Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University

Welcome to this vibrant community of more than 9,300 students located less than three miles from downtown New Haven. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 226 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs and 102 graduate programs. More than 700 faculty members lead students through a wide range of studies and research specialties.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Sport Management; Criminal Justice; Sculpture; Printmaking; Ceramics; Graphic Design; Photography; Painting; Jewelry Making; Event Management; Tourism; Hospitality
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


To apply for admission complete the following:

  • The Common Application for Admission, including the essay or personal statement.
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee (payable online by debit card, credit card or e-check)
  • Request that your official high school transcript from an accredited secondary school be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, Southern Connecticut State University. Digital submission is preferred.
  • An official high school equivalency certificate such as the GED may be submitted instead of the high school transcript.

Southern has a test optional admission policy. SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission. Letters of recommendation are not required.



Southern Connecticut State University does have a Common Application for Transfer applicants. Please visit this site to apply for transfer admissions to SCSU:


Additional Information

At Southern, we offer a comprehensive financial aid package that includes grants, loans, scholarships and part-time employment.  Funding is available from federal and state governments along with private sponsors and university resources.  All you need to do is file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  We are here to guide you along this process so please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your financial aid questions.

Special program deadlines:
  • Direct Nursing for First Year Students - Deadline is December 1, 2022
  • Honors College for First Year Students - Deadline is January 1, 2023

Visit us

During your visit..
See the sights, meet the people, and let us welcome you to Southern in person. Campus tours are targeted toward incoming undergraduate students, family, and friends, or towards prospective graduate students. Schedule your campus tour here:

Expect more. Be more. SOUTHERN

Nilvio Perez, Director, First Year Admissions/2022
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515, United States of America

Phone number

(203) 392-5644


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