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Location | New Britain
Population | 74,000
Enrollment | 9,712
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/27-12/15
Spring | 01/22-05/18

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT
The current U.S. secretary of education, Miguel Cardona, is an alum of CCSU.
Ebenezer Bassett was the first African American student and diplomat to Haiti.
CCSU is the oldest, public university in the state. Founded in 1849.

About This Campus

Central Connecticut State University (Central) is the largest university in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. The university comprises five academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we offer quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Central is a proud Community Engagement University designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. CCSU also has three other elements of distinction: International Education, Workforce and State Economic Development, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Cross-Cultural Initiatives. CCSU is well on its way to becoming an Historic Serving Institution. with nearly19% of current students identify as Hispanic/Latino.

Location Information

Minutes away from the state capital and a few hours to Providence, Boston, and New York, CCSU has 314 acres of rolling hills and sits in the culturally diverse city of New Britain. New Britain has a large Polish and Hispanic population and is home to many parks, museums, ethnic restaurants, and hiking and biking trails.

Helpful Information

CCSU has approximately 8,000 undergraduate students and 40% of the student body identify as students of color. CCSU has 9 residence halls and 120 student clubs and organizations. The average class size is 19 and the faculty to student ratio is 14:1. CCSU offers over 100 undergraduate academic programs. The university is close to public transportation, giving students the opportunity to easily travel to New York City.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
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RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing, Education, Social Work, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Dance

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African American Studies, African Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/01/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $250 Year Host Mandatory
Transportation Fee $40 Semester Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/01/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1700
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/01/24

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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