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Colleges / Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About WCSU

Western Connecticut State University is a public, state university in the city of Danbury, Connecticut. WCSU was founded in 1903. The university currently enrolls around 5,247 students per year, including 4,644 undergraduates.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Western Connecticut State University

It is moderately difficult to get into WCSU. WCSU admitted 81% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 5,189 students applied to WCSU and 4,188 were admitted.

Western Connecticut State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 66%

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Western Connecticut State University is located in the city of Danbury, Connecticut, near New York City.

If you are interested in seeing WCSU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 84 to Danbury, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

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College Info

181 White Street Danbury, CT 06810-6885

Campus Setting: Urban

WCSU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to WCSU is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to WCSU is Continuous processing.

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

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Student Life

Wondering what life at WCSU is like? There are approximately 5,247 students enrolled at WCSU, including 4,644 undergraduate students and 603 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from CT and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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