Western Connecticut State University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Danbury, CT, less than an hour from New York City.
Founded in 1903, the institution currently enrolls around 5,247 students a year, including 4,641 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $21,357,642. For each full-time student, WCSU spends about $15,739.
Acceptance rate: 81%
Average GPA: 3.38
Mean ACT score: 22
Early Decision or Early Action: No/No
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:
WCSU is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 81 percent of all applicants to WCSU are accepted each year.
The average high school GPA for a student at WCSU is 3.38 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 22.
In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
Out of the 765 students who started at WCSU as first-time freshman, 218 graduate within four years.
Around 51 percent of students who started at WCSU earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $38,474 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does WCSU sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is WCSU a good school for YOU?
Click the heart icon to save WCSU to your own personal list of schools where you want to apply!
Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about WCSU and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WCSU is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WCSU is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to WCSU is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into WCSU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Wondering what life at WCSU is like? There are approximately 5,631 students enrolled at WCSU, including 4,982 undergraduate students and 649 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from CT and 16% percent of students are from other states.
Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!Claim Free Account
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!Find Scholarships
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.Join the Conversation