Central Connecticut State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

CCSU - Central Connecticut State University
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Central Connecticut State University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 59%, CCSU is neither highly selective nor accessible to everyone. Applicants are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, as well as high school transcripts. In addition to a completed application, prospective students should also submit a personal statement and two letters of recommendation. The school's website has more information on admissions guidelines, and students are welcome to contact the admissions office with any questions regarding the process.

Admissions Data (2016):

Central Connecticut State University Description:

Founded in 1849, CCSU, Central Connecticut State University's 165-acre campus is located in New Britain, Connecticut, just 15 minutes from the state capital of Hartford. The university has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Students can choose from over 100 majors in 80 fields with business, education, criminology and psychology being the most popular among undergraduates. The university works to create "global citizens," and the school has partnerships with 70 universities around the globe. In athletics, the Central Connecticut Blue Devils compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. CCSU fields 16 Division I sports. Popular sports include football, baseball, soccer, softball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,784 (9,538 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,741 (in-state); $22,602 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,462
  • Other Expenses: $2,712
  • Total Cost: $25,215 (in-state); $38,076 (out-of-state)

Central Connecticut State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,288
    • Loans: $6,775

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Criminology, Elementary Education, English, History, Marketing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Swimming, Basketball, Track and Field, Golf, Lacrosse, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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