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Study at Southern Connecticut State University

Founded in 1893, Southern Connecticut State University, or SCSU, is one of five state universities in Connecticut. It is located in New Haven, Connecticut. SCSU is the third-oldest campus in the Connecticut State University system. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. It is composed of several academic divisions. SCSU is home to various sports teams for both men and women. These teams are nicknamed the Fighting Owls. The women's basketball team won the NCAA Division II championship in 2007. WSIN (Southern Independent Network) is the college radio station and Southern News is the student run newspaper.

Profile of Southern Connecticut State UniversityThe main campus of Southern Connecticut State is in New Haven, CT (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. Southern Connecticut State offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to education and teaching and therapy and Counselling.

Southern Connecticut State Selectivity

Southern Connecticut State does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 29% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 420 to 520. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 410 or more.

The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Southern Connecticut State are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 11, 930 enrolled students.

Student Life
Student athletes at Southern Connecticut State belong to the Northeast 10 Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University's mission is to enhance its position as the preeminent comprehensive metropolitan public university of the State of Connecticut. As a learning community grounded in the values of liberal education, the University is committed to students distinguished by their intellectual competencies, their skills for flexible adaptation to global change, and by their habits of cultural enrichment for life-long inquiry. As the lead institution of advanced study in the CSU system, SCSU is committed to the professional preparations of graduate learners for success in their careers and in service to their communities. As an academic environment, the University is committed to innovative teaching strategies, scholarship, and creative activities that produce knowledge, refresh faculty expertise, and amplify teaching effectiveness. "Southern Connecticut State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching613special ed, elementary school teaching, educational administration, physical education teaching, reading teaching, school Counselling, health teaching, science teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts539liberal arts and sciences, library science, English, sociology, history, political science, Spanish language, economics, . . .
Therapy and Counselling263psychology, school psychology, Counselling psychology, community health services
Business and Management247business management
Media118communication studies, journalism
Family and Social Work99social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Science74biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Medicine46public health
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy44parks and recreation management, athletic trainer
Fine Arts40fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering35computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology32audiology and speech pathology
Drama and Performing Arts18drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Contact: Southern Connecticut StateSouthern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street

New Haven, CT 06515-1355

General Phone: (203) 392-5200


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