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Western Connecticut State University

Western Connecticut State University, also referred to as Western, WestConn or WCSU, is a coeducational, public university located in Danbury, Connecticut, United States. The urban campus of WestConn stretches over more than 390 acres of land. It grants admission to more than 5, 000 students on an average, every year. The schools under WestConn include the following:
  • Ancell School of Business
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • School of Professional Studies
  • Division of Graduate Studies
The sports teams of Western Connecticut State University compete in baseball, basketball, track and field, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, and volleyball. The official mascot is Colonials. The students can also participate in a number of club sports.

Profile of Western Connecticut State UniversityStudents attend Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT, a small city. The school is a public institution. Western Connecticut State University degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in security and law enforcement.

Western Connecticut State University Selectivity

Western Connecticut State University is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 550.

Western Connecticut State University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 6, 211 students at Western Connecticut State University.

Student Life
The school offers students meal plans. Western Connecticut State University values student athletics, and belongs to the Freedom Football Conference and Little East Conference.

Western Connecticut State University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management210business management, marketing, accounting, MIS, finance, business
Education and Teaching207education, secondary teaching, music teaching, school Counselling, elementary school teaching, health teaching, educational administration
Liberal Arts161history, English, English composition, liberal arts and sciences, American studies, sociology, political science, creative writing, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement72criminal justice and police, criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counselling62psychology, community health services
Media56communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine38registered nursing, adult health nursing
Science36biology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, geology
Family and Social Work27social work
Art Studies21art studies
Music14music theory and composition, music
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Mathematics8mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Medical administration8health care administration
Fine Arts6fine arts
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: Western Connecticut State UniversityWestern Connecticut State University

181 White Street

Danbury, CT 06810-6860

General Phone: (203) 837-8200


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