Southern Connecticut State University

1,145 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

1,145 reviews
  • Excellent
    99
  • Very Good
    389
  • Average
    539
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    37
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
  • 4 months ago
I love the overall campus of Southern Connecticut State University because there are so many opportunity to get involved and gain an amazing college experience, however, I have found that some offices and resources at Southern Connecticut State University are unorganized and not too helpful. I also sometimes feel like it is impossible to graduate in the four years because classes are not always offered and some professors are not ideal.
  • Sophomore
  • 24 days ago
The campus is the only thing appealing here. The surrounding location is sketchy and unattractive. The teachers are average, some are unlikable and pushy. There are many useless classes. There is little freedom in the classroom. The students are unfriendly and cliquey. The dorms are less than average and have no air conditioning. The food is mainly unhealthy and gives you diarrhea. The bathrooms are disgusting, old, and smelly. The showers are of poor quality. This place is a business and us students are the customers.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago