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Tuition & Fees

$10,017

$21,683

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
35%
400-499
48%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
39%
400-499
45%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
38%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
34%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,999
Declined + 2,236
Total Received 5,235
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Public

5,298

undergraduate students

528

graduate students

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School Facts

Western Connecticut State University, founded in 1903, is a public, comprehensive university. It has two campuses, a 34-acre campus located in downtown Danbury and a newer 364-acre campus west of the city's center.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,826
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Danbury, CT

34-acre midtown campus and 364-acre west side campus in Danbury (population: 83,684), 50 miles from Hartford and 60 miles from New York City. Served by bus and train; major airport serves New York City; smaller airport serves Hartford. School operates transportation between campuses. Public transportation serves campus.

Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 4% of male students
 
4 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
35%
400-499
48%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
39%
400-499
45%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
38%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
34%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Recommended

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,999
Declined + 2,236
Total Received 5,235

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Jay Murray
Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services
P: 877 837-9278
F: 203 837-8338
admissions@wcsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,216
Room $6,411
Board $2,575
Additional fees $4,801
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $20,303
Average Financial Aid - $8,791
Total with Avg. Aid $11,512

Financial Aid

49%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,791

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,444,265
State $1,979,498
Institutional $6,000,078
Other external $437,305
Total $15,861,146

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $744,212
Other external
Total $744,212

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
field hockey
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Freedom Football Conference (Division III), Little East Conference (Division III), New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance (Division III), New Jersey Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Colonials
School colors
dark blue, metallic copper, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Anthropology/Sociology
Art
Biological/Environmental Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Earth/Planetary Sciences
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
English Professional Writing
English/Comparative Literature
Finance
Health Care Administration
Health Education
Health Promotion Studies
History
Instructional Leadership
Justice Administration
Justice/Law
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Meteorology
Music
Music Education
Music/Jazz Performance
Nursing
Nursing Education
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Social Work
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

91%

5,298
students

Female
53%
2,820

Male
47%
2,478

Graduate

9%

528
students

Female
65%
343

Male
35%
185

undergraduateFull-time

80%

4,250
students

Female
53%
2,226

Male
47%
2,024

undergraduatePart-time

20%

1,048
students

Female
57%
594

Male
43%
454

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Germany
India
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Donna Warner
International Services Coordinator
203 837-3270
warnerd@wcsu.edu

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