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Chances of getting into Southern Connecticut State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.2%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Connecticut State University
Measure Difficulty
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 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.

SCSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
98%
SAT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1030

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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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Connecticut State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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SCSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
3%
ACT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 22
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. 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

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 >77%
21 to 24 Avg + 66%-77%
18 to 21 Avg - 53%-66%
15 to 18 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 15 Low <40%
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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 66% 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 5,259 3,724 8,983
Accepted 3,692 2,257 5,949
Acceptance Rate 70% 61% 66%
Enrolled 942 576 1,518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 26% 26%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
231

Applicants have 231 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?

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.

What SAT score is required for Southern Connecticut State University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Southern Connecticut State University?

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.