Southern Connecticut State University

1,122 reviews
  1. New Haven, CT
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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

Southern Connecticut State University Rankings

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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
C+
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.55 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 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 28 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Optimistic
    14%
  • Lazy
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.76 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Excellent
    29%
  • Nice
    29%
  • Ehh
    21%
  • Poppin
    14%
  • Outrageous
    7%

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%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses

Reviews

1,122 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    370
  • Average
    527
  • Poor
    79
  • Terrible
    35
Awful. I transferred to southern after my freshman year, thinking I wanted to be closer to home and commute. I have been a student there for less than a month, and so far they have lost my transcripts twice, ignored multiple emails, and just generally given me attitude multiple times. It's absolutely not worth it, the administration is a joke, the education is subpar at best, and the professors just don't really care about their students.
  • Sophomore
  • 1 day ago
I really like Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). As an international student, I felt welcomed the very first day I came to Southern. The Faculty and Staff are really helpful. The Residence Halls and other Academic Buildings were in close proximity and was very pleased with this. Also, the wide variety of clubs and social organizations helped with my transition into the school. I became part of the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) and they instantly made me feel at home. I can't complain about my university. I am thankful to be a student there.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago
It's a new experience for me & I wouldn't want to change if I had to do it all over again
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago