Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)

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SCSU can be found in New Haven, CT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around eleven thousand students enrolled each year at SCSU.

Most of the students accepted into SCSU had an SAT score between 910 to 1090, or got accepted with an ACT score between 16 to 25. We were able to estimate the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) average GPA (2.71 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. SCSU has an acceptance rate of 69% with 24% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Connecticut State University was reported as 69.4% in Fall 2020 with over 9,160 applications submitted to SCSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SCSU ACT Scores: 16 - 25
  • SCSU Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Connecticut State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Southern Connecticut State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern Connecticut State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.5%
  • 2017-2018: 64.9%
  • 2018-2019: 66.2%
  • 2019-2020: 69.4%
  • Projected SCSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.2%

How Does Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Southern Connecticut State University is twenty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Albertus Magnus College83.5%
University of New Haven83.0%
Quinnipiac University70.1%
University of Bridgeport54.6%
Sacred Heart University63.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 560
Math440 - 530
Total Score910 - 1090
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math16 - 23
Composite Score16 - 25
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