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Colleges / Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University

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

WCSU Admissions

If you want to apply to WCSU, the fee for the application is $50.

WCSU Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of WCSU's admissions stats.

WCSU 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 66%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist No

Western Connecticut State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Western Connecticut State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to WCSU?

WCSU does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Western Connecticut State University Admissions

How To Get Into Western Connecticut State University

WCSU is a moderately difficult school to get into. WCSU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, WCSU accepted 81% of students, about 4,188 from 5,189 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like WCSU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to educational achievement program is program not difficult.

Transferring to Western Connecticut State University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to WCSU

WCSU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does WCSU Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at WCSU

Curious about the factors that are considered by WCSU during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with WCSU for more information on admission factors.

WCSU 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to WCSU, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with WCSU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into WCSU?

Students admitted to WCSU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

WCSU looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

WCSU is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 66% of WCSU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for WCSU?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of WCSU students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of WCSU students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for WCSU?

To be most competitive at WCSU, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for WCSU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for WCSU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Western Connecticut State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to WCSU. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in WCSU during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

WCSU Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to WCSU?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to WCSU.

Does WCSU accept transfer credits?

✅ WCSU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. WCSU accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does WCSU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ WCSU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to WCSU?

❌ No, WCSU is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is WCSU's acceptance rate?

✅ WCSU has an acceptance rate of 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at WCSU?

❌ WCSU does not offer early decision.

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WCSU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into WCSU? WCSU is a somewhat selective institution. The WCSU acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


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



Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At WCSU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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