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Western Connecticut State University
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  • 4 Year
  • DANBURY, CT

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  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 ST
DANBURY, CT 06810
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Freedom Football Conference
From Western Connecticut State University

Prepare for success with top-rated academics and small class sizes without weighing yourself down with debt.

Located about an hour north of New York City, with high-tech facilities and a diverse student body, Western Connecticut State University provides our students with a practical, career-focused education. We offer 42 Bachelors, 18 Masters and two Doctoral degrees.

Gain the skills you need for the life you want.

The WCSU advantage:

• Affordability: Our annual tuition is among the lowest in the region — and we offer over 100 scholarships in all fields

• Small class sizes: The student-to-teacher ratio at WCSU is 11:1. You’ll get one-on-one attention that ensures your success.

• Location: We’re close to major cultural and business centers.

With 120 years of providing academic excellence, a fantastic collegiate experience and affordable tuition, WCSU is a great choice.

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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
85%
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
$15,660 / 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
$6,312 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 60 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 72 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

Majors

Visual and Performing Arts at WCSU

academic spotlight

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

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    42%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,234 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,183
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Average
    35%
  • Easygoing
    28%
  • Very friendly.
    17%
  • Basic
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%
  • Basic for people to commitute for class
    2%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 78 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
  • Close to home
    39%
  • Commuter School
    18%
  • Familiar
    16%
  • Second home
    13%
  • Underrated
    5%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • My school for the next 4 years
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
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

Western Connecticut State University Reviews

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