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

$34,636 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
83% Acceptance Rate

Where Is 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 Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SCSU?

83% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Southern Connecticut State University is 83%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.

Can I Afford Southern Connecticut State University?

$34,636 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SCSU is $34,636. 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 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,513 a year. That adds up to $26,052 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SCSU is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Southern Connecticut State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,644 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,800 undergraduate students at SCSU, with 5,644 being full-time and 1,156 being part-time.


There are also 1,988 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,644 full-time undergraduates at SCSU, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 188
Black or African American 1,120
Hispanic or Latino 768
White 2,779
International Students 48
Other Races/Ethnicities 741

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

1,072 Took All Classes Online
5,244 Took At Least One Class Online
332.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 5,244 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 332.6%. This is the #127 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%.


*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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