Students Say

Central Connecticut State University is a small, "affordable" school that offers students lots of strong majors and plenty of support. A music major says the school provides "An intense but nurturing environment that fosters intellectualism, culture, and independence in its students." Education, criminology, nursing, and psychology are popular and well-respected programs.

Overview

Applicants
1,088
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average HS GPA
3.68

GPA Breakdown

50%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 670
SAT Math
570 - 680
ACT Composite
23 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Central Connecticut State University is a small, "affordable" school that offers students lots of strong majors and plenty of support. A music major says the school provides "An intense but nurturing environment that fosters intellectualism, culture, and independence in its students." Education, criminology, nursing, and psychology are popular and well-respected programs. Students say the school requires "hard work and dedication" and that they're there "to become the best, most qualified person you can be." Professors are a little hit-and-miss, but most are "great," and "very avid about their particular fields of study, which makes it easy to understand and do well in their classes." "Most have many years of experience in their field and are accessible outside the classroom" and "truly go above and beyond to help their students succeed and move forward." "The school could stand to improve in the advising area," and it also should increase the availability of certain classes. One student reports, "Most students who go to CCSU are here for five years instead of four because they are unable to get into required classes because they fill up so quickly, and there aren't enough sections open."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
204
with Terminal Degree

145
Men
59
Women
41
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
89%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
88
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,183

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,809

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,416

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,880

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
47%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,046
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,405
Required Fees
$668
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,054

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,202

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Central Connecticut State University has a large population of commuter students and students who are working/helping put themselves through school. "Commuters and students who live on campus are very segregated from one another," which "makes it difficult for people…of certain groups to associate with different types of people." It can sometimes feel like "people come to campus to take classes and leave." Students say that hanging out in the student center or joining a club are the best ways to overcome this problem. "Cliques exist," but "most people find a group they fit in with." "It's easy to talk to any person you're in class with," and most students are "fun, outgoing," and "ready to help you find your way," if you ask.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,604
Out of State
16%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

3.53%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
3.01%
Asian
1.99%
African-American
26.81%
Hispanic
60.87%
Caucasian
2.89%
International

30% female
70% male
16% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The large number of commuter students means that campus life can be a little lacking, but the school is working at "integrating commuter students or encouraging them to move on campus." There is an "awesome student center," but one criminology student says, "It almost seems as if there is a lack of on-campus activities for residents." "College is all of what you make it," a student counters. "Find the right group to hang out with and you might not go home until Thanksgiving, even if you live two towns over." "Getting involved on campus with clubs or Greek life will help with your experience here." Contrary to what you might here, "the food is not disgusting." "The food isn't mom's home-cooked meals, but you aren't going to starve." Central Connecticut State University might have some limitations, but students say it "grows every day in diversity, academics, improving student life—for residents and commuters—and [in] maintaining traditions."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Laurie Tacheny Borden

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational Evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.nmt.edu/~quasar/

Minority Support Groups

Sustainability

Green Rating
61

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
9

Average Number of PC's per Lab
190

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mike Kloeppel
Director of Admission

Address
Admission Office
Campus Station
Socorro, NM 87801

Phone
575-835-5424

Email
admission@admin.nmt.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fidel Student Center
Skeen Library
Workman Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Socorro Springs Brewpub
Very Large Array Radio Telescopes
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refu
Manzanares Street Coffeehouse

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The nearest airport to New Mexico Tech is Albuquerque International Sunport. This is served by most major airlines and car rental companies. New Mexico Tech is approximately 72 miles south of the airport, on I-25.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-25, take exit 150 From the exit ramp, head south on California Street (Socorro's main street). After approximately 0.3 mile, turn right on Bullock Ave. Head west (toward "M" Mountain). Go straight at the first stop sign. At the second stop sign, turn left. The Campus is on your right.