Western Connecticut State University

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Founded in 1903, Western Connecticut State University (WCSU, WestConn or Western) is public higher education institution in Danbury, Connecticut. It offers education programs in several fields of study and subject areas including sciences, business, elementary education, secondary education, music performance, nursing, and social work. WCSU is well known as the home of The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies, a private non-profit organization that offers wildlife related research and education.

General Information

Admission Office

181 White Street

Danbury, CT 06810-6826

(203) 837-9000

(877) 837-9278

Fax: (203) 837-8338

[email protected]

Contact: William Hawkins

Enrollment Management Officer
Main Address

181 White Street

Danbury, CT 06810-6826

(203) 837-8200


Total undergrads: 5,769

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 944

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,348

Graduate enrollment: 693


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Community Health Services B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Police Science B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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