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Southern Connecticut State University is a public institution located in New Haven, Connecticut. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

100 Undergraduate Degrees
5 Graduate Degrees
$32,188 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
65% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Southern Connecticut State University?

Location of Southern Connecticut State University

Contact details for SCSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355
Phone: 203-392-5200

How Do I Get Into SCSU?

You can apply to SCSU online at:

Admission Requirements for SCSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SCSU?

65% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
93% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 65%, SCSU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to SCSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 450 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Connecticut State University  ( 480 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Southern Connecticut State University  ( 450 to 550 )
SCSU received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Southern Connecticut State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Southern Connecticut State University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Southern Connecticut State University  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford Southern Connecticut State University?

$32,188 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
6.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SCSU is $32,188. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SCSU, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $6,734 a year. That adds up to $26,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SCSU is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Southern Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,801 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,962 undergraduate students at SCSU, with 6,801 being full-time and 1,161 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SCSU

There are also 1,855 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,801 full-time undergraduates at SCSU, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SCSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Connecticut State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SCSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 225
Black or African American 1,297
Hispanic or Latino 816
White 3,598
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 803

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Connecticut State University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 36 countries are represented at SCSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Southern Connecticut State University

229 Took All Classes Online
1,563 Took At Least One Class Online
32.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,563 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SCSU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of SCSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Connecticut State University was 32.7%. This is the #384 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SCSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southern Connecticut State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 100 0 0 100
Nursing Education 0 2 2 4
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 1 0 1
Clinical Nurse Leader 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 100 3 2 105


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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