Southern Connecticut State University Reviews

3.71 out of 5 stars
(14 Reviews)
  • New Haven (CT)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,464
92% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Holly Bousquet - 6/13/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Southern Connecticut State University is affordable and provides students with a well-rounded and functional education in their area of study. As a psychology major I had many professors who were committed to helping students arrive at their final academic or career goal by walking them through each step of the process to get there. My biggest piece of advice to new students would be even if you do not like the school or the campus after the first semester, continue into the spring semester and then reevaluate after you have completed the entire year. So many people at Southern, including myself, do not like their fall semester and want to transfer but the spring semester is entirely different. The spring semester does not have the stress of transitioning and starting something new so you can appreciate the school and your environment in a completely different way."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Morgan Lovely - 2/28/2019
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"-Supportive teaching staff -Great variety of field-related club activities on-campus -Local activities are plenty for on-campus students The staff at SCSU is really accommodating to the working full-time undergraduate student and looks out for the interest of its students. The schools also provided a lot of career fairs though I would have appreciated more connections to career pathways within my field of study at these provided events. The campus is also always renovating and making newer facilities available to students so you know your tuition dollars are going to good use in a short amount of time so you as a student can enjoy the newest technologies and experiences during your degree program."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Rachel Itzen de la Torre - 9/28/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016
"Southern Connecticut State University's Public Health Program is a well-balanced program that touches on all aspects of public health. From food hygiene to epidemiology to planning programs. The teachers are very knowledgeable and really prepare you for any career path within the Public Health Field. The only aspect I feel I was not prepared was a more scientific background. Perhaps, since many nursing students used public health as a background, it would have been more helpful to add in more science courses to the program. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this program and felt adequately prepared to find a job and begin my career within this field."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Patricia Schneider - 8/12/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2024
"I completed both my Master's degrees at Southern Connecticut State University. The first was in Exercise Physiology and the second in Public Health. Both degrees have made a significant impact into my personal and professional success. The faculty in both programs are top notched and truly care about their students success. Many years after graduating, I continue to stay in contact with them for mentors in my field and certainly for this newest pursuit of my PhD. I would highly recommend anyone interested in SCSU to commit to themselves and have a great learning experience."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Patricia Schneider - 8/12/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2024
"I completed both my Master's degrees at Southern Connecticut State University. The first was in Exercise Physiology and the second in Public Health. Both degrees have made a significant impact into my personal and professional success. The faculty in both programs are top notched and truly care about their students success. Many years after graduating, I continue to stay in contact with them for mentors in my field and certainly for this newest pursuit of my PhD. I would highly recommend anyone interested in SCSU to commit to themselves and have a great learning experience."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Karoli Rodriguez - 4/18/2018
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017
"While this is a large school, The Political Science department is very small. This allows for many one-on-one sessions and interaction with professors. All of the professors in this department care and know their students. If the student is willing to ask for help the help will be given. As for other majors that are larger, I know it is more competitive and harder to make interaction with professors. Overall, this was a great institution if you are looking for a large school and community."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Dominique Facin - 3/23/2017
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017
"I appreciated many of the professors in the English department, however, other professors out of this department did not take their classes seriously. The financial aid department is horrible at this university and recognized for losing paperwork. Overall attending SCSU is a regret i now carry with me."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Bruce Kent - 3/8/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2012
"Earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University is a worthwhile choice that I made, with the intention of eventually applying for graduate school after. Coming into the university as a freshmen in 2012, I was at first disappointed with the program curriculum, specially in regards to the lack of classes that I wanted to take. However, I saw multiple changes that occurred both within the department of Biology and the university itself. Some things that are noteworthy about this changes is that the department, especially the faculty, deeply care for their students. New faculty have been hired that teach a wide variety of classes that can satisfy student interest. Another thing to note is that the university is always trying to reinvent itself to become a better institution. A new president has been hired, who is very student centered, and who deeply cares about what is going on within the university. Lastly, this institution is affordable, especially if you want a degree that can help you get accepted to graduate school. A student can use the learning that they received in this institution as they apply these to the professional world."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jessica B - 3/6/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017
"Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse campus with a variety of programs. The Social Work program is outstanding and their are professors who really want to help the students learn and make an impact in the profession. The BSW program requires a 400 hour internship with supervision which I think is excellent since this is a preview of what you will have to do in the MSW program."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Stefani Rosado - 2/2/2017
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017
"SCSU is an excellent school with a very diverse student population. The professors are insightful and put the needs of the students first. There are over 100 clubs and organizations for students to join to meet the interests and needs of every individual. After completing your degree you will be well equipped to excel in your future career and go beyond your potential."