Central Connecticut State University

2014 Quick Stats
1615 Stanley Street

New Britain, CT 06050

Phone: (860) 832-3200
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
May 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#116 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Central Connecticut State University is a public institution that was founded in 1849. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,942, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 294 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Central Connecticut State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 116. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,706 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,790 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions. Comprising five schools: The Carol A. Ammon School of Arts & Sciences; Business; Education & Professional Studies; and Engineering & Technology, CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Masters and sixth-year levels and the EdD in Educational Leadership. Committed to offering Connecticut citizens access to our distinctive academic programs of high quality, the University is also a responsive and creative intellectual and economic resource for the people and institutions of our state's Capitol Region. More than 85 percent of our graduates remain in Connecticut, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic health of our state.

CCSU is, above all else, a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education at the undergraduate and graduate level balances academic challenge and personal support, leading students to become thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. A network of study-abroad opportunities, overseas inter-institutional arrangements, and other internationally focused educational programming prepares our students to become global citizens, responsive to a world of cultural differences and able to succeed in an increasingly international marketplace. And our faculty's commitment to scholarly inquiry ensures the intellectual vitality of our classrooms.

CCSU's educational mission is further distinguished by the University's commitment to Community Engagement; Workforce and State Economic Development; International Education; and Interdisciplinary and Cross-Curricular Initiatives.

The Veterans Affairs Office assists veterans, guardsmen, and reservists in taking full advantage of the educational benefits available to them through the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) and other programs. Students are assisted in making the transition from active military duty to CCSU and from CCSU to active military duty. A Veteran's Drop-In Center is available for student use.

CCSU's educational excellence has been nationally honored. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently recognized CCSU's many community outreach activities by selecting the University as a Community Engagement Institution. The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of The Best Northeastern Colleges and as one of America's Best Value Colleges. CCSU is also featured in the Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges" as one of the nation's most eco-friendly campuses.

CCSU serves approximately 12,500 students: 10,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1849
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $37,003,175


When applying to Central Connecticut State University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Central Connecticut State University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.0%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Central Connecticut State University is 16:1, and the school has 45.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Central Connecticut State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Education; Psychology; and Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 26%
Social Sciences 15%
Education 10%
Psychology 9%
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields 1%

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Student Life

Central Connecticut State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,942, with a gender distribution of 51.8 percent male students and 48.2 percent female students. At this school, 21.5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 78.5 percent of students live off campus. Central Connecticut State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 12,091
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Central Connecticut State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Central Connecticut State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Central Connecticut State University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Central Connecticut State University, 68.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,740.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,706 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,790 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,506 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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