Southern Connecticut State University

1,141 reviews
  1. New Haven, CT
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Southern Connecticut State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
830-1030
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,517/ 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
    $10,835/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,415/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,688/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,827/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,842/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,802Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    66%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Optimistic
    10%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • Unfriendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    24%
  • Nice
    24%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Ehh
    16%
  • Poppin
    9%
  • Outrageous
    5%
  • Fun if you know where to look
    3%

After Southern Connecticut State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses

Reviews

1,141 reviews
  • Excellent
    98
  • Very Good
    386
  • Average
    539
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    37
There are a variety of options for transportation. As a student, you get a free bus pass each semester, which is convenient and beneficial! However, the bus system can sometimes be unreliable with time. Cab fares vary depending on where you are going, but there are several companies to choose from. You can also use the campus shuttle to get around campus and to the train station. I believe this is free. ZipCar is a company you can access through campus which is basically a way to rent a car. Campus facilities are all within walking distance of each other. To access downtown and stores, you will need to use the bus or other forms of transportation.
  • College Senior
  • Dec 31 2013
Fascinating Educators – I have had a great experience with all of my classes and teachers. Everyone is so willing to help, all you really have to do is ask. I feel a lot of students may have the mentality that because this is a public institution, perhaps the teachers are less dedicated. This, however, is completely false. Many of the teachers have fascinating backgrounds and are here, primarily, because they enjoy teaching. Whether in my general education courses, or major courses, my teachers have been approachable and very helpful! Having attending multiple universities, I can honestly say that SCSU has the most &quot;bang for the buck.&quot; There is no need to pay excessively for a college education. If you are committed to your own educational experience, save yourself $30,000/year. Everything truly is what you make of it!
  • College Junior
  • Sep 9 2011
A wide variety of restaurants nearby, especially downtown New Haven. It's easy and quick to get downtown, whether you drive or take public transit. Whatever you're craving, I'm sure you will find a restaurant with that cuisine! Prices range depending on where you go, but most places are affordable for college students. I haven't come across any restaurants that offer student rates. I'm a fan of the restaurants on Temple Street!
  • College Junior
  • Mar 25 2013