|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into SCSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,949 out of 8,983 applicants were admitted making SCSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Southern Connecticut State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 26% 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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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1130|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Connecticut State University?
Southern Connecticut State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1130 and Above||Good||>77%|
|1025 to 1130||Avg +||66%-77%|
|920 to 1025||Avg -||53%-66%|
|815 to 920||Reach||40%-53%|
|Less than 815||Low||<40%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SCSU?
Admission data indicates that SCSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Connecticut State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>77%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||66%-77%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||53%-66%|
|15 to 18||Reach||40%-53%|
|Less than 15||Low||<40%|
What GPA do you need to get into Southern Connecticut State University?
You can get into SCSU with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Connecticut State University was 2.88 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SCSU accepts 66% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||8%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||10%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||21%||Good|
|2.75 to 3.00||38%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||17%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||2%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
59% of Southern 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||5%|
|Top 25% of class||21%|
|Top 50% of class||59%|
|Bottom 50% of class||41%|
|Bottom 25% of class||10%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||26%||26%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Southern Connecticut State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
New York, New York
Keene, New Hampshire
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130493 IPEDS survey data for Southern Connecticut State University.
98% of students submit their SAT scores to SCSU. 3% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
66% of those who apply are granted admission to SCSU. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1130. 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 18 and 24. 3% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.