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Western Connecticut State University

Also known as Western, WCSU

181 White Street, Danbury, CT

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Western Connecticut State University, a public institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Danbury, CT, the campus offers an urban setting for students to study in. Approximately 6,600 students are enrolled per year at WestConn.

Students may select from several areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • History

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Most students accepted to Western Connecticut State University score in a range of 900 to 1080 on the SAT exam. WestConn admits approximately 60 percent of students applying annually. Of those admitted, nearly 34 percent attended the school. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of tuition is different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay around $8,900 and out-of-state residents pay $21,000 per year. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $6,400 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for WestConn is the "Colonials", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through oversight by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Western, WCSU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Western Connecticut State University has a total student population of about 5,800, where graduate students make up roughly 12% of the student body.

$16,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $5,000-$6,000
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,290
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $450-$540 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $460-$550 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$5,952
Receiving Student Loans65%$6,703
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Western Connecticut State University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Western Connecticut State University is approximately 44%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years19%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Western, WCSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Little East Conference)
  • Basketball (Little East Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Freedom Football Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Western Connecticut State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
57.29%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
81%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
14:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
6

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,341