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Colleges / Western Connecticut State University

WCSU Student Life

WCSU is on a 340-acre campus in an urban setting in Danbury, Connecticut, not far from New York City. WCSU has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

WCSU also has fraternities and sororities.

WCSU has a thriving National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In fact, more students participate in National Society of Collegiate Scholars than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at WCSU include Criminology Club, Jazz Club, American Marketing Club and Meteorology.

The WCSU community comes together each year for WCSU Theatre Arts Department Productions, WCSU Annual "Roots & Shoots" hosting of Dr. Jane Goodall and The President's Lecture Series.

Does WCSU Offer Student Housing?

WCSU offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most WCSU students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at WCSU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to WCSU. There are 1,601 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,641 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,461 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

WCSU offers coed housing.

WCSU Athletics

At WCSU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at WCSU:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is WCSU Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Western Connecticut State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The WCSU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

WCSU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to WCSU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit WCSU, take Interstate 84 to Danbury, CT. If you need to fly, book your flight to LaGuardia airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Connecticut you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore WCSU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About WCSU

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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WCSU Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

78%

In State

22%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

57%

23%

9%

5%

4%

2%

0.22%

Undergraduate Students

4,641

Graduate Students

606

WCSU Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,247

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,781

Out-of-State

$24,055

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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