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Colleges / Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT 4-Year Public

About WCSU

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.

Admissions Facts About WCSU

Acceptance rate: 81%

Average GPA: 3.38

Mean ACT score: 22

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

WCSU Acceptance Rate 2021

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.

Is WCSU a good school?

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.

Retention and graduation rates

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 outcomes and student debt

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?

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


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20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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

Not available


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

WCSU Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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.


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