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SCSU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Southern Connecticut State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.9%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Connecticut State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into SCSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,792 out of 8,922 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 60 percent. Southern Connecticut State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 24% 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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SCSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
93%
SAT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

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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 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Connecticut State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >76%
1100 to 1190 Avg + 65%-76%
1010 to 1100 Avg - 52%-65%
920 to 1010 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 920 Low <39%
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SCSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
8%
ACT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
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 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. 8 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Connecticut State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Connecticut State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >76%
21 to 24 Avg + 65%-76%
18 to 21 Avg - 52%-65%
15 to 18 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 15 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.88
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Southern Connecticut State University 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SCSU accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Southern Connecticut State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 4% Good
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

High School Class Rank

59% of Southern Connecticut State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

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

Admission Statistics

Southern Connecticut State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,193 3,729 8,922
Accepted 3,554 2,238 5,792
Acceptance Rate 68% 60% 65%
Enrolled 831 548 1,379
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 24%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern Connecticut State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130493 IPEDS survey data for Southern Connecticut State University.