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Chances of getting into Southern Connecticut State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.7%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Connecticut State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into SCSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,776 out of 8,504 applicants were admitted making Southern Connecticut State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Southern Connecticut State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Southern Connecticut State University.

SCSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
98%
SAT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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SCSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
3%
ACT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Southern Connecticut State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

SCSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.14
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Southern Connecticut State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into SCSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Connecticut State University was 3.14 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.14 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SCSU accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Southern Connecticut State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 6.1% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.4% Good
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.2% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 18.2% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 30.2% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 9.5% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.4% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

66% 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 12%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 66%
Lower 50% of class 34%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southern Connecticut State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,188 3,316 8,504
Accepted 4,299 2,477 6,776
Acceptance Rate 83% 75% 80%
Enrolled 717 364 1,081
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 15% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
21

Applicants have 21 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Connecticut State University is $50.

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 Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to SCSU. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.