Tuition & Fees

$11,344

$24,304

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
59%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
35%
400-499
46%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
51%
12-17
15%
30-36
8%
24-29
31%
18-23
57%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,259
Declined + 1,116
Total Received 5,375
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Public

5,028

undergraduate students

614

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Justice/law Administration
  2. Management
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3350
ACT 0558

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Location

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 5,642
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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: 85,246), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
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 3% of male students
 
4 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
59%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
35%
400-499
46%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
51%
12-17
15%
30-36
8%
24-29
31%
18-23
57%
12-17
4%

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

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,259
Declined + 1,116
Total Received 5,375

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

Jorge R. Osorio
Director of Admissions
P: 877 837-9278
F: 203 837-8338
admissions@wcsu.edu

Financial Aid

42%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,666

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,344
Room $7,330
Board $2,294
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $22,268
Average Financial Aid - $9,666
Total with Avg. Aid $12,602

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,829,785
State $1,526,365
Institutional $5,018,999
Other external
Total $14,375,149

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $645,167
Other external $1,019,190
Total $1,664,357

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
April 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 837-9278
F: 203 837-8528

Financial Aid Officer

Melissa Stephens
Director of Student Financial Services
stephensm@wcsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

ice hockey, rugby, track

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, rugby, track

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, football, soccer, softball

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Athletic Directors

Lori Mazza (men's)
Director Of Athletics And Recreation
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New Jersey Athletic Conference, Little East Conference, Freedom Football Conference, New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance
Mascot
Colonials
School colors
deep blue, starburst orange, and white

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/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
Media Arts
Meteorology
Music
Music Education
Music/Jazz Performance
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nursing Education
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Social Work
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Visual Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Justice/law Administration
  2. Management
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

5,642

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

5,028
students

Female
52%
2,607

Male
48%
2,421

11%

614
students

Female
75%
460

Male
25%
154

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

4,128
students

Female
52%
2,130

Male
48%
1,998

18%

900
students

Female
53%
477

Male
47%
423

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented China
Finland
France
Norway
Spain
Sweden
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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