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Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

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Western Connecticut State University

Overview

Western Connecticut State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Danbury, CT, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 181 White Street
Danbury, CT  06810
United States
Contact Office of University Admissions
Email: admissions@wcsu.edu
Phone: 203-837-9000
Fax: 203-837-8338

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,671
Applied
4,017
Accepted
5,082
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

3,090
Females Applied
2,301
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,581
Males Applied
1,716
Males Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 551 500 590
SAT Math 530 490 590

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,859
In-state
23,367
Out-of-state
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Fees

12,867
Room & board
7,400
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

8,593
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,838
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,368
Avg. Loan Aid
9,223
Avg. Grant Aid
5,302
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
42%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,082
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
9%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.24%
Black or African American 10.51%
White or Caucasian 60.67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.16%
Asian 3.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.94%
Other 3.29%

Gender

Male (48.45%)
Female (51.55%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 29%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
WCSU Theatre Arts Department Productions, WCSU Annual "Roots & Shoots" hosting of Dr. Jane Goodall and The President's Lecture Series

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Criminology Club, Jazz Club, American Marketing Club and Meteorology

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

620
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 220
Part-time - 400
Male - 299
Female - 321