SCSU

Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent St, New Haven, United States
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  • Class Notes
    1
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    268
  • Previously Enrolled
    179

Overview of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)

About this school

Southern Connecticut State, founded in 1893, is a public, liberal arts university. It highly prizes the American Dream. Its five schools offer 40 rigorous, quality undergraduate degree programs. A visit to the campus will quickly convince students that the school's excellent facilities provide comfort for both learning and living. Its beautiful 168-acre campus is located in New Haven, 35 miles from Hartford.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,963
    • Men:3,057 (38.4%)
    • Women:4,906 (61.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (SCSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southern Connecticut State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
3
History
2
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
501 Crescent Street
City, State, Zip
New Haven, CT  06515-1355
Phone
(203) 392-5656
Fax
(203) 392-5727
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 8,625 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 5,125 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 3,500 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,245 (41%) of 5,479 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,399 (41%) of 3,414 admitted students enrolled
Men
846 (41%) of 2,065 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.00
375 And Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
35%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
21%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SCSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,538|Out-of-state: $21,996
  • Room & Board: - $12,432 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southern Connecticut State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 5 | Final deadline March 9
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 11
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001406
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,124 (81.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
938 (83.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
938 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
194 (20.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$15,069
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 610 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,522
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 746 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,496
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 303 (32.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
66 (4.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,877

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,412 (79.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,582 (84.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,582 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,145 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$14,501
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,036 (66.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,639
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,721 (81.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,561
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 953 (20.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
210 (3.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,636

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,370
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,196

Academics & Instruction (SCSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


423

Part-Time Faculty


541

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
628,214

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southern Connecticut State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


45.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.0%

Programs & Majors (SCSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Library Science, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (41)


  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Information Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Library Science
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Women's Studies

Campus Life (SCSU)

Location & Geography

Population


130,660

Nearest Metropolitan Area


168 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Windsor Locks, Conn.
Nearest Bus Station
New Haven
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in New Haven

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


67%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Flying Owl
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southern Connecticut State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, psychology club, habitat for humanity, crescent players, black student union

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,830

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,963
Women
4,906
Men
3,057

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.6% Asian
  • 16.9% Black/African-American
  • 14.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 55.5% White
  • 7.1% Unknown

International Students


0.6% from 9 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,357

Student Resources (SCSU)

Study resources