Western Connecticut State University Overview
Western Connecticut State University stands out among Connecticut universities. The university features an excellent faculty, small classes, a diverse community, and a broad array of rigorous academic programs. WCSU is an affordable mid-sized public university, which creates the quality experience of the best private institutions.
Students from New York and New Jersey can enroll at the same tuition paid by Connecticut residents and get the same high-quality and affordable education that Connecticut students enjoy.
WCSU has a full-time enrollment of more than 4,500 students and has a legacy of opportunity.
WCSU educators excel in their subject areas and disciplines and are committed to fostering a diverse academic community and excellence in teaching. Small class sizes taught by award-winning professors - including Fulbright scholars - provide the best learning opportunities available.
Capitalizing on its location in Danbury, Connecticut - a New England city characterized by economic vibrancy and a diverse citizenry - as well as its proximity to the educational and cultural riches of New York City, WCSU is truly a global university.
WCSU students exhibit their art in Manhattan, perform theater on Broadway and in Scotland, visit the United Nations and travel to China, Spain, Puerto Rico, Vietnam and other countries for immersion programs.
WCSU 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 populations, recognizing the learning opportunities that differences create.
Workshops, roundtables and student organizations create understanding of how best to combine the many unique talents within the WCSU student and faculty populations.
WCSUÔÇÖs Academic Programs
WCSU offers a range of high-quality academic offerings, including top-ranked and award-winning teacher education, music performance, musical theatre, nursing, meteorology, applied behavioral analysis, professional writing and justice and law administration programs.
There truly is something for everyone at WCSU.
Western Connecticut State University Offers a Student-Centered Environment
The WCSU philosophy is simple: Foster 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: life-long learning characterized by intellectual curiosity, imagination and creativity.
If students can imagine it, they can achieve it at WCSU.
WCSU Is Affordable
WCSU is proud to offer the affordability and access of a mid-sized public university with the high quality of the best private institutions. Through private and corporate scholarships and endowments, the university provides resources to students with academic achievement and financial need.
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Management Information Systems|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Health Teacher Education|
|Music Teacher Education|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology|
|Community Health Services Counseling|
|Registered Nursing/registered Nurse|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Criminal Justice/police Science|
|Political Science And Government|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Music Theory And Composition|
|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 Accepted||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||551||500||590|
Tuition & Fees
|Black or African American||10.51%|
|White or Caucasian||60.67%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.16%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.08%|
|Two or more races||2.94%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||29%|
WCSU Theatre Arts Department Productions, WCSU Annual "Roots & Shoots" hosting of Dr. Jane Goodall and The President's Lecture Series
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Criminology Club, Jazz Club, American Marketing Club and Meteorology
Campus Security & Safety
|Swimming And Diving||No||No||No|
|Field Hockey||No||Division 3||No|
|Swimming And Diving||No||Division 3||No|