Western Connecticut State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Colorado


Western Connecticut State University is a public university made up of four schools: the Ancell School of Business, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the School of Professional Studies. The university has two campuses -- the 34-acre main campus in downtown Danbury, and the 364-acre Westside campus a few miles to the west. Westside is home to the business school, athletic facilities, and several residence halls. A university shuttle runs between the two campuses. Students at WestConn can choose from 37 undergraduate programs of study, and academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Criminal justice, business, nursing, and communication fields are among the most popular. In athletics, the Western Connecticut Colonials compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference for most sports. The university fields six men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Art, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Finance, History, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6462
Total Grad Students: 502
Undergraduate Students: 5960
Faculty: 212

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 30:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 16%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

600 N Adams
Gunnison Colorado 81231

Website: http://www.western.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 970-943-0120

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A 2.0 GPA does not guarantee admission to the University, and students are encouraged to perform to the best of their abilities academically so as to enhance their application for admission. Also please note, some academic programs may have special admission requirements above and beyond the general university admission requirements.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Western Connecticut State does not publish a minimum grade requirement for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
WCSU will accept a maximum of 75 semester hours from a 2-year school, and up to 90 semester hours from a 4-year school. To earn a degree from WCSU, all transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at WCSU.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of official standardized test scores is required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two letters of recommendation are required.

Essay(s) required:
There is an optional personal essay.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
An immunization shot record is required if not on file with WestConn's Health Service.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 540
Math 450 540
Writing 450 540

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

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Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 63%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -63%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1300

Other Expenses: 2325

Room and Board: 9970

Tuition and Fees: 18274

Total Cost: 31869

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7909

Total Cost – In-State: 21504

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
We offer financial aid to help qualified students meet their educational expenses. The staff of the Office of Student Financial Services is available to assist students in determining their eligibility for the various sources of aid available.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5837

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 78%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 71%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 74%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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