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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).
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"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).
|School type||public, coed college|
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.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||59.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
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.
|4-year graduation rate||21%|
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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.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
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|
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|
* Overview details based on 2012 data