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Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT

At A Glance

Main Address

1615 Stanley St

New Britain, CT 06050-2439

www.ccsu.edu

Admission Office

1615 Stanley Street

New Britain, CT 06050

(860) 832-2278

Fax : (860) 832-2295

admissions@ccsu.edu

Contact : Lawrence Hall

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 3898

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : May 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 57.0%

Total undergraduates : 9,045

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,377

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 49.0%

Average financial aid package : $9,968.00

In-State Tuition : $11,502.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $23,776.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Oct 15

Regular application due: May 1

Priority application due : May 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 27

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : May 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Apr 15

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 14 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 57.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 72.0%

Accreditation and Associations

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 28.0%
Social Sciences : 12.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Biology : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Education : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Molecular Biology B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Accounting and Business/Management M
Business Administration and Management, General B
Construction Management, General B M
Finance, General B
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B
Management Information Systems, General B
Management Science M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Operations Management and Supervision B M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Mass Communication/Media Studies B
Organizational Communication, General M
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance B
Information Science/Studies M
Information Technology M
Network and System Administration/Administrator B
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design B

Education
Art Teacher Education B M
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Drama and Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Education, General M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching B M
Music Teacher Education B M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B M
Reading Teacher Education M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor M
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education B M

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General B
Computer Software Engineering M
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician B
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician B
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General M
Industrial Technology/Technician B
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician B
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician B
Robotics Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General M
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Italian Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer M
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Nurse Anesthetist D
Nursing Practice D
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B M
Public/Applied History M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics, General B
Geography B M
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Design and Visual Communications, General B M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

400 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : observatory, planetarium

Geographic Location : 9 miles from Hartford.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 9,045

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,377

Degree-seeking undergrads : 8,817

Graduate enrollment : 2,109

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 96.0%

Out of state students : 4.0%

Part Time students : 18.0%

Percentage of males : 53.0%

Percentage of females : 47.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 12.0%

Asian : 4.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 16.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 58.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Central Recorder

Student Newspaper URL : http://web.ccsu.edu/studentcenter/clubs/recorder.asp

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 57.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 24.0%

Housing Options

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $250.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Blue Devils

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Intramural

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division IAA

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Women's Scholarship

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 7,807

Admitted : 5,124

Enrolled : 1,377

Somewhat selective 66.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Offered place on waitlist : 215

Number accepting place : 210

Accepted from list : 180



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Application Essay

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Other Test Policies

Not required for Adults.

A note from the college

High school record, class rank, SAT scores are most important. Letters of recommendation, optional student essay, and resume of activities to assess applicant's attitude toward future success considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 7.0%

Top Quarter : 28.0%

Top Half : 64.0%

Bottom Half : 36.0%

Bottom Quarter : 9.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 14.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 15.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 21.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 30.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 12.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 20.0%

500 - 599 : 51.0%

400 - 499 : 26.0%

200 - 299 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 13.0%

500 - 599 : 53.0%

400 - 499 : 30.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 6.0%

24 - 29 : 18.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 35.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 29.0%

12 - 17 : 45.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 37.0%

12 - 17 : 37.0%

6 - 11 : 6.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Minimum Score of 3 is required.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

2

0

Foreign Language

0

3

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 97.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 4.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

480 - 570

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

490 - 590

ACT Composite

17 - 23


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 120

All

Art History

3

3

ART 110

All

Biology

3

8

BIO 121, BIO 122

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 152

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 152, MATH 221

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 161/162

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

CHIN 225, CHIN 226

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PS 104

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CS 151

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CS 113

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 130

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

WRT 110

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

Environmental Science

3

4

BIO 132, BIO 133

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

FR 225, FR 2xx

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

GER 225, GER 2xx

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 220

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

Ital 225, Ital 226

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

JAPN 225, JAPN 226

All

Latin

3

6

ML 200

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 200

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 201

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUS 100

All

Physics 1

4

4

PHYS 121

All

Physics 2

4

4

PHYS 122

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

PHYS 126

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHYS 125

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 112

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 225

All

4

6

SPAN 225 and SPAN 2xx

All

Statistics

3

3

STAT 104

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PS 110

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 161, HIST 162

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIST 121, HIST 122

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

Biology

50

8

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

8

Chemistry

50

8

College Algebra

50

3

French I

50

6

German I

50

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 43.0%

% of loans / jobs : 57.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 97.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 80.0%

% Judged to have need : 86.0%

% that were offered aid : 82.0%

% that had need fully met : 4.0%

% of need met : 49.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $9,968.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,809.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $3,137.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,344.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $29,709.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Keri Lupachino

Financial aid office phone : (860) 832-2200

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $257.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$11,502.00

$11,502.00

$11,502.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$23,776.00

$23,776.00

$23,776.00

Room and board:

$12,716.00

$12,716.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,536.00

$1,536.00

$1,536.00

Transportation expenses:

$720.00

$720.00

$1,440.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$28,074.00

$28,074.00

$16,078.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$40,348.00

$40,348.00

$28,352.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Football

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,880

Transfers admitted percentage: 71.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,345

Transfers enrolled percentage: 48.0%

Transfers enrolled: 917

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 70.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 30.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

Special consideration to graduates of Connecticut community and technical colleges.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $23,776.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,716.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $12,716.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $257.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser