life for students on campus. The student center is one of the most popular places to relax, socialize, dine, and find information on campus. This campus has several free athletic centers to faculty and staff which is a plus. The library is also huge with about 9 floors each of which provides a different atmosphere. Meaning, the quiet floor, computer lab, study areas, books, videos, just to name a few. CCSU is a beautiful campus. It is clean! the students take pride in keeping our campus clean.
  • College Senior
  • July 10 2013
Registration is easy. In my undergrad, I had to get permission from two advisors before registering for courses; here, I can do it all on my own. The professors are mostly knowledgeable and willing to help if you need. The workload seems appropriate for a graduate program- difficult, time-consuming, manageable. I came here for the health psychology graduate program (this is currently a rarity, with only half a dozen other colleges/universities offering such a program), but they also offer community psychology and general psychology programs. These can overlap as students can choose several electives as part of the curriculum.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago