Western Connecticut State University

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School Overview

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



Contact: William Hawkins

Enrollment Management Officer
Main Address

181 White Street

Danbury, CT 06810-6826

(203) 837-8200

www.wcsu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 5,769

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 944

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,348

Graduate enrollment: 693

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

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

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

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B

Psychology

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.

Western Connecticut State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(203) 837-8200
Website:www.wcsu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.wcsu.edu/admissions/application/
Address:181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810-6826
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,721
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,612 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$10,017
Out-of-state Tuition:$22,878
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:81%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,944

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Western Connecticut State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Western Connecticut State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education144
English Language and Literature/Letters22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs132
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Physical Sciences31
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts51
Grand total413916

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Western Connecticut State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Psychology11
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Western Connecticut State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,017
Out-of-state$22,878
Books and supplies$1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,298
Out-of-state$24,098

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid53881%
Grant or scholarship aid45268%$5,944
Student loan aid36555%$6,106

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,73252%$5,153
Federal student loans2,93255%$6,751

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Western Connecticut State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Western Connecticut State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,4842,4393,045
Percent admitted100%63%70%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%18%13%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Western Connecticut State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,721
Undergraduate enrollment5,181
Graduate enrollment540

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Western Connecticut State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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