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150+Clubs & Organizations
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14:1Student-to-Faculty Ratio
19NCAA Division II Athletic Teams

Southern Connecticut State University provides exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good.

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Celebrate 125 Years of Southern

Join us as we look back with pride and look forward with anticipation during our 125th anniversary year.

Learn more

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Discover a welcoming campus

Feel at home in inviting spaces that nurture curiosity, collaboration, and community.

Take the Visual Tour

View photos, 360s, and maps of campus.

Visit Campus

Sign up for a tour and let us welcome you in person.

Experience the world off campus

Southern's location brings you close to a world of opportunities.

Whether you're an arts lover, a foodie, a fan of the outdoors, or want to explore internship or community service opportunities, you'll discover it here.

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Volunteer in a school, hospital, or soup kitchen

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Kayak on Long Island Sound or grab some rays at the beach

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Taste world-famous pizza and legendary hamburgers

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Hike the trails at East and West Rock parks or Sleeping Giant

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Hop on a train to New York City or Boston

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See everything from Picassos to dinosaurs at nearby museums

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Engage in a transformative educational culture

Find your passion at Southern. Work closely with faculty who know your name and want to help you succeed. Research plant genetics in a biology lab, take an acting course with a professional director, collect coastal data on a Connecticut beach, compose a piece of electronic music, learn about Wall Street in a high-tech trading room. It all happens at Southern, and it’s waiting for you.

  • Internships in business, the biotech industry, the arts, journalism, sport management, and more
  • Study-abroad opportunities year round and around the world
  • Field work in areas like teaching, social work, anthropology, and health
  • Summer and winter programs to help you get ahead
  • Honors College for the intellectually inquisitive undergrad
  • Research centers that include autism spectrum disorders, nanotechnology, and coastal and marine studies

Take pride in Southern's Owls

Southern’s outstanding athletic program continually ranks among the top NCAA Division II programs in the nation, and also boasts a long record of dominance in the Northeast for both team and individual championships.

80 Individual Titles
10 Team Championships
19 Intercollegiate Programs

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