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Chances of getting into Southern Connecticut State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.4%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Connecticut State University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into SCSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,351 out of 9,156 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 76 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.

SCSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
98%
SAT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 1000

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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 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Connecticut State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >79%
1000 to 1090 Avg + 69%-79%
910 to 1000 Avg - 57%-69%
820 to 910 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 820 Low <44%
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SCSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
3%
ACT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 20

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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Connecticut State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >80%
20 to 25 Avg + 69%-80%
16 to 20 Avg - 58%-69%
12 to 16 Reach 46%-58%
Less than 12 Low <46%
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SCSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 69% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southern Connecticut State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,469 3,687 9,156
Accepted 4,027 2,324 6,351
Acceptance Rate 74% 63% 69%
Enrolled 949 574 1,523
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
65

Applicants have 65 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Connecticut State University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Southern Connecticut State University prefer SAT or ACT?

98% of students submit their SAT scores to SCSU. 3% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southern Connecticut State University?

69% 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.

What SAT score is required for Southern Connecticut State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1090. 98% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern Connecticut State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 25. 3% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.