Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355

About Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate8,594
Student Age% Under 2567%
 % 25 and Over33%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time71%
 % Part-time29%
Race/Ethnicity% White69.6%
 % Black11.0%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino5.5%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown10.9%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted71%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled31%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT10%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800530 / 800
 SAT Writing440 / 800530 / 800
 SAT Math420 / 800530 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3623 / 36
 ACT English / 36
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math / 36 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$8,050
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,415
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid76%
 % Undergraduates with Loans64%
 % Undergraduates with Grants51%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,400
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,938
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,338
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$578
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,702
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,312

Neighborhood Data for the New Haven Area

Median Age30
Median Household Income$39,094
Total Population129,213
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.5% 52.5%
 Age 0-953.0%47.0%
 Age 10-1751.1%48.9%
 Age 18-2448.0%52.0%
 Age 25-2947.3%52.7%
 Age 30-3947.7%52.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White46.7%
 % Black34.4%
 % Asian4.9%
 % Latino26.3%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,938
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,338
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$859
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50034.5%21.0%6.7%
 $500 to $74920.4%12.8%0.0%
 $750 to $99924.2%28.0%21.9%
 Over $100020.9%38.1%64.3%
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