Overview

Applicants
4,978
Acceptance Rate
75%

GPA Breakdown

4%
Over 3.75
6%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
36%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
410 - 530
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 530
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 22

Deadlines


Regular
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
958
with Terminal Degree
865

488
Women
470
Men
141
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
12%
Graduate in 5 years
30%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral Other
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Internships

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
12%
Graduate in 5 years
30%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Internships

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 10

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,937

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,432

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,134

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$2,600

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,285
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,137
Required Fees
$4,256
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$908
Transportation for Commuters
$1,312

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,525
Out of State
4%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

60% female
40% male
4% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
31%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Services for ALL students with disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Suzanne Tucker

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
There is a wide variety of tests we review, there's no single test in particular. We usually follow the current industry standard tests administered by psychologists.Please go to www.southernct.edu/DRC for more information on our Doc policy

Documentation Requred for ADHD
There is a wide variety of tests we review, there's no single test in particular. We usually follow the current industry standard tests administered by psychologists.Please go to www.southernct.edu/DRC for more information on our Doc policy

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

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
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
63
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
4

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Owls)
15 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Owls)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Connecticut
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Connecticut

Sustainability

With its commitment to going green, SCSU is earning the nickname “Sustainable Southern.” At SCSU, a charter ACUPCC signatory since 2007, sustainability means engaging everyone from students to faculty, staff, and administration to “make healthy and environmentally conscious decisions in all aspects of campus life.” Students have opportunities to partake in initiatives such as the Sustainable Living Learning Community, the Geography/ Sustainability Club, Campus Conservation Nationals, RecycleMania, student-run events throughout the year, and more. Student volunteers manage the campus community garden, and most of the produce is donated to area soup kitchens. In the spirit of a sustainability-friendly atmosphere, the buildings at SCSU fit the bill. Brownell Residential Hall and the School of Business both have 50KW solar systems on their roofs. The Campus Energy Center produces heat for the entire university with natural gas. All major new construction is required to meet LEED Silver standards. Southern's brand new state-of-the-art science laboratory building is scheduled to open in Spring, 2015 with at least LEED Silver certification anticipated. The new School of Business building earned LEED Gold certification in 2012. Students won’t need to go out of their way to get involved. Sustainability is integrated into everyday life on campus. Refillable water stations are new throughout campus as of Fall 2014, and SCSU’s Dining Services has become more environmentally friendly through trayless dining, cage-free eggs, and a commitment to buying locally-grown produce. What’s more, the campus bookstore has championed recent initiatives such as selling a large line of recyclable products—including notebooks, biodegradable plastic folders, sketchbooks created with recycled vinyl albums, and t-shirts made from recycled bottles— promoting the use of e-textbooks to save paper, and even providing graduation gowns made of 100 percent recycled plastic bottles! The Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies provides a range of research opportunities, and students can have their commitment to a sustainable world permanently etched into their degree: SCSU offers an Environmental Studies minor for any undergraduate major, and a Sustainability concentration as part of the Geography major.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
5%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
20

Average Number of PC's per Lab
300

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Campus Visits Contact


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation