Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut
4-year Public university


Central Connecticut State University is a public institution established in 1849 with suburban setting located at New Britain. It is ranked 69 in Regional Universities North in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#69 in Regional Universities North
Location New Britain, Connecticut
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1849
Selectivity Very Low
Size Medium
7,665 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $12,460
Outstate Tuition Fee $25,736
Room and Board Fees $12,710
$45,818 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


77% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.2 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement --
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted CollegeNet Application

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is native language.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$12,117 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$6,615 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $41,314
65% Students with need received Financial Aid
7.3% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application September 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships


Other Scholarships

Anne B. Alling Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Provides scholarships for full-time matriculated undergraduate students at CCSU with preference given to a single parent or non-traditional students who meet one or more of the following criteria: a) students who have returned to higher education after an absence of three or more years; b) demonstrated lack of sufficient means to meet the cost of higher education; or c) documented efforts to finance higher education costs through full and part-time employment.
Justus Beach Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The Justus Beach Scholarship is awarded to students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who are enrolled in one of the University's teacher preparation programs.


7,665 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
76% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
31% Students graduate within 6 years