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Western Connecticut State University
Western Connecticut State University 181 White Street Danbury, CT 06810 Phone: (203) 837-8200
  • General Information
    About Western Connecticut State University

    Western Connecticut State University serves as an accessible, responsive and creative intellectual resource for the people and institutions of Connecticut. We strive to meet the educational needs of a diversified student body through instruction, scholarship and public service. Western aspires to be a public university of choice for programs of excellence in the liberal arts and the professions by providing full-time and part-time students with the necessary background to be successful in their chosen careers and to be productive members of society. It accomplishes this by emphasizing: A strong liberal arts foundation Strong skills in communication, problem solving, and critical thinking Opportunities for experiential, cooperative, and internships experiences A strong background in information technologies Interdisciplinary programs A strong sense of commitment to public service A personalized learning environment Our mission as a public comprehensive University is given life through the principles and values that guide us.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,175
    Percent Admitted 62%
    Men Admitted 62%
    Women Admitted 62%
    Full Time Retention Rate 70%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 430 540
      Math 440 530
      Writing 430 530
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 7,669
    Native American 19
    Asian 260
    African American 470
    Hispanic 508
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,892
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 93

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