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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.

Location & Contact

Address 181 White Street
Danbury, CT  06810-6885
United States

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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Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology Checkmark
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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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Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,375
Applied
4,259
Accepted
5,028
Enrolled
79%
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Female Admissions

2,976
Females Applied
2,495
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,399
Males Applied
1,764
Males Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.12
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required for some programs

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 564 520 620
SAT Math 546 500 600
ACT Composite 22 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,924
In-state
17,726
Out-of-state
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Fees

5,420
Full-time student fees
13,452
Room & board
7,794
Room only

Financial Aid

9,666
Avg. Financial Aid Package
5,781
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,288
Avg. Loan Aid
3,973
Avg. Grant Aid
3,822
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
42%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,028
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 19.33%
Black or African American 9.86%
White or Caucasian 60.2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.16%
Asian 4.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 2.72%
Other 3.3%

Gender

Male (48.15%)
Female (51.85%)

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 30%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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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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Local fraternities
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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
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No 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 Checkmark 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
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf 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

614
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 223
Part-time - 391
Male - 299
Female - 321