Western Connecticut State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Western Connecticut State University is a medium four-year, public school with 5,830 students enrolled. This school was established in 1903 and is one of the 3 colleges and schools located in Danbury, Connecticut.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
52
Fair
Western Connecticut State University will give you the opportunity to receive an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Western Connecticut State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 52 majors. The most popular concentrations are Psychology, Education, Business, Criminal Justice, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
76%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Western Connecticut State University student retention rate is fair at 76% (close to Connecticut average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Western Connecticut State University is low - 48%. Nearly 28% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Connecticut State University is pretty decent -- 14:1. Find out more regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$21,900
High
Average tuition costs are fairly high - around $16,100 per year. The additional fees at Western Connecticut State University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $5,800; this makes it a total of $21,900 per year.

Read the details about Western Connecticut State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
57%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 5,235 applications were submitted and 2,999 were accepted; so it is not very hard to enroll at this school.

This college might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Western Connecticut State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,600
Medium
Western Connecticut State University offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western Connecticut State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Unsafe
Western Connecticut State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,700 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable: approximately $6,600 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Western Connecticut State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Western Connecticut State University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Connecticut State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810-6826, USA
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