Central Connecticut State University: Narrative Description

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1615 Stanley St.
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
Tel: (860)832-3200
Admissions: (860)832-2285
Fax: (860)832-2522
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ccsu.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Connecticut State University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1849. Setting: 294-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $17.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $643,696. Educational spending 2003-04: $5121 per student. Total enrollment: 12,320. Faculty: 884 (409 full-time, 475 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 5,198 applied, 61% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 7,245 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 2,359 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 64 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 20% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Inter-Institutional Student Exchange Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous until 7/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $50. State resident tuition: $2862 full-time, $276 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,379 full-time, $276 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3040 full-time, $55 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course level. College room and board: $7036. College room only: $4012. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Inter-Residence Council, student radio station, Program Council, Outing Club, NAACP. Major annual events: Homecoming, Film Series, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,200 college housing spaces available; 1,901 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Burritt Library plus 1 other with 639,257 books, 552,591 microform titles, 2,762 serials, 5,669 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.6 million. 880 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 75,000. Known as the "Hardware City of the World," New Britain is located nine miles southwest of Hartford. Sleigh bells were the first items manufactured here. Now there are 250 manufacturing establishments and over 600 retail outlets. Access to New York City is by train, and there is commercial air service nearby. New Britain has 44 churches of major denominations, outstanding hospital facilities and is now undertaking urban renewal projects. Points of interest are the New Britain Institute and Art Museum, memorial monuments, municipal golf course and the parks.

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