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Western Connecticut State University
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  • 4 Year
  • DANBURY, CT

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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

181 WHITE STREET
DANBURY, CT 06810
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
From Western Connecticut State University

Western is proud of its 117-year tradition of developing advantages that benefit you, the student. WCSU has over 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 50 Bachelors, 14 Masters and 2 Doctoral degrees.

These advantages include:

• Affordability: Tuition at Western is one-third the cost of small, private New England universities.

• Location: WCSU is conveniently close to major routes and only an hour from the business, entertainment and cultural centers of New York City.

• Small class sizes: The student-to-teacher ratio at WCSU is 12:1. Expect the kind of one-on-one attention that ensures your success in college.

We look forward to discussing your college plans and/or to welcoming you to campus should you want to schedule an in-person meeting or tour.

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Western Connecticut State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
880-1080
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,110 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,439 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 53 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 61 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 60 responses

Majors

Visual and Performing Arts at WCSU

The School of Visual and Performing Arts offers a conservatory-level education at the affordable cost of a public university. Only 60 miles from downtown New York City, our School uniquely positions us to draw from the talent and resources rooted there–allowing us to enrich our local arts community by providing quality arts programming and a competitive arts education.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,074 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
908
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Average
    40%
  • Easygoing
    33%
  • Very friendly.
    21%
  • Basic
    2%
  • Basic for people to commitute for class
    2%
  • Competitve
    2%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 67 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Close to home
    47%
  • Familiar
    20%
  • Commuter School
    13%
  • Second home
    13%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • My school for the next 4 years
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 37 responses

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