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SCSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into SCSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,241 out of 8,113 applicants or 65% were admitted making SCSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Southern 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 4,748 3,365 8,113
Accepted 3,249 1,992 5,241
Acceptance Rate 68% 59% 65%
Enrolled 888 520 1,408
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 26% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern 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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 825. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1015 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 97 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 920 1110
SAT Reading 460 570
SAT Math 450 530
ACT Composite 18 22
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >76%
1015 to 1110 Avg + 65%-76%
920 to 1015 Avg - 52%-65%
825 to 920 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 825 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

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 No

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



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