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CCSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into CCSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,096 out of 8,686 applicants or 59% were admitted making CCSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Central Connecticut State University typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,408 4,278 8,686
Accepted 2,508 2,588 5,096
Acceptance Rate 57% 60% 59%
Enrolled 635 728 1,363
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 28% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Central Connecticut State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that CCSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 4 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Central Connecticut State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 935. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1105 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 96 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1020 1190
SAT Reading 510 610
SAT Math 500 570
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 17 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >71%
22 to 24 Avg + 59%-71%
20 to 22 Avg - 46%-59%
18 to 20 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 18 Low <33%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >71%
1105 to 1190 Avg + 59%-71%
1020 to 1105 Avg - 46%-59%
935 to 1020 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 935 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into Central Connecticut State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Central Connecticut State University was 2.98 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 CCSU accepts 59% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 6% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Good
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 33% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 15% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 10 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jun 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128771 IPEDS survey data for Central Connecticut State University.



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