Western Connecticut State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Danbury, CT

$11,781

Avg in-state tuition

$25,185

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Western Connecticut State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Western Connecticut State University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Danbury, Connecticut. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,246, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 81%. The university offers 43 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 51%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $11,781, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $25,185.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

81% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

75% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

51% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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5k

Students enrolled

95%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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Demographics

White

58%

Hispanic

21%

Black

9%

Asian

5%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

55%

Socio-economic diversity

40% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

40%

State Grant Aid

57%

Institution Grant Aid

10%

Pell Grant

40%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,852
State Grant Aid $3,217
Institution Grant Aid $3,730
Pell Grant Aid $4,333

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.