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Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,181
   Women 2,695 (52.0%)
   Men 2,486 (48.0%)
Graduate Students 540
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 67% of 5,484 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.00
SAT Math 492 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 497 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA        
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $28,359
Out-of-state: $40,623
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,017
Out-of-state: $22,281
  Room and Board $12,089
Average Percent of Need Met 32%
Average Freshman Award $8,443
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 205
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 22% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Danbury Population 83,684
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 57% of freshmen, 33% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 5% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
11.4% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.3% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students 0.2% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning 73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 22.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported