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Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University 501 Crescent Street New Haven, CT 06515 Phone: (203) 392-5200
  • General Information
    About Southern Connecticut State University

    Southern Connecticut State University provides exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Fulfilling the Mission "Pursuing Excellence, Fostering Leadership, Empowering Communities" As a student-centered institution, Southern regards student success as its highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. Our students receive exemplary professional training and are inspired by the research, scholarship, and creative activity of our teacher-scholars. Through tradition and innovation, Southern strives to empower every undergraduate and graduate student with the knowledge, skills and perspectives essential for active participation and impassioned, ethical leadership in our rapidly changing, global society. Within the Connecticut State University System, Southern leads the way in graduate education and produces the largest number of graduates in Health/Life Sciences, Education, and Social/Public Services.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,597
    Percent Admitted 71%
    Men Admitted 67%
    Women Admitted 74%
    Full Time Retention Rate 80%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 430 520
      Math 430 530
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 14,284
    Native American 34
    Asian 297
    African American 1,519
    Hispanic 818
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 7,494
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 1,000

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