Central Connecticut State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Connecticut


Founded in 1849, CCSU, Central Connecticut State University's 165-acre campus is located in New Britain, Connecticut, just 15 minutes from the state capital of Hartford. The university has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Students can choose from over 100 majors in 80 fields with business, education, criminology and psychology being the most popular among undergraduates. The university works to create "global citizens," and the school has partnerships with 70 universities around the globe. In athletics, the Central Connecticut Blue Devils compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. CCSU fields 16 Division I sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Criminology, Elementary Education, English, History, Marketing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 12233
Total Grad Students: 2148
Undergraduate Students: 10085
Faculty: 432

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 52%
Percent Female: 48%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 14%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1615 Stanley St
New Britain Connecticut 6050

Website: http://www.ccsu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 860-832-3200

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
(860) 832-2278

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Typically, CCSU likes to admit students with a college grade point average of a C or better after completing at least 12 or more college-level credits (not including remedial coursework) from regionally accredited institutions. However, higher grade point averages may be required for particular academic programs.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit is typically awarded to students who earn a C- or higher in 100 level or above course work from regionally accredited institutions.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum credits accepted as transfer is 45. You must finish 45 credits at Central Connecticut State University to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores if the applicant has successfully completed more than twelve college level credits or has been out of school for more than five years.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation are optional.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of a personal essay on the topic of your choice is optional.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 22
English 18 22
Math 18 23
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 460 540
Math 460 550
Writing 460 550

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2106

Transfers Accepted: 1491

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 71%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 63%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 8%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 2782

Room and Board: 9814

Tuition and Fees: 18769

Total Cost: 32475

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 8055

Total Cost – In-State: 21851

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
CCSU offers a variety of financial aid options.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6195

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 78%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 58%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 63%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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