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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.
Southern Connecticut State University, a flourishing community of over 11,000 students, is located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, near the artsy and historic Westville Village section of the city. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved into a comprehensive university offering 116 graduate and undergraduate programs. More than 700 faculty members lead students through a wide range of studies and research specialties. Southern is proud to be an institution of the Connecticut State University System. Southern is in the midst of the first phase of a $230 million master plan to transform the center of campus. We are doubling the square footage of the Hilton C. Buley Library and upgrading the technology research tools. Engleman Hall has been vastly expanded, with more space devoted to academics, and in January 2006 we opened our new Michael J. Adanti Student Center, the hub of a dynamic student community.
Southern is located in New Haven, a historic seaside city founded by English Puritans in 1637. A center of culture and learning, New Haven has roots that go deep into New England history and education.