Western Connecticut State University

181 White St, Danbury, United States
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Overview of Western Connecticut State University

About this school

Western Connecticut State, founded in 1903, is a public, multipurpose university. It has two campuses, the original, 25-acre campus located in downtown Danbury and a newer 400-acre campus west of the city's center.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,082
    • Men:2,462 (48.4%)
    • Women:2,620 (51.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Western Connecticut State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
181 White Street
City, State, Zip
Danbury, CT  06810-6885
Phone
(203) 837-9000
Fax
(203) 837-8320
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 5,671 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 3,090 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 2,581 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,399 (35%) of 4,017 admitted students enrolled
Women
709 (31%) of 2,301 admitted students enrolled
Men
690 (40%) of 1,716 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530 average |490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
58%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
551 average |500-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,458|Out-of-state: $23,147
  • Room & Board: - $12,416 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Western Connecticut State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001380
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
755 (91.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
611 (80.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
589 (96.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
84 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$8,838
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 520 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,762
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 486 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,507
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 198 (33.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
16 (1.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,020

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,416 (83.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,850 (83.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,769 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
372 (13.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
42%
Average Award
$8,593
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,327 (84.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,302
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,320 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,318
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 604 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
63 (1.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,223

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,177
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,810

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


220

Part-Time Faculty


400

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


32%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
512,493

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
666
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Western Connecticut State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


20.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.3%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Health Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Illustration
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


83,684

Nearest Metropolitan Area


340 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
21.9 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Danbury
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Danbury

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


71%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Western Connecticut State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, national society of collegiate scholars, criminology club, jazz club, american marketing club, meteorology

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,089

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,082
Women
2,620
Men
2,462

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.9% Asian
  • 10.5% Black/African-American
  • 18.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 60.8% White
  • 3.3% Unknown

International Students


0.2% from 7 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


582

Student Resources

Study resources