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Western Connecticut State University

  • Danbury, CT
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • 5,492
    total students
  • $4,600 | $14,886
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 65%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 492
    sat math
  • 500
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

West Connecticut State University Overview

West Connecticut State University stands out among other Connecticut universities for several reasons. The university features an excellent faculty, small classes, a diverse community, and a broad array of programs. In addition, the university is as affordable as mid-sized public universities, while it creates the quality experience of the best private institutions.

WestConn has a full-time enrollment of about 5,000 students and has a legacy of opportunity.

WestConn Faculty

WestConn educators excel in their subject areas and disciplines, and are committed to excellence in teaching, ensuring student success, and fostering a diverse academic community. Small class sizes taught by award-winning professors - including some Fulbright scholars - provide the best learning opportunities available.

WestConn University Location

Capitalizing on its location in Danbury, Connecticut - a New England city characterized by its economic vibrancy and its diverse citizenry - as well as its proximity to the educational and cultural riches of New York City, WestConn has truly become a global university.

Its students can be found exhibiting their art in Manhattan, performing theater on Broadway and in Scotland, visiting the United Nations and traveling to China, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Vietnam for immersion programs.

WestConn Is a Diverse University Community

At Western Connecticut State University, students, faculty, and staff value and affirm the unique contributions of the school's many constituent populations, recognizing the learning opportunities that differences can create.

Workshops, roundtables, and student organizations serve to explore and understand how best to combine the many unique talents within the WestConn student and faculty populations to foster discussion and understanding.

WestConn Academic Programs

WestConn offers a range of quality academic offerings, including signature programs like its teacher education, music performance, nursing, and science degrees, to its one-of-a-kind meteorology, professional writing, and justice and law administration programs.

There truly is something for everyone at WestConn.

Western Connecticut State University Offers a Student-Centered Environment

The WestConn philosophy is simple: Foster a holistic approach to intellectual and social growth and development that prepares students to be productive citizens of the state of Connecticut and the world by developing their knowledge, experience, and critical thinking and by fostering life-long learning characterized by intellectual curiosity, imagination, and creativity.

In other words, if a student can imagine it, he or she can achieve it at WestConn.

WestConn Is Affordable

WestConn is proud to offer the affordability and access of a mid-sized public university while creating the quality experience of the best private institutions. Through private and corporate scholarships and endowments, the university continues to provide resources to students with academic achievement and financial need.


Location & Contact

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6885
USA

Office of University Admissions

Phone: 203-837-9000
Fax: 203-837-8338
Email: admissions@wcsu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Health Services Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,613
    • Accepted2,366
    • Acceptance Rate65%
    • Enrolled5,492
    • Female Applicants1,955
    • Females Accepted1,330
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants1,658
    • Males Accepted1,036
    • Male Acceptance Rate62%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.97
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 500 450 540
    • SAT Math 492 430 540
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,600
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,886
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$4,477.00
    • Room and board *$11,106.00
    • Room only *$6,432.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,492
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino13.8%
    • Black or African American10.21%
    • White or Caucasian64.17%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.2%
    • Asian2.95%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.16%
    • Two or more races.97%
    • Unknown1.88%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.06% representing 4 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 26%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Criminology Club, Jazz Club, American Marketing Club, Meteorology
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty586
    • Full-time Percentage35%
    • Part-time Percentage65%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 4,985 students to 334 faculty


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