Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-3200
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) was established in 1849 and is the state’s oldest public university. When founded, it was named the New Britain Normal School, but was renamed CCSU in 1959. The university is located in New Britain, Conn., and offers 100 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate-level academic fields to its more than 12,000 students. U.S. News & World Report ranks CCSU No. 116 in the North. Meanwhile, Princeton Review names CCSU as one of the nation’s best value colleges.

Programs Offered

CCSU gives its students the option of earning accredited associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. U.S. News & World Report recognizes CCSU as one of the nation’s best education schools and top public schools. Also according to U.S. News & World Report, 31% of CCSU students are in business-related majors. Additionally, CCSU prides itself in providing students with affordable, fully online education options. It offers individual courses through Online CCSU and graduate degrees and certificates through Data Mining Online. Courses can be accessed 24/7 and from anywhere with an Internet connection.


CCSU has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) since 1947. During its 2008 review, its NEASC accreditation was renewed for another 10 years.


Admission requirements vary among undergraduates, graduates, new students, and transfer students. Generally speaking, undergraduate students must submit an application fee, an official high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, an essay, and letters of recommendation along with their application. Undergraduate admissions are rolling, and CCSU begins accepting students about a year in advance. Graduate students, on the other hand, have the chance to apply for graduate admission three times a year. Deadlines are June 1 for the fall semester, Nov. 1 for the spring semester, and March 1 for summer admission. Various other deadlines exist for certain programs, and they can be viewed on the Graduate “Applying” Page. Generally, graduate students must submit program-relevant standardized test scores, such as GMAT scores for master’s business programs, a college transcript, letters of recommendation, and an application and application fee to be considered for admission.


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