B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Western Connecticut State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Freedom Football Conference
Address
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Website

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

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Test Scores and GPA for Western Connecticut State University

Cost

Net Price
$16,926/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,024/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,360/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,748/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,359/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,088/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,250Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Average
    42%
  • Easygoing
    36%
  • Very friendly.
    18%
  • Competitve
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.57 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Close to home
    51%
  • Familiar
    23%
  • Second home
    17%
  • Commuter School
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
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Western Connecticut State University is a great school! I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences here, the people I have met and the opportunities I have been giving. Living on campus is a huge bonus at this school, as meeting people can be hard on a predominantly commuter campus. However, the school gives out whatever you put in.
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I've genuinely enjoyed my time at Western Connecticut State University. Certain professors and classes have been such important figures in my learning and growing process. Because the student demographic is so vast, my perspective has been challenged, expanded, and shifted time and time again by keeping a listening ear towards others. The small classroom settings make for a more personal and relaxed learning environment where both student-student and student-teacher relationships have greater opportunity to be developed.
It seems that the quality of the classes can be somewhat of a hit or miss though based on the professors' teaching ability and course organization, which seems to vary drastically. There's also a distinct difference between the Visual Arts and Performing Center, which is a very recently built building and where I spend the majority of my time, versus the other buildings.
I went to Western CT ST University for my undergraduate and graduate degrees. What I liked most about this school were the teachers and how dedicated they were to helping you succeed -- in particular, the English-Writing Department. These professors helped me develop my thesis and guided me through the process providing inspiration and valuable insight whenever I got stuck, and the professors in Psychology were just as dedicated. Overall, West Conn, for me, was a very community-oriented college that went out of its way to make everyone feel welcome. It's was definitely my home away from home.