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 thirteen thousand students enrolled each year at SCSU.

Most of the students accepted into SCSU had an SAT score between 1240 to 1550, or got accepted with an ACT score between 17 to 22. We were able to estimate the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. SCSU has an acceptance rate of 75% with 38% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Connecticut State University was reported as 75.4% in Fall 2013 with over 4,870 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 SAT Scores: 1240 - 1550
  • SCSU ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • SCSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

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 SCSU has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.3%
  • 2010-2011: 71.1%
  • 2011-2012: 71.8%
  • 2012-2013: 75.5%
  • 2013-2014: 75.4%
  • Projected SCSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 74.0%

How Does Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Connecticut State University is thirty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Yale University7.1%
University of New Haven74.4%
Quinnipiac University67.2%
Sacred Heart University76.2%
Western Connecticut State University65.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 510
Math410 - 510
Writing420 - 530
Total Score1240 - 1550
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score17 - 22
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