Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)

501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT

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Southern Connecticut State University provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in New Haven, CT and publically funded. Southern Connecticut State University has a yearly student enrollment of approximately 12,000.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Very common test scores among students accepted to Southern Connecticut State University are within the range of 17 to 22 for the ACT exam, or 1270 to 1560 on the SAT exam. An estimated 70 percent of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 35 percent of those admitted choosing to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay approximately $9,100 and nonresidents pay $21,000 for the year. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $6,200 per year. This school may provide financial aid for students that are eligible by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Southern Connecticut State University "Owls" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division II)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates SCSU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Southern Connecticut State University is around 10,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 77% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $5,000-$6,000
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,290
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $490-$590 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $510-$610 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$6,171
Receiving Student Loans70%$6,729

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Southern Connecticut State University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Southern Connecticut State University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years24%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Southern Connecticut State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Basketball (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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