Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

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Tuition & Fees

$11,781

$24,055

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,084
Declined 1,304
Total Received 5,388
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Public

4,982

undergraduate students

649

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,631
Established in 1903
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: LaGuardia

Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT
06810

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Criminology Club
  • Jazz Club
  • American Marketing Club
  • Meteorology

Top Events

  • WCSU Theatre Arts Department Productions
  • WCSU Annual "Roots & Shoots" hosting of Dr. Jane Goodall
  • The President's Lecture Series
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

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%
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
50%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.38

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,084
Declined 1,304
Total Received 5,388

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
class rank

Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,162
Room & board $13,921
Additional fees $5,619
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $800
Total $27,802

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

ice hockey, rugby

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance team

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Ice hockey, Rock climbing, Rugby, Soccer

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

5,631

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

4,982
students

Female
53%
2,618

Male
47%
2,364

12%

649
students

Female
75%
489

Male
25%
160

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

4,078
students

Female
52%
2,101

Male
48%
1,977

19%

904
students

Female
58%
517

Male
42%
387

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 33%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

465

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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