Western Connecticut State University

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2014 Quick Stats
181 White Street

Danbury, CT 06810

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Phone: (203) 837-8200
2012-2013 Tuition
$8,440
in-state
$19,472
out-of-state
Students
5,583
enrolled
46%
male /
54%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
59.0%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (North)

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Summary

Western Connecticut State University is a public institution that was founded in 1903. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,583, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 398 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Western Connecticut State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,440 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,472 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

"WestConn is effectively accomplishing its mission as an urban, public, comprehensive university and seems well positioned to meet future challenges." -- New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (March 25, 2004).

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1903
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $0

Applying

When applying to Western Connecticut State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Western Connecticut State University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 59 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 59.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Western Connecticut State University is 14:1, and the school has 33.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Western Connecticut State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 26%
Health Professions and Related Programs 11%
Education 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 10%
Psychology 8%

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Student Life

Western Connecticut State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,583, with a gender distribution of 45.9 percent male students and 54.1 percent female students. At this school, 29.1 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70.9 percent of students live off campus. Western Connecticut State University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,176
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Western Connecticut State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. Western Connecticut State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Western Connecticut State University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

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In-state tuition and fees $8,440 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,472 (2012-13)
Room and board $10,832 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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