Tuition & Fees

$10,859

$23,367

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
56%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
58%
400-499
27%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
35%
400-499
46%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,071
Declined + 1,600
Total Received 5,671
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Public

5,082

undergraduate students

582

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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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 5,664
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded 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: 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
6%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
66%
Bottom 1/2
34%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
56%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
58%
400-499
27%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
35%
400-499
46%
300-399
8%
200-299
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

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,071
Declined + 1,600
Total Received 5,671

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

$8,593

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,859
Room $7,107
Board $2,216
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $21,482
Average Financial Aid - $8,593
Total with Avg. Aid $12,889

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,185,083
State $1,490,515
Institutional $4,712,869
Other external $919,259
Total $14,307,726

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $581,040
Other external
Total $581,040

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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
field hockey
football
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
dark blue, metallic copper, 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

5,664

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

5,082
students

Female
52%
2,620

Male
48%
2,462

10%

582
students

Female
73%
425

Male
27%
157

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

4,089
students

Female
51%
2,057

Male
49%
2,032

20%

993
students

Female
57%
563

Male
43%
430

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
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

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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

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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