Southern Connecticut State University

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School Overview

Southern Connecticut State University (commonly referred to as SCSU or just “Southern”) is located in New Haven, Connecticut in the West Rock neighborhood. The university was founded in 1893, is one of four state universities in Connecticut and is the 3rd oldest institution in the Connecticut State University System.

General Information

Admission Office

131 Farnham Avenue

New Haven, CT 06515-1202

(203) 392-5644

(888) 500-7278

Fax: (203) 392-5727

Contact: James Williams

Admissions and Enrollment Management
Main Address

501 Crescent Street

New Haven, CT 06515-1355

(203) 392-5200

Total undergrads: 8,496

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,296

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,496

Graduate enrollment: 3,273


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Italian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Public Health B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Library Science

Library Science B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Southern Connecticut State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (203) 392-5200
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,817
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,776 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $11,446
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,406
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,650

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Southern Connecticut State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southern Connecticut State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 121
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 96121
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41
Health Professions and Related Programs 3581
History 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Library Science 111
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 32
Psychology 212
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 53
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 1847392

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southern Connecticut State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,446
Out-of-state $24,406
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,001
Out-of-state $23,991

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,333 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 944 63% $5,650
Student loan aid 1,081 72% $7,220

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,375 54% $6,785
Federal student loans 4,883 60% $8,935

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southern Connecticut State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Southern Connecticut State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,156 3,687 5,469
Percent admitted 100% 63% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 16% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Southern Connecticut State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,817
Undergraduate enrollment 7,962
Graduate enrollment 1,855

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Southern Connecticut State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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