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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.

Website: www.wcsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,982
Undergraduate
Students
(52.5%) 2,618 Women
(47.5%) 2,364 Men
649
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 5,388 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.38
SAT Math
538 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
558 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,252
Out-of-state: $41,526
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,781
Out-of-state: $24,055
Room and Board
$13,921
Average Percent of Need Met
40%
Average Freshman Award
$10,133
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$38,657
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
223
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
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Campus Life

Danbury Population
83,684
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
21.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.6% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
33.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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