CCSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Central Connecticut State University
How hard is it to get into CCSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,254 out of 7,870 applicants were admitted making CCSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Central Connecticut State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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CCSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT97%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Central Connecticut State University?
Central Connecticut State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 97 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>78%|
|1145 to 1230||Avg +||67%-78%|
|1060 to 1145||Avg -||54%-67%|
|975 to 1060||Reach||41%-54%|
|Less than 975||Low||<41%|
CCSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT9%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CCSU?
Admission data indicates that CCSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central Connecticut State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>79%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||67%-79%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||57%-67%|
|17 to 19||Reach||46%-57%|
|Less than 17||Low||<46%|
Avg. High School GPA2.98
Typical High School GradesB-
You can get into Central Connecticut State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Central Connecticut State University was 2.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CCSU accepts 67% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||11%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||12%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||22%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||33%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||15%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
72% of Central Connecticut State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||10%|
|Top 25% of class||22%|
|Top 50% of class||72%|
|Bottom 50% of class||28%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||29%||27%|
Applications are DueJun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply194
Applicants have 194 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to CCSU before the Jun 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Central Connecticut State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128771 IPEDS survey data for Central Connecticut State University.