Chances of getting into Central Connecticut State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.2%
Admission Difficulty for Central Connecticut State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

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, 5,314 out of 7,903 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 60 percent. Central Connecticut State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 28% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
98%
SAT Scores for Central Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Central Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 98 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Central Connecticut State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >78%
1075 to 1170 Avg + 67%-78%
980 to 1075 Avg - 54%-67%
885 to 980 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 885 Low <41%
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CCSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
5%
ACT Scores for Central Connecticut State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Central Connecticut State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
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 #12 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central Connecticut State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Central Connecticut State University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.98
Typical High School Grades
B-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Central Connecticut State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 6% Good
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

High School Class Rank

72% of Central Connecticut State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Central Connecticut State University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Central Connecticut State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,067 3,836 7,903
Accepted 2,713 2,601 5,314
Acceptance Rate 67% 68% 67%
Enrolled 684 780 1,464
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 30% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Central Connecticut State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Central Connecticut State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Central Connecticut State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

98% of students submit their SAT scores to CCSU. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

67% of those who apply are granted admission to CCSU. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1170. 98% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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