Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

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Undergrad Health & Medicine

Tuition & Fees

$11,781

$24,055

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,194
Declined 1,002
Total Received 5,196
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Public

5,657

undergraduate students

806

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,463
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

Scholarships

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT
06810

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
47%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) April 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,194
Declined 1,002
Total Received 5,196

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

58%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$5,710

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,162
Room $8,020
Board $5,856
Additional fees $5,619
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $26,957
Average Financial Aid - $5,710
Total with Avg. Aid $21,247

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,122,877
State $1,338,145
Institutional $4,789,188
Other external $100,275
Total $13,350,485

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,306,119
Other external $2,593,617
Total $3,899,736

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

ice hockey, rugby

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance team

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, football, soccer, softball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, Little East Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Applied Behavior Analysis. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Computer Programming/Programmer, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminal Justice/Police Science. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes
Musical Theatre. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology and Anthropology. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Writing, General. yes

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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

6,463

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

5,657
students

Female
52%
2,969

Male
48%
2,688

12%

806
students

Female
75%
602

Male
25%
204

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

4,322
students

Female
51%
2,204

Male
49%
2,118

24%

1,335
students

Female
57%
765

Male
43%
570

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Student Break-down

9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

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

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