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Southern Connecticut State University is a public institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,525, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 168 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southern Connecticut State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,981 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,065 (2013-14).
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Fulfilling the Mission
As a student-centered institution, Southern regards student success as its highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. Our students receive exemplary professional training and are inspired by the research, scholarship, and creative activity of our teacher-scholars.
Through tradition and innovation, Southern strives to empower every undergraduate and graduate student with the knowledge, skills and perspectives essential for active participation and impassioned, ethical leadership in our rapidly changing, global society. Within the Connecticut State University System, Southern leads the way in graduate education and produces the largest number of graduates in Health/Life Sciences, Education, and Social/Public Services.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Southern Connecticut State University, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Southern Connecticut State University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||75.5%|
|Application deadline||April 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Southern Connecticut State University is 14:1, and the school has 47.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southern Connecticut State University include: Health and Wellness, General; Business/Commerce, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Psychology, General; and Education, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||17%|
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Southern Connecticut State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,525, with a gender distribution of 39.6 percent male students and 60.4 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus. Southern Connecticut State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Southern Connecticut State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Southern 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southern Connecticut State University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southern Connecticut State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Southern Connecticut State University, 65.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,191.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,981 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$19,065 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,960 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data